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Explore the Hidden Gems of Jordan (Amman-Jerash-Dead Sea-Petra-Wadi Rum-Aqaba)

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Duration

10 Days

Tour Type

Tailor-made

Group Size

1 - 6 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Jordan is an ideal destination for a 10-day adventure. Bursting with things to see and do this trip includes the best of what this magnificent country has to offer, visiting all the major sites of interest. 

Free Cancellation :

You can easily cancel this tour based on the policies mentioned in the following sections down below. 

Tailor-Made :

You can fully customize your tour. Add or reduce days to it, change the route or services, tailored to your needs.

Need a piece of professional advice?

Contact Banafsheh, our Jordan travel specialist, who can help you plan your ideal trip. Feel free to contact her on WhatsApp.

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1: Amman

After arriving at Queen Alia International Airport, proceed to the Arrivals Hall where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Olive Hotel 

Day 2: Umm Qais – Jerash – Amman

Today morning, We'll drive you to the north of Jordan, the Umm Qais city with its eye-catching landscape views of the Sea of Galilee. Locals believe that his place was the site of Jesus’ miracle of the Gadarene swine. Then, you'll drive to Jerash, one of the world's most complete and famous cities of the ancient Roman Empire. You'll enjoy a 2-hour walking tour through the ruins of this city with your tour guide. He'll walk you through Hadrian’s Arch and visit the Hippodrome, Temple of Zeus, Roman Theatres, Temple of Artemis, colonnaded streets, and the rest of the attractions. In the evening, you'll return to Amman and rest at the hotel.

Accommodation: Olive Hotel 

Day 3: Desert Castles – Umm ar-Rasas - Amman

Today, we've planned to visit three desert castles of Jordan, fantastic examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, representing a fascinating era of the country’s rich history. Then we head to see the ruins of Umm ar-Rasas located in a once lush fertile terrain. At the Church of St Stephen, see the beautiful examples of mosaic patterns in Jordan. You'll have free time in the evening when you arrived in Amman. 

Accommodation: Olive Hotel

Day 4: Amman -Madaba – Mt Nebo – Baptism Site – Dead Sea

After breakfast, we'll drive to visit the 6th Century St George Church in Madaba to see the oldest known mosaic map of the Holy Lands. A short drive brings us to Mt Nebo where God permitted Moses a view of the Promised Land before he died. From the lookout see Jericho and the Dead Sea. Proceed to the Rift Valley and travel to Bethany Beyond the Jordan. It is here that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and where Joshua led the children of Israel into the Promised Land. Transfer to the Dead Sea and check in to your hotel and rest. You'll have free time to explore the city by yourself. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. You can enjoy floating in the therapeutic waters or relaxing by a freshwater pool.

Accommodation: Sehatty Resort 

Day 5: Dead Sea – Lot’s Wife Pillar – Dana Biosphere Reserve – Shobak Castle – Petra

To reach Lot’s Wife Pillar we need to drive south beside the Dead Sea. Travel up the road through the al-Sharah Mountains, with every turn you'll see the stunning scenery of Wadi Araba and the Rift Valley. Soon, we reach the nature reserve of Dana located on the Kings’ Highway. We will stop at a place overlooking Dana and enjoy the view before continuing along the Highway to Shobak Castle. This Crusader Castle is where Saladin fought Richard the Lion. Then, we'll drive on to Petra and check in to the hotel.  

Accommodation: Petra Guest House Hotel  

Day 6: Petra

You'll meet your tour guide after breakfast. You'll leave the hotel for a 4-hour tour of the famous city of Petra. Walk the Siq passing shrines, tombs, and carvings before exiting to the breathtaking sight of the Treasury. Walk the Street of Facades, passing the Roman Theatre to reach the Royal Tombs. See the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lions, and Great Temple. The last visit of the tour is going to the museum. You'll spend the rest of the day exploring the city or climbing to the Monastery and High Place of Sacrifice. Make your own way back to your hotel and enjoy walking through history.

Accommodation: Petra Guest House Hotel  

Day 7: Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum

After checking out from your hotel, you'll be transferred to Little Petra. On these vast plains, the large caravans were used to assemble and rest before entering Petra or beginning their journey to the Far East, Egypt, or Damascus. Little Petra provided accommodations and restaurants for the passengers and merchants. Take the Kings’ Highway and travel south to the desert of Wadi Rum. Freshen up at your campsite and have a barbeque lunch before climbing into the back of a jeep for a tour of this vast desert. You'll see rugged mountains, canyons, ancient rock inscriptions, towering sand dunes, and more. In the evening, you'll return to your campsite for sunset to enjoy a traditional Jordanian dinner (Zarb) under the stars.

Accommodation: Captain Desert Camp 

Day 8: Wadi Rum – Aqaba

After breakfast, leave the desert behind and travel to Aqaba on the Red Sea. Drive through the city center to reach the Aqaba Castle and Museum. The castle was originally built by the Mamluk sultan Qansweh Al Ghuri in the 14th century. The fort is located next to the Aqaba Flagpole which carries the flag of the Arab revolt of 1916 against the Ottomans. Adjacent to the fort is the Aqaba Archaeological Museum, once the residence of Sharif Hussein. Check in to your hotel and have free time to explore the duty-free shops or head to the beach for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc.

Accommodation: Grand Tala Bay Resort 

Day 9: Aqaba

With great visibility and abundant marine life, this is an incredible spot for snorkeling, and the warm waters play host to clownfish, angelfish, sea turtles and coral formations. Speak to your leader if you’d like to arrange snorkeling, or you may prefer to acquaint yourself with the hotel's pool or head to the beach.

Accommodation: Grand Tala Bay Resort

Day 10: Aqaba – Amman

Following breakfast and check-out, drive north along the Desert Highway to the Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Meet & Greet at Airport
  • Modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Local English-speaking guide in Jerash (2 hours)
  • Local English-speaking guide in Petra (3-4 hours)
  • 3-hour 4WD jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Mentioned Accommodation or similar
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Jordan entry visa
  • Meals
  • Tipping of driver/guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Booking Date: 30% deposit on the booking date
  • The rest can be paid two weeks prior to the start
  • In case of booking the tour 14 days prior to the start, the entire tour fee should be paid.
  • Free cancelation up to two weeks before the arrival date.
  • 30% penalty for 14 to 5 days before the start date.
  • The tour will be non-refundable after five days before the start date.

Frequently asked questions

Most likely, yes. Some travelers can obtain a visa on arrival (no longer available at the Wadi Araba border crossing). It is best to check the Jordan Tourism Board’s visa info page to determine if citizens of your country need to obtain a visa before arrival or if you can get one on arrival.

Jordanians are known for their warm hospitality, making Jordan not only a safe place to visit, but also extremely welcoming. Although there is unrest in other areas of the Middle East, Jordan is peaceful and often referred to as “the quiet house in the noisy neighborhood.” Of course, you should still take the usual precautions you’d take most anywhere you travel in the world: Leave the expensive jewelry at home, don’t flash wads of money, keep your valuables close by or locked in a safe, and don’t wander off alone at night. If you are traveling to the northern part of Jordan, be aware that you may be asked to show your passport at checkpoints and should not attempt to cross the border. The Syrian border crossings are currently closed and you will not be permitted near them (as of writing this in early 2018).

Absolutely! Jordanians tend to be very family-oriented, so children are welcome in most places. You can find more details on family travel in this article.

While you can visit Jordan any time of year, spring (March-May) or fall (September - October, though September and October can still be hot) are likely to be the most comfortable weather-wise. Summer can be unbearably hot and winter can be quite cold and rainy with shorter days and less light. If spring or fall travel isn’t possible, summer is the next best option — more sunlight means more hours to explore.

It depends. If you are on a budget, you can find affordable local meals — like a falafel sandwich — for a couple of dinars or less, and stay in budget accommodations, like hostels in Amman and Bedouin camps in Wadi Rum for around $20-30 per night. If you’d prefer more upscale dining options and creature comforts, you will find an array of restaurant options with extensive local and international menus in Amman. Luxury hotels in Amman, Dead Sea, Petra, and Aqaba run around $100-$300+ per night. There are mid-range options and lovely boutique hotels for around $100 per night. Whether you are traveling on a budget or planning to indulge, keep in mind that the typical cost per day for a tour is about $125-300.

Visitors to Jordan tend to travel by car — either self-driving a rented car or hiring a car and driver. Public transportation in Jordan can be unreliable and there are no trains. If renting a car, keep in mind that driving in Jordan may be quite different from driving at home. Drivers tend to be aggressive. In many places, there are no lines on the road, and even if they exist, people often ignore them. Road signs are not always posted and GPS may not be accurate. If you find driving in Jordan exhausting, ask our specialists about booking you a driver and guide so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular scenery. If you are traveling from Amman to Wadi Rum or Aqaba, you may consider a domestic flight from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman to King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.

The Jordanian dinar (JD). One JD is approximately 1.4 USD (as of early 2018).

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 Pax 1 1 0%
2 2 Pax 2 2 44.61152882%
3 3 Pax 3 3 55.30492899%
4 4 Pax 4 4 61.30952381%
5 5 Pax 5 5 64.41102757%
6 6 Pax 6 6 67.04260652%

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