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From Amman: Petra & Wadi Rum Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

1. From Amman: Petra & Wadi Rum Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Amman and heads off on the 225 kilometer journey to the ancient city of Petra. This UNESCO listed location, which dates back over 2000 years, once dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Upon arrival, take a stroll through Al-Siq, a narrow and deep pathway that acts as the main entrance into Petra. Inside, admire the Al-Khazneh, also known as the treasury where elegant remains of antiquity can be found carved deep into the rocks. Other highlights of Petra include the monastery, Altar of Sacrifice, Street of Facades, Royal Tombs, the Roman Theater, and more. After soaking up all the sights that Petra has to offer, continue the tour towards Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon. As you head to Wadi Rum, which was the filming location of blockbuster movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian, allow yourself to be transported into this other-worldly landscape. Embark on an adventurous 4x4 safari ride through the desert and visit several sites including Nabatean Temple while marvelling at the extraordinary mountains that rise from the sand. Later, stop at a picturesque Bedouin for a refreshing cup of Arabic tea or coffee and the opportunity to mingle with the locals. Finally, gaze upon a breathtaking sunset across the silky desert plains before beginning the return journey back to Amman.

Petra 2-Day Tour From Tel Aviv

2. Petra 2-Day Tour From Tel Aviv

Early in the morning, the shuttle will pick you up from Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv. Drive through Jerusalem as you enjoy stunning views of the Judean Desert landscape along the Israeli side of the Jordan valley, on the way to the Allenby Border Crossing. Your first stop is Jerash, known to be one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities. The impressive Hadrian’s arch marks the entrance to colonnaded streets, theatres, temples, and a hippodrome. Walking among these will take you on a journey through time, while your guide shares stories of the city’s glorious past, and how it was once ruled by Alexander the Great. Continue to the capital city Amman, where you will drive by sites such as the Royal Palace and King Hussein National Mosque, and get a general overview of the city. Before moving on from Amman, you’ll get to taste a delicious local sweet, called Knafeh.  An authentic Bedouin campsite will welcome you for a campfire dinner and a good night’s sleep in one of the comfortable tents. The nomadic Bedouins have inhabited the desert for thousands of years, and are famous for their extensive hospitality. After breakfast the next morning, it’s time to visit the UNESCO site of Petra. Carved into the red rocks by the Nabateans some 2,000 years ago, it hasn’t lost any of its magic. Your guide will lead you through the Siq, serving as an entrance corridor to the ancient city that eventually opens up to the iconic Treasury. From here, you’ll continue towards the Royal Tombs, the 3,000 seat amphitheater, the Monastery, and much more, each a stunning example of perfectly symmetrical Hellenistic architecture. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, before returning to Tel Aviv via the Allenby crossing in the late evening.

Half-Day Tour to Umayyad Desert Castles from Amman

3. Half-Day Tour to Umayyad Desert Castles from Amman

Jordan's Umayyad desert castles are beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture and stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. Take a half-day tour and delve deep into the history of Jordan under the expertise of a professional guide. The structures are called “castles” because of their imposing stature. The desert complexes once served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions, and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins. Inside the castlesm, early Islamic art can be found. The fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings are inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions and reveal to us countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th Century. Alongside the castles you will also visit the black basalt fort at Azraq, which had been in continuous use since late Roman times, and was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt

From Jerusalem: Petra, Jerash and Amman 2-Day Tour

4. From Jerusalem: Petra, Jerash and Amman 2-Day Tour

This 2-day Jordan tour leaves from Jerusalem and includes visits to the incredible cities of Jerash and Amman, as well as Petra. Enjoy authentic meals, an overnight stay with local Bedouins, and a full day in Petra are all part of the package. Depart Jerusalem in the morning and take in stunning views of the Judean Desert landscape along the Israeli side of the Jordan valley. Arrive at the ancient city of Jerash, an incredibly well-preserved Roman city featuring colonnaded streets, baths, theaters, temples, and a hippodrome. See a striking blend of Eastern and Western architectural traditions. Your next stop is Jordan’s capital city of Amman. Visit both the modern downtown area of the city, now the economic, political, and cultural center of Jordan, and also the old Citadel above the city. At the Citadel, you’ll see the Temple of Hercules and historic palaces, and have excellent views of the modern city. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and try some sweet Kanafeh for dessert. After lunch, you’ll continue south to the desert, where you’ll spend the night in a Bedouin camp. The Bedouins, nomadic inhabitants of the desert, have lived in the region for thousands of years. Experience Bedouin hospitality as they share their tasty meals and comfortable tents with the group. The second day is devoted to Petra. You’ll stand in awe at Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, poetically described as a rose-red city half the age of time. Carved into the red rocks of the desert cliffs thousands of years ago by the ancient Nabatean people, Petra was hidden under sand for centuries before recently being made accessible again. See the iconic Treasury, the amphitheater, the royal tombs, the monastery, and much more, before you return to Jerusalem via the Allenby crossing. This is a fully guided tour, with transportation to all sites and an extensive informational travel app for smartphones and tablets that provides additional information about each of the sites you visit. It also contains useful information about border crossings. The app, with maps, information and pictures, can be downloaded before you set out, and doesn’t require an internet connection.

Petra and Wadi Rum: 3-Day Guided Tour from Tel Aviv

5. Petra and Wadi Rum: 3-Day Guided Tour from Tel Aviv

See everything Jordan has to offer on this three-day tour from Tel Aviv. See Petra, visit a Bedouin camp, and marvel at the clear, starry skies of the desert. Day 1Begin your tour in Tel Aviv, and head toward the Jordanian border. Enter Jordan at the Allenby Bridge border, and drive through the arid desert for about an hour before enjoying a delicious local lunch. Continue through the stunning desert landscape of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity. Travel through the moon-like landscape in a 4×4 Jeep and marvel at the red sand dunes, towering cliffs of weathered stone, and desert animals in the light of a beautiful sunset. End your first evening at a Bedouin camp near Petra with an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. Day 2Early the next morning, enjoy a quick breakfast before heading to Petra. Explore this world-famous archeological site in the morning with your guide before taking a lunch break at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, explore the other areas of Petra, including the monastery, on your own, before heading back to the Bedouin camp for another delicious dinner. Day 3Enjoy breakfast at the campsite and then head to Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city. Walk up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo for a panoramic view. Relax with lunch and then head back to the Allenby Bridge border crossing, arriving back in Tel Aviv in the afternoon.

Amman: Day or Night Private Sightseeing Tour

6. Amman: Day or Night Private Sightseeing Tour

Start the tour driving through Jabal Al - Hussein for a breathtaking view of old Amman from the Citadel. Gaze in awe at the Roman Amphitheater, carved into a hillside in the 2nd-century BC. Pass King Hussein’s Palace, where the late, revered king is laid to rest. Proceed to the downtown area and take some free time to wander through the old gold and spice markets. The tour will continue to the city’s various mosques including King Abdullah Mosque and churches such as Coptic Orthodox Church.  Continue the tour with a stroll through the historical area of Jabal Al – Webdeih, famous for its different art galleries. Then, wander down Rainbow Street in Jabal Amman Quarter, the cradle of many of Amman’s landmarks including headquarters of the Jordan River Foundation, and the residence of King Talal.  After discovering Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hot spot, head over to the modern part of town. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of Abdoun and Swefieh, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Alternatively, ask to be dropped off at one of the malls like Galleria and Taj Mall or at Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area.

Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

7. Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

Begin your 4-hour private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles as your guide, and begin your explorations of the Jordanian capital’s highlights. As you travel, hear about the history of this fascinating city, whose past stretches back to 3500 B.C. or before. Hear about the city’s days under the Roman Empire, and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. View one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome, and the nearby Coptic Church. Next, make your way to Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city with a private local guide. Explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic relics, and pay a visit to the Citadel’s Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater as your guide explains how it was built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia, and could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators. Continue to visit the Museum of Popular Traditions to see the exhibition of traditional dress and jewelry. Pass the Raghadan Palace, the burial place of the late King Hussein, and ride around the downtown area for free time at its vibrant markets, traditional mosques, and churches. Then, stroll along Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hotspot, passing the Jordan River Foundation and residence of King Talal. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of Abdoun and Swefieh, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Your 4-hour tour ends back at your hotel. Alternatively, ask for a drop off at one of the malls on your tour like Galleria or Taj Mall or at Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area. The tour itinerary of the Jordan Museum and Royal Automobile Museum. After your classic city tour, visit the Jordan Museum marking Jordan’s history. Then proceed to visit the vintage, Hashemite Royalty private collection cars at the Royal Automobile Museum, located in the leafy gardens of King Hussein Park, home of the Late King Hussein beautiful grand elegant Mosque. The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from King Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars. Please note that Tuesdays both museums are closed. Tour option with Arabic lunch: Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch of Arabic Mezze, small dishes, at a local restaurant. Enjoy an assortment of small plates, such as barbecued chicken and beef, hummus, salads and bread, and after your meal, relax with a hotel or shopping mall drop off, your choice. Tour with Arabic lunch and Turkish Bath: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and following a succulent lunch of tasty Arabic Mezze, small dishes, at a local restaurant, wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. Then, duly refreshed and revitalized, relax with your choice of either a hotel or shopping mall drop off, your choice.

From Amman: Private Amman and Jerash Sightseeing Tour

8. From Amman: Private Amman and Jerash Sightseeing Tour

Begin your 6-hour tour with hotel pickup from central Amman, then travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to Jerash. Admire the passing towns and landscapes as your driver explains the history of Jerash, an ancient city covered by sand for centuries. Head through the city gate and walk around the well-preserved ruins as your guide tells you about the city in its heyday. See arches, theaters, and elegant streets. Snap photos of the stunning Oval Plaza, an egg-shaped public square framed by columns.   After this, return to Amman for a panoramic tour of the city’s highlights. Drive around the downtown area past markets, churches, and mosques such as King Abdullah’s mosque. Pass King Hussein’s Palace, where the late king is laid to rest. Discover the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic-era ruins of Amman Citadel. Gaze in awe at the Roman Amphitheater, carved into a hillside in the 2nd century B.C. Enjoy free time for shopping in the local gold and spice markets. Your tour then concludes by strolling the Jabal al Weibdeh and Jabal Amman areas, and the Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hotspot. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of Abdoun and Sweifieh, where luxury shopping malls and private villas line the streets. After passing through modern Amman, drive back to your hotel.

Amman: Private Half-Day Tour to Jerash

9. Amman: Private Half-Day Tour to Jerash

Start your tour with pickup from your central Amman hotel, then travel to Jerash in a private air-conditioned vehicle. With your experienced guide, wander among the ancient temples, theaters, plazas, paths and streets enclosed within the remaining city walls. Discover the remains of settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, and Abbasid periods. Learn about the history of the land and the people who inhabited it for more than 2,500 years as you explore the Roman Decapolis City that has been left behind. This ancient city was once one of the most prosperous in the Roman Empire, and was covered by sand for centuries until its remains were discovered in 1806. Journey through the ancient city gate and walk around the well-preserved ruins as your guide tells you the marvellous tales of the city. Snap a photo of the wonders of the ruins, including the stunning Oval Plaza, and the intriguing egg-shaped public square framed by standing columns, before heading back to your hotel in Amman.

Amman: Private Sightseeing City Tour

10. Amman: Private Sightseeing City Tour

Discover more about the fascinating city of Amman on this private tour with an professional guide. Learn more about the culture and history as you visit the Amman Roman theatre, the Citadel, Umayyad Palace, and King Abdullah mosque. Start your trip with a delicious traditional Jordanian breakfast at a local restaurant. Drive to King Abdullah mosque and visit the ruins of the Amman Roman theatre. Take a trip to the past as you walk through the Citadel and the Umayyad Palace. Satisfy your curiosity at the archaeological and folklore museums and stroll through the vibrant souks and markets before heading to Jordan Museum. View the unique architecture on Rainbow Street, one of Amman's oldest suburbs. Have a filling lunch before visiting some local shops. Relax, as your professional driver takes you back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Amman

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 118 reviews

From my point of view this Amman tour is a must if you want to see the main touristic sights, the main areas of the town, all these mixed with good informations about every aspects of Jordan and Jordanians way of living. Was a pleasure.

The day was amazing.started with emad picking me up..drive was smooth and we got to every where in good time..I've been to many day tours..this has to be one of my favourites..I hope you enjoy as much as I did

First time in Jordan so wanted to use a guide to start exploring. Hassan was on time and extremely pleasant and informative during the tour. Highly recommended.

Ramouni was a fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly guide. Couldn't ask for more! would definitely recommend!

perfect services, well organized, Hasan was the perfect guide, in 1 day we absolved 2 must sees in Jordan