From Jerusalem, your first day starts by crossing to Jordan via the Sheikh Hussein border. Driving past the lush mountains of the countrys north, your first stop is one of the worlds best-preserved Roman cities: Jerash. The impressive Hadrians arch marks the entrance to a variety of colonnaded streets, perfectly designed theatres and vast squares.
After a traditional lunch, youll head to Ammans Citadel, where you can learn about the history of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and enjoy the panoramic views across this modern capital. In the afternoon, the route will take you to a Bedouin camp near modern Petra, allowing the unique experience of Bedouin hospitality including a delicious dinner, local music and stargazing next to a warming campfire. Youll spent the night here in one of the traditional, comfortable huts, where real beds and sheets are provided alongside a towel.
The next morning, youll board your minivan again just after breakfast and depart for Petra. The entire day is dedicated to wandering the red-rose city and its famous archaeological sites built by the Nabataeans some 2.000 years ago. The first half will be a guided tour past the siq and the treasury, while after a local lunch youll have time to go explore other sites like the monastery or royal tombs. In the evening, youll head back for dinner and another night in the Bedouin camp.
Your last day consists of an exciting 4x4 Jeep tour through the virtually untouched, moon-like desert landscape of Wadi Rum. After lunch at a local restaurant, youll make your way to the Allenby Border crossing, and arrive back in Jerusalem by late evening.