This itinerary will form the basis for most trips to Jordan as it’s been designed to cover all the major highlights, as well as to include a few less well-known sights that take you off the standard tourist trail. Beginning in the north of the country visiting Jerash, Ajloun, Amman and Umm Qais, you then work your way south along the King’s Highway to the magical city of Petra, where you have two full days to explore. After a visit to spectacular Wadi Rum, you head back north to spend a few days relaxing by the Dead Sea.
Day 1 | Fly from the UK to Amman, where you'll be met and transferred to your Amman hotel for a three night stay.
Day 2 | Spend the morning touring Jerash, the Classical city which is almost as impressive as Petra, before moving on to Ajloun to see the Arab castle there, and toUmm Qais, another ancient city dramatically located with views over the Sea of Galilee.
Day 3 | Begin the day with a tour of the capital, before heading out to a relatively unknown and intriguing temple called Iraq Al-Amir, where there is also the chance to visit a local women's collective.
Day 4 | You head down the King's Highway today, stopping at Madaba to admire the mosaics, Mukawir to see where Salome danced for the head of John the Baptist, and Kerak, arguably the most imposing and impressive Crusader Castle in the Middle East. Check into your Petra hotel where you spend the next three nights.
Day 5 | You have a tour of the ancient city of Petra today, beginning along the Siq Canyon, to the Treasury Tomb and through the heart of the site to the huge Qasr El Bint temple.
Day 6 | Head back into the site under your own steam today to explore at your leisure. Take in some of the churches near the main street, or for the active, head up to The Monastery or Place of High Sacrifice. For the adventurous there's the option to leave via the Tunnel Siq.
Day 7 | Wadi Rum is the first destination of the day for a tour with a local Bedouin around the canyons, rock bridges and red sands of this mystical place, before driving along the shores of the Dead Sea, via the informative Panoramic Complex, to yourDead Sea hotel where you spend the find three nights of the tour.
Day 8 | At leisure to relax by the pool, take some spa treatments or perhaps visit the nearby site of Christ's baptism at Bethany-on-the-Jordan.
Day 9 | A second day at leisure to relax by the pool, take some spa treatments or perhaps visit the nearby site of Christ's baptism at Bethany-on-the-Jordan.
Day 10 | You have a transfer back to Amman Airport today for your flight back to the UK.
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