Jordan on a Shoestring tour

Jordan on a Shoestring tour

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Adventure tour of Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea


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Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea

This great value tour of Jordan covers all the major sites including Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea, and is the perfect introduction to amazing Jordan. Starting in the bustling capital of Amman we take a day trip out to the well preserved Roman remains at Jerash before heading across to the Dead Sea for a quick float in its salty waters. We then head south along the King Highway towards the Petra, visiting Madaba, Mount Nebo, and the spectacular crusader castle at Kerak en route. Next is a full day to explore the wonderful "Rose Red City" of Petra. Walk along the Siq and wonder at the majesty of the might Treasury built more than 2,000 years before. Continuing south we stop at Wadi Rum, famous for its links with the British Army officer Lawrence of Arabia. After a 4x4 jeep ride through the moonscape desert scenery we return to Amman where the tour ends.

This tour connects well with our Fantastic Israel tour, and we can arrange overland or flight transfers to connect the two together.



  • 4 nights' accommodation in 3 star hotels
  • 1 night's accommodation a comfortable Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Professional local guide for sightseeing tours
  • 4x4 jeep safari in Wadi Rum
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary


  • International Flights (available on request)
  • Entrance fees and Visa fees (included in a Jordan Pass available before arrival for JD70)
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Hotel Gala Dinner supplements if applicable
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
  • Note - prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. Single travellers may pay an additional single room supplement to guarantee a single room throughout the trip. This supplement will also be due if no same-sex room share is available.



DAY 1, Arrive in Amman, transfer to hotel

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Amman for the start of your trip. They’ll help settle in and introduce you to the local area. The rest of your day is free. If you arrive early in the morning, then a half-day city tour of Amman is available this afternoon.
Amman hotel
4-star hotel upgrade, 5-star hotel upgrade, Single room supplement, Extra day in Amman – pre-tour

DAY 2, Amman to the Dead Sea via Jerash

After breakfast, we drive north for a full day visit of Jerash, one of the largest and best preserved Roman sites outside of Italy. It is a excellent example of Roman architecture including paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, amphitheatres, spacious public squares and plazas, bathhouses, fountains and a city wall pierced by towers and gates. We continue by road to the shore of the Dead Sea where we can float and try to swim in the unique, salty waters before returning to Amman for the night.
Amman hotel

DAY 3, King's Highway to Petra via Madaba and Kerak

We depart Amman for a scenic drive along the King’s Highway to Perta, crossing deep Wadis, olive groves, and driving through remote rural villages. En-route we see the Roman mosaics at Madaba, enjoy great views of Israel from Mt. Nebo, and visit Kerak Castle, one in a chain of Crusader fortresses built across Jordan in the 12th Century.
Petra hotel

DAY 4, Full day visit of Petra

We enjoy a full day today inside the world famous Nabatean site of Petra. Carved into the rocks and left undiscovered for centuries Petra has always been an enduring attraction for explorers. We include a guided tour of the area with plenty of free time to explore on your own. This evening you may book an optional visit to Petra for the spectacular Petra by Candlelight tour.
Petra hotel
Petra by night

DAY 5, Little Petra, Wadi Rum jeep safari

Today we drive towards Wadi Rum and en route visit the site of Little Petra, which was a suburb of the main city and provides a great insight into the building of the larger buildings and tombs. At Wadi Rum we enjoy Bedouin hospitality and a 4WD jeep safari through the spectacular desert scenery with its towering cliffs, bizarre rock formations and sandy dunes. At the end of the day we drive back to Amman for the night.
If you wish you can extend your tour today. One option is to just add one day to your trip by spending the night tonight under the stars in a Bedouin camp right inside the Wadi Rum reserve before returning to Amman. Alternatively, you can add 3 days by spending the night in the camp and then heading to the Red Sea for 2 nights in a 5-star resort before returning to Amman.
Amman hotel
Post-tour Wadi Rum camp extension, Wadi Rum camp & Aqaba extension

DAY 6, Amman, free time, transfer to airport

Your time is free today until we transfer you to Amman airport for your departure flight. Alternatively you may wish to take one of a number of optional day trips. These include a half-day city tour in Amman, a full day tour to the Baptism site at Bethany and Ajloun Castle, a trip to Pella and Umm Qais, a tour of the ‘Desert Castles’, or a tour into Israel to visit Bethlehem and Jerusalem. We can also arrange a transfer to Tel Aviv either by flight or overland for people wanting to connect this tour with one of our Israel tours. Finally, we can also fly you to Cairo to join one of our Egypt tours. Please ask us for full details and we’ll be delighted to help plan an extension to your tour.
Amman city tour, Bethany & Ajloun Castle, Extra day in Amman – post-tour


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