Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea 4 Days Itinerary
Petra is known for the Treasury a huge carving facade on the side of a mountain. It was inhabited by the Nabateans, see how their power and influence was imposed here by the structures that they built. The rose stone palaces are impressive, and there are over 800 structures to visit in Petra.
Wadi Rum is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in Southwest Jordan. It has been inhabited by many human civilizations since prehistoric times and is dotted with massive rock formations. In Wadi Rum the sandstone are like sculptures jutting out of the sand. The Bedouins have resided here for hundreds of years. They have 2 schools, one for girls, and one for boys.
The Dead Sea is famous for being the lowest point on Earth, 400 meters below sea level. The Jordan river feeds into it but without an outlet. No plant or animal life can survive in the Dead Sea because of the high salt content. The Dead Sea has been recognized for its curative properties for thousands of years. King David used to come here for sabbaticals.
Day 1: Arrival
You will be picked up from the airport and transported to your hotel in Petra.
This is around a 3 hr. drive.There are no activities planned on this day.Overnight in a hotel in Petra.
Day 2: Petra
You will have the entire day to explore Petra,
At the end of the day you will you will take an hour and a half drive to Wadi Rum.
You will meet your Bedouin host at Rum Village then head into Wadi Rum by jeep.Your Bedouin camp for the night is a Bedouin tent made of goat hair. It is built in the heart of Wadi Rum in a secluded area. Facilities are simple; . Your host is a local Bedouin native of Wadi Rum.
Overnight in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum. (B/D)
Day 3: Wadi Rum
Today we will go on a Jeep tour combined with short walks.
After breakfast we will go for a 30 minute jeep ride into this wonderful desert landscape. We shall stop and go for a short walk, 45 minutes, passing the small rock arch of Jebel Um Fruth. A 15 minute jeep ride brings us to the entrance of Abu Khashaba canyon for a fantastic walk through its amazingly eroded cliffs.
We hop into our jeeps again and go for a ride around the massif of Jebel Burda. On foot again for a short walk around the mountain to spot its famous rock bridge on the summit. Later we will find a shaded spot where shall sit for a nice picnic lunch followed by a Bedouin wood-fire tea.
After a picnic lunch and a little siesta, we go for a jeep tour passing by Lawrence House and the ancient rock inscriptions and stop by the big sand dune for an opportunity to take-off your shoes, climb up and run down its soft sand. Sounds childish, but lots of fun!
Later we meet our driver at Wadi Rum Village to take us to the Dead Sea the world’s lowest natural spa and 2nd saltiest lake – for an opportunity to indulge in a unique floating experience in its salty and warm waters. . (3.5 hr. drive)
Overnight in a hotel at the Dead Sea. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Dead Sea
Program ends in Amman at Queen Alia International Airport. (B)
You have the entire day to spend at the Dead Sea depending on your flight schedule.
You will need to coordinate with your driver to leave for the airport from the Dead Sea no later than 3 hours prior to your flight departure time.
This tour can also be made from Eilat.
From Eilat departure is daily
Minimum 2 people
- Bedouin Camp
- Jeep tour
- Wadi Rum
- Dead Sea
- Transportation throughout the trip using a deluxe air-conditioned private car with an English speaking driver (sedan or van or a small bus depending on your group size).
- 3 star hotels (1 night), Bedouin campsites (1 night), and 4 star hotels (1 night)
- 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners are included as per the itinerary above (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Local Bedouin guide/ host in Wadi Rum
- English Speaking Licensed Guide (Applicable for 7 + group size)
- Personal expenditures & tips.
- Private insurance.
- Other languages available for an extra fee.
- We recommend that you have cash money available for fees and tips.
- Single supplement $60, in high season $70
As you exit immigration and baggage claim, your driver will be waiting for you; holding a sign with your name.
What you need to know:
- You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (try to stay around 10 kg /22lb). It is in your own interest as you are expected to carry your own luggage.
- Suitcases are definitely not recommended for our trips! It is also important that your bags can be locked, as on some buses it may be necessary to store your luggage separately from the group.
- The smaller your bag is the better, for when it comes to travelling its usually only the smaller bags that will fit into the storage area
- So to get maximum comfort, pack small and light! You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera. … etc., for day walks and day trips.
- Temperatures in Jordan can be hot and with little rain. This can become extreme towards and during the summer months of May to August.
- In the months of November to March it can be very cool at night particularly in the desert where night temperatures can drop to 5C or less. Even in the hot months out in the desert it can get cold at night.
- Jordan is an Islamic nation and tends to be quite conservative so you should dress accordingly.
- As a general guideline, shoulders and knees should be covered at all times.
- The wearing of shorts is not allowed away from the beach or pool as it will restrict your entry into buildings of a religious nature and family homes.
- A light water and windproof jacket is useful and a hat essential. From mid-November to late February a sleeping bag is essential for your nights in the desert. At other times a sleeping sheet will suffice.
- Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot climate.