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.

Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Amman, Jordan
Countries
Jordan
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
EEAV
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
98kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

Travel to Jordan and be whisked away from the airport straight to Mt Nebo. Moses is said to have sighted the Promised Land from here and, on a clear day, Jerusalem's spires and domes can be spotted across the expansive valley. After admiring church mosaics, head to the ultra-salty Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Float in peace at a private beach and don't be shy of wallowing in the mud - it's said to have healing properties. Indulge in a buffet lunch before travelling through mountainous landscapes to Petra.
Rise early to avoid the heat, crowds and to see the effects that the morning light has on this magical city. Emerging from the Siq - a remarkably narrow gorge - to stand before the stunning Treasury facade is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With a local guide, continue past the expansive Amphitheatre to enjoy a picnic lunch with spectacular views. Later, explore the Monastery, the evocative Royal Tombs, the colonnaded street that was once lined with shops and the Temple of the Winged Lions. It's a big day of walking, but Petra's unforgettable sights make it completely worthwhile.
Take one last opportunity to wander captivating Petra before returning to modern civilisation in Jordan's cosmopolitan capital of Amman.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport
Private vehicle
Accommodation
Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Complimentary departure transfer
  • Entrance to Mt Nebo
  • Petra visit with local guide

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Important notes

1. A departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
2. The tour commences on Day 1 at 10.00am 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.

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