Day 1: Arrival - Aqaba International Airport - Petra Arrival at Aqaba International Airport in Aqaba, Jordan. (Optional arrival from land or sea) Our airport representative will be waiting for you to assist with visa procedures. The airport representative will walk you through customs and down to the luggage hall. Afterwards, meet with your driver in the arrival hall. The driver will be holding a name sign. Transfer to your hotel in Petra for an overnight.
Day 2: Petra After breakfast at the hotel, visit Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as one of the seven wonders of the world. Petra was carved out of the rocky southern Jordanian desert by the Nabateans over 2000 years ago. What was then the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, Petra was lost for 2000 years until it was rediscovered 200 years ago by a Swedish explorer. Over the past 200 years, more and more of Petra has been uncovered, and more treasures are still being uncovered to this day.
Here you will have a full-day guided tour. Enter through the Siq and visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, Theater, Colonnaded Street etc. After lunch, if time permits, visit the Monastery and/or the High Place of Sacrifice. It is a lot of climbing but definitely worth the views!
Optional activities for tonight (as supplement): Petra by Night (every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, local Turkish Bath.
Day 3: Petra – Wadi Rum After breakfast at the hotel, check out and meet with your driver. Transfer to Wadi Rum and stop at the Visitors Centre. Here you will enjoy a half-day jeep tour of Wadi Rum and a freshly prepared barbeque lunch. A jeep tour is the best way to discover many sites in Wadi Rum. The jeep will stop at each site giving you time to roam around and a chance to climb some of the beautiful natural formed bridges in Wadi Rum. Afterwards, enjoy a dinner and overnight at a campsite in Wadi Rum.
Optional before the jeep tour, enjoy a half-hour camel ride from Wadi Rum Village to Lawrence’s Spring..
Day 4: Wadi Rum – Aqaba After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and meet with your driver. Transfer to Aqaba and check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours. Explore Aqaba and it’s Red Sea coastal line. Aqaba is full of water activities such as snorkeling and diving. Feel free to enjoy the beach or roam around local markets. Overnight in Aqaba.
Day 5: Aqaba departure Check out of your hotel and transfer to Aqaba International Airport for departure. Keep in mind that you need to be at the airport 3 hours prior to your departure time. (Optional departure from land or sea in Aqaba) *Note that departure via Queen Alia International Airport, Amman is also possible but there will be a supplement for the transfer.