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Jordan - The Hashemite Kingdom

14 days from £3495 per person

A fascinating, historic and diverse land, Jordan is a welcoming country and home to the jewel of the region - the exceptionally preserved 'Red Rose' city of Petra. Starting in the Amman day visits will be made to Roman Jerash and the fabulous desert cities to the west of the capital before heading to Petra and spending a night under canvas in the desert at Wadi Rum. After relaxing on the Red Sea at Aqaba, time will also be spent in the beautiful Dana Nature Reserve and the unique Dead Sea.

Route: Amman – Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba – Dana Nature Reserve – Dead Sea

Itinerary Highlights

The ‘Rose City’, Petra is accessed through a narrow canyon. Capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, tombs and ornate temples are carved into the red sandstone cliffs.

Wadi Rum, the largest dry river valley in Jordan, is cut into sandstone and granite in southern Jordan. It is known as the ‘Valley of the Moon’ due to its other-worldly appearance.

400m below sea level, the Dead Sea borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. It’s extremely salty waters making floating easy and its black mud is used for therapeutic treatments.

Itinerary: Jordan - The Hashemite Kingdom

Fly from London with British Airways or Royal Jordanian Airlines to Amman where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation. (N)
Accommodation in Amman: Marriott Amman Hotel (or similar)
Today leave Amman and visit the Roman ruins of Jerash. One of Jordan's most significant historical sites, Jerash was one of the great cities of the region and the extensive, well preserved remains need little imagination and make exploration worthwhile. Highlights include Hadrian's Triumphal Arch, the Hippodrome and the Oval Plaza. (B/D)
Accommodation in Amman: Marriott Amman Hotel (or similar)
After breakfast leave Amman and drive west into the desert to visit the evocative desert castles that were once part of a chain that stretched from the north of Damascus to Khirbet al-Mafjar near Arih—a place better known as Jericho. Visits will be made to Qasr al-Hallabat, Qasr Amra and Qasr Kharana as well as the desert town of Azraq home to the fortress of Qasr al-Azraq. (B/D)
Accommodation in Amman: Marriott Amman Hotel (or similar)
Today leave Amman and drive south along the Kings' Highway to Petra and stop en-route at the Byzantine Church of Mount Nebo with its spectacular views over the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Judean Hills. It was from here that Moses is said to have seen the 'Promised Land' and afterwards, proceed to Madaba—home to a unique 6th century mosaic map which portrays the Holy Land. Leave Madaba and continue onto Petra. Hewn from solid rock, the 'Red Rose' city of Petra is one of the wonders of the ancient world. (B/D)
Accommodation in Petra: Movenpick Petra Hotel (or similar)
Famously accessed by foot through the Siq Canyon, today explore Petra with your guide. You enter the city through the towering cliffs, with a narrow winding path that dramatically opens up to expose the awesome facade of the Treasury. This historic site includes temples, baths, houses, paved streets, public buildings, theatres, reservoirs and cisterns. (B/D)
Accommodation in Petra: Movenpick Petra Hotel (or similar)
Today return to Petra with your guide to further explore the city. (B/D)
Accommodation in Petra: Movenpick Petra Hotel (or similar)
This morning leave Petra and head south to the desert lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum, made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Later explore the desert and take an exhilarating 4-wheel drive across the dunes. (B/D)
Accommodation in Wadi Rum: Wadi Rum Desert Camp (or similar)
This morning leave Wadi Rum and drive through the desert countryside to Aqaba. Located at Jordan's southernmost point, Aqaba borders the Red Sea and is the country's only true beach resort. Despite its importance as the mercantile gateway of Jordan, today Aqaba is most famous for being a beach destination—a place of palm groves, sandy beaches, coral reefs and warm seas. (B/D)
Accommodation in Aqaba: Movenpick Resort and Residence (or similar)
At leisure to relax and enjoy your hotel. (B/D)
Accommodation in Aqaba: Movenpick Resort and Residence (or similar)
This morning leave Aqaba and drive north to Dana Nature Reserve. A series of wadis and mountains extending from the top of the Rift Valley to the desert lowlands of Wadi Arabah, Dana offers breathtaking natural beauty, scenic views and numerous sites of archaeological interest. Later visit the reserve and the nearby picturesque Dana village with your guide. (B/D)
Accommodation in Dana Nature Reserve: Dana Guesthouse (or similar)
After breakfast leave Dana and drive to the Dead Sea stopping en-route at the majestic crusader castle of Kerak. With fantastic views towards the Dead Sea and a commanding position guarding the arterial route of the ancient King's Highway, Kerak's location has held such strategic importance over the years. Afterwards continue onto the Dead Sea. (B/D)
Accommodation in the Dead Sea: Movenpick Resort and Spa (or similar)
The lowest point on earth—at over 400 metres below sea level—the Dead Sea is part of the Great Rift Valley that stretches from Ethiopia to Turkey and is famous for having the highest salt content in the world. Over the next two days you are at leisure to relax and enjoy the gently lapping waters which are noted for their curative powers. (B/D)
Accommodation in the Dead Sea: Movenpick Resort and Spa (or similar)
Transfer by car 70kms direct to Amman Airport for your return flight to London Heathrow. (B)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

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