Totally Jordan - 8 Days

Start: Amman Finish: Dead Sea

Visiting: Jordan


Duration: 7 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour code: 201/TJ

Tour operator: On The Go Tours

Group size: 2 - 24

Age range: 18 years or 16 years with an accompanying adult

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1554

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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

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

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Itinerary

icon Day 1: 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

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

Meals: Breakfast

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

Meals: Breakfast

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

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

Meals: Breakfast

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

Meals: Breakfast

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

Meals: Breakfast

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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    Breakfast daily and 2 dinners

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    Escorted by a licensed Jordanian tour guide and English speaking specialist guides at some local sights

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    Accommodation

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

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    All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

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    Touring - Amman, Jerash, Umm Qais, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Shobak, Umm ar-Rasas, Mt Nebo and Madaba

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    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

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    1 night Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp

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    Dead Sea - Free time to swim and detox

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    6 nights 4 star hotels

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    Wadi Rum - 4x4 desert safari through the sand dunes

What's Not Included

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    Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

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    Entrance Fees: USD$140-160pp, paid in local currency

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    International flights and visa (see Trip Notes for further information about visas)

Age Policy

18 years or 16 years with an accompanying adult

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    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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Reviews

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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
He was excellent! So accommodating and knowledgeable. Literally knew the answer to any question I asked (and I asked a lot). He was excellent! So accommodating and knowledgeable.

Literally knew the answer to any question I asked (and I asked a lot).

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Jasmine Zerjal

20-Jun-2018

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Excellent. I think he has just won the 2018 best tour guide. I do think the program should include something else on the way to the Dead Sea when Wadi ....more Excellent.

I think he has just won the 2018 best tour guide.

I do think the program should include something else on the way to the Dead Sea when Wadi Mujib is not running.

Either hot springs, john the baptism site or the Dead Sea museum (my personal preference as I did it on my own); ....less
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Anne Abbott

11-Mar-2019

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
This trip was a fantastic introduction to a beautiful country and our experience was made all the better for having a first class guide in Mohammed. The trip to Petra ....more This trip was a fantastic introduction to a beautiful country and our experience was made all the better for having a first class guide in Mohammed.

The trip to Petra was excellent, starting with the night tour and finishing with an optional third trip where Mohammed guided us up over the cliffs and canyons to get a view of the Treasury from above.

Wadi Rum was great travelling across the vast desert, experiencing a beautiful sunset and amazing view of the night sky.

One of the unexpected highlights of the trip was the canyoning in Wadi Mujib which was a challenge but great fun, especially the slides and jumps off the waterfalls on the way back.

The food was excellent throughout the trip.

I highly recommend this trip to anyone wishing to experience Jordan, especially if you are lucky enough to get Mohammed as a guide.

His passion and knowledge shine through and he really went the extra mile to ensure the whole group enjoyed themselves.

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Ann Graves

20-Oct-2018

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
For us, the highlights of our Totally Jordan tour were Petra and Wadi Rum. We felt we were given enough time in each place, although because of some earlier rain ....more For us, the highlights of our Totally Jordan tour were Petra and Wadi Rum.

We felt we were given enough time in each place, although because of some earlier rain we were unable to do the hike at Wadi Rum.

Our guide, Mohammed, made the whole tour really enjoyable.

He gave us the right balance of humour, history and practical information as well as taking good care of a member of the group who suffered a minor injury.

The hotels we stayed in were fine and staying at a 5 star hotel at the Dead Sea was a relaxing way to unwind and finish the trip.

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Sally Gould

17-May-2019

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
It was an awesome tour, thoroughly enjoyed myself. Petra was definitely the highlight of the tour, did not realize Petra park was so big with so much more to see. ....more It was an awesome tour, thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Petra was definitely the highlight of the tour, did not realize Petra park was so big with so much more to see.

Mahmoud was very accommodating and his knowledge on Jordan and it's sites made the tour so much more fun.

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Wayne Naidoo

11-Mar-2019

Totally Jordan - 8 Days
Have just completed two trips with On the Go - Totally Jordan and Turkey Unplugged and was very fortunate to have Mohammed Hamadan and Recep (Reggie) Aydin as the appointed ....more Have just completed two trips with On the Go - Totally Jordan and Turkey Unplugged and was very fortunate to have Mohammed Hamadan and Recep (Reggie) Aydin as the appointed tour guides.

Both Mohammed and Reggie were very enthusiastic, proud and passionate in sharing their vast knowledge of Their country’s rich history and made it a very enjoyable experience for all travellers.

Their good humour and genuine willingness to go that extra step to ensure that the trip went smoothly and that everyone had a memorable trip was very much appreciated.

Well done to On the Go for employing the most amazing tour guides.

(Ps - this was my 7th trip with on the Go and have enjoyed the tours immensely) ; ....less
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Lorraine Kennedy

21-Jan-2019

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 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

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