Tour Overview

Travel to the vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations and camp under a blanket of stars in Wadi Rum, discover the lost city of Petra and explore a Crusader Castle, the ancient Roman city of Jerash and Jordan's finest Byzantine mosaics in Madaba.

Highlights

  • Two nights in Petra - Discover the fabled UNESCO-listed Nabataean City that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
  • Wadi Rum - Admire the vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations
  • Umm Qais - Visit a Roman Decapolis city, once a cultural centre, home to poets and great philosophers
  • Shobak Crusader Castle - Take in this magnificent castle, perched dramatically on a hill top
  • Wadi Mujib - Trek the Siq Trail of Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve
  • Dead Sea - Float in warm, buoyant mineral-rich waters
  • Jerash - See the ruins of the ancient Roman city, which at over 2000 years old is still surprisingly well-preserved
  • Umm ar-Rasas - Step into an ancient city which is an important stop on the caravan route between east and west
  • Mt Nebo - Explore one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
  • Madaba - See a Christian market town, the Church of St George and Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
  • Amman - Explore this ancient hilltop citadel, with its fascinating Archaeological Museum and the bustling souqs

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Amman

Location: Amman

Saturday. Welcome to Jordan and the start of an amazing adventure. Arrive in Amman and enjoy an included transfer to our hotel where you spend the night. The remoainder of today is at your leisure to independantly explore.

icon Day 2: Ancient cities & Roman ruins

Location: Ancient cities & Roman ruins

Amman - Jerash - Umm Qais - Amman. Heading north, we visit Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century! We explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheatre, nymphaeum, forum and more before continuing to Umm Qais (Gadara), a dramatic black-basalt Roman city of the Decapolis with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. Later this evening, we head out for a meal and a stroll along Rainbow Street to experience modern Amman with its hip bars, rooftop restaurants, art studios and bookshops.

icon Day 3: Dead Sea

Location: Dead Sea

Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Umm ar Rasas - Petra. Today we tour the citadel and Archaeological Museum of Amman, before we take a walk through the bustling local souk to enjoy typical Jordanian street treats of falafel and hummus at the country’s most popular local street stand. As the pictures on the wall will prove, the unglamorous food stand was a great favourite of the late King Hussein.

Leaving Amman, we stop first at Mt. Nebo, the site from which Moses saw the Promised Land. Having led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness, Moses finally saw them from this breathtaking vantage point. This amazing panorama includes the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the spires and domes of the Mt. of Olives and Bethlehem on the Judean hills just across the wide valley. Later, we visit Madaba en route to Petra where we see the Church of St George, the Madaba Archaeological Park, Apostles Church and Madaba Museum.

Our next port of call is Um ar-Rasas, one of Jordan’s World Heritage sites and once an important stop on the once busy caravan routes. The impressive mosaic floor of the St. Stephen Church features medallions commemorating all the early Christian pilgrimage sites of the region, and the extensive ruins also include one of the area’s earliest Stylite towers, where a Byzantine hermit lived atop the tower and preached to the pilgrimage visitors. Our final stop of the day is Petra. Consider doing a Petra by Night excursion (payable locally) for a tantalizing candlelight stroll through Petra’s Siq….a romantic preview of things to come.

icon Day 4: Petra

Location: Petra

Chief among Jordan’s many archaeological riches is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rose City of Petra. The city was first settled around 6th century BC by the Nabataean tribe from Western Arabia. Rediscovered in 1812, it remains on the list for many travellers to visit. We access the hidden archaeological treasures of the Rose City on our walk through a narrow, deep siq, where the rocks finally give way to reveal the famous facade of Al-Khazneh (The Treasury). It's also possible to ride a horse through the Siq. Continuing our walk, we’ll go on to explore sections of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheatre and a Roman colonnaded street. The intrepid can ascend the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir, better known as the Monastery. Ad-Deir has a similar facade to that of the Treasury, but is far bigger and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are splendid. Want to learn how to cook Middle Eastern food? Consider our Petra Kitchen Add-on tonight!

icon Day 5: Wadi Rum

Location: Wadi Rum

Petra - Wadi Rum. There is a chance to revisit Petra this morning before our afternoon drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels that rise from the desert floor, awaits. Boarding our 4x4 jeeps, we take an exhilarating desert safari across the sand dunes, taking in the breathtaking scenery of Wadi Rum and tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner at our camp.

icon Day 6: Dead Sea

Location: Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Shobak – Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. After breakfast at our campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway to visit Shobak Castle, which is perched dramatically on a hill top and was built by the Crusader king Baldwin I in 1115. After exploring the castle we descend some 1300 meters to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. More than 400 meters below sea level, the mineral-rich Dead Sea is the world’s original health and beauty spa. Drift out and bob in the waters and slap on some of the famous black Dead Sea mud to give your skin an invigorating boost.

For departures between April and October we head up the King’s Highway to Wadi Mujib and embark on a moderate–paced two hour trek along the Siq Trail. Measuring 500 metres in depth and spanning 4kms across, the impressive Wadi Mujib is one of Jordan’s most remarkable natural landscapes. This dramatic canyon features sheer rocky walls and sparkling waterways that range from puddle height to depths that are perfect for swimming (chest height or deeper) depending on the rainfall. When the water level is high you should be prepared for having to climb up ladders, clamber across boulders and be happy to wade through water. The canyon is just one feature of the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, the lowest nature reserve in the world, home to a surprising diversity of wildlife and plant species. For those not interested in taking the full hike, you can walk part of it or wait by the Visitor Centre until the group returns. After our trek we make our way to the Dead Sea.

icon Day 7: Dead Sea

Location: Dead Sea

The lowest point on the earth's surface at more than 400m below sea level, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomenon and high on most travellers' bucket lists. Lucky for us, we have the whole day to spend here, whiling away the time bobbing in its mineral-rich buoyant waters and lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath. Later today, there is an optional visit to the Ma'in hot springs (a series of waterfalls and hot springs) and a sacred baptism site where Jesus Christ is thought to have been baptised (payable locally).

icon Day 8: Dead Sea

Location: Dead Sea

Saturday. Dead Sea - Amman Airport. Hotel check out and included onward transfer to the airport in Amman. Departure transfers are offered on day 8 at 23:00 (evening of day 7), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00. If you would like a departure transfer at any other time or a transfer with post tour accommodation this can be arranged at an additional cost, please enquire.

Keen to tick Israel of your bucket list? Why not combine this tour with the must see sights in Israel and travel on our Road to Jerusalem - 11 day tour?

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    4 star hotels & 1 night deluxe desert camp in Wadi Rum

  • Breakfast daily and 2 dinners
  • 6 nights 4 star hotels
  • 1 night Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
  • Wadi Rum - 4x4 desert safari through the sand dunes
  • Dead Sea - Free time to swim and detox
  • Touring - Amman, Jerash, Umm Qais, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Shobak, Umm ar-Rasas, Mt Nebo and Madaba
  • Escorted by a licensed Jordanian tour guide and English speaking specialist guides at some local sights
  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer is offered on day 8 at 23:00 (day 7), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00 only
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa (see Trip Notes for further information about visas)
-Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
-Entrance Fees: USD$140-160pp, paid in local currency

Age Policy

18 years or 16 years with an accompanying adult

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    On The Go Tours requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Reviews

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Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Our guide, Mohammed Hamadeen, was excellent having a good knowledge of the sites and the history thereof. Mohammed's English was good and easy to understand. Minor criticisms of the tour ....more Our guide, Mohammed Hamadeen, was excellent having a good knowledge of the sites and the history thereof.

Mohammed's English was good and easy to understand.

Minor criticisms of the tour would be the picking up arrangements after evening optional tours which never quite seemed to work reliably - often leaving clients seeking their own way back to their accommodation.

It would have been useful in the Petra at night option to have been told beforehand that the site would (eventually) be fully illuminated if you stayed through the caterwauling to the bitter end.

We decided to leave just before as we couldn't take photos/video in the light available and assumed that this situation would not change! The pools at the the Holiday Inn on the Dead Sea need to have a lot more properly covered sunbeds.

Both me and my wife got sunburn on the last day because of lack of cover.

Nonetheless, this was one of the best short holidays we have had and I would heartily recommend this tour and look forward to using On The Go Tours again at sometime in the future.

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Nicholas Brougham

11-Mar-2019

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
The guide was simply the best guide I’ve had ever, and I’ve had well over 30 guides in my travels. He was my only knowledgeable, and welcoming but he ....more The guide was simply the best guide I’ve had ever, and I’ve had well over 30 guides in my travels.

He was my only knowledgeable, and welcoming but he made the tour work for everyone with different needs so we didn’t have to worry.

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Tim Titterton

20-Jun-2018

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Great tour, thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was super and had a good knowledge of the history of the sites. He was very easy to get on with ....more Great tour, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Our guide was super and had a good knowledge of the history of the sites.

He was very easy to get on with and even danced with us in the desert! The hotels were very nice and comfortable particularly the Old Village at Petra and The Holiday Inn at the Dead Sea.

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Judith Dodworth

15-Nov-2018

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Hi, I have just returned from a holiday to Jordan. I would like to say thank you for a amazing trip, I know you have lots of destinations and tour guides, ....more Hi, I have just returned from a holiday to Jordan.

I would like to say thank you for a amazing trip, I know you have lots of destinations and tour guides, but the one we had Mohammed Hamaden, was exceptional, he is like a walking encyclopedia, he is so knowledgeable, how he remembers all the different dates from different religions is amazing, he was so friendly and open and enthusiastic about his country, his passion shined out of his eyes.

I also have to say a huge thank you for my birthday cake it was a massive surprise,  Thank you  Amanda Gallanders; ....less
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Amanda Gallanders

21-Feb-2019

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
We loved Jordan and know that our trip was made all the more enjoyable due to the exceptional attention to detail of Mohammed. His timing was always spot on and ....more We loved Jordan and know that our trip was made all the more enjoyable due to the exceptional attention to detail of Mohammed.

His timing was always spot on and we managed to enjoy all the highlights without compromise.

The hotels were great, the food well planned, the only disappointment was the Wadi Rum experience that left a little bit to be desired with my bedding smelling of bad odour.

The trip was chosen to precede our Egypt tour.

The itinerary was great, except we would have liked the opportunity to visit Aqaba, unfortunately it does not appear on the itineraries at the moment.

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Leonie Chung

27-Oct-2019

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Mohammed Hamadeen went above and beyond with the knowledge, support and friendliness. He was so approachable and accommodating. Having been in the industry for over 20 years and travelled with ....more Mohammed Hamadeen went above and beyond with the knowledge, support and friendliness.

He was so approachable and accommodating.

Having been in the industry for over 20 years and travelled with many 5 Star tour companies, he was one of if not the best tour guides I have travelled with.

I would not hesitate to recommend On The Go Tours and Mohammed to clients, family and friends.

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Kate Bevan

22-Jun-2018

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Our guide Mohammed Hamadeen is exceedingly knowledgeable, reliable and planned out things very well and looked after us in every ways.He explained the history very well and showed a great ....more Our guide Mohammed Hamadeen is exceedingly knowledgeable, reliable and planned out things very well and looked after us in every ways.

He explained the history very well and showed a great deal of passion in his profession.

We are happy to have him as our guide which made a huge difference to our holiday.

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Josephine Cornforth

10-Dec-2018

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
The guide was excellent, very kind and thoughtful, perfect English and a good team builder. I do not normally go on group tours and for this reason found it rather ....more The guide was excellent, very kind and thoughtful, perfect English and a good team builder.

I do not normally go on group tours and for this reason found it rather busy and regimented.

As group tours go, I am sure it was fine, rather busy for my part but I understand others were pleased with the wealth of detail provided on each stop.

I don't think any group tour really gives one much of a feel for the country.

The only locals, apart from hotel staff, I had a chance to speak to were on my first day in Amman where I found the locals very helpful.

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Jacqueline Whittaker

01-May-2018

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
First of all Muhannad was amazing! His love and passion for his country is evident. His knowledge just blew my mind. He answered all my questions with such ease. He ....more First of all Muhannad was amazing! His love and passion for his country is evident.

His knowledge just blew my mind.

He answered all my questions with such ease.

He is funny and handled our group of different ages and needs with such ease.

He is a natural at his job.

If anyone in the group needed something he made sure we got it.

As for the tour and Jordan I had the most amazing time! The highlight was the morning hike with Muhammad in Petra.

I have never been on a organised tour and I must say it blew my expectations.

The food, hotels, camping in Wadi Puma and floating in the Dead Sea was all spectacular.

Thanks On the Go, I look forward to my trip to India in December.

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Karin McCallum

27-Mar-2019

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Jordan and Petra in particular has been on my bucket list to visit and I have finally made to this land In March this year. Highlights of the trip were ....more Jordan and Petra in particular has been on my bucket list to visit and I have finally made to this land In March this year.

Highlights of the trip were trekking through the gorges of Petra, first vision of the Treasury , 4WD through the desert outback of Wadi Rum and sunset in Wadi Rum desert.

The tour group was well organised and managed by Mohammed.

His knowledge and leadership skills are outstanding and On the Go is lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate employee to represent Jordan and its people.

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Vicki Bojanic

14-Apr-2019

Dates & Availability

Saturday Apr 10, 2021

Nights

7

Available

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Saturday, Apr 10, 2021

7Nights

13Available