We have created this tour as an add on from our "Enchanting Egypt Tour" however it can also be a stand alone tour. We start in the stunning coastal town of Sharm El Sheik, holiday destination to the rich and famous Egyptians, and then we move to the cool vibes of Dahab, home to deep sea divers and expat hippies. Our stay in Dahab focusses on visiting Mt Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery, the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
After this we cross by ferry to Wadi Rum
Jordan, officially known as Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, has a population of only 10 million, and covering just over 90 thousand square kilometres.
Its capital is Amman.
The country is bordered on the north by Syria, to the east by Iraq, and by Saudi Arabia on the east and south. To the west is Israel and the occupied West Bank, while Jordan's only outlet to the sea, the Gulf of Aqaba, is to the south.
Sunni Islam is the dominant religion in Jordan. Muslims make up about 93% of the country's population. There are also a small number of Ahmadi Muslims, and some Shiites.
There are also around 6% Christian population.
The Constitution provides for the freedom to practice the rights of one's religion and faith in accordance with the customs that are observed in the kingdom.
Arabic is the official language. English is also widely used, especially in the business and tourism industries.
The kingdom is of course most famous for the site of Petra, but is recently becoming well known as a movie set with many recent movies being filmed in the deserts of Wadi Rum
Things not to forget:
Passport, Journal, Camera, Prescription Medication, Converter Plug & Chargers
◊ Arrival Procedure Your arrival airport is Queen Alia International Airport. Our airport representative will meet you prior to passport control. He will have a sign with your name on it and will have the documentation needed to complete arrival process.
Please do not proceed to passport control on your own.
Should you be unable to locate him, the office number in Amman is +962 655 38325
◊ Currency The local currency is JD – Jordanian Dinar We recommend USD if you bring cash
A travel card is also a good back up with USD
ATM's and money changers are easily found.
◊ Entrance Visa: As you are travelling with an authorised tour operator your entrance visa is waived.
◊ Border Crossings: Please see your itinerary notes for most current information if your trip involves a border crossing.
◊ Shopping There will be several opportunities to spend your tourist dollars although Jordan is not known for its bargains.
Please consider the exchange rate and value before you make a purchase.
◊ Personal Purchases: Please allow yourself a small daily budget, around USD$10-15 for snacks, tea, coffee, soft drink etc
Depending on your itinerary you will also have to purchase you lunch or dinner each day.
Breakfast is included at all hotels
Room service, laundry etc will also be at your own expense
◊ Insurance Our rates do not include any kind of travel insurance and each guest must make sure to arrange his own necessary insurance prior arrival to Jordan. We will do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. However, all travel involves some degree of risk and uninsured activities like horse riding in Petra, Carriages in Petra, Jeeps in Wadi Rum, Camel riding etc, we strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance for your adventure.
Your insurance protection should include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive
◊ Food: Jordanian cuisine is influenced by its
You will get to taste a variety of
North African, Persian, Mediterranean, and Middle
Please let us know of any allergies
◊ Alcohol: Available in most hotel bars however don’t be surprised if have a night or two without your favourite beverage as some hotels are ‘dry’.
◊ Dead Sea: One of the highlights of any trip to Jordan is to float in the Dead Sea. The mineral rich water is great for your skin and therapeutic for many health conditions. Please ensure you take some water-proof footwear to get to waters-edge and goggles to prevent the water getting in your eyes. Goggles are not a necessity but if the water gets in your eyes it will sting quite badly. Read the signs in the area and use the fresh water to rinse off once you are finished.
◊ Petra: The famous treasury is approximately half an hours gentle walk from the entrance to Petra. There is an option to go in horse-back for part of this distance but we recommend where possible to walk.
There is also an option to use a horse & carriage and we also discourage this unless you have mobility issues in walking through the Siq.
Once inside the main site there is lots to explore it can take from an hour to a full day depending on your schedule and level of fitness.
There are toilets inside the site and small snack shops to purchase drinks etc
◊ Wadi Rum: The 4WD jeep safari is done in open back utilities
◊ Smoking: Is a part of the Middle Eastern culture with the regular use of ‘shisha pipes’ in local restaurants.
◊ Clothing: Casual and comfortable!
Ladies: Long shorts or ¾ length lightweight pants, a
selection of wash and wear shirts.
Lightweight dresses if you prefer.
Knee length or below is good.
Take one lightweight jacket for late night or early
morning. Scarf for mosque visit and a sarong over
your swimmers in resorts.
In the winter be sure to pack for very cold nights
Men: Shorts, jeans, t-shirts and a jacket
◊ Dress Code: As most of the places we go are tourist areas dress code is very casual. Dress for comfort but try ladies should try to avoid anything to revealing or short especially when we visit local places like markets.
◊ Shoes: Please make sure you take comfortable
flat walking shoes as most of the sites have
un-even ground, desert sand and rocks.
Also take at least one pair with nonslip sole
◊ Weather: Due to its geography the weather in Jordan can vary from the desert to the mountains. Check temperatures depending on time of year of your visit.
◊ Internet: We will have access to internet at each hotel, mainly in the foyers and it is free.
◊ Power Supply: Don't forget all your chargers for camera, phone, I-Pad laptop etc
Jordan takes a mix-and-match approach to electrical sockets. European round two- and three-pin plugs along with British square three-pin plugs are all used. We recommend a multi adaptor if you have one.
◊ Water: We recommend you drink bottled water throughout your stay in Jordan.
It is fine for showering, washing clothes etc
◊ Public toilets: There are public toilets at most of the
sites we visit.
Most public toilets throughout the Middle East
and Europe require payment to the cleaners so
try to keep your coins for this.
Where possible use your hotel or the restaurants.
Always carry a pack of tissues and hand sanitiser with you.
◊ Medication: Please remember to take enough
prescribed medication for duration of the tour.
Chemists are very easy to access and things such
as anti-biotics are generally available over the counter
◊ Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy all the sites we visit. Some of the days we are out and about all day but walking is always at a strolling pace as there is so much to see and take in.
◊ Exercise: The hotels usually offer a gym and it is perfectly safe to walk around the streets near any of your hotels in Jordan.
◊ Photography & Drones:
Drones and wireless planes are not allowed in Jordan at all and will be confiscated at borders on arrival.
Photography & Video Shooting in Jordan
Photography in Jordan is widely allowed but if there will be any video shooting then this is not allowed at sites and must be permitted in advance from authorities and this permission usually takes 21 days in advance with certain requirements information needed in advance, please contact us for more information.
Equipment like big lenses, big zooms, large cameras ... etc might be prohibited in Jordan and might be confiscated upon arrival.
Ask permission when taking pictures of someone, especially women.
Be aware that some traditionally-dressed locals expect some payment when they ‘pose’ outside historic sites, especially in Petra.
Day 1 Cairo to Sharm el Sheik
Depart Cairo for your flight to Sharm el Sheik in morning so we arrive in time for lunch and then afternoon at beach Sharm then transfer to Dahab (accommodation Le Meridien sea view rooms)
Day 2 St Catherine’s – Dahab
Day trip to St Catherine’s and return to Dahab. You will travel on a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to St. Catherine’s Town and begin climbing the mountain in the dark of night. Watch the sun rise atop the mountain, the same place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After descending, tour St. Catherine’s Church, the oldest monastery still in use, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, head back to Dahab with your group.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3: Arrival Taba border – Eilat – Arava Border – Wadi Rum
Morning transfer to Taba border Arrive Taba – Eilat border , meet and assist , transfer to Arava border to cross on to Jordan , Arrive Jordan side , meet and assist , drive direct to Wadi Rum for dinner. Wadi Rum is one of the world's most beautiful deserts. More than just a sea of rolling dunes, this protected wilderness near Jordan's southern border is made unique by the dramatic sandstone and basalt mountains jutting out of its sandy floor.
Overnight under the stars in Wadi Rum Camp. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4: Wadi Rum – Petra
Enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4×4 Jeep Tour through Wadi Rum. Following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and the Martian, you will discover ancient rock carvings, climb sand dunes or walk over rock bridges. Also pause and let the atmosphere of the magic desert landscape cast its spell over you. After your tour, depart to Petra, today you will visit the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. Did you know that Petra is one of the New 7 Wonders of the Modern World? From visitor center, make your way through the Siq, a narrow, high walled, red sandstone canyon, towards the famous Treasury. Take some time to marvel at the magnificent building, which has been carved in stone thousands of years ago. Then set out to explore the rest of the Rose-Red City with its many caves and tombs, a roman theater, palaces, and many other structures. If you enjoy walking, you can also hike all the way up to the High Place of Sacrifice, or even to the Monastery.
Overnight in Petra. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5: Petra – Dead Sea
After breakfast, drive to the Dead Sea the lowest spot on earth 400 meters below sea level. Spend the rest of the day bathing and relaxing in the gently lapping waters of the Dead Sea and be amazed that you can’t sink!
Overnight in Dead Sea Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6: Dead Sea – Jerash – Amman City Tour – Amman
After breakfast drive north to visit Jerash. Jerash is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Graeco-Roman cities and a close second to Petra on the list of favourite destinations in Jordan.
The ancient city of Jerash boasts a history of human occupation dating back to more than 6 500 years. Excavations have unearthed two theatres, several temples, churches, a market, thermal baths, and the famous Cardo Maximus. Continue to Amman, the capital of Jordan, a fascinating city of contrasts. Visit the Citadel, which is situated on one of the highest hills in Amman that offers a splendid view of the old city. Near the citadel pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum that houses an excellent collection of Jordan’s antiquities. Proceed to the downtown of the old city to visit the Roman Theatre, which dates back to the 2nd century AD.
It is also the home of Jordan’s Folklore Museum, which displays various artifacts of the traditional Jordanian life including, costumes, home furnishings, musical instruments and handicrafts dating back to the 19th century. Conclude your sightseeing tour of Amman by visiting King Abdullah Mosque to be familiar with the classic / modern Islamic architecture.
Overnight in Amman. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7: Departure Day Amman
After breakfast, free time till your transfer time to Amman Airport for departure.
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Local Tours guides will also be present for both Egypt and Jordan.
· 6 Nights’ Accommodation
· Internal Flight Cairo to Sharm el Sheik
· Meals as listed in itinerary
· Meet & assist by our representatives Cairo/Sharm el Sheik,Dahab Taba Border Crossing Egypt & Jordan, Amman Airport - Departure
· All Sightseeing as per above mentioned itinerary
· Private English Speaking guide.
· Transfers and Tours by modern AC car with English Speaking driver.
· Visa to Jordan
· 2 hours Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum.
· Entrance with lunch in Dead Sea
· International Flights & Travel Insurance
· Entrance Visa to Egypt
· Meals not detailed in itinerary
· Drinks and personal expenses
· Tipping for drivers/services/horses at Petra
· Tipping for your guide
· Personal Expenses
· Any service not mentioned in our offer
· Taba Crossing Fee (currently USD10)
This tour has a lot of walking and requires a moderate level of fitness. There are steep stairs, uneven roads and getting on and off boats. Sites are large and sometimes hot, you may need to walk several kilometres around a single site and do two in a day. You need to be fairly fit to attend this tour.
This price is per person. You will receive a single bed in a room to share with one other person. If you do not nominate a friend to share with we will do our best to find you a roommate, however if this is not possible the single room rate will apply, we hope you understand.
*For this tour you have a $750 deposit and the remainder is 75 days before the start of the tour.
*For this tour you have a $750 deposit and the remainder is 75 days before the start of the tour.