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Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea 2-Day Tour

1. Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea 2-Day Tour

Explore some of Jordan's most spectacular sites on a 2-day, private tour from Amman.  Day 1: Amman - Petra Depart Amman and travel south to Petra. Founded by the Nabateans, Petra is considered one of the wonders of the world. Located 139 miles (225 kilometers) from Amman, Petra was carved in stone more than 2,000 years ago. It dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Upon arrival, walk the narrow path of the Siq to discover the main entrance to the city. At the end of the Siq, see the Treasury (al-Khazneh), which was believed to hold countless treasures. Continue to the monastery and Altar of Sacrifice. Then, transfer to Wadi Rum in the afternoon. Spend the night in a Bedouin camp and enjoy dinner and some nighttime activities. Day 2: Wadi Rum - Dead Sea After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum by 4WD jeep. Wadi Rum ("Valley of the Moon") is where the legendary film "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed. Marvel at the unique shape of the mountain as it rises from the rose-red sand of the desert. See towering cliffs of brownish, reddish, and golden colors.  Choose from 2 tent styles: the Deluxe style with a private bathroom and air-conditioning/heating, and the Classic style with a shared bathroom and no air-conditioning. Then transfer to the Dead Sea, famous for the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Located 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of Jordan's most spectacular sites. Marvel at the calm waters glinting in the scorching sun. Legendary for its high concentration of salt and minerals, the Dead Sea is therapeutic and provides for a unique swimming experience. After some free time to swim, return to your hotel in Amman.

From Amman: Jerash, Ajloun Castle or Umm Qais Private Tour

2. From Amman: Jerash, Ajloun Castle or Umm Qais Private Tour

Choose from a tour from a private tour from Amman to Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and Umm Qais, a private tour from Amman to Jerash, a private tour from Amman to Jerash and Aljoun Castle, or a private tour from Amman to Jerash and Umm Qais. Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman and travel towards your next destination in an air-conditioned car or van. Pick a tour with the option to visit the ancient city of Jerash and explore the city which was a rich a prosperous Greek and Roman settlement. Wander down the Colonnaded Street, and discover a well-preserved Roman amphitheater, the Temple of Artemis, the Forum, Oval Plaza, and Hadrian’s Arch. Select a tour to Ajloun and visit Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century fortress built by Saladin from the Ayyubid dynasty. View its Arab-Islamic military architecture, which guarded the major passages into northwest Jordan. Discover its towers, chambers, galleries, and staircases that form part of the town. Admire the beautiful scenery that surrounds the hills. Climb the tower and take in the fantastic views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Opt for a tour to Umm Qais and visit one of the most stunning Greco-Roman cities in the region. Learn about the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, now known as Umm Qais. Take in the breathtaking views of Jordan, Syria, Israel, and Palestine.  Finally, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a drop-off at any central location of your choosing.

From Eilat, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

3. From Eilat, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Start your tour from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, or Eilat, depending on the option selected. Cross the border into Jordan and travel to the port city of Aqaba. Enjoy some time to relax in the city, before continuing to Wadi Rum. Arrive at the Bedouin campsite accommodation in Wadi Rum and take in your new surroundings and the scenic views. Once settled into the campsite, head out on a jeep safari tour in the afternoon as the sun begins to set and the air becomes cooler. Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp where you will indulge in an authentic Jordanian meal for dinner. Day 2: As the sun rises in the morning, enjoy breakfast and the view before traveling to Petra. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of this iconic site and get a deeper insight into the history of the ancient Nabatean city. See the most important structures of the site including the famous treasury, the Khazneh. Stay overnight at a hotel in Petra. Day 3:  Depart from Wadi Rum in the morning and explore Petra at your own pace. Revisit sites from the previous day, or uncover new ones. Hike to the Monastery and explore some lesser-visited parts of the complex. After the final day of sightseeing, travel back to the border and return to your original starting point.

Amman/Dead Sea: Petra & Wadi Rum Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

4. Amman/Dead Sea: Petra & Wadi Rum Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Are you ready for a whirlwind tour of Jordan's crown jewels? This one-day adventure combines the ancient wonders of Petra with the breathtaking landscapes of Wadi Rum, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Here's what you can expect: Petra: Early morning pick-up at your hotel in Amman or Aqaba. Journey through the dramatic Wadi Musa desert, culminating at the iconic Siq entrance to Petra. Walk the Siq, a narrow gorge carved by millennia of wind and water, feeling the anticipation build. Emerge into the Treasury, Petra's most famous monument, and be awestruck by its scale and intricate carvings. Explore the ancient city, discovering tombs, temples, and amphitheaters carved into the rose-red sandstone cliffs. Learn about the Nabataean civilization, who built this incredible city over 2,000 years ago. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant within Petra. Wadi Rum: After lunch, drive to the stunning Wadi Rum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its otherworldly landscapes. Hop on a 4x4 jeep for a thrilling ride through the Martian-like terrain, passing towering sandstone formations and hidden valleys. Experience the Bedouin lifestyle by visiting a traditional tent and sipping on authentic tea. Enjoy breathtaking views from atop Jebel Khaz'ali, also known as the Lawrence Spring. Watch the sun dip below the horizon, painting the desert in a kaleidoscope of colors. Return to your hotel in Amman in the evening, brimming with memories and photographs.

From Aqaba: Petra 1 Day Tour

5. From Aqaba: Petra 1 Day Tour

Discover the site that UNESCO described as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage.” One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, Petra was constructed in the 3rd century BC. It encompasses a series of massive temples, tombs, and structures carved into the red desert mountains. There are no other locales on earth that compare to the immensity, ancient craftsmanship, and sheer beauty of the ruins at Petra. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel in Aqaba, at which point you’ll be driven directly to the site. After ambling through the vast rock formations that form a canopy above the desert sky, you’ll get your first glimpse of the ancient city. Tour the monolithic treasury, mourning halls, caves, tombs, temples — and more breathtaking sights of this one-of-a-kind locale.  After your visit concludes and you stop at the gift shop, you’ll stop for lunch at a restaurant specializing in local delicacies. You’ll return at around 7:00 PM to your hotel, in perfect time to digest the sights over dinner.

From Jerusalem: Petra Day Tour

6. From Jerusalem: Petra Day Tour

Start your tour with pickup at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem. Then, drive through the desert in a comfortable vehicle until you reach the Arava Border. Cross the border with assistants, a procedure which may take up to an hour.  At 8:30 AM, transfer from the border to Petra in a new air-conditioned vehicle. This ride takes approximately 2-3 hours.  Enjoy the scenic route along the mountainside before arriving at Petra's historical site, known as one of the New7Wonders of the World.   At approximately 11:30 AM, begin your tour of Petra at the entrance to the site with a maximum group size of 25 people. Explore the highlights of this impressive site with your guide. Next, start your journey towards Aqaba at 4:30 PM. Make a few stops at certain observations points along the way to appreciate the beautiful landscapes that Wadi Rum has to offer.  At 7:30 PM, return to the Israeli territory with the assistance of your guide and arrive back at the pickup location in Jerusalem by midnight.

From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

7. From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

Our two fully-packed days begin in Tel Aviv, as we head toward the Jordanian border. We cross at the King Hussein / Allenby border, and enter Jordan, driving through the Judean desert for about an hour. We continue towards Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Then we will have lunch. From here we will go to a Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea.. On the second day we will tour Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king, and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. We will enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge, and tour the Treasury and Amphitheater with our guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then you will have free time to continue individually as you wish: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, hike up to the Monastery, and explore the different sites. We will meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Jerusalem via the Allenby border crossing. This fully guided tour, including full transportation and comprehensive information, can be further enhanced by using our travel app for smartphones and tablets. The app provides you with maps, information and pictures, can be downloaded for free on our site before you embark on the trip so it will not require an internet connection. You can also explore the sites on your own, without the guide, if you prefer to do so. For more information on the sites we’ll be passing, download our free travel app to your smartphone.

From Amman: Private Day Tour to Petra & Wadi Rum

8. From Amman: Private Day Tour to Petra & Wadi Rum

Experience the incredible sights of Jordan in a single, action-packed day tour from Amman. This adventure allows travelers staying in Amman the ability to explore two of the world's most awe-inspiring destinations. Embark on a journey that begins at Jordan's crown jewel, the legendary "lost city" of Petra. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra unveils a millennia-old Nabatean city, perfectly preserved beneath layers of sand until its rediscovery just 200-years ago. Wander through Petra's intricate rock-cut architecture, marvel at the iconic Treasury, and immerse yourself in the rich history that emanates from every ancient stone. Continue on to the mesmerizing landscapes of Wadi Rum. Prepare to be captivated by the majestic desert scenery, with its towering sandstone cliffs, dramatic rock formations, and vast golden dunes. Experience the timeless beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you venture deep into the heart of Wadi Rum, immersing yourself in its otherworldly tranquility and Bedouin culture. Conclude this unforgettable journey with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Amman.

Aqaba: Private Red Sea Diving for Beginner or Experienced

9. Aqaba: Private Red Sea Diving for Beginner or Experienced

This tour is designed for all levels of divers, from beginners to experienced enthusiasts, and is the perfect way to explore the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. We provide all the necessary scuba equipment, including wetsuits, tanks, and regulators, so you can simply focus on enjoying the dive. Our experienced and certified diving instructors will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a safe and exciting experience. During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to get some amazing documentary photos and videos of the stunning underwater scenery, which you can cherish for years to come. This is a private tour, so you'll have the freedom to explore the dive sites at your own pace, without having to worry about other divers. You'll visit 2 different dive sites in one dive, giving you a diverse range of underwater landscapes to explore. Our dive sites are carefully selected to provide the best possible experience for divers of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, you'll find something to suit your needs. You'll encounter an incredible array of marine life, from colorful tropical fish to immersed wreck. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Red Sea in Aqaba. Book your diving tour with us today and discover the beauty of this incredible underwater world!

From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

10. From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

Meet your guide at the central pickup point in Tel Aviv. Start your trip at 2:00 AM heading south through Jerusalem, so that you can arrive in Petra early enough to enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Travel to the Arava Border. At the border, your guide will assist you with entering Jordan.  Drive from the border to Petra in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the ride across the vast highway known as the “desert way.” Journey down a scenic mountain route along the mountainside. Arrive at Petra at approximately 11:30 AM and embark on a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the 7 wonders of the world. Explore the sandstone city built in the 3rd century by the Nabataeans.  Discover the palaces, temples, tombs, storerooms, and stables that were all carved into the soft stone cliffs. Marvel at the Greek-style pillars of the Treasury – a masterpiece of masonry work. Walk through the tombs known as the Street of Facades. Visit the 7,000-seat theater. Journey back towards Aqaba at 4:30 PM. Stop along the way at observation points and take in the beautiful landscape of Wadi Rum. At 7:30 PM return to Israel.

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1000 stars to our guide Mustafa. He was extremely good, very friendly, cracking jokes 😄 with so much knowledge about tourist sites at Amman. Even though I booked only transportation, he explained history of tourist and religious sites well. Also, he took us to the best Dead Sea beach resort and arranged wonderful lunch. Mustafa is flexible and can arrange customized tour for you across Jordan. Highly recommended! Many thanks once again for the memorable day.

Because it is a public bus, very good, but when you get to the station, use Uber without paying attention to the rush of taxi drivers that are going to approach you. It is the most economical way to get to the city if you go alone

The best guide in Jordan is called Qutaibeh!! We loved the tour, it delivers on what is offered. Only words of admiration for MR. Q

Our guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Really, it felt like we were with a friend and not just a guide.

Fabulous 2 days full of activity with a wonderful guide. Overnight stay in the desert was wonderful