Ships of the Desert Tour

Visit Jerash, Mt Nebo, Madaba, Shobak, Petra and Wadi Rum where you will spend 2 days exploring this superb desert by camel under the guidance of a trained Bedouin guide.

Tour Itinerary
Inclusion/ Exclusion

Day 1: Arrive Amman (L/D)

You will be met and assisted at Queen Alia International Airport before being transferred to your hotel in Amman. Check-in, then the rest of the day is free-time. Overnight in Amman.

Day 2: Amman – Umm Qais – Jerash – Amman)

This morning, drive to the far north of Jordan to Umm Qais with its spectacular panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee. The basalt basilica is believed to be the site of Jesus’ miracle of the Gadarene swine. Drive to Jerash, one of the best preserved and most complete Roman provincial cities in the world. With your guide enjoy a 2 hour walking tour through the ruins of this city, entering through Hadrian’s Arch and visiting the Hippodrome, Temple of Zeus, Roman Theatres, Temple of Artemis, colonnaded streets and more. Return to Amman for overnight.

Day 3: Amman – Madaba – Mt Nebo – Karak – Petra

After breakfast, drive along the Kings’ Highway to the 6th Century St George Church in Madaba to see the oldest known mosaic map of the Holy Lands. A short drive brings us to Mt Nebo where God permitted Moses a view of the Promised Land before he died. From the lookout see Jericho and the Dead Sea. Taking the Kings’ Highway we pass through the magnificent Wadi Mujib canyon before arriving at Karak. Stop to explore the Crusader Castle before continuing on to Petra. Along the way you will pass Dana Nature Resrve and Shobak Castle. Check-in to your Petra hotel for overnight.

Day 5: Petra

Following breakfast meet with your English speaking guide for a 3-4 hour tour of the rose-red city of Petra. Walk the mile-long Siq (chasm) passing shrines, tombs and carvings before exiting to the breathtaking sight of the Treasury. Walk the Street of Facades, passing the Roman Theatre to reach the Royal Tombs. See the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lions and Great Temple. At the museum your tour ends. Spend the rest of the day exploring more of the city or climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice. Make your own way back to your hotel for overnight

Day 6: Wadi Rum – Camel Trek

This morning travel south to the desert of Wadi Rum, made famous by T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). Meet with your Bedouin guide and learn the simple technique of riding a camel. After a short time you will be comfortable handling the animal on your own as you travel across the vast tracts of sand towards. Along the way we will stop at our “campsite”, watch a spectacular sunset before enjoying a bbq dinner. Overnight: camp

Day 7: Wadi Rum – Camel Trek

After breakfast, mount your camel once again. Today we will make our way through the canyons and across the vast tracks of red sand, see ancient inscriptions, extraordinarily colored sand dunes and majestic mountains. Arriving at Sun City desert camp for the night. Dinner this evening will be a traditional Jordanian meal (zarb) which is cooked in the ground. Overnight: Wadi Rum

Day 8: Departure

This morning we will head north along the Desert Highway to the Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight.

Larsa Hotel – Amman

Location: 12km from centre of Amman.
Close to: Al Baraka Mall & King Abdullah Mosque
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Computer Station, Outdoor Pool

Toledo Hotel – Amman

Location: to the old city centre and within walking distance of the new downtown area.
Close to: Al Baraka Mall & King Abdullah Mosque
Facilities: 24 hour Room Service & Coffee Shop, In-room WiFi, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Centre with indoor poo

Arena Hotel – Amman

Location: 7km from the downtown area of Amman
Close to: Close to the university
Facilities: Restaurant & Coffee Shop, Room Service, Free WiFi, , Fitness Centre with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and indoor pool

Package Includes

  •  3 nights camping in tents in Wadi Rum
  •  2 nights camping in tents on Spice Road
  •  2 nights camping inside Petra
  •  Transfers from Airport to Wadi Rum & Petra to Airport
  •  Full-time professional English speaking trekking guide
  •  Breakfast, lunch & dinner as per itinerary**
  •  Entrance fees
  •  2-man tents with mattresses
  •  Support team:
  • Chef and Assistant
  • Jeep/driver to carry supplies, luggage, and chemical toilet (permitted Days 1 – 5)
  • Meals will be varied throughout the trek. Lunch will consist of a hot meal some days, cold the others. Dinner will always be a hot meal. Water, tea, coffee will be provided.

Package Excludes

  •  Jordan Entry Visa
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Tipping of guide/drivers/catering staff
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