Best of Jordan

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Best of Jordan

Petra in Jordan, is the ancient capital city of the Arab Nabataeans, that dates back to 300 B.C. Located between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, it lies on an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria. But, its known today, for its finely carved façade, directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff face, of what is known to the world, the city of Petra. It remains as one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites.

Begin in Amman, the modern capital of Jordan. See ancient Roman ruins, the impressive 8th-century Umayyad Palace complex, lively souks and shopping streets. Then, visit Petra and learn about its history, beliefs, architecture and daily life of the Nabataeans. Also see important sites along the King's Highway: Mt. Nebo, with its Memorial Church of Moses, the Dead Sea, the famed Mosaic Map housed in a church in Madaba and the impressive Crusader fortress of Kerak.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7 DAY BEST OF JORDAN TOUR…
And, also visit Dana Reserve, home to an abundance of flora and fauna.
 

What We Love
  • In Amman, visit spectacular Roman ruins of an international-standard
  • Visit Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the Middle East.
  • Visit Petra, the world's most famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert.
  • Explore Wadi Rum, ‘Valley of the Moon’, cut into the sandstone rock in southern Jordan.
  • Relax in the Dead Sea, the world's most amazing place at 400m below sea level.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.

 
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Best of Jordan

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Amman Begin in Amman, the modern capital of Jordan. During flexible introductory touring, see ancient Roman ruins, the impressive 8th-century Umayyad Palace complex, lively souks and shopping streets, or various contemporary art galleries. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Umm Qais, home to the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara and gorgeous panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights; and Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East, located amid the rolling, verdant hills and lush valleys of northern Jordan.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – Jerash Tour
Amman Private excursion to Jerash and Umm Qais.
Then, transfer to Petra. En route, tour historically important sites along the lovely King's Highway: Mt. Nebo, with its Memorial Church of Moses containing exquisite ancient mosaics, and boasting gorgeous panoramic views of the Jordan River, Dead Sea and beyond; the famed Mosaic Map housed in a church in Madaba; and the impressive Crusader fortress of Kerak.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Petra Tour
Petra Transfer to Petra, one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. The Nabataeans created this ancient city between the 3rd century BC and the 1st century AD, sculpting monuments and tombs into the surrounding mountainside—the most spectacular of which is the pink-hued Treasury. Learn about the history, beliefs, architecture and daily life of the Nabataeans during private touring of this fascinating ancient wonder.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Wadi Rum Tour
Petra Enjoy an excursion into Jordan's southern desert to explore the spectacular natural environment of Wadi Rum. Perhaps most famously known as the setting of Lawrence of Arabia, this vast area is dotted with red sand dunes, canyons, natural springs, Bedouin tents, strangely shaped mountains and naturally formed rock bridges.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Dana Biosphere Reserve
Dead Sea Continue to the Dead Sea. If desired, enjoy a short hike in the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve en route. An area of great natural beauty and diverse ecosystems, Dana is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Over 700 plant species have been recorded in the reserve, and wildlife ranges from eagles, falcons and owls to hyenas, foxes, wolves, porcupines, and ibex.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Dead Sea Resort
Dead Sea Conclude at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, the most luxurious resort on the Dead Sea. You will have ample time to enjoy the resort's lavish facilities, including an Anantara Spa, several restaurants and pools, and private beach—where you may relax with a float in the salt- and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Depart
Amman Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go March–May: The best time to visit Jordan is spring, when the worst of the rain is over; the temperatures are warm, wildflowers are out everywhere and the valleys running down the centre of the country are lush and gorgeously colourful. However, a desert wind, loaded with dust and grit, can blow in spring or early summer and last for a few days.

June–Sept: In summer, the heat increases from June to August. However, this is dry heat (unlike being humid) which is not so uncomfortable. But the hotels tend to decrease their rates accordingly. Travelling to the Dead Sea and Aqaba in summer can be hot but cool wind blows in high places. Starting September, the temperatures begin to ease down.

Oct-Nov: Autumn isn't always a particularly distinct season in Jordan, although it falls roughly from the end of September through to the end of November. Temperatures have cooled and the first rains fall in early or mid-October, making the parched countryside bloom again. If you catch it, this can be a lovely time to visit.

Dec–Feb: December is the start of the winter season in Jordan, with temperatures plummeting and rain and snow often falling throughout the country. This is the low season. During winter, Amman can be desperately chilly, with biting winds sweeping through the valleys, rain showers and even snowfall, although the sun is still never far away. Wadi Rum is more temperate, but Aqaba makes a fine retreat, with sunshine and warmth even in the depths of January.

Getting There Flying to Amman from London there are nonstop flights daily from Heathrow on Royal Jordanian and British Airways and thrice-weekly from Gatwick on easyJet. The flight time is five hours.

If you’re starting from elsewhere in the UK you could opt for a shuttle flight into Heathrow or Gatwick to pick up a connection, or explore options on Lufthansa via Frankfurt, Austrian  via Vienna or Air France  via Paris. Alternatively Turkish Airlines has some decent fares from Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin to Amman via Istanbul.

Visa British Nationals need a visa to enter Jordan. You can get a single entry visa valid for 1 month on arrival at the airports or the Sheikh Hussein/North Border crossing at the Jordan/Israel border.

If you wish to combine travel to Jordan with a visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, it’s usually better to get a multiple entry visa before you travel from the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Jordan.