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Petra and the Jordan Highlights 1 - Overview / Itinerary

January 15 - 19, 2019
5 Days / 4 Nights

This tour starts and ends in Cairo

$2,180 per person/ double occupancy
$740 single supplement
Includes all fees and taxes


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The tour may be combined with the Pyramids and the Nile 1 tour to Egypt (January 5 - 15, 2019) 


Petra, which today is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was the capital of the ancient Nabatean Kingdom. This long lost city, carved entirely into rose-red sandstone rocks, is a mystic and magical place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. The ancient city is entered through the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, lined with rocks of fantastical shapes and colors. In the end the Siq reveals the drama of Petra's most recognizable monument, the glorious Treasury building.

The Petra and the Highlights of Jordan tour will also allow us to stay on the dramatic shores of the Dead Sea, touring the cinnamon color desert landscapes of Wadi Rum and some of Jordan's most famous biblical sitesMadaba, Mount Nebo, Saint George Church and Baptismal sites.

  • 4 nights accommodations at upscale accommodations in Sweimeh (Dead Sea Resort), Petra and Cairo;
  • Round trip airfare between Cairo and Amman, including all fees and taxes;
  • Jordanian visa on arrival, Egyptian re-entry visa;
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 3 lunches;
  • Bottled water on the bus on touring days;
  • A professional guide throughout the tour, a private driver and an experienced tour director;
  • All admissions to the sights as per itinerary;
  • Modern, air-conditioned bus when touring Jordan;
  • All taxes, fees, fuel charges and supplements.

Additional/optional costs may include: optional travel insurance, optional single supplement, optional additional accommodations, optional guide and driver gratuities, optional tour director’s gratuities, room service, mini bar charges, laundry charges, phone calls, personal expenses.

The tour cost does not include airfare.

  • The high salt environment of the Dead Sea shore
  • Three of Jordan's biblical sights: Jerash, Madaba and Mount Nebo
  • The pink stone city of Petra
  • Wadi Rum Desert

This tour starts at 6:00AM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

Day 1: Cairo to Petra 

In the morning, we'll leave Cairo, as we take an early morning flight to Amman, Jordan. From the Amman airport, we'll drive towards Petra and Wadi Rum Desert. Often referred to as the Valley of the Moon, it is the largest “wadi” (valley) in Jordan, known for its unusual rock formations and as the filming site for the Lawrence of Arabia movie. After exploring the wadi, we'll transfer to Petra in the late afternoon and check into our hotel. In the evening, we'll enjoy dinner in the hotel's elegant restaurant.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodations: Mövenpick Resort and Spa, Petra

Day 2: Petra 

Today, we’ll spend most of the day exploring the city of Petra, learning about its historical and archaeological significance. Dating to around 300 B.C., Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Today, it is accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, and its tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earn its nickname, the "Rose City." Perhaps its most famous structure is Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, also known as The Treasury. In the afternoon, we'll transfer to our resort hotel, located on the shores of the Dead Sea, and spend the afternoon enjoying the ambience of this unusual location. We can indulge in the relaxing Dead Sea minerals spa, walk on the beach or swim in the high-salt saturation water of the Dead Sea. In the evening, we'll enjoy dinner at the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodations: Mövenpick Resort and Spa, Swaimeh

Day 3: Dead Sea 

Today, we can enjoy a full day of relaxing on the shores of the Dead Sea, taking advantage of the the resort spa, beach and the hotel's amenities.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodations: Mövenpick Resort and Spa, Swaimeh

Day 4: Jordan's Biblical Sites 

After checking out of the Dead Sea Resort, we'll make our way to Amman, stopping at several of the country’s most famous Biblical sights. We'll visit Madaba, the city of mosaics, best known for its Byzantine map of the Holy Land of Jerusalem. We'll stop at Mount Nebo, from where, according to the Bible, Moses saw his first glimpse of the Promised Land. We'll also tour the city of Al Karak, built around a Crusader castle, one of the largest castles in the region, St. George's Church and Baptismal sites and Jerash, a walled Greco-Roman town, featuring the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the immense Forum’s oval colonnade. In the evening, we'll enjoy dinner in Amman, before taking the flight back to Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Le Meridien Airport Hotel, Cairo

Day 5: Cairo - Departures 

After breakfast, we'll transfer to the airport for our flights back home.
Meals: Breakfast

This tour ends after breakfast on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

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