Jordan - A Land of Ancient Treasures & Empires

Classic Touring

8 Days from $3,299

Sep 2019 - Nov 2020 Departures

​Discover Jordan's gleaming treasures as you journey to biblical sites, the 'lost city' of Petra and through magical desert landscapes.

Overview

What's included

Just You Tour Manager as your host

7 nights in 3 & 4 star hotels

14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

Overseas transfers on arrival

Specialist Local Guide

Welcome drink

Porterage

Included excursions

Tour of Amman including Wild Jordan, the Roman amphitheatre, the Citadel & the Folklore Museum

Visit to Jerash

Travel the Kings Highway & visit Mount Nebo, Madaba & Shobak fortress

Create your own piece of mosaic

Discover the 'lost city' of Petra

Traditional cookery experience

Bedouin village visit with lunch

A visit to Wadi Rum

A stay at the Dead Sea

Optional excursions

Petra at night

Star-gazing in Wadi Rum

Itinerary

​Make your own way to Amman, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

A good breakfast will set us up for a full day of discovery as we get to grips with the culture and traditions of Jordan. We'll begin with a walking tour of Amman, heading first to the Wild Jordan Centre, which is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. Here we'll learn about the wildlife reserves and protected areas that are located throughout this small kingdom in the Middle East.
Next, we'll head to downtown Amman, where we'll mingle with the locals as we step inside the King Abdullah Mosque and look around the busy vegetable market. We'll see the well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, which in its heyday could accommodate 6,000 spectators, and the Nymphaeum, a Roman public fountain. In the Folklore Museum we'll learn more about Jordanian traditions before we view the ruins of the Citadel.
Our tour is not finished yet, as we now head to Jerash – one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities that still exists today. Your tour highlights are sure to be the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, Hadrian's Triumphal Arch and a street of columns that stretches for a mile.
We're going to head to a restaurant this evening for dinner.

A day of exploration lies ahead as we journey south to Petra today. The route we follow, along the King's Highway, gives us the chance to visit some fascinating sites, starting with Mount Nebo. This elevated ridge rises 700 metres above sea level and, according to the Hebrew Bible, it's from here that Moses saw the Promised Land. We'll stand here today and take in panoramic views of the Holy Land and the valley of the River Jordan.
Next, we're going to Madaba, where St George's Church is home to the famous Mosaic Map. Dating back to the 6th century, it is the oldest map of Palestine in existence. After you've admired this revered work of art you've got the chance to make your own as we include a visit to a mosaic school to learn this intricate craft. After you've created a unique souvenir of your holiday, we'll continue our journey to Petra. Another highlight along the way will be a stop at the ancient fortress of Shobak. This is one of the largest and most impregnable of the chain of forts built by the Crusaders and is an impressive example of architectural military genius. Every stronghold was built to be a day's journey from its neighbour, and at night, beacons were lit to signal to Jerusalem that each was safe. 
On arrival in Petra, we'll check into our hotel, which is similar in design to a traditional Jordanian village. We'll be heading to the famous 'lost city' of Petra tomorrow, but if you'd like to start your discoveries right away, come with us on an optional trip tonight. Following a path lit by candles, we'll walk through the Siq to view the incredible Treasury building. This is also subtly illuminated by the glow of many candles spread out before it – a truly awe-inspiring sight.

We're going to spend today exploring Petra – a 'rose-red' city carved by the Nabateans out of vast cliffs, which we'll reach via a journey along the Siq. The excitement builds as we walk through this long, narrow gorge, which is an experience in itself as the colours and formations of the rocks that tower above us are incredible. After walking 1km, we are rewarded with the sight of the Treasury building, which is almost perfectly preserved and features ornate carvings on its facade.
One of many wonders here, we'll tour the site with a Local Guide, who will tell us about the Nabatean culture and show us highlights including intricately carved tombs and a Roman-style theatre. There's plenty of time to explore at your own pace before we return to the hotel.
This evening, we'll enjoy a dinner with a difference as we head to a restaurant, where with help from the chef we'll try our hand at cooking local dishes. Then, we'll sit down together and eat what we have prepared.

The Bedouin people who live in the deserts of Jordan consider receiving guests a great honour, and we'll experience their hospitality today. We begin our day at the Ammarin Camp, a Bedouin village where over herb tea and lunch we'll get to know our hosts and learn about their semi-nomadic lifestyle and traditions.
We'll now head to Wadi Rum, a vast desert whose rocky landscape has been carved by the forces of nature. With sand dunes and sandstone rock formations of all shapes, sizes and colours, this magical landscape is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Tonight, we are staying in the heart of Wadi Rum, where our hotel is in the guise of a Bedouin camp and you'll stay in your own Bedouin-style tent. If you have chosen to upgrade, your 'Martian dome' comes complete with spectacular views of the star-strewn sky, which you can take in from your bed. Once you've settled in, enjoy an included dinner of traditional dishes and afterwards, maybe join an optional star-gazing excursion. As you look up to the clear desert skies, an expert guide will tell you about the formations you will see.

This morning we'll depart the desert after breakfast and make our way to the Dead Sea, where our hotel sits on its shores. This is the lowest spot on earth, and its waters are renowned for their buoyancy and therapeutic qualities. Due to the high salt content as well as 21 other minerals, it's impossible to sink in the Dead Sea, so enjoy relaxing and floating in this natural spa.  

Enjoy a day at leisure at your hotel, or dipping in and out of the relaxing waters of the Dead Sea.
We'll transfer back to Amman later, where we'll get together for a farewell dinner at Kan Zaman, a restaurant located on a site built in the style of an ancient Jordanian village. Enclosed by stone walls and sat on a hilltop, here we'll feast on mezzes of local Arabic specialities as we listen to traditional music.

​At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Jordan - Stargazing in Wadi Rum

Jordan - Stargazing in Wadi Rum

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Nicknamed “The Valley of the Moon”, Wadi Rum is one of the most extraordinary and preferred places for stargazers from around the world. A stunning backdrop of nature, boasting golden dunes during the day and the unique emptiness of star light at night. The stars in Wadi Rum are particularly exceptional as the serenity of the desert gives them that extra shine and mystery! You’ll have a Stargazing experience by Telescope followed by a talk.
Evening excursion – Minimal Walking – Truly unforgettable

Accommodation

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The Hyatt Zaman is located 7.5 miles from Petra and Aqaba is a 90-minute drive from the resort. This hotel offers stunning views of the Sharah Mountain Range. Hotel facilities include a fitness room, a traditional hammam, and an outdoor pool. Air-conditioned rooms feature modern amenities combined with traditional decorations. All rooms have a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. There are several restaurants offering authentic Arabian dishes as well as international cuisine. Guests can enjoy an evening cocktail at the garden bar. The resort’s hammam features original Ottoman features and offers professional massages. There is also a handicraft souk, and a small shop selling a selection of incense, tea, hand soaps, and body creams. The well-tended walkways of the resort lead to the old village centre, with its original water-well and marble benches.
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Soak up the ancient magic of Jordan's Dead Sea in contemporary comfort at the Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea hotel. A 45-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport, the 5-star hotel has a sun-drenched private beach whose soft sands are lapped by the healing waters of the world’s most famous salt lake. Three palm-fringed, heated pools link the Dead Sea with the sand-coloured hotel, making this a water lover's paradise. Parents can watch the horizon from the infinity pool, or sip a cocktail at Dive Inn Bar while their children splash in the kids' area. Swim out to Jacuzzi island and forget the outside world – or stay in touch using complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi. Luxurious massages and facial treatments in Shape Up spa use natural Dead Sea products.
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Kempinski Hotel Amman

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