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From Amman: Petra, Rum, Aqaba and Dead Sea 3-Day Tour

1. From Amman: Petra, Rum, Aqaba and Dead Sea 3-Day Tour

Discover the highlights of Jordan on a private, small group tour for an intimate look at life at some of the most historic sites of the region. Marvel at the monuments of the rock-carved city of Petra, go to the Dead Sea in time to see the sunset and experience the Bedouin life at a camp in Wadi Rum. Day 1: Following a pickup from your hotel in Amman at 8:00 AM, transfer along the desert highway toward Wadi Mousa (Petra). Stop at the Dana Reserve and marvel at the amazing scenery. Continue to Shobak Castle and then visit Little Petra. Enjoy a drop off at your 3-star hotel in Wadi Mousa for your overnight stay. Day 2: Spend the day exploring Petra until 4:00 PM (2:00 PM in winter). After a day exploring, head for Wadi Rum where you will spend the night in a Bedouin camp. Day 3: Explore the valley on a Jeep safari. Then depart for a Dead Sea beach. Pass through the Great Rift Valley to Aqaba City. Then watch the sunset at the Dead Sea. Return to Amman in the evening.

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2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

2. 2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

Day 1- Petra – Dana Natural reserve: You will be picked up from  Amman at 8 am, passing through the desert highway toward Wadi Mousa (Petra) and stopping at different places on the way. You will visit Dana natural reserve area and view the amazing scenery of the reserve. Next, you will see Shobak Castle (Crusader castle - known as Montreal as well), and then visit Little Petra. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Wadi Mousa city at 4 pm for a relaxing overnight stay.  Day 2- Guided Exploration: The next day you will be picked up from your hotel at 7 am, and head out for a guided day tour in Petra. You will have 9 hours of exploring time inside Petra itself; many people choose to visit the treasury, monastery, the high area of Sacrifice and sites in between. You will be picked back up at 4 pm at your original departure point, and driven to your original hotel, concluding the tour. Petra name came from the Latin word ‘petrae’ ,meaning ‘rock’, lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi Araba in Jordan about 80 kilometers south of the Dead Sea – 260Km to the south – South-west of Amman – Jordan Capital. It came into prominence in the late first BCE (BC) through the success of the spice trade. The city was the principal city of ancient Nabataea and was famous above all for two things: its trade and its hydraulic engineering systems. It was locally autonomous until the reign of Trajan, but it flourished under Roman rule. The town grew up around its Colonnaded. Following the flow of the Wadi Musa, the city-center was laid out on either sides of the Colonnaded Street on an elongated plan between the theater in the east and the Qasr al-Bint in the west. The quarries were probably opened in this period, and there followed virtually continuous building through the first and the second centuries CE.

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Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

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

Start your 10-hour excursion from Aqaba with a visit to Wadi Al Mujib – the lowest nature reserve in the world. Admire the spectacular 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, which is the lowest point on earth. Located in the Jordan Valley southeast of Amman, it is one of the world’s most spectacular natural landscapes and the richest source of natural salts. It also hides treasures that accumulated over thousands of years. Enjoy three relaxing hours swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a buffet lunch at a five-star hotel before heading Back to Aqaba.

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From Amman: Jerash, Umm Qais, and Jesus' Cave Private Trip

4. From Amman: Jerash, Umm Qais, and Jesus' Cave Private Trip

Explore some of Jordan’s historical treasures on this full-day private tour to Jerash, Um Qais, and Jesus’ Cave from Amman. Discover the ruins in Jerash, known to be one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities.  Jerash is a Bronze Age settlement where you can find the Temple of Artemis, the Forum, the oval plaza, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. Learn about the city and how it rose as a Greek federation and thrived through the Muslim and Christian rule until its demise following the Crusades. Afterwards, head towards Um Qais, one of the most astounding Greco-Roman cities. Discover the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, which is now known as Um Qais. This place is stunning because of the juxtaposition between the Roman ruins and the abandoned Ottoman-era village. Check out the extraordinary vantage point which provides views of three countries: Jordan, Syria, and the Israel and Palestinian Territories. According to the Bible, it is where Jesus performed the miracle of the Gadarene swine. Later, head towards Prophet Jesus’ Cave, three miles south from Um Qais. The citizens there believe that Jesus resided in this cave during his travels to Umm Qais in order to release its people from paganism. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Amman to conclude the tour.

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4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

We were picked up at the hotel by Ahmed Hussin, a very good driver and pleasant person, on the way to Petra, he showed us special places. We stayed at the hotel edom in wadi Musa, which we found luxurious. On the 2nd day, on Ahmed's advice, we were in Petra shortly after 6 o'clock, which we found nice, although we are not early risers: the day was still fresh, there was nice light and not many visitors. In the afternoon we were in Wadi Rum - it was fantastic there: the desert with the red sand and the rocks, the sunset, the hospitality in the camp, the starry sky, the tents, the food. The jeep tour on the 3rd day was special. Then it went back direction and still the impression of the Dead Sea. In the evening we were back in our hotel. We felt safe the whole time and it was fun with Ahmed.

It was amazing trip. Very well organized with different activities.Our driver Jazid vas very friendly,calm and helpful. He talk to us different things for the country. The trip was organized very well and we touched the beautiful Dead sea and we tried the delisios local food in the Holliday Inn hotel. We recommend the trip.

Tour from Amman to Petra very well organized; precision and punctuality; pity that bad weather and snow have impacted the programs and we have not been able to see Dana, but our driver / escort managed to organize in another way and not waste precious time

Very positive experience. Nice driver, neatly picked up at the hotel. Did everything to make us happy. Have booked a guide, at Umm Qays, that is definitely recommended. Jerash needs quite some time to see it well

Jafar no. 1 It was a pleasure to travel with the legendary Jafar, 3 perfect days! we got upgrades to the desert camp for free! TOP!