Join us on this compelling 9-day tour of Jordan’s scenic and cultural highlights, featuring the cream of the country’s extraordinary desert landscapes and Greco-Roman ruins. It begins in the capital, Amman, with a visit to Hadrian’s Arch and the sublime colonnaded Forum at Jerash, then proceeds to Petra for a 4-night stay in a luxury hotel close to the fabled carved facades of the ‘Rose City’. From there we continue on to Wadi Rum, using a stylish camp as a base for explorations of the area’s desert mountains. A spa break in the Dead Sea brings the trip to a suitably relaxing conclusion.
Day 1 Amman
Greeted on arrival in Amman and escorted to Marriott Hotel or similar for two nights.
Day 2 Amman
After breakfast, start your day with a visit to Jerash ‘the Jewel of the North’ - one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Also visit Umm Qais - one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis.
Day 3 Amman, Petra
After breakfast, drive along the 2000-year-old King's Highway - the ancient road mentioned in the Bible. Stop at Madaba ‘The City of Mosaics’. Proceed to Mount Nebo, known as the burial place of Prophet Moses. Arrive at Karak, the magnificent Crusader Castle. Proceed to Petra and stay at Movenpick Resort or similar for three nights.
Day 4 Petra
After breakfast, a full day visit of the “Rose Red City” of Petra - a treasure of the ancient world – rediscovered in 1812.
Day 5 Petra
After breakfast, visit ‘Al-Beidha’ – also known as the Little Petra. It was an important suburb of the City of Petra. This evening, experience Petra Night Show, a magical setting of the rock city by candlelight.
Day 6 Petra, Wadi Rum
After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum, Jordan’s vast and echoing desert. Stay overnight at Sun City Camp. In the afternoon enjoy a Bedouin 4x4 jeep ride.
Day 7 Wadi Rum, Dead Sea
The morning is at leisure to explore the area around the camp. Later drive to the Dead Sea. A hypersaline lake, the Dead Sea’s shores are 400m below sea level, making it Earth’s lowest point on land. Stay at Movenpick Resort & Spa or similar for two nights.
Day 8 Dead Sea
The day at leisure.
Day 9 Dead Sea, Amman
After breakfast, transfer to Amman airport for your return flight.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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