• Petra by night

Wonders of Jordan Tour

Only Jordan can lay claim to the lowest point on the surface of the earth, a rose city carved into the desert rocks, the majestic beauty of reefs in the red sea and the diverse metropolis of a rapidly developing city. Journey through time and through the different landscapes of the world on this 8 day private tour.

Duration
8 days
Options
Private basis, Escorted

Arrive into Amman late this evening and be greeted by your guide at the airport. Transfer to your hotel before beginning the tour tomorrow.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Standard Tour - Amman Cham or similar / Superior Tour - Amman Crowne Plaza or similar

Head east today and see the 'desert castles' where the Umayyads remain from the early days of Islam dating back to the 8th century. Visit the Kharanah, a hotel built in the middle of the desert, and see the charming Amra, its buildings and luxury bath house decorated with fresco's depicting life during this era. Further east, Azraq is home to the castle where Lawrence of Arabia resided and wrote part of his book 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Standard Tour - Amman Cham or similar / Superior Tour - Amman Crowne Plaza or similar

Tour Jordan's capital city and climb to the citadel for unrivaled views across old Amman. Later, head north on the ancient Kings Way to visit Jerash, perhaps the best preserved Roman city in the Middle East. See the impressive Temple of Zeus, Roman theatre, and other spectacular Roman architecture.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Standard Tour - Amman Cham or similar / Superior Tour - Amman Crowne Plaza or similar

Sfter checking out of your Amman hotel your guide will take you to the city of Madaba, best known for its 6th century Mosaic Map of the Holy Land. Follow this with a short drive to Mount Nebo, the site where Moses was granted a view of the promised land. This afternoon you will drive down to the rose city of Petra for your overnight stay.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Standard Tour - Mövenpick Nabatean Castle or similar / Superior Tour - Mövenpick Resort Petra

Take a fascinating tour to admire the natural beauty and breathtaking architecture of this ancient city carved into the rock faces of Wadi Musa. Walk through the Siq, a colourful narrow gorge over a kilometre long which leads to the magnificent and iconic Treasury. See royal tombs, the Roman-style theatre, beautiful temples and museums. Take an optional hike to the monastery high above the valley, a tricky walk but more than worth the effort!

Suggested Accommodation

  • Standard Tour - Mövenpick Nabatean Castle or similar / Superior Tour - Mövenpick Resort Petra

Proceed to the sole gulf city in Jordan, Aqaba for a its sandy beaches, watersports and coral reefs which are the most pristine on the Red Sea. Enjoy free time on arrival to relax and explore.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Standard Tour - Beau Rivage Resort or similar / Superior Tour - Intercontinental Aqaba or similar

This morning you will visit the infamous biblical site of Bethany, the baptism place of Jesus Christ before heading back North to check in to your Dead Sea hotel. Experience the surreal feeling of effortless floating and benefit from the natural healing powers of the mineral rich Dead Sea mud.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Standard Tour - Warwick Winter Valley or similar / Superior Tour - Crowne Plaza Resort or similar

The itinerary comes to an end today. Your guide will take you on the short 45 minute drive from the Dead Sea to the airport in Amman in time for your return flight or onward travels.

Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Meals included as stated
  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure
  • Air-conditioned private transport
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as appropriate

Not included

  • Departure taxes
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide/driver