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Travel to Jordan and visit Petra, the ancient 'lost city'. Be awed by ancient architecture, float in the salty Dead Sea and view Jerusalem from Mt Nebo.

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Travel to Jordan and experience the ancient city of Petra.

Travel to Jordan and visit the rose-hued fortress city of Petra, which was the capital of the ancient Nabataeans - a mysterious people who carved a trading empire from the desert in what is now modern Jordan. Take time to explore the extraordinary beauty of Petra's rock-hewn architecture and to discover its history. There's also time to float in the legendary Dead Sea and see Jerusalem shimmering in the distance from mosaic-adorned Mt Nebo. This short break amid ancient wonders is the perfect way to cap off a voyage to the Middle East.

  • Travel to Jordan and take in views of Jerusalem from Mt Nebo
  • Admire ancient mosaics and architecture
  • Lie back and relax in the salty Dead Sea
  • Explore the tombs and temples of Petra with a local guide
  • Admire Petra's iconic Treasury facade
  • Soak up the sophisticated vibe of Amman

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Amman, Jordan
  • Finish:

    Amman, Jordan
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Complimentary airport arrival transfer, Complimentary departure transfer, Entrance to Mt Nebo, Petra visit with local guide

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    98kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. An airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. 2. The tour commences on Day 1 at 11.00am and finishes on arrival in Amman at approximately 4pm. 3. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities. NAME CHANGE 2013: This trip name will be Petra Uncovered TRIP CHANGE 2013: This trip will no longer provide a complimentary pick-up transfer from Amman Airport or any nominated Amman Hotel in 2013. The starting point will be Abjar Hotel where the trip starts at 10:00am on Day 1. From here passengers are transferred to Petra. At the end of the trip passengers can be dropped at any hotel in Amman or the Airport for no extra charge.

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Day 1 Amman/Dead Sea/Petra

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Amman offers a fascinating mix of ancient sites and modern culture to explore. Sitting at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea is seven times saltier than a normal ocean and its mud is said to have healing properties.

Day 2 Petra

Hewn out of the rose-coloured rock face, the ancient city of Petra is one of the Middle East's most spectacular destinations.

Day 3 Petra/Amman

Amman has served as the modern and ancient capital of Jordan and today historic sites such as the Citadel offer an insight into the city's intriguing past.
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