17 January 2017
The ancient Rose Red lost city of Petra is the jewel in Jordan's crown and you will have a whole day to explore it on this wonderful tour of the Hashemite Kingdom. You will see all the highlights of this beautiful country over six days and still have time to relax. As well as spectacular Petra, you will see Lawrence of Arabia's desert home at Wadi Rum, ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, desert citadels and biblical sites. Time also to explore Jordan's capital Amman, a modern city full of surprises. All this, and the chance 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.
After breakfast travel to the Greco Roman town of Gadara then to Ajloun and visit its castle which has panoramic views over the Jordan Valley. Then visit the ancient city of Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman towns in the world and a close second to Petra on the list of favourite destinations in Jordan. Return to Amman for overnight.
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 more stunning views over the Jordan Valley. Then visit the Crusader castle at Kerak, overlooking the Dead Sea before driving to Petra for overnight.
Today you will visit the eighth wonder of the ancient world - the lost city of Petra, featured in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. 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.
Today you 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. Later travel to the Dead |Sea and relax in one of the spas at your resort hotel enjoying mud pack treatments and 'floating' in the sea's salty waters
Your tour action packed tour ends today back in Amman and 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 £721pp
5* Category fr £786pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated