Treasures of Jordan

Journey back in time through a land of antiquity exploring thousands of years of human history. Jordan is a wealth of hidden treasure and a fascinating mix of cultures and ancient civilisations. This storied country boasts architecture from countless empires, including the Romans, Greeks and Nabataeans. Marvel at the Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, the Byzantine mosaics at Madaba and the fortified Kerak Castle of crusader fame. Without a doubt, the jewel of Jordan remains the ancient city of Petra. Wander down the narrow siq and explore this incredible wonder, hewn into sheer rock more than 2000 years ago.

7 days/6 nights
Departs ex Amman

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Highlights:

  • Explore the Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum and Citadel
  • Wander through the colonnaded streets of Jerash
  • Marvel at incredible Petra and explore its fascinating history
  • Witness the breathtaking desert landscapes of Wadi Rum

Accommodation options:

  • Option A – Grand Hyatt, Petra Movenpick, Memories Aicha Camp, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
  • Option B – Kempinski Amman, Petra Movenpick, Memories Aicha Camp, Dead Sea Movenpick

Inclusions

  • Amman meet & assist
  • Airport/hotel return transfers in private A/C vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Service of local English speaking guide in Jerash and Petra
  • 2hr 4WD jeep tour
  • Porterages at hotels and airport
  • 6 nights accommodation in hotels on B&B basis (except in Wadi Rum – half board).

Treasures of Jordan

Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Day 1

Amman
Arrive Amman airport. Transfer to your city hotel.

Day 2

Amman
Tour the Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum and Citadel. Transfer to the ancient Greco-Roman city of Jerash and walk its colonnaded streets and plazas, discover its temples, theatres, baths and the Arch of Hadrian. B

Days 3/4

Petra
Travel the King’s Highway to Petra, stopping to see a 6th century mosaic map of Palestine. Visit Mt Nebo, said to be the last resting place of Moses, and impressive Kerak Castle. On Day 4, be guided along the narrow Siq to the lost city of Petra, with its exquisite Treasury and tombs. B

Day 5

Wadi Rum
Drive to the breathtaking desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Home to Bedouin tribes, it was made famous by British officer and writer T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia). Take a 4WD desert safari beneath towering sandstone mountains and sculptural rock formations. BD

Day 6

Dead Sea
Drive to your hotel in the Dead Sea. Afternoon is at leisure to indulge in one of the many spa treatments or just explore this unique salt lake 427m below sea level. B

Day 7

Tour ends
Return to Amman. Tour ends. B


B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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JORDAN OVERVIEW

Why Jordan: Jordan is best known for the remarkable city of Petra, however there are so many other fascinating sites. Some of the country’s best sites can be found in Amman, its capital, including the Roman Theatre, and Citadel, whilst the incredible Roman ruins of Jerash are a must-see. The deserts of Wadi Rum are incredible to explore, as is famous crusader castle, Kerak, whilst floating in the salt-filled Dead Sea is a truly unique and bizarre experience.

Climate:Like many of its Middle Eastern neighbours, Jordan has a hot, dry climate; with long, hot, dry summers and short, cooler winters. Its climate is influenced by both the Arabian Desert and the subtropical humidity of the Mediterranean. The hottest time of year is between June and September where temperatures average between 32-35°C during the day. December, January and Febburary are the coolest months with temperatures in the mid-teens.

Combine with: In the central Middle East, Jordan is surrounded by a number of other fascinating countries including Israel and Egypt. Our 15 Day Egypt & Jordan tour (page 6 & 7) visits all the major sites and explores both these destinations in detail.

Getting there: Major Middle Eastern airlines Emirates, Etihad and Qatar all fly into Jordan’s capital Amman, or alternatively Royal Jordanian Airlines fly into each of these hubs, including Cairo.

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