Visit Petra, the Dana Nature Reserve, and the Dead Sea
Journey into the past as you explore the stark beauty and archeological treasures of the Kingdom of Jordan. Discover the "Lost City" of Petra, once a thriving city of 30,000 inhabitants, and be awed by its giant walls of carved red sandstone architecture. Red and white sandstone cliffs will also surround you as you descend from the top of the Rift Valley through the Dana Nature Reserve. And balance this incredible exploration with luxury, from spa treatments at the Dead Sea-1,300 feet below sea level!-to gourmet Arabic cooking lessons. So come discover the rich history, hospitality, and scenery that await you on this adventure in the Fertile Crescent.
Cultural & archaeological touring, optional hiking
- Discover the ancient rose-red city of Petra, a UNESCO world heritage site
- Explore the small hillside town of Dana and the Dana Nature Reserve
- Experience the healing powers of the Dead Sea—the lowest point on the earth!
Duration: 6 days Start Location: Amman End Location: AmmanDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive in Amman
Arrival in Amman, Jordan. Afternoon walking tour of the city, including the Citadel and Roman Theater.
Day 2 : Mt. Nebo – Madaba – Kerak – Petra
Drive to the renowned archaeological site of Petra, stopping along the way to explore Mt. Nebo and the Crusaders Castle of Kerak.
Day 3 : Petra
A full day to explore the rock-hewn city of Petra.
Day 4 : Petra – Dana – Dead Sea
Morning hike at the Dana Nature Reserve, then continue to the Dead Sea.
Day 5 : Dead Sea
A day to enjoy the relaxation of the hotel, and take a short hike to nearby Wadi Mujib.
Day 6 : Depart Jordan
Depart Jordan, or join our Nile Cruise extension in Egypt!
DATES: Best time to go: March - May, September - November Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
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