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.
Petra Mövenpick ResortPetra
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 HotelDead 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, 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.
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