• Jordan Private Adventure: Petra & the Dead Sea

    Visit Petra, the Dana Nature Reserve, and the Dead Sea

    Explore the unforgetable and amazing "Lost City of Petra". You will be awe-struck by the giant walls of carved red sandstone that has stood the test of time. Enjoy hikes through the the Dana Nature Reserve. Finish up with two full days at the Dead Sea with hiking, relaxing and luxurious spa treatments.

    best times to go: March - May, September - November

    departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $2,895 see detailed pricing

    North & West Africa

    Easy to Moderate
Avaliable as a private trip. Call for details

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.

Activities

Cultural & archaeological touring, optional hiking

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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: Amman

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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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.

PRICING:

2012 Prices
$2,895 (2 or more members)
$4,495 (solo traveler)
$1,000 single supplement

2013 Prices
Please call for pricing

  • Petra Mövenpick Resort
    Petra

    The Mövenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. This resort with an oriental flair features an exciting combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures.

    With 183 newly renovated rooms and suites and a wide variety of restaurants for your culinary cravings, the Mövenpick Resort Petra will certainly provide long lasting memories. Enjoy your time spent in one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

  • Dead Sea Mövenpick Hotel
    Dead Sea

    The 5-star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is found in a traditional village setting nestled amongst lush gardens. The resort is set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth. With your well-being and balance in mind, this resort is an oasis of tranquillity.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

photo credits: ©Kota Tabuchi

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