Tourists in Israel can add a 3-4 day Jordan tour to their itinerary; there are regular departures from Israel to the neighboring Kingdom of Jordan, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Petra. Whether you are staying in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Eilat or anywhere else in the country you can join a Jordan tour which starts with a complementary pick-up service. Tours cross into Jordan and make their way through the dramatic desert landscape in air-conditioned transportation to destinations like Jerash to see the remains of an ancient Roman city then on to Amman, the country’s capital where tours stay overnight.
Spend a full day touring the Rose City of Petra with an experienced local guide. Petra was a city carved out of red-hued desert rock cliffs by the Nabataean people about 2,300 years ago. The Nabataean civilization thrived in the harsh environment thanks to their ingenious water system and soon Petra became an important stop on the ancient trade routes. On a 3-4 day Jordan tour your guide will show you the highlights of Petra – the long narrow Siq, a gorge flanked by tall rock cliffs; the Treasury, a tomb with an intricately carved façade; the colonnaded street and the large amphitheatre added by the Romans years after the Nabataeanians had abandoned Petra.
Some of the Jordan tours spend the second night back in Amman while others stay in Wadi Musa, a town near Petra. There are 3-4 day Jordan tours that include a desert adventure in Wadi Rum, a wilderness that enchanted Lawrence of Arabia with its strange rock formations and sandstone mountains. You can take a jeep safari in Wadi Rum stopping at several points of interest. Most Jordan tours include a visit to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics and some tours also stop at Mount Nebo where Moses looked into the Promised Land. All 3-4 day Jordan tours end with the return journey back to Israel.