Experience magnificent Petra and the Dead Sea on this private 2-night Jordan tour from Amman. After a night in Jordan’s bustling capital, meet your private driver-guide and travel to UNESCO-listed Petra. Take a private guided tour of the ancient, rock-hewn city before continuing to the Dead Sea for an overnight stay. Here, ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters and enjoy the beautiful setting and your hotel facilities before your return to Amman. Daily breakfast and dinner, your choice of hotel accommodation on both nights, and airport pickups and drop-offs are included.
- 2-night private tour of Petra and the Dead Sea from Amman with your own driver-guide
- Explore the top sights of Petra including the Siq, Treasury (El Khazneh) and the Royal Tombs, accompanied by an expert local guide
- Float in the Dead Sea and enjoy revitalizing wellness treatments (own expense) at your hotel
- Enjoy a choice of overnight hotel accommodation in Amman and the Dead Sea
- Private guide ensures an in-depth and personalized experience
- Travel in comfort by private, air-conditioned car
Your 2-night private Jordan tour lets you discover Petra and the Dead Sea with ample time to experience the wonders of each. After pickup from Amman International Airport on Day 1, stay overnight in Amman, and on Day 2, travel to Petra by private, air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site city before continuing to the Dead Sea for one night. On Day 3, enjoy free time to ‘swim’ in the waters and enjoy your hotel facilities before your return to Amman.
Choose an accommodation class from the range available: 3-star, 4-star or 4-star superior hotels in Amman and the Dead Sea. Round-trip private transport with a professional driver-guide is included, as are breakfast and dinner at each hotel. You’ll also have time free each day for lunch at your own expense.
Day 1: Amman Queen Alia International Airport – Amman (D)
Start your Jordan experience with an airport transfer to your hotel in Amman. Check in, and then enjoy dinner in your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.
Day 2: Amman – Petra – Dead Sea (B, D)
After breakfast and a hotel pickup by your car and driver, travel southward through the stunning desert landscapes to Petra, the rose-hued rock jewel hidden in Jordan’s Shara Mountains; it’s an approximate 3-hour journey.
After a break for lunch (own expense), enjoy a guided walking tour of this spectacular Nabataean city and UNESCO World Heritage site, that was carved into a sandstone gorge more than 2,000 years ago and dominated the trading routes of ancient Arabia. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this breathtaking city is home to ornate buildings, tombs and carvings and is considered the highlight of any sightseeing trip in Jordan.
Walk along the narrow Siq, the high-walled fissure in the rocks that winds into the heart of the city. Then, stop in your tracks at your first, jaw-dropping glimpse of the Treasury, known locally as El-Khazneh: Petra’s standout sight. Wonder at its intricate façade and hear how movies such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed here. Take photos of this poetically beautiful monument and then continue your tour.
Trace the path further into the gorge to see more of Petra’s stellar sights, including its rock-built theater, which once sat 3,000 spectators, and its cliff-sculpted Royal Tombs. As you walk, listen intently as your knowledgeable guide explains more about the Nabataeans who built the city and carved out their livelihoods here.
Afterward, return to your car and travel on to the Dead Sea. This shimmering inland sea sits at officially the lowest point on Earth, and swimming in its buoyant waters has to be one of the planet’s must-do experiences. After dinner at your hotel, spend the evening at leisure.
Day 3: Dead Sea – Amman (B)
Start your day with breakfast at your hotel and then enjoy the rest of the morning and early afternoon to experience the extraordinary Dead Sea and all it offers. Wade into the salt-encrusted waters to feel the surreal floating sensation for yourself, laze on the beach or perhaps indulge in some of the Dead Sea mud- and mineral-enriched spa treatments (own expense) on offer at your hotel.
After lunch (own expense), check out of your hotel at a time dependent on your flight schedule. Then, relax on your journey back towards Amman. Your tour concludes with an airport drop-off at Amman Queen Alia Airport, if required.