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Jordan's Ancient Wonders

From £1,949.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Oct 2022 - Oct 2023
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From £1,949.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Oct 2022 - Oct 2023
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

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from London
  • 7 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
  • Free of charge visa upon arrival in Jordan

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Panoramic tour of old and new Amman 
  • Tour of 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
  • Wadi Rum visit
  • Visit to The Dead Sea

Airport Travel Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information.

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Amman

Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for 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 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. You'll see many more of Amman's treasures today, including a Roman amphitheatre, the magnificent citadel, which towers above downtown Amman, and the King Abdullah Mosque. This afternoon we will see some of Amman's other great sights on our Panoramic coach tour passing by the old and modern vistas of the city.
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. Our 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 accommodation here is a hotel built in and around a traditional Jordanian Village. 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, where your hotel is in the guise of a Bedouin camp, and you will stay in your own authentic Bedouin-style tent. Once you've settled in, enjoy an included dinner of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. 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. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked)

Meals included: B
  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.

What customers say

  1. Genuinely WOW!

    "Before this holiday we knew very little about Jordan. However it is fair to say that each destination exceeded expectations and we’re genuinely WOW!" Terry Hill

  2. True expertise

    "Excellent style of travel for the discerning voyager with true expertise demonstrated by our guide" Julie Sandover

  3. Absorb its culture

    "This tour allows you to see a huge amount of the country ,to absorb its culture and history in a very short timespan. Accommodation is always of a very high standard" Janet Stanley

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Movenpick Amman

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.

Mazayen Rum Camp

Mazayen Rum Camp is a fixed campsite in Wadi Rum offering Luxury accommodation in a unique setting. Experience Jordanian Bedouin culture and heritage through food and music.

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.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Stargazing in Wadi Rum

Stargazing in Wadi Rum

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. You’ll have a shared Stargazing experience where there maybe an opportunity to view the stars by Telescope followed by a talk.
Evening excursion – Minimal Walking – enjoyable
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 gol...

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River Jordan

River Jordan

The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and is being systematically surveyed, excavated, restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors. The Bethany area sites formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. The area is also associated with the biblical account of how the Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias in Arabic) ascended to heaven in a whirlwind on a chariot of fire.

2-3 hours - Moderate walking – Religious Interest
The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been ...

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Cooking Class in Petra

Cooking Class in Petra

Tonight, in a casual, family atmosphere, you’ll be able to experience the authentic, local cuisine Jordan has to offer. You’ll have the fantastic opportunity to work alongside local chefs and prepare dishes found on a typical Jordanian family menu using beautifully fresh ingredients. By sharing recipes and flavours, exploring the history and culture, you’ll be able to return home and share the tastes with friends and family.

Evening excursion – Minimal walking – Delicious
Tonight, in a casual, family atmosphere, you’ll be able to experience the authentic, local cuisine Jordan has to offer. You’ll have the fantastic opportunity to work alongside loca...

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