Splendours of Jordan

Overview

This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s magnificent cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. Visit the classical city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo and Petra, the rock-hewn city. The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and the curative waters of the Dead Sea complete your exploration.

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is the starting point for most holidays to the country. This ancient city, consecutively ruled over by the Persians, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the most liberal in the Arab world.

The older downtown area is the place to visit with its colourful souk and King Hussein mosque. Here, the Citadel Hill is a national historic site with Roman and Byzantine remains, and possible signs of civilisation dating all the way back to the Bronze Age. Other impressive sights include the Roman forum and theatre.

Tour Duration: 7 nights

Tour Highlights:

  • Amman
  • Jerash
  • Petra
  • Al Beidha
Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Amman

Fly (regional connections available) to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana for 2 nights.

Day 2: Amman, Jerash

Morning tour of Amman, visiting the citadel with panoramic views of the whole city and the restored Roman theatre in downtown Amman. Afternoon tour of Jerash.

Day 3: Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak, Petra

Travel along the King’s Way, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region; Mount Nebo, from where Moses first viewed the Holy Land; and the crusader castle of Shobak. Continue to Petra. Stay 3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra, situated at the entrance to the site.

Day 4: Petra

Take a guided tour of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by JL Burckhardt in 1812.

Day 5: Petra

Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight.

Day 6: Little Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea

Morning visit to Al Beidha, or ‘Little Petra’, before driving to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 excursion into the desert. Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea.

Day 7: Dead Sea

Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the River Jordan.

Day 8: Fly Home

Transfer to the airport and fly from Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines.

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