Petra and Wadi Rum

Visit the legendary city of Petra, built by the Nabataeans in 100 BC with its rock-cut tombs, temples and ancient water conduits, including the famous Treasury and the Monastery, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue with a jeep safari into the breathtaking landscapes of Wadi Rum and overnight at the romantic Aicha Memories Camp.

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7 days/6 nights
Departs ex Amman

Highlights:

  • Marvel at incredible Petra and explore its fascinating history
  • Witness the breathtaking desert landscapes of Wadi Rum

Inclusions:

  • Meet & greet at Amman Airport
  • Private return transfers (ex Amman)
  • 2 nights B&B accommodation
  • 1 night (Aicha Camp) half board
  • Local guide in Petra
  • 2hr jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Entrance fees.

Petra and Wadi Rum

Itinerary

7 days/6 nights

Day 1

Petra
Depart Amman by road travelling via the ancient and scenic Kings Highway to Petra. Enroute visit the Byzantine mosaics and churches at Madaba, the memorial to Moses on Mt Nebo with views of the Holy Land and the crusader stronghold of Kerak. Overnight at your Petra hotel.

Day 2

Petra
Full day tour of the ancient city of Petra. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, the hidden Treasury is approached via the 1.4 km narrow rock canyon, or Siq. Wander through the streets of the ‘rose-red city’ marvelling at the intricate carvings, rock cut steps and the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery. Overnight at your hotel. B

Day 3

Memories Aicha Camp
Depart after breakfast to Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, for your 2 hour desert excursion by jeep with a Bedouin driver/guide. Overnight at the exotic Memories Aicha Camp situated in a dramatic canyon, in a comfortable panoramic dome tent offering sensational night-sky views. BD

Day 4

Tour ends
Amman Morning at leisure before returning via the Desert Highway to Amman. Tour ends. B


B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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JORDAN OVERVIEW

Why Jordan: Jordan is best known for the remarkable city of Petra, however there are so many other fascinating sites. Some of the country’s best sites can be found in Amman, its capital, including the Roman Theatre, and Citadel, whilst the incredible Roman ruins of Jerash are a must-see. The deserts of Wadi Rum are incredible to explore, as is famous crusader castle, Kerak, whilst floating in the salt-filled Dead Sea is a truly unique and bizarre experience.

Climate:Like many of its Middle Eastern neighbours, Jordan has a hot, dry climate; with long, hot, dry summers and short, cooler winters. Its climate is influenced by both the Arabian Desert and the subtropical humidity of the Mediterranean. The hottest time of year is between June and September where temperatures average between 32-35°C during the day. December, January and Febburary are the coolest months with temperatures in the mid-teens.

Combine with: In the central Middle East, Jordan is surrounded by a number of other fascinating countries including Israel and Egypt. Our 15 Day Egypt & Jordan tour (page 6 & 7) visits all the major sites and explores both these destinations in detail.

Getting there: Major Middle Eastern airlines Emirates, Etihad and Qatar all fly into Jordan’s capital Amman, or alternatively Royal Jordanian Airlines fly into each of these hubs, including Cairo.

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