Experience Jordan's timeless allure on an 8-day classical journey from Amman. Discover historical gems and ancient ruins, from the Roman Theatre to Petra. Each day unfolds a new chapter in Jordan's rich narrative, inviting you on a captivating adventure through history and culture.
8 Days 7 Nights
Finish in: Jordan-Amman
4x4 safari in Wadi Rum as stated in the itinerary
Camping in Wadi Rum
Dinner and breakfast at the hotels and camp
English Speaking Driver
English speaking site guide in Jerash for 2 hrs
English speaking site guide in Petra for 2.5 to 3 hrs
Entrance Fees to the sites mentioned in the program
Hotel accommodations on HB basis
Jordan visa and formalization
Meet and assist upon arrival points
Private transportation throughout as to the people number
Any other services not mentioned
Personal travel insurance and expenses
Scuba Divig and Snorkelling
Tips for service providers
1 Amman Airport - Amman
Upon your arrival at Amman Airport, our representative will greet you and assist with your Jordan visa. Following that, you'll meet our driver and proceed to Amman for dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
2 Amman - Amman City Tour - Ajloun - Jerash - Amman
Commence your morning with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, followed by a city tour of Amman, known in the Bible as Rabbath Ammon. This capital city is intricately built on a series of jabals, offering stunning vistas at every turn. Atop Jabal Qala'a stands the Citadel, a site bearing witness to the ebb and flow of civilizations over the past 7,000 years. Explore the remnants of Amman’s Roman Theatre, the Citadel, the Umayyad Palace, and the Archaeological and Folklore museums. Continue the journey with a drive to the wooded Ajloun area, where you'll discover Al Rabad Castle, also known as Ajloun Castle. Despite its appearance resembling a Crusader fortress, it was constructed by Muslims in 1184 as a military stronghold to safeguard the region from Crusader invasions. Traverse the scenic landscape filled with olive and orange trees as you head to Jerash, remarkably preserved with echoes of ancient merchant banter and chariot wheels on cobblestoned streets. In the days of Alexander the Great (332 BC), Jerash thrived with prosperity, hosting around 20,000 inhabitants. The site boasts numerous well-preserved ruins, including colonnaded streets, arches, temples, and baths. A knowledgeable private guide will provide extensive insights into the rich history of this extraordinary place. Afterward, return to Amman for dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
3 Amman - Mt. Nebo - Madaba - Kerak - Petra
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a brief journey to reach Mount Nebo. Walk in the footsteps of Moses and marvel at the breathtaking view of the Promised Land, much like he did over 2,000 years ago. The sense of being in a truly special place is unmistakable. On a clear day, you can witness the sights of Jerusalem, Jericho, and the Dead Sea. At the entrance to the early Byzantine Christian church, a memorial in honor of Moses marks the believed location of his passing. Continue your exploration to Madaba, where you'll find the oldest preserved ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land dating back to the 6th century BC within the Church of St. George. Moving on to Kerak, delve into the 12th-century Crusader castle constructed over earlier citadel remains, some dating back to Nabataean times. While the castle may be more imposing than aesthetically pleasing, it stands as an impressive testament to the architectural and military genius of the Crusaders. Wander through underground corridors featuring expansive kitchens, stables, and multi-floor sleeping quarters. The castle's summit offers stunning panoramic views in every direction. Conclude your day in Petra with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
4 Petra, private guided tour & Overnight
Following your morning meal at the hotel, commence the day by immersing yourself in the Rose Red city of Petra. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and recently acclaimed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Petra stands as the enduring legacy of the Nabataeans—an industrious Arab people who established themselves in southern Jordan over 2000 years ago. Your entrance fees will be arranged, and a private English-speaking site guide will be provided to accompany you for 2.5 to 3 hours, leading you through the main attractions of the lower part of the city. Beginning from the main gate, your exploration will traverse the Siq, taking in landmarks such as the Treasury, Street of Facades, and the Theatre, all the way down to the Nympheom and Qaser El-Bent. Subsequently, you'll have several free hours to independently explore additional sites like the Monastery. Afterwards, return to the main gate and make your way back to your 3-star hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
5 Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a morning journey to Little Petra, traditionally considered a resting place for ancient caravans traveling along the spice route. Enter the site through the narrow gorge known as Siq al-Baird to behold tombs, temples, and dining halls. Explore the enigmatic stairways ascending through the cliffs, leading to a dining area adorned with a vibrant Nabataean painting. In close proximity to Little Petra, continue your exploration at an ancient Neolithic settlement believed to trace back to 7000 BC. Proceed to the awe-inspiring landscape of Wadi Rum, described as "vast, echoing, and God-like," where you'll immerse yourself in the solitude and enchantment of the desert surroundings. Embark on an unforgettable 3-hour sunset 4x4 safari with a Bedouin guide, marveling at the towering castle-like mountains and beautifully colored cliffs visible in every direction. Conclude your day with dinner and an overnight camping experience in Wadi Rum, promising an extraordinary connection with the desert environment.
6 Wadi Rum - Aqaba
Enjoy breakfast at the camp, and then proceed in the morning to Aqaba for a leisurely day of exploration in this captivating community, renowned for its abundance of coffee shops, eateries, and distinctive shopping areas. For those seeking adventure, an opportunity awaits to discover Aqaba's underwater realm. Engage in activities such as scuba diving or snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Aqaba, where you can marvel at some of the most spectacular and untouched reefs in the region. Alternatively, opt for a more relaxed experience by sailing along the Gulf's shores during a day or sunset cruise, offering a truly unique perspective of Aqaba. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel in Aqaba.
7 Aqaba - Bethany - Dead Sea
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, and then proceed in the morning to Bethany, an archaeological site of immense biblical significance. The excavations initiated in 1996 have revealed over 20 churches, caves, and baptismal pools dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods. Archaeologists are confident that this is the place where John the Baptist resided, Jesus was baptized, and the first five apostles gathered. The path leading to the Jordan River undergoes a transformative journey from a dry desert to a tropical oasis, vividly echoing Prophet Jeremiah's depiction as "the jungle of the Jordan." Conclude the day at the world's largest natural spa and one of the most extraordinary locations globally, the Dead Sea. The water and mud of the Dead Sea, renowned for their therapeutic properties since Biblical times, offer a rejuvenating experience. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at a hotel by the Dead Sea.
8 Dead Sea - Amman airport
According to your flight details of departure, we will transfer you to Amman airport with a farewell.
We recommend scheduling the arrival flight to Amman in the morning on the first day, so you can visit the sites as per route.
We strongly advise you to schedule your departure flight to leave Jordan late afternoon/early evening; so you can use this day and enjoy the Dead Sea before departure.
It is always recommended to visit the page of (Before you go) for more details and advice.
Individuals 1 - 6 people will be having a site tour guide in Jerash, Bethany & Petra.
Groups of 7 people and more, will be escorted by a tour guide for the day's trips