Totally Jordan - 8 Days

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

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Totally Jordan - 8 Days

8 Days Starting in Amman and ending in Dead Sea

Visiting: Amman, Jerash, Umm Qais, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Umm ar-Rasas, Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum Village, Dead Sea

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

201/TJ

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 24

Age range:

18 years or 16 years with an accompanying adult

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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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

  • 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

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Amman
Location: Amman
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Al-Qasr Metropole, Amman
Meals Included: No Meals

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.

Day 2 : Ancient Cities & Roman Ruins
Location: Jerash, Umm Qais, Amman
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Al-Qasr Metropole, Amman
Meals Included: 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.

Day 3 : Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Umm Ar Rasas - Petra
Location: Madaba, Mount Nebo, Umm ar-Rasas, Wadi Musa
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Old Village Resort, Petra
Meals Included: 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.

Day 4 : Petra
Location: Wadi Musa
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Petra Moon Hotel, Petra
Meals Included: 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!

Day 5 : Wadi Rum
Location: Wadi Rum Village
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Rainbow Camp, Wadi Rum
Meals Included: 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.

Day 6 : Dead Sea
Location: Dead Sea
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea
Meals Included: 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.

Day 7 : Dead Sea
Location: Dead Sea
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea
Meals Included: 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).

Day 8 : Dead Sea
Location: Dead Sea
Meals Included: 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

  • 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

What's 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

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    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

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    24

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    6 nights 4 star hotels

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Karin McCallum  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

27-Mar-2019

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.

Judith Dodworth  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

15-Nov-2018

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.

ANGELA DI NUZZO  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

28-May-2022

I cannot describe how wonderful this trip was..but I am going to try! Everything was perfect, the hotels (including the tent at Wadi Rum), the transport, the food. I mainly went to Jordan to see Petra but I ended up enjoying every single place we visited, it’s unbelievable the history that this country has and how welcoming and kind Jordanians are. The time we spent in the desert, especially at night, was fascinating, and the trekking trail at Wadi Mujib is a must do if you have at least an average level of fitness. I would also recommend to do the optional tour to the Baptism of Jesus site and the hot spring. What made this trip even more special was our guide, Mahmoud: his passion for his country, along with his excellent English, knowledge, sharp sense of humour, and caring for our needs, was one of the best highlights of Jordan. Expect to walk quite a lot and, if your level of fitness is below average, you may consider skipping some tours or use horse/donkey rides in Petra. However, if you can make it, I can ensure that this trip is worth every single effort.

Lorraine Kennedy  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

21-Jan-2019

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)

Jasmine Zerjal  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

20-Jun-2018

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

Tim Titterton  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

20-Jun-2018

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.

Susan Brougham  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

12-Mar-2019

A fantastic holiday. Our tour guide Mohammed was so knowledgeable and his English was so clear. He made the holiday for me. He kept the group together and was extremely attentive to all our needs. The tour was varied and interesting. The hotels were all really clean and comfortable. The food at the hotels was excellent and the dinners our guide Mohammed took us to were very good value and extremely tasty.

Sally Gould  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

17-May-2019

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.

Vicki Bojanic  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

14-Apr-2019

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.

Anne Abbott  

Totally Jordan - 8 Days

11-Mar-2019

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)

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