Discover Petra and the Dead Sea

Step back in time in the sweeping sands of Jordan, home to enchanting ancient cities, sacred Biblical sites, and jaw-dropping natural wonders.

Step back in time in the sweeping sands of Jordan, home to enchanting ancient cities, sacred Biblical sites, and jaw-dropping natural wonders. Experience the rock-cut magnificence of Petra and float in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Visit the historic sites of Jerash and Mount Nebo, before an overnight stay in the heart of the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum.

 
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Petra and the Dead Sea

Offering a wealth of new experiences every day, discover our detailed land programme.

DAY 1

Amman

Upon arrival in Amman you are met and transferred from the airport to the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel in Amman. After check-in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. All meals are on your own account.
Overnight at the Intercontinental - Amman

DAY 2

Amman/ Jerash/ Dead Sea

Breakfast will be provided at the restaurant in the hotel. Then proceed to check-out and being your city tour of Amman. Your luggage will travel with you throughout the tour’s duration.
Nestled in the hills of Gilead is the Greco-Roman city of Jerash (your first stop) where archeological remains from Neolithic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad eras have been found, amongst others. Jerash's golden age, however arrived with Roman rule. Today, Jerash is acknowledged as one of the best-preserved province cities of the Roman Empire. Jerash was also a member of the Decapolis, a dynamic commercial league of ten Greco-Roman cities which were grouped together because of their language, culture, location and political status, with each functioning as an autonomous city-state.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Jerash. Today’s tour concludes with a final drive to the hotel located in the Dead Sea.
Overnight at the Kempinski Ishtar- Dead Sea

DAY 3

Dead Sea/ Mount Nebo/ Petra

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before having some free time to swim in the Dead Sea. The shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest land-based elevation on earth and is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. Due to the abundance of salt, wildlife and plants cannot flourish in the area, however the Dead Sea is said to have amazing health benefits for visiting guests.
Your journey continues to Mount Nebo, the mountain where Moses was allowed to see the Holy Land… and not allowed to enter it. Nowadays the mountain is a memorial site. Here you can find the “Church of Moses”, built by the first Christians and it also displays a large number of beautiful mosaics. Ever since the first days of Christianity this mountain has been a holy place and a destination for pilgrimage. Like Moses, you can have a great view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. When the weather is clear, you should even be able to see Jerusalem, which is about 60 kilometers away.
Continue to Madaba, where lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.
Madaba is one of the most memorable places in the holy land. Dubbed “the city of mosaics”, Madaba offers many sites to explore. Amongst them the chief attraction – in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George – is a wonderfully vivid, 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. With two million pieces of colored stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns, as far away as the Nile Delta. This masterpiece is unrivalled in Jordan, but there are literally dozens of other mosaics from the 5th through the 7th centuries scattered throughout Madaba’s churches and homes.
Transfer to Petra, where dinner and the remainder of your day is at your leisure.
Overnight at the Movenpick Resort- Petra

DAY 4

Petra/ Wadi Rum

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for an opportunity to witness an incomparable sight; the ancient rose-red city of Petra, which was built by the Nabataeans more than 2000 years ago. Learn about this fascinating culture and the amazing relics they left behind. In this era Petra was a fortress, carved out of craggy rocks in an area, which was virtually inaccessible.In the first and second century, after the Romans took over, the city reached the peak of its fame.
We start the visit with an optional horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city which is around 800 meters ride. Then we walk on foot to visit the rose-red city of Petra. Petra covers an area of about 100 square km, where over 800 monuments can be found.
When shipping slowly displaced caravan routes, the city’s importance gradually dwindled; it fell into disuse and was lost to the world until 1812, when it was re-discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhart. Nowadays Petra is Jordan’s number 1 tourist attraction, known as the “rose-red city half as old as time”. The Khazneh (the Treasury) stared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Lunch will be provided inside the site. Afterwards, drive approximately 2 hours to Wadi Rum. As you enter the Wadi Rum region, its captivating and mystical beauty will astound you. Black, wind-sculpted hills stand like sentinels upon pale sands, interspersed by dramatic rock formations.
Dinner this evening is provided at the camp.
Overnight at the Memories Aicha Camp (or similar) - Wadi Rum

DAY 5

Wadi Rum/ Aqaba

Enjoy breakfast this morning before check-out formalities. Meet your Silversea representative for an hour exploration of the desert onboard a 4X4 Bedouin truck. This trip into the desert provides awesome and ever-changing vistas of multi-coloured granite and limestone cliffs rising amid the vast expanse of sand. Parts of Wadi Rum resemble a lunar landscape, aptly called the 'Valley of the Moon'. Here, the legend of Lawrence of Arabia was born. A rock formation known as The Seven Pillars of Wisdom was immortalized in the book and film about the legendary figure.
Enjoy lunch under a Bedouin tent before your final transfer to Aqaba’s port. The Staff and crew are ready to welcome you onboard. Bon Voyage!