Jordan Tours: Hidden Treasures
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Take a private tour to explore the Nabatean Kingdom of Petra’s faded ruins and facades, relax in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea, visit Mt. Nebo, marvel at the mosaics in Madaba, and tour the city of Amman.
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
Journey to Jordan for an in-depth tour of Petra, old Roman city ruins, desert castles & jeep safari’s, see Biblical sites, enjoy a dip in the Red Sea from Aqaba, and relax in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea.
13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS
Get in-depth insight into the land of the Pharaohs and the Kingdom of Jordan on this comprehensive journey to Egypt and Jordan including a cruise on the Nile River.
To many, Petra is the reason to visit Jordan, and understandably so. Petra is more than just the ‘Treasury’, the building that is featured in so many ‘best of’ photography lists, it’s the atmosphere among the rugged canyons and mountains in the Valley of Wadi Mousa where ruins of an ancient ‘lost city’ remain. A walk through the Siq, the narrow gorge leading into the ancient city, is your introduction to the Treasury, but amphitheatres, caves, tombs, a colonnade street, church ruins, and more unfold gradually over a wide expanse. The rock-cut sandstone city of the Nabateans became a major caravan crossroads for incense, silks, spices and more between Arabia, Egypt & Syria-Phoenicia, and is now a Wonder of the World.
Located in south Jordan, about 60km from Aqaba on the Red Sea Coast, Wadi Rum is a dramatic desert wilderness, most well known as the location where the British Officer, T.E. Lawerence (Lawrence of Arabia) passed through during the early 20th century Arab Revolt. A land of timeless beauty inhabited by Bedouins, a visit to Wadi Rum with a stay in a Desert Camp is one of the most memorable in all of Jordan.
Sharing part of the Dead Sea with Israel, Jordan’s side seems to be much more relaxed and suited for a calm getaway. Located 427 meters below sea level, this sea-of-salt is actually a lake, one of the saltiest in the world, where animals cannot thrive and where staying afloat is a favorite pastime. Known as a health resort since Herod the Great, the Dead Sea remains a favorite for some me-time with spa, massage, and other wellness facilities at the various resorts on its shores.
The Roman ruins of Jerash, a short drive from Amman, are among the most intact of any Roman provincial towns. Comprising of soaring hilltop temples, colonnaded streets, public squares and plazas, giant theatres, fountains, city walls, towers, gates and more, Jerash’s architecture is impressive in scale and antiquity. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash remains one of the most fascinating sites in all of Jordan.
The southern Red Sea resort in Aqaba is your best choice for a relaxing end to a tour of Jordan’s hidden treasures. Day trips to Wadi Rum are easy, water sports plentiful, boat trips memorable, shopping at ease and friendly people make Aqaba a must if looking to round out a complete Jordan experience.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Jordan is a small country, but the climate varies greatly. Most of Jordan has a desert climate with little or no rainfall. The best time to visit is March to May and September to November, when daytime temperatures are not at their extremes. Winter can be cool, particularly in Amman, where it can snow, and in the desert where it can be bitterly cold at night. Summer months are oppressive with temperatures well above 30°C. Wadi Rum, in the desert, has a dry heat making it more tolerable. Aqaba on the Red Sea coast is a year round destination.