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From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

1. 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.

Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

2. Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

Discover Wadi Mujib and the Dead Sea on a private day trip from Aqaba. Take in sweeping views of the area's natural scenery and explore one-of-a-kind landscapes. Enjoy plenty of free time to swim, sunbathe, and savor a buffet lunch. Start your excursion from Aqaba with a visit to Wadi Al Mujib, the lowest nature reserve in the world (closed during the winter). Admire the scenery that stretches along the east coast of the Dead Sea. Marvel at the views of the deep Wadi Mujib Gorge. Continue on to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Located in the Jordan Valley southeast of Amman, it is one of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and the richest source of natural salts. It also hides treasures that accumulated over thousands of years. Take advantage of three hours of free time to spend swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a buffet lunch at a 5-star hotel (included). After your free time, head back to Aqaba for drop-off.

From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

This fully-packed two-day tour begins in Jerusalem. Driving through the Judean desert, head towards the border and go through the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein crossing into Jordan. Once in Jordan, visit the historical site of Mount Nebo, a unique viewpoint of the Jordan River's west bank. After lunch at a local restaurant, take your time and gaze at the ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George at Madaba. From there, enjoy a scenic drive south. Eventually, arrive at your accommodation for the night, a Bedouin camp near Petra. The Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner, will open your heart. Before going to sleep on a comfortable bed, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you have a cup of local tea. Wake up and start the day with breakfast in camp before heading out to Petra. One of the world's seven wonders 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. A licensed tour guide will lead you through the Siq (a narrow gorge), the Treasury, and the Amphitheater while you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Following, you will have time to explore independently: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo or hike up to the Monastery. Meet the rest of the group again for lunch in Wadi Musa, before returning back to Jerusalem via the King Hussein/Allenby border crossing.

From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

4. From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

Embark on a private self-guided hiking tour to the Wadi Mujib river canyon. Admire the beautiful natural scenery on an easy to moderate hiking trail, with the potential for swimming in the calm river. Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman by private leisure air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to the Mujib Bridge and pass by the beautiful scenery to reach Wadi Mujib. Be amazed by the breathtaking gorge located 400 meters below sea level. Embark on the hiking trail which is classified as an easy to moderate trek. Enjoy an a self-guided trek at your own pace, where you will follow the course of the river towards the dam. Once the waterfall and gorge are reached, you will be able to enjoy a swim, depending on the water level. Afterward, head back towards your car that is waiting for you. Enjoy a short panoramic tour with views of the city of Amman, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 96 reviews

I am really impressed in general of Jordan, when you see pictures of Petra you do not imagine the greatness of that place. They took very good care of us from the moment we arrived at the meeting point, they transferred us to the Alenmy border, which is slow. They received us at the end of the migration process in Israel and took us to the Jordanian side to pass migration and it is easy and fast. The guide Majmud knows how to do his job, we made two very interesting visits and we traveled to reach the Bedouin camp, the place is very nice, clean and tidy, they take good care of you and the food is very good, the bathrooms are common but they are kept clean . The return is a bit long but it is worth the experience.

Worth the money and the seemingly endless bus ride and delays at the border crossing which I've seen are standard. Excellent guide and camp and Petra was amazing I wish we had more time at the site as it takes more than 5 hours to walk around it. I'd probably recommend the 3 day tour if you want to explore it all

This has been an Awesome experience. The hospitality of the Bedouin’s and the Beauty of Petra is wonderful.

A magical place. Awesome! The guide Abdelrahman is the best! Everything was a pleasant experience.

Great time going to the dead sea, easy travel, and great guide!