Ancient Desert Fortresses, Lost Cities, Fabled Wadi Rum

Jordan: Petra and Wadi Rum Extension

Jordan

7 Days

From $3,595

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    Overview

    Set in a spectacular location on the edge of the Wadi Araba, the fabled ruin called Petra was a fortress carved from solid red sandstone in the 3rd century BC. Our explorations of this great archaeological site include the Al-Khazneh (“Treasury”) of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fame. Our extension also visits the haunting desert realm of Wadi Rum, the ancient Roman city of Jerash, the pilgrimage site of Mt. Nebo, Madaba, "the city of mosaics," the Crusader fortress of Shobak, and ends with an overnight on the shores of the Red Sea.

    Arrive: Amman, Jordan

    Depart: Amman, Jordan

    Highlights

    • Witness the spectacular 3rd century BC ruins of the “lost city” of Petra
    • Explore Wadi Rum, the dramatic desert canyon of T. E. Lawrence fame

    Itinerary

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    Arrive at Amman Airport, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel Amman...Meals on your own
    Morning tour of Amman, one of the most ancient cities in the world, with archaeological finds dating back 3,000 years. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, the city is mentioned in the Old Testament as Rabath Ammon, capital of the Ammonites, and it was here that David met Bathsheba. Visit the Citadel, archaeological museum, Roman theater, and enjoy a walk through the bazaar. Visit the ancient Roman city of Jerash, an archaeological masterpiece framed by the hills of Gilead. It was founded by the soldiers of Alexander the Great during the 4th century BC and later joined the Roman Decapolis. Monuments of this prosperous Roman city—one of the best preserved in the Roman Empire—include a triumphal arch, a stadium, a monumental fountain, and temples. Return to Amman for overnight...BL
    On our way to Petra, we visit Mt. Nebo, the mountain where Moses was allowed to view the Holy Land, yet not allowed to enter it. Today it is the site of the Church of Moses, built by the first Christians. The views over Jordan, the Dead Sea, and Israel are tremendous. When the weather is clear, you may even see Jerusalem, about 30 miles away. Continue to Madaba, whose St. George's Church houses a world-famous mosaic floor that is a large map of Palestine, including a detailed mosaic of Jerusalem as it was during the 6th century AD. After lunch in Madaba, we continue to Shobak. Set on the edge of plateau with its imposing brick walls, the Shobak Castle was built by the Crusader king Baldwin I in 1115 AD. After its fall to the armies of Saladin in 1189 AD, it was occupied by the Mamluks, who expanded its complex. The castle itself has many secret passageways, and we'll pass under arches, walk through tunnels, and see the ruins of a lesser-visited crusade fortress. Continue to the Petra Movenpick Resort or Petra Marriott Hotel for overnight...BL
    We travel to Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabataens, a nomadic Arabian tribe who ruled the Trans-Jordan area in pre-Roman times and derived their great wealth and power from the passing trade caravans. The city reached the peak of its fame after the Romans took over in the first and second century AD. With the rise of the coastal trading center at Palmyra and the opening of sea trade routes, Petra declined in importance and was forgotten by the outside world for a thousand years. In 1812, Swiss explorer John Lewis Burckhardt, a young convert to Islam traveling the Middle East's deserts in Bedouin disguise, heard local Bedouins tell of fantastic ruins hidden in the mountains of Wadi Musa and persuaded one to lead him there. His journal and sketches of Petra eventually made their way to London, where they inspired many to seek this lost city.

    Sheer sandstone hills in beautiful shades of deep rust banded with gray and yellow form a deep canyon that protects Petra in all directions. Today's full-day visit begins with a short horseback ride (or walk) from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city. From here, we walk through the narrow canyon called the Siq to visit the rose-red city of Petra. The archaeological site covers an area of about 50 square miles, with over 800 monuments excavated, including the famous Al-Khazneh (“Treasury”), featured in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The modern town outside of Petra is called Wadi Musa (Valley of Moses). This is the spot where Moses is thought to have struck the rock with his staff, bringing water flowing forth as it does today. Overnight at the Petra Movenpick Resort or Petra Marriott Hotel...BL
    Head to the famed desert canyon of Wadi Rum, where British officer T. E. Lawrence was based during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Enjoy an optional ride by camel to Lawrence's spring, and explore by 4WD vehicle to enjoy a magnificent desert world where massive rock peaks rise out of pink sands. Our remote camp offers a comfortable desert getaway in a superb wilderness setting. Before dinner this evening, head out to a scenic spot to enjoy sunset over Wadi Rum. Overnight in Wadi Rum...BLD
    After a short walk this morning to a small natural arch with inscriptions dating from the time of the Nabateans, the builders of Petra 2,000 years ago, continue to your hotel at the legendary Dead Sea, with the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the 5-star Dead Sea Movenpick Resort & Zara Spa...B
    After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for departure on homeward-bound flights via Amman...B
    A visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Jordan. You can obtain your visa on arrival.

    Pricing

    Trip Extensions can be added on to Small Group Adventures or Private Journeys, to lengthen and customize your trip. Prices are per person and not guaranteed until services are confirmed. Contact us for availability, questions, or to book your adventure!
    Included
    • Service of local English-speaking guide
    • Accommodations in hotel
    • Meals as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
    • Transfers and excursions in private air-conditioned car with English-speaking driver
    • All ground transportation and baggage handling from arrival until departure
    • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
    Not Included
    • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
    • Additional hotel nights outside the extension's scheduled dates
    • Optional gratuities to guide, drivers, or staff
    • Optional travel insurance
    • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
    • Visa fees
    • Any activities and services described as an upgrade or optional

    Accommodations

    Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

    InterContinental Amman

    Amman, Jordan

    Days 1-2 (2 nights)

    The Intercontinental offers comfortable rooms and a central location within walking distance of town. The hotel has a spa and a choice of cuisine in its three different restaurants as well as a casual deli café.

    Petra Movenpick Resort

    Petra, Jordan

    Days 3-4 (2 nights)

    The best thing about the Petra Movenpick Resort is its prime location: just steps from the entrance to one of the most magical sites in the world. This is greatly appreciated after a long day of exploring on foot—and it's also nice to be able to get there first thing...

    Sun City Camp

    Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Day 5 (1 night)

    With its simple aesthetic that blends into the surroundings, Sun City Camp is a comfortable base while exploring Wadi Rum. Bedouin-style tents are linked by wooden walkways and each are simple, yet comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms as well as air conditioning. Meals are served in a large geodesic dome tent...

    Dead Sea Movenpick Resort

    Dead Sea, Jordan

    Day 6 (1 night)

    Set among lush gardens on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, this resort is built of traditional local stone and handcrafted woods, and features tastefully decorated rooms with many amenities. Recreational facilities include the beach (a float in the salty sea is a must, but wear water shoes...

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    Level 1 – Easiest

    Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

    Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

    Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

     

    Level 3 – Moderate

    Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

    Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

    Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

     

    Level 5 – Strenuous

    Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

    Level 6 – Very Strenuous

    Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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