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Petra, Dead Sea & Jordan

Your trip includes:

  • 1 full day and 2 half-days, Dead Sea Spa

  • 1 Full-day guided tour of Petra with horseback ride

  • Madaba Church - ancient mosaic of pilgrimage map

  • Mount Nebo - Memorial of the Prophet Moses
    (where he was able to see the Promised Land) 

  • Bethany, baptism site

  • Optional Shobek Crusader castle

  • Free day in Petra to explore on your own

  • Optional add-on excursion to Wadi Rum with off-
    road trip to see rock art & desert landscapes

  • Optional "Little Petra" half-day tour

  • Optional Shobek Crusader castle

  • Optional visit to Jerash

  • English-speaking rep's & guides, assistance at airports, modern A/C vehicles

  • Roundtrip Airfare: Cairo/Amman/Cairo

  • Dead Sea Hotel: 5 star, 2 nights

  • Petra Hotel: 5 star, 3 nights

  • Cairo Hotel: 4 star near Cairo airport

Day-by-Day Itinerary  --   What is Included  

Contact Us for the current prices for your travel dates

Other PETRA TOURS - 3 days & 4 days

Jordan Highlights video  --  Petra Video  --  Dead Sea Swim
Wadi Rum Video -- All videos by one of our travelers, Dileep B.

Sunset over the Dead Sea

Petra, Jordan - "Treasury" carved by Nabataens into the cliff
Mataba Church mosaic on floor showing pilgrimage map Petra - beginning of the Siq

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Day 1
Monday

Flight from Cairo/Amman

Madaba Church mosaic on floor showing pilgrimage map
Madaba

Mt Nebo - where Moses could see The Promised Land
Mount Nebo

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Dead Sea

Your Petra , Dead Sea & Jordan  tour begins with our flight to Amman.  Visas for US citizens are $15 USD, paid in cash upon arrival for US citizens.  Other nationalities, please check with your local Jordanian Consulate for entry visa policies.

You can also begin in Jordan, rather than Cairo. Contact us for options.

Leaving the Amman airport,* we visit Madaba where the St George's Greek Orthodox Church has a famous mosaic on the floor.  Made during the 6th century AD, the mosaic shows the pilgrimage from the surrounding areas to the Holy Land.  You can even find Egypt on this map!

Your next visit recalls the story of Moses and his journey to the Promised Land.  At Mount Nebo there is a Memorial for Musa (Moses) and a 4th century church which Italian Franciscan priests excavated and restored in 1933.  The panoramic view overlooks the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem.

In the Bible story, Moses does not ever arrive at the Promised Land, but he is able to see it from a distance before he dies. It is from Mount Nebo that one can see it in the distance (on a clear day).  It is also believed that this is the burial place of Moses. 

Continuing on your hotel is situated overlooking the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (1,373 ft. below sea level) and the largest "natural spa" in the world.

*Note: You can also substitute sightseeing at Jerash for the sightseeing at Madaba and Mount Nebo on arrival day.  You would then do Madaba and Mount Nebo on your last day, before departure from Amman airport.  Contact us for the current price for the addition of Jerash to this program.

Jerash is the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East.  You will visit Hadrian's Arch, Hippodrome, a colonnaded street, the cathedral, North Theater, South Theater and the Jerash Archeological Museum. 

Overnight at a hotel beside the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa.  

Day 2
Tuesday

Dead Sea

Free Day at the Dead Sea Spa.  Time to enjoy the Dead Sea views, float in the mineral-rich waters, do a Dead Sea mudbath, or try the many spa facilities.  Spa treatments are available but not included in your tour price.  Optional trip to the Roman ruins at Jerash.

Overnight at a hotel beside the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa.  

Day 3
Wednesday

Dead Sea

Bethany
Baptism Site

Some time this morning at the hotel before leaving.

In the afternoon you visit Bethany, the site where Jesus was baptized by John on the Jordan side of River Jordan.  More than 20 churches have been found here in recent excavations.  Also caves and baptism pools dating from Roman and Byzantine times.

Evening arrival in Petra and time to get situated in your hotel. 

Overnight at a 5 star hotel in Petra  Breakfast only included.

Day 4
Thursday
 

Petra - beginning of the Siq


Sightseeing
in Petra

A full day of sightseeing in the Red Rose City of Petra.  First established during the 6th C. BC by Nabataen Arabs, Petra became a trading center for the caravans during what was the Ptolemaic era in Egypt. 

Hailed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, it is a magical experience to enter this hidden city through a long narrow Siq. The natural beauty is breathtaking, and then to find beautifully carved buildings made by human hands is a memorable experience.

Unlike the other tourists who have only a short 2-hour visit to the site, your tour will include the services of a local English-speaking guide for the whole day.  This will give you a chance to explore the area at a slower pace (and take breaks from all the hiking) and see more of the many buildings there.  There is a horseback ride included that brings you to the entrance of the canyon.  Camels are available for hire, once you are inside the city.  

Optional: "Petra By Night."  Enter through the Siq lit only by candles and listen to local Bedouin flute music at the Treasury.  (Additional fee).

Overnight at a 5 star hotel in Petra  Breakfast only included.

Day 5
Friday

Free
Day

Nabataean inscriptions on rocks in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum

You have a Free Day with options today.

1) Relax at the hotel or take a mud bath at a local spa.

2) Return to the main Petra site on your own for further explorations and a hike to the High Place of Sacrifice.

3) Half-day Tour of "Little Petra" to see more ancient ruins, some of these even older than the main Petra site. (Additional fee).

4) All-day trip to Wadi Rum with off-road excursion in 4-wheel drive vehicle to see desert landscapes and rock art inscriptions.  (Additional fee).  Wadi Rum video by one of our travelers.

Overnight at a 5 star hotel in Petra  Breakfast only included.

Day 6
Saturday

Return to Cairo, Egypt

Options:

Shobek Crusader Castle, Jordan - oldest in Jordan
Shobek Castle

You have some free time this morning before leaving about 2:00 PM for the airport in Amman.  You can make a second visit to the Petra site on your own or add one of the options below.  

Optional add-on tours: 
-Half-day Tour of Little Petra
-Visit the Shobek Crusader Castle on your return trip to Amman.
-Visit the Al Kerak Crusader Castle on your return trip to Amman.
-Trip to the Wadi Rum with a 2-hour off-road excursion (in 4-wheel drive vehicle) to see desert landscapes and rock art inscriptions.

The Shobek Castle is the oldest Crusader Castle in Jordan.  Renovated and rebuilt a number of times, the structure we see today is mostly from the 13th C. Islamic period and later.  Set dramatically on a high hill, the views of the surrounding area are truly breath-taking

Your flight from Amman back to Cairo leaves at 7:25 PM.  8:55 PM arrival in Cairo.  Assistance at both airports by English-speaking rep's, and a transfer to your hotel near the Cairo airport.

Jordan is world-famous for its Dead Sea products.  You can make a stop at one of the local factories near Amman so that you can purchase items such as bath salts and mud-masks.

Evening flight from Amman back to Cairo. Overnight at a hotel beside the Cairo airport.

Overnight Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel, 4 star or Sonesta Heliopolis, 5 star hotel, or similar.  Breakfast only included.

Day-by-Day Itinerary  --  What is Included   --  What is Not Included  --  Top of Page

What is Included

P&J:
"Petra &
Jordan"

Included in this Tour:
  • 2 nights at Dead Sea Resort hotel, 5*

  • 3 nights at 5* hotel in Petra

  • 1 night 4* or 5* hotel near Cairo airport

  • Breakfast each day at the hotels

  • 1 Full-day guided tour of Petra with horseback ride

  • Visit to Madaba mosaic - St George's Church

  • Visit to Mount Nebo - Memorial of the Prophet Musa (Moses)

  • Visit to Bethany Baptism Site

  • Free Day at the Dead Sea with options

  • Free Day in Petra with options

  • Roundtrip Airfare: Cairo/Amman/Cairo, economy class

  • English-speaking rep's & guides, assistance at airports as per itinerary, modern A/C vehicles for transfers

Day-by-Day Itinerary  --  What is Included   --  What is Not Included  --  Top of Page

What is not Included in

P&J:
"Petra &
Jordan"

Not Included in this Tour:
  • Entrance visas to Jordan and Egypt - $15 USD cash for each visa

  • Meals, other than breakfast each day at your hotels

  • TIPS.  Please see our Tipping Guide for tips to guides, rep's, hotel staff, porters, drivers, etc.

  • Personal expenses - spa services, laundry, phone calls, etc.

  • Optional tours (see possibilities in itinerary)

  • Optional upgrade to Business Class for Cairo/Amman/Cairo flights

  • Anything which is not included in the "Included in this Tour" list above or which is not specified as included in the Day-by-Day Itinerary.

Day-by-Day Itinerary  --  What is Included   --  What is Not Included  --  Top of Page

Photo credits this page: All photos by Ruth Shilling.

 

 

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