Exploring with your private guide

+ Explore Jerash… Regarded as the best-preserved provincial city of Ancient Rome, it’s fondly known as the Pompeii of the East.
+ Behold the remarkable 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land inside St. George Church in Madaba.
+ Enter Petra between the narrow walls of a deep gorge and let the legendary Lost City unfold before your eyes.
+ Join friendly Jordanian villagers and a skilled chef to prepare a variety of traditional dishes from soup and appetizers to a main dish.
+ Venture into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum and experience Bedouin ways as you join a resident family for lunch.

Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Amman

    On arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the stylish W Hotel in the heart of the city. The rest of this day is yours to relax, enjoy and explore as you wish.
  • Day 2 – Jerash + Madaba + Petra

    After breakfast and check out, you’ll visit Jerash. Just 45 minutes north of the capital, Jerash is celebrated as the best-preserved provincial Roman city in the world – and fondly referred to as the Pompeii of the East. Enter with your guide through the imposing triple-arched gateway built to honor Emperor Hadrian and then explore a wealth of ancient sites including the impressive Oval Plaza and Temple of Zeus.

    Continue along the historic King’s Way to Madaba where you’ll visit St. George Church to see an incredible 6th-century mosaic depicting Biblical sites from Egypt to Palestine; with 157 Greek captions, it is the oldest-known map of the Holy Land. Then sit down to a home-cooked meal in a restored century-old residence before ascending Mt. Nebo, the traditional burial site of Moses. At the summit, with its panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, there stands a Franciscan structure that was erected to protect the remains of a 4th-century Byzantine church. Continue to Petra and check in to the deluxe Mövenpick Hotel, ideally located across from the visitor’s entrance.  Meals B+L
  • Day 3 – Explore Ancient Petra

    Mighty Petra c was a strategic link in ancient caravan routes and is still stunningly preserved after nearly 2,000 years. Built by the Nabataeans and later abandoned, it was lost to civilization for centuries until its re-discovery by a Swiss adventurer. The entire city is carved into the sides of a deep gorge, and the only entrance is through a narrow opening called the Siq. This morning, as you enter into Petra from between these 100-foot cliffs, a remarkable vista unfolds… Temples, tombs and dwellings chiseled out of the solid, rose-hued stone. Over the next 3 hours, your expertly-guided tour of Petra includes the famous Treasury and other ancient monuments like the haunting Street of Facades and the Roman Theater. After your guided tour, you can linger on to explore more of the Valley at your own pace: Numerous tombs, large and small residences, temples, bathhouses and other public spaces offer fascinating insight into what life was like when Petra was a thriving city. We’ve included full-day entry, so you can even return to the Mövenpick Hotel to relax or have lunch before returning later in the afternoon to continue your independent exploration.

    This evening, we’ll take you to the Petra Kitchen for a hands-on culinary experience. Working alongside local villagers under the supervision of a skilled chef, you’ll prepare a variety of traditional Jordanian dishes. It’s a congenial, enriching and fun evening. Enjoy the bounty of your labors when you sit down with fellow travelers for a wonderful well-earned dinner!  Meals B+D
  • Day 4 – Wadi Rum + Back to Amman

    Check out after breakfast and venture into the captivating landscapes of Wadi Rum c, immortalized in the epic film Lawrence of Arabia. Traveling in comfortable 4WD vehicles, you’ll discover a remote region where sandstone and granite mountains rise sheer-sided from wide sandy valleys to reach spectacular heights of 4,000 feet and more. At Khazali Canyon, you’ll enjoy a guided 20-minute hike to see ancient Nabataean inscriptions and drawings. Then sit down to a traditional Bedouin lunch with a local family before returning to the W Hotel in Amman.  Meals B+L
  • Day 5 – Depart Amman

    Your private car and driver will take you to the airport for your onward journey.  Meals B

Check In!

  • W Hotel - Amman, Jordan

    Our striking contemporary hotel promises a stylish and welcoming retreat in the lively heart of the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows, crisp 400-thread count linens and an illy coffee machine set the luxury tone of your spacious guestroom. You’ll also find an in-room safe, high-speed Internet access and a 43-inch LED television. For your onsite dining, the W offers Pan-Asian dishes at the stylish Enso restaurant and an international, Mediterranean-influenced menu at Mesh. 

  • Movenpick - Petra, Jordan

    The Movenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. This resort with an oriental flair features an exciting combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures. All 183 guest rooms and suites are equipped with air-conditioning, minibar, internet, cable TV, and telephone. Additional hotel amenities include restaurants, lounge, bar, roof garden, wellness center, swimming pool, and gymnasium, the Movenpick Resort Petra will certainly provide long lasting memories. Enjoy your time spent in one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

Our Private Touring Value

+ Extensive private sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide including all entry fees.
+ 7 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
+ 4 nights in our handpicked accommodations: The stylish W Hotel in Amman and the perfectly located Mövenpick Hotel at Petra.
+ All on-tour transportation and airport transfers
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

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Dates   Our Handpicked Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular
1/1/2019 12/31/2019 $1999
 
1/1/2020 4/25/2020 $1999
 



There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

Trip Reviews

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(4 Traveler Reviews)

  • Maria from CA gives this tour 

    Visiting Petra was a lifelong dream and it did not disappoint.


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    Date Traveled: 3/19/2019

  • Marjorie from NC gives this tour 

    Visiting the Roman-built city of Jerash, seeing the view from Mt. Nebo toward Jerusalem and exploring Petra... all fascinating places and larger than anticipated.


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    Date Traveled: 4/27/2018

  • Robert from NC gives this tour 

    Delightful exploring the amazingly large ancient city of Petra and marveling at the engineering that went into building it.


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    Date Traveled: 4/27/2018

  • Norman from FL gives this tour 

    The guide was very good and everything we saw was better than we expected.


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    Date Traveled: 10/9/2017


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