11 December 2016
On this action packed tour of Jordan you will see all the highlights of this beautiful country and still have time to relax. You will visit the magical ancient Rose Red city of Petra, one of the Middle East's most spectacular, unmissable sights, see ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, desert citadels and powerful biblical sites and explore Jordan's capital Amman, a modern, culturally diverse Arab city which is full of surprises. All this, and time to chill out on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot of Earth.
After touching down at Queen Alia International airport you will be met by one of our representatives who will help with customs and passport formalities before taking you to meet your private driver who will transfer you to your hotel in the capital city Amman. Time for some exploration before having dinner at your hotel.
Begin today by visiting a downtown market, the city centre and a traditional souk. Then drive to Madaba, the city of mosaics, and on to Mt Nebo for stunning views over the Jordan Valley. Then head down to the Dead Sea for a relaxing time in one of the spas where you can have mud treatments and float in the salty waters. Drive on to Petra for overnight.
Today you will visit the eighth wonder of the ancient world - the lost city of Petra. This Rose Red city is Jordan's most valuable treasure and its greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city carved into the sheer rock face more than 2,000 years ago. Enter the city through the Siq, a narrow crack in the Nubian sandstone, then be prepared to have your breath taken away by what lies ahead. Overnight at Petra.
After breakfast travel to the Red Sea port city of Aqaba for a short tour then head out into the magical desert of Wadi Rum, home of Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy a mint tea at the visitors centre before taking a jeep owned by one of the local Bedouins for a trip into the moon like landscape. At the end of the day return to Amman for overnight.
Your tour of Jordan's highlights ends today but there may be time to discover a little more of the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom by visiting museums, the Citadel, the amphitheatre, or the modern part of the city before your transfer to the airport for your onward flight or journey home.
4* Category fr £552pp
5* Category fr £620pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated