Welcome to Dead Sea Highway
Sometimes you’ve got to get down low to find the real highlights. The Dead Sea is the example par excellence – to be found quite literally at the lowest point on earth. Taking a dip takes on a new meaning here, as the intensely salty water keeps you so buoyant you’ll be bobbing about like a cork rather than gracefully swimming a few strokes. Dead Sea mud famously doubles as a skincare product, but you can take... Read More
Top experiences in Dead Sea Highway
Dead Sea Highway activities
3-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea
Traveling with a friendly, professional driver, your 3-night tour takes you into Jordan’s interior to experience some of the natural and archaeological gems hidden in its beautiful desert landscapes.After an overnight stay in Amman on Day 1, enjoy a guided walking tour of the age-old, UNESCO-listed rock city of Petra on Day 2. On Day 3, after an overnight stay in Petra, take in the stunning desert scenery of Wadi Rum on a 4x4 and then continue to the Dead Sea. Enjoy time here to float in the incredible, salt-rich waters before you wend your way back to Amman and spend a last night at your hotel in the city.A choice of hotel accommodation is available on your tour: choose from Jordan’s tourist-class, prime-class or superior-class hotels depending on your budget. Breakfast and dinner are included at each hotel and there’s ample time to enjoy lunch at your own expense on each day.Please see the itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
2-Day Weekend Guided Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, Dana Reserve, Mujib Trail and Dead Sea
Day 1: Amman - Petra: 3 hours driving from Amman Depart to the south toward the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra that is considered one of the wonders of the world. A city 139 miles (225 kilometers) from Amman that was carved in stone more than 2000 years ago in order to dominate the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Visit its towns, damns, and water channels and enjoy a walk along the narrow siq, a path which is the main entrance to the city. The first thing you will see is the Khazneh, which was believed to hold countless treasures. You will also see other monuments such as The Monastery and the Altar of Sacrifice. In the afternoon you will move towards Wadi Rum, called the valley of moon, where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was filmed and lately The Martian. You will spend the night in a Bedouin camp inside Rum reserve, in a very unique, calm and quiet spot whilst having dinner cooked according to Bedouin style and evening activities including looking out through telescopes. (The camp consist of Tents, with beds, blankets , Toilets, dining room - all necessaries for life including electricity via solar system). Day 2: Petra - Wadi Rum - Dana - Mujib Siq Trail and Dead Sea: After breakfast you will have a short visit of Wadi Rum in a 4x4 Jeep. Wadi Rum is a uniquely-shaped massive mountain that rose among the rosy red sand of the desert with towering cliffs of various brownish, reddish and golden colors. Next, you will make your way toward the Dana Reserve before continuing to the Al Mujib Reserve on the siq trail. Then, you will transfer to the Dead Sea which sits over 1300 feet (400 m) below sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were destroyed by fire and brimstone. The Dead Sea speaks for itself: there are no living fish. It is by far one of Jordan's most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm, shining water glowing from the scorching sun above, is known for the concentration of salt and minerals which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed. Enjoy some free time to swim before returning to your hotel in Amman.Please note: Spending the night at Rum might be switched to a lodge (Bait Ali) instead of Bedouin camp during winter time and according to weather conditions (option to choose a heated chalet would be possible for extra charges).
Full-Day Private Tour to Petra from Dead Sea
The private tour to Petra is an ideal journey to the new Wonder of the World and an UNESCO World Heritage site and Jordan’s Treasure.The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is south of the capital Amman and the Dead Sea. Once in Petra (Wadi Musa), your driver will take you to the Petra Visitor Center to arrange your ticket and your local Petra guide (optional) and prepare your tour. Feel free to browse the center before or after your tour. A horse and carriage are available for hire, just ask your driver or guide for assistance. Petra is a rich day full of history and stories and your local guide will be with you until the Treasury and beyond. The towering Treasury is first glimpse and is breathtaking as you end the Siq to continue the rest of your tour into the Petra Valley. It is recommended that you take photos around the entrance of the Treasury prior to your walk towards the Roman-like Theater from the early 1st century AD, and the countless temples, altars, and colonnaded streets; though don’t go far from your guide as they share the Nabataeans stories. By this time, you have covered the highlights of Petra and it is suggested that you return back towards the entrance to meet your driver at the pickup agreed location for your journey back to Dead Sea. Sit back and enjoy the Ride.
Private Tour: Lowest Location on Earth and Baptism Site of Jesus from Amman
Your friendly driver will be at the lobby of your Amman hotel at 9am for pickup with a transfer in an AC private, climate-controlled vehicle with your driver. Be sure to bring your bathing suit, towel, sun hat, and sunscreen. Then, journey to the east bank of the Jordan River and UNESCO-listed Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the place where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. On arrival, your driver will assist to arrange your entrance to the Baptism Site. Then, head inside and choose to ride the shuttle or walk to the baptism site. See the different areas, including the location of Jesus’ baptism, remnants of Roman and Byzantine churches, and other points of interest. Your driver will be waiting at the entrance, the tour is usually a 1.5 hour experience. A local guide is available for hire. Afterward, continue to the Dead Sea. Sitting 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level, this salt lake stands at the lowest point on Earth, and boasts salt-rich waters that make floating easy. The unique climactic conditions here are also known to be beneficial, revitalizing and rejuvenating the body. Head to a resort hotel with the Dead Sea’s largest private beach, and enjoy free time to float, sunbathe, swim in the freshwater pools, and have a meal (own expense) at the hotel restaurants. Finally, rejoin your driver and return to Amman, where a late afternoon hotel drop-off concludes your tour.
Private Tour: Full-Day Jordan Castles Tour from Amman
After early morning pickup at your Amman hotel, set off with your driver in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Be sure to bring a sun hat and camera. Absorb the views as you venture south into Jordan’s desert landscapes. Your driver will not act as your guide: instead, you may choose to explore each site independently, or hire a local guide (own expense) at the many sites where they are available.Stop first at the walled town of Kerak, standing 2,952 feet (900 meters) above sea level, and dominated by Kerak Castle, one of the Middle East’s largest Crusader castles. Built in the 1140s by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem, this hilltop fortress resisted Saladin’s forces for decades before succumbing in 1189.Head up to the castle, and explore on your own, or with a guide (own expense). Walk through the grounds, and view the Crusader architecture of vaults, corridors, and doorways built from dark stone. Visit the main tower, underground galleries, and church, and see the later Arabic additions of light limestone. Delve into the on-site archaeological museum, and admire the views from the courtyard to the Dead Sea. Then, reconvene with your driver and explore Kerak town, seeing its 19th-century Ottoman houses and shops. Browse for souvenirs and if you wish, visit a local restaurant for a traditional Jordanian lunch (own expense) of mansaf (lamb with yogurt and rice) or other dishes.Next, head east of Amman to see some of Jordan’s famous desert castles. Commissioned by the 7th- and 8th-century Umayyad caliphs, these buildings served as fortresses, pleasure palaces, caravan inns, and hunting lodges. View some of the castles, and finish at the best-preserved: UNESCO-listed Qasr Amra, famous for its 8th-century frescoes.Your tour concludes with a late afternoon drop-off at the departure point in Amman.
Private Tour: Masada at Dawn, or Later, from Jerusalem
A full 10-12 hour day exploring the Dead Sea region. You will be picked up from your Jerusalem accommodations at 4am to take advantage of the cooler part of the day as we start out by driving 1.5 hours to the Dead Sea. Climb Masada at dawn ( with a 04:00 am departure from Jerusalem ) from the eastern Snake Path (1 hour moderate walk) or drive towards Arad (2.5 hours drive from Jerusalem) to reach the base of the Roman Ramp (30 minute, easy walk). There is also the option with later departure s( 06:30 am or 08:30 am ) from Jerusalem of arriving to Masada to catch the cable car to the summit .A comprehensive tour of Masada with guide explanations of the remains of both King Herod's fortress and the Jewish rebels who years later fought the Roman army. Finish you time on the mountain with a gentle walk or if you want an easier option enjoy the views from a cable car ride down the mountain. Enjoy breakfast or a mid-morning snack at Masada As your tour is private it can be customized to a suit all needs, a few options to visit are :Masada multimedia museum, hike the Ein Gedi National Park, swim in sweet waters of David's Falls, visit the ancient Ein Gedi synagogue and explore Kibbutz Ein Gedi.Next head to the Dead Sea, where you can take some time float in the sea or try mud packs and massages. Depending on your personal preference and time willing you can also enjoy these additional options: visiting the Jordan River baptism site at Qasr El Yahud with incredible views of desert monasteries or visiting the Inn of the Good Samaritan with its beautiful Byzantine mosaics. Before returning to Jerusalem.