Journey to Jordan and immerse yourself in the wonder and mystery of ancient Petra, delving into its elaborate buildings and tombs carved into soaring cliffs. On excursions to Jerash and Wadi Rum, explore spectacular Roman ruins and the iconic desert valley made famous in the film Lawrence of Arabia. Cap off your trip with a festive evening in capital city Amman.
Itinerary - 4 Days
Day 1 — Eilat/Wadi Rum/Petra, Jordan
Fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city, situated on the sparkling Red Sea. Spend the afternoon exploring this idyllic resort town, and go swimming and snorkeling off beaches fringed by coral reefs. Later, cross the border into Jordan, and explore the lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence stayed with Bedouin friends and allies during World War I. Discover epic sand dunes and rose-tinted mountains where Bedouin tribes still make camp. Continue to our hotel at Petra, located just a few steps from this UNESCO World Heritage site. Mövenpick Resort Petra (B,L,D)
Day 2 — Petra
Spend a full day exploring Petra, the legendary city of the Nabataean people. Hidden in deep canyons, this remarkable site was founded more than 2,400 years ago. Enter the ancient city through its primary entrance, known as the Siq—a narrow chasm between naturally sculpted cliffs that opens to Petra's iconic Treasury. Go on a guided visit of the site, where hundreds of monuments were rediscovered only in 1812. Then enjoy time on your own to explore the Royal Tombs or the Monastery. Mövenpick Resort Petra (B,L,D)
Day 3 — Jerash/Amman
Travel north on the historic King’s Highway and visit Jerash, one of the best-preserved cities of the Roman Empire. Step back in time as you explore the colonnaded streets, visiting the South Theater, the Temple of Artemis, and the ornate Nymphaeum. Continue to Amman and enjoy time to explore this fascinating capital city on your own. Four Seasons Hotel Amman (B,L,D)
Day 4 — Amman/U.S.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)