Jordan's Ancient Wonders

From £1,849.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Sep 2020 - Nov 2021
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From £1,849.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Sep 2020 - Nov 2021
Tour Overview

​Discover Jordan's ancient treasures and biblical sites on this unforgettable holiday. Explore the capital city, Amman before heading to Jerash, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities in existence. As your journey continues, you'll visit Mount Nebo, where you can take in views of the Holy Land and the valley of the River Jordan, and the ancient fortress of Shobak. Carved into sandstone, the extraordinary city of Petra is sure to be one of the highlights of your holiday and you'll explore this UNESCO-listed site on a guided walking tour. From here, the sand dunes and desert landscapes of Wadi Rum are yours to discover as you spend a night in a Bedouin-style tent. Finally, your holiday comes to an end at the Dead Sea, where you can relax and float in the therapeutic salty water.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return direct flights from Heathrow with Royal Jordanian
  • 6 nights in 4-star hotels plus 1 night in a Desert Camp
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Tours of Amman and the preserved Roman city of Jerash
  • Visit Mount Nebo and Madaba, where St George's Church houses the Mosaic Map
  • Discover the ancient Shobak fortress
  • Walking tour of Petra​
  • Explore 'Little Petra
  • ​Enjoy a taste of Middle Eastern cuisines and live entertainment in Wadi Rum
  • The Dead Sea

Free Private Chauffeur Transfers

Your very own private executive car will whisk you in comfort to and from the airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Amman

​Depart on your flight to Amman today, the capital of Jordan. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel.​

Day 2 Amman

​A full day of discovery begins with a morning tour of Amman. You'll see many of its treasures, including a Roman amphitheatre, the magnificent citadel which towers above downtown Amman, and the King Abdullah Mosque.
In the afternoon we're going to Jerash, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities in existence. Highlights here are the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, Hadrian's Triumphal Arch and a street of columns a mile long.
This evening we will head to a restaurant for dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Amman - Petra

​We're heading south today, to Petra, and on the way we'll visit many interesting sites. First stop is Mount Nebo, an elevated ridge that rises more than 700 metres above sea level and is cited in the Hebrew Bible as the point from which Moses saw the promised land. As you stand on this revered spot, you can take in panoramic views of the Holy Land and the valley of the River Jordan.
We'll then head to Madaba to visit St George's Church, the home of the Mosaic Map. This treasure of early Christianity dates back to the 6th century and is the oldest map of Palestine that exists today.
A further highlight of our journey is 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. 
The rose-red city of Petra is our final destination, and our accommodation here is a hotel built in and around a traditional Jordanian Village. 
If you cannot wait to see Petra, we offer the opportunity to view the Treasury lit by candles this evening.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Petra

​Today's the day you will get to explore Petra on a guided walking tour. This extraordinary city carved into the sandstone is concealed beyond a long, narrow gorge – the Siq – and your Local Guide will lead you through this corridor of rock. Get ready for your first glimpse of the magnificent Treasury Building, it will not disappoint. There will be opportunity for you to explore the area at leisure before returning to the hotel.
This evening, why not join our optional excursion which offers a dinner with a difference. We'll head to a restaurant where we'll actually work alongside the chefs as they create typical Jordanian dishes, eating what we have prepared.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Petra - Wadi Rum

​Start the day with a visit to Siq al-Barid, a northern suburb of Petra known as 'Little Petra'. Here you'll see houses, temples and staircases all carved out of rock and hidden away in the centre of a mountain. 
We then head to the desert of Wadi Rum, home to the nomadic Bedouin people and immortalised in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. With sand dunes and sandstone rock formations of all shapes, sizes and colours, this magical landscape is sure to leave a lasting impression.
You'll stay tonight in the heart of Wadi Rum. Your hotel is in the guise of a Bedouin camp and you will stay in your own authentic 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 Middle Eastern cuisine and live entertainment that is spontaneously initiated, as it would have been hundreds of years ago, with a sound of Oud or Rababah (mini violin). After, maybe join an optional stargazing excursion in the company of an expert guide who can tell you about the formations you will see in the clear desert skies.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

​Your journey continues today as you head towards another famous destination, the Dead Sea. This is the lowest spot on earth, and as you stay here for two nights in a hotel right on its shores, you'll have the chance to experience its unique waters, renowned for their buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Dead Sea - at Leisure

​You can spend today at leisure, or you might choose to join an optional excursion to the nearby River Jordan and the biblical site of the baptism of Jesus.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Amman - UK

​This morning we will transfer you to Amman for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

Suncity Camp, Wadi Rum: Room Upgrade​

Upgrade to the very popular Martian Dome with desert views and air-conditioning for a supplement. Available on selected dates only. ​Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.​

  1. Favourite Moment

    Staying in a Bedouinstyle tent at the edge of the Wadi Rum Desert, where there is hardly any light pollution, is such an authentic experience.

Accommodation

Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Centre

This elegant hotel is located in the heart of Amman’s business district. Facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars offering a delicious range of dining options, and a health club with gym, hot tub and sauna. Guest rooms have en suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Hyatt Zaman Hotel

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.

Sun City Camp

In the heart of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert, stands the incredible Sun City Camp offering guests the experience of living in the desert and enjoying the simple Bedouin life. The camp is located in Wadi Rum about 60 km from Aqaba city and 313 km from Amman. Sun City Camp features an à la carte and buffet restaurant, coffee shop and a 24-hour front desk. Tents include a dining area and a private entrance. Bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower. Guests can choose from a choice of panoramic mountain view tents whether it is traditional Bedouin tents or unique signature Martian Domes. The camp is equipped with a large reception tent with Wi-Fi along with the dining area where guests are offered freshly cooked meals in buffet style with variety of dishes to choose from.

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

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. 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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