Jordan Through the Movies – 3 Day Private Tour

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Jordan Through the Movies – 3 Day Private Tour

Our 3-day private Jordan Through the Movies Tour allows you to feel as though you've been transported into some of your favorite films as you visit their iconic filming locations throughout Jordan.

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Available Every Day Duration 3 days, 2 nights

Guaranteed Departures No minimum number of pax

Free Cancellation Up to 48 hours in advance

No Pre-Arranged Visa Needed For most nationalities

About This Tour

Experience Jordan through the movies on this exciting private tour. Jordan has become quite a hit among movie-makers, with more and more blockbusters being filmed in the Hashemite Kingdom and propelling the country’s most iconic sites, such as Petra and Wadi Rum, onto the screens of hundreds of millions of fans around the world. The recent surge of Oscar-nominated movies filmed in Jordan (in 2016, two Oscar nominees were filmed in Wadi Rum), has led us to create this 3-day Highlights of Jordan Through the Movies Tour which takes you on a journey through Jordan with a twist, as you retrace the footsteps of the movie stars themselves.

Start from Eilat, Tel Aviv, or Jerusalem in Israel (transfer into Jordan through the Beit Shean Crossing) or from Amman or Aqaba in Jordan.

Meet your expert guide, who will combine the history and culture of Jordan with the star-studded impact of the movies. The first stop in Jordan will be Jerash, one of the most impressive ancient Roman cities from history. It’s also the place where Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars created the sport, ‘Old Testament NASCAR’ racing through the same spots where the Romans raced their chariots thousands of years ago.

After driving south, near the capital city of Amman, you’ll visit Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the promised land after walking for 40 years in the desert. As sunset approaches, transfer to Petra where you’ll stay overnight in the village of Wadi Musa, just outside the entrance to the rose red city.

On day two, see the highlights of Petra with a specific focus on their movies: see the Treasury, perhaps most well known from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and also featured in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Petra is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, and its enormous size is simply out of this world, making for a perfect movie setting. Your guide will take you through the city, past the most iconic movie locations, and into some of the lesser-known nooks and crannies.

Departing Petra, you’ll head south as we transfer to Wadi Rum, the valley of the moon. You’ll stay overnight in our Bedouin Camp, one of the most special places to stay in the valley, and the same camp where Matt Damon stayed for one month during his filming of The Martian (2015) (upgrade to the same suite as Damon is available for extra cost). Incidentally, Damon said of Wadi Rum: “I was in awe of that place, it was really, really special. One of the most spectacular and beautiful places I have ever seen, and like nothing I’ve ever seen anywhere else on Earth”

Head out into the desert of Wadi Rum the following morning, led by our local Bedouin guides who will take you off the beaten track in the valley of the moon. As locals who grew up here, they are unrivaled in their knowledge of every crack of this desert landscape and are able to bring the movies to life as your ride on their open top jeeps across the bright red landscape.

Wadi Rum has become popular in the movies as a lunar-like setting hard to find on Earth, and recently, thanks to its similarity to the landscape of the planet Mars. As well as The Martian, where Wadi Rum represented the landscape of Mars, Theeb, another 2016 Oscar nominee, was entirely filmed in Wadi Rum. The red desert of Wadi Rum was also featured in Red Planet (2000) but it is most famous as the filming location of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) which recounted historic events which took place here in Wadi Rum, and was mostly filmed on location.

From Wadi Rum, head south to Aqaba, Jordan’s window onto the Red Sea, and enjoy the markets of this thriving city. For those returning to Israel, cross back into Israel and return to your point of departure.

To customize this tour even more, contact us to arrange a private tour to your liking.

The visa fee of $60 is waived on this and all three day tours to Jordan.

Highlights

  • Tour Jerash, the ancient Roman city where part of Top Gun was filmed
  • Visit Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the promised land after walking for 40 years in the desert
  • See the highlights of Petra, including the famous sites from films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 
  • Stay overnight in the same Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum where Matt Damon stayed during the filming of The Martian
  • Jeep safari through Wadi Rum, one of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth.
  • Free time to explore the markets in Aqaba.
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Jordan Through the Movies - 3 Day Private Tour Itinerary

Prices and Booking

From Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, or Eilat Available Every day
Adult Price upon inquiry
Children (2-12) Price upon inquiry
From Amman or Aqaba Available Every day
Adult Price upon inquiry
Children (2-12) Price upon inquiry

What's Included

 

Transportation to all sites from your start point in modern, regulated, fully air-conditioned vehicles.

 

Lunch on days one and two, dinner on the second day, and breakfast on the second and third days.

 

Dinner on day two

 

Breakfast on days two and three

 

Accommodation in hotel and/or Bedouin campsite

 

All entrance fees – worth approximately $80-90

 

Fully guided tour in English by government licensed guides. Guiding in other languages (Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Romanian, Bulgarian) is available.

 

Experienced local operations team  available 24/7

 

Other extras available upon request for all private tours

What's Excluded

 

Border fee of $65 per person, paid in cash to the representative

 

Tips

 

Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary

 

Travel insurance

Important Information

Travel prep

Each of our tours clearly states what is included in the price and what is not. Generally speaking, the listed tour price includes everything except for the border fee and visa fee – this means guiding, transport, and entrance fees are included on all tours. Where applicable, overnight accommodation, flight transfers, and meals are also included. Please read the detailed information on the tour you are booking in order to see exactly what is included.
For tours crossing at the Sheikh Hussein Border in the north – our representative will collect the $65 border fee in cash upon pickup. Our Jordanian representative will collect the $60 visa fee in cash on the Jordanian side of the border (only for those 2-day tours). For tours crossing at the Yitzhak Rabin/Arava Border in the south – our Israel representative will collect the $65 border fee in cash when you arrive at the border. Our Jordanian representative will collect the $60 visa fee in cash on the Jordanian side of the border (only for those on 1 and 2-day tours).
The border crossing process is pretty simple and stress-free. All of our tours from Israel to Petra include border assistance service. More details about the crossing procedure at the Arava Border near Eilat (which the majority of our tours use) can be found here.
You will pay for your tour with a credit card when booking. Payment of visa fees, border fees, and tips must be in cash. You may bring cash and/or credit cards with you for personal needs on your trip.
Everyone traveling on our tours should bring $65 for the border fee. Travelers on 1 or 2 day tours should bring $60 for the visa fee. It is recommended to tip your guide and driver $5. It is also recommended to bring extra cash for souvenirs, food, and other personal needs.
As per our terms & conditions, Petra from Israel reserves the right to change the itinerary at any time. This happens rarely and only to meet travelers’ satisfaction. These changes will be reflected on the website and will be emailed to you in a reminder about your tour the day before departure. Please also note that all times on the itinerary are approximate, as we cannot always account for certain delays, including traffic, weather conditions, and more.
We recommend bringing good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Warm clothing/a jacket are also recommended for overnight tours and tours during the winter months. We also recommend that you bring extra cash.
Upgrades are subject to availability, so requests must be made in advance. We highly recommend selecting the chalet option when booking your tour, or contact us to arrange it, at least 24 hours in advance of your tour. Chalet upgrades are $120 per chalet ($60 when shared). The Martian tents are $240 per tent ($120 per person when shared) and must be arranged upon booking. Please contact us after completing your booking to confirm your Martian tent upgrade.
Visitors traveling alone on our tours will be charged a single traveler supplement fee of $25/night. If you are staying in the Bedouin camp, you have the option to upgrade to a chalet or Martian tent, both of which you will have to pay the entire price for if you are not sharing it with another traveler.
We use 3-star hotels on all our overnight tours, all of which have a 4 out of 5 or higher score on TripAdvisor. The regular hotel we use at Petra is generally considered to be 4-star. We often change hotels due to seasons and demand, but we are happy to give you an exact hotel name for your trip if you contact us with dates. Some tours include overnights in a Bedouin camp instead of hotels, but you may opt for a hotel instead if you ask in advance to arrange this.

Discounts and Allowances

Children under 12 receive a $70 discount on all tours. Babies under 2 are offered all tours for free if they sit on lap (please note we don’t provide baby-seats).
Students receive a 5% discount on all group tours.

Fees and Visa

Yes. However, the visa fee is waived for those staying more than 48 hours (anyone on our three- and four-day tours). Whether or not you need to arrange your visa in advance depends on which country’s passport you are traveling with. For full visa information according to nationality, please read more.
Travelers from many countries can simply get a visa on arrival at the border, but some nationalities are required to arrange a visa in advance. Please read here to see if you need to pre-arrange your visa.
The border and visa fees are not included in the tour price and are to be paid to the representative, in cash.
The visa fee is a $60 fee charged by the Jordanian Border Authorities for all visas. This fee is only required if a visitor is staying for less than 48 hours – so those staying for 2 nights or more do not need to pay this fee. The $65 border fee is charged by Petra from Israel and covers the departure tax from Israel, the departure tax for operated groups from Jordan, arrangement and preparation of Jordanian visas, assistance from a border representative upon arriving in Jordan, and assistance from a border representative upon exiting Jordan.
The border fee is $65 and the visa fee is $60.
For tours crossing at the Sheikh Hussein Border in the north – our representative will collect the $65 border fee in cash upon pickup. Our Jordanian representative will collect the $60 visa fee in cash on the Jordanian side of the border (only for those 2-day tours). For tours crossing at the Yitzhak Rabin/Arava Border in the south – our Israel representative will collect the $65 border fee in cash when you arrive at the border. Our Jordanian representative will collect the $60 visa fee in cash on the Jordanian side of the border (only for those on 1 and 2-day tours).
You will pay for your tour with a credit card when booking. Payment of visa fees, border fees, and tips must be in cash. You may bring cash and/or credit cards with you for personal needs on your trip.

Cancellation Policy

Please read our tour terms and conditions here.
You may cancel your tour at any time. Tours that include overnights and are canceled more than 48 hours in advance will receive a 95% refund. One day tours that are canceled more than 24 hours in advance will receive a 95% refund. Day tours canceled within 24 hours of departure time and tours of two or more days that are not canceled within 48 hours of the departure time are not refundable.