Passage to Petra - 6 days

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From the rose city of Petra to the red desert of Wadi Rum, see the very best of Jordan in six incredible days.

  • Wadi Mujib - trek the Siq Trail of Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve
  • Two nights in Petra - UNESCO-listed Nabataean city that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
  • Wadi Rum - Vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations
  • Dead Sea - Beautiful landscape with warm buoyant mineral-rich waters
  • Shobak Crusader castle - Perched dramatically on a hill top
  • Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
  • Madaba - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
  • Umm ar-Rasas - An ancient city and important stop on the caravan route between east and west
  • Amman - Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
Age Policy
18 years or 16 years with an accompanying adult
  • Middle East
  • Jordan
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • Cultural
  • Singles
  • History
  • Scenic
Day 1: Amman

Sunday. Welcome to Jordan, arrive Amman, included transfer to our hotel.

Day 2: Madaba

Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Umm ar Rasas - Petra. Morning visit to the Citadel and Archaeological Museum. Leaving Amman, we stop at Madaba and Mt. Nebo, and then continue onto Um ar-Rasas, one of Jordan’s World Heritage sites. Onto Petra for the night. Consider the evening Petra by Night excursion (payable locally).

Day 3: Petra

Morning walk through the mysterious mile-long Siq, to explore the Khazneh (the temple of Indiana Jones fame), Theatre, Colonnaded Street and Museum. After lunch, climb to ad-Deir (the Monastery) and this evening, why not try your hand at Jordanian cooking, on our Petra Kitchen Add-on?

Day 4: Wadi Rum

Petra - Wadi Rum. This morning offers opportunity to return to Petra. We stop in the Wadi Musa souk to pick up lunch before making the scenic drive to Wadi Rum. Afternoon jeep tour to our remote camp site deep in the heart of the Wadi Rum.

Day 5: Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Shobak – Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. After breakfast at the campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway. Visit Shobak Crusader Castle en route to the Dead Sea, to bob in the mineral rich waters. Later trek the Siq Trail of Wadi Mujib before returning to our resort by the Dead Sea.

Day 6: Dead Sea

Friday. Dead Sea - Amman Airport. Onward departure transfer to Amman's Queen Alia airport.

  • 5 breakfasts and 1 dinners
  • 4 nights - 4 star hotels and 1 night - Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
  • 4x4 desert safari through the sand dunes of Wadi Rum
  • Dead Sea - Free time to swim and detox
  • Touring of Amman, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Shobak, Umm ar-Rasas and Mt Nebo
  • Escorted by a licensed Jordanian tour guide
  • English speaking specialist guides at some local sights
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 6. Please note departure transfers on day 6 are only offered at 04:00, 07:00 and 12:00
  • All transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
-Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
-Entrance Fees: USD$120-140pp, paid in local currency

Denise Giordimaina 08-May-2019

What an amazing tour we had. We met with Ali at the airport who took us smoothly through Customs and then with a driver drove us to our hotel which was lovely. We met with Mahmoud the following day and he was a great source of information on all of the tour sites that we visited. Petra was amazing at night and even more so during the day. There was much more to see and Mahmoud made sure we had lunch and did all that we wanted to do. We packed a lot in to 6 day tour and Mahmoud was a great guide, everything was easy going and we were well fed and educated.Thank you for organising such a great short visit of Jordan and we would not hesitate in organising another tour with On the Go Tours in the future .

Rating: 4/5

Patrick Calleja 02-Jan-2019

A very well organized and enjoyable tour managed by our guide Mohammed Hamadeen who was thoroughly professional, courteous, knowledgeable and amusing. Petra of course was inspiring and mind boggling!

Rating: 5/5

Mirto Mavris 30-Nov-2018

I think this trip was fantastic. It was so much more than I expected. Our tour guide was great, so knowledgeable and accommodating on all our changes, questions and indecisiveness. Encouraged us all beyond what was needed, went the extra mile for all of us. This trip will be recommended and has already been recommended to friends already What is needed is the level of fitness to be stated on the tour documentation somewhere. Not that it is a problem as one can decide if they want to the activities or not, therefore not a hindrance at all. Good to go again = I loved it!

Rating: 5/5

Suzanne Hebert 05-Oct-2018

Passage to Petra was such a great tour and our tour guide, Mahmoud, was a huge part of our wonderful experience. He is so upbeat, knowledgeable, and passionate - learning from him was a highlight of the tour. All of the destinations were absolutely worth the time, but i think that my favourite part was the Wadi Rum trip because it was just so gorgeous. I truly enjoyed Petra as well as it was a day full of physical activity - hiking all around. The hike on day 2 at Petra was my favorite part of touring Petra - there were fewer people, no horses, camels, donkeys, etc. It was quiet and gorgeous and the views were amazing. Overall, this was an awesome trip - Thanks to On The Go and to Mahmoud!

Rating: 5/5

G Rodrig 24-Sep-2018

This tour was great to see the highlights of Jordan. It was my first solo trip and it was an amazing experience and got to meet great people in the tour. Our tour guide Mahmoud was amazing and always made sure that we had fun. Get ready for a lot of hiking for long hours but the spectacular views make the hike all worth it. I would recommend to try not to fly out too early on the last day of the tour (6th day) so you can enjoy a bit more time in the dead sea or take a day tour to the baptism site. On the 5th day of the tour you only get to enjoy 2 hours in the dead sea after the afternoon hike on the cannon.

Rating: 5/5

Sarah Nunn 22-Jun-2018

Truly made my entire experience in Jordan. I will recommend this tour to everyone now beck in Australia. I have never had a more knowledgeable, genuine and caring guide in all of my travel experiences.

Rating: 5/5

Olga Parkes 12-May-2018

Myself and my friend booked a tour 'Passage to Petra' with On the Go through Flight Center. This was our first time in Jordan and I did not know much about the country. The whole organisation of the tour was excellent. I didn't have to worry about a single thing. Rami is the best tour guide I've ever met. He told us so much history, but he is also fun and easy going. He is very considerate to everyone in the group and takes care about all. Rami took us to amazing places in Petra, told us so much about the culture and the country. I am very happy that Rami was out tour guide on this trip! Thank you.

Rating: 5/5

Philippa Lacey 09-Apr-2018

Mohammed was an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable guide who made the whole trip a fantastic experience - I can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you

Rating: 5/5

Michelle Anderson 09-Apr-2018

Mohammed was a wonderful and very knowledgeable tour guide for the whole trip, I would definitely recommend him (and On The Go Tours) to anyone that was unsure on whether to take a group tour to Jordan. I would say that this is definitely in my top 5 holidays ever!

Rating: 5/5

Shanthi Sivanantham 02-Jan-2018

I absolutely loved this tour and cannot praise enough. A beautiful country and covered most of the sites during the trip. The hotels we stayed in were excellent standards and the staff went out of their way to look after us. The food was so nice and reasonably priced that we did not look at other restaurants. Our tour guide Ahmed did everything and more than expected to ensure our safety, comfort and above all made sure we saw everything there was to see. I would highly recommend this tour if you are up for an adventure and history/culture.

Rating: 5/5

Kevin Whiteway 21-Sep-2016

Tour was great with a mix of history, current situation and fun activities. Ogle was very supportive and made sure everyone was comfortable. Pick up from / delivery to the airport were very good.

Rating: 4/5

Rita Tavares 04-May-2016

Ogla was absolutely amazing! So fun and careful! The tour was very good, specially Petra and Wadi Rum. Had enormous fun on the jeep ride through desert!

Rating: 5/5

Jonathan Smith 04-May-2016

Fantastic tour, amazing country and lovely people. Well organized no hassles at any point our guide was outstanding really knew his stuff and went out of this way to accommodate us and show us things off the beaten track. Highly recommended.

Rating: 5/5

Andrew Clifford 11-Aug-2015

Generally all fine. Good guide. Hotels not great but suffering a bit from lack of tourists due to problems in the surrounding countries. Rooms OK but air conditioning couldn't cope with extreme heat, breakfast/service not that good. Itinerary was good. Aqaba probably not worth visit though probably on route. Thought Jordan quite expensive. Could include more Biblical references + Lawrence of Arabia in publicity and on tour to attract more people?

Rating: 4/5

Dennis Hall 26-Feb-2015

Ogla was absolutely amazing. His knowledge, his politeness, his warmth, his friendliness all made our trip very memorable and made us want to go back to Jordan. The tour was perfect! Cannot think of one complaint. It was a beautiful trip and a learning experience. The Jordanians were extremely amazing people as well as the food and scenery. Petra was a blast! Even in our senior years, we were able to climb Petra and Ogla was there EVERY step of the way. We felt badly, cause it took us longer and Ogla was so caring for us. On-The-Go should be proud and honored to have such a man as Ogla in your employ. Our Wadi-Rum trip was fantastic and the Bedouins were truly incredible people. This was our very first On-The-Go tour and certainly not our last. It was planned perfectly and we are so glad we decided to take this trip of a lifetime! Thank you so very much for a vacation of our lives!!! We especially want to thank Ogla for making it all possible. What a guide!

Rating: 5/5

Alan Millward 28-Nov-2014

I had an awesome time on my tour of Jordan. Olga was the perfect tour guide. He was fun; informative; concerned always to make sure we were comfortable and having a good time; flexible to make sure each person in our group got to experience exactly what we felt we'd like at the time; and he even got up early in the morning to give us special experiences that I'm sure no other tour guide would have taken their personal time to give us. I cannot rate the experience of my On The Go Tour of Jordan highly enough, including the support people and the drivers and everyone they use to give their guests a good time.

Rating: 5/5

Jessica Cassidy 31-Oct-2014

I had an incredible time exploring just a fraction of Jordan. Having dreamed of seeing Petra for many years it was such an awe inspiring trip to be able to see it from so many different perspectives (night, day, and from above). Ramy was very accommodating to all the people on the tour and did not make anyone feel left out or shamed for not being able to do different activities. I was especially impressed with our second day in Petra going up through the mountain trail. It was a private tour on top of a tour. Ramy was great in trying to make sure everyone got to see what they came for, and even went out of his way to make it that much more special with little treats and finding postcards at the last minute.

Rating: 4/5

Peter Eastwood 14-Oct-2014

Friendly. Knowledgeable. Helpful. Personally, I would have preferred a bit less quoting/referencing the Koran and Islam by the guide, but other people on the tour seemed to be interested and encouraging it, so it is just a personal preference. The Wadi Rum desert camp was rustic. I got many mosquito bites. I have previously camped in a desert many times by necessity, so this addition was not a new experience for me. Again, others might have got more out of it than I did. Petra was very interesting. Jamilla gave a good tour with plenty of information and insight. It was larger with more walking than I really expected. I should have had better footwear ( i.e. Trail boots) than I did; I only have sneakers. I think future tour members could benefit from being informed of the relatively rough walking surfaces and perhaps a suggested packing list could be useful.

Rating: 4/5

Ingrid Gordon 07-Sep-2014

Was very well planned and did not have to worry about anything, just sat back and relaxed and enjoyed the trip. Very good local guide, and driver. Really a trip worth the bucket list....must do

Rating: 4/5


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