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Splendours of Jordan

Group  |  8 Days / 7 Nights
from £1255
This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s magnificent cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. Visit the classical city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo, and Petra, the rock-hewn city. The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and the curative waters of the Dead Sea complete your exploration.
  • 5-star accommodation throughout
  • Spend 2 full days exploring Petra
  • Tour the remote ruins at Little Petra
  • Visit the crusader castle at Shobak

Day 1: Fly to Amman Fly from London to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Amman Marriott hotel for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Amman • Jerash Morning tour of Amman, visiting the citadel and the Jordan Museum, which contains a copper version of the renowned Dead Sea Scrolls. Afternoon tour of Jerash. Optional walking tour of Amman by night. (B, L, D)

Day 3: To Petra via Madaba, Mount Nebo & crusader castles Travel along the King’s Way, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region; Mount Nebo, from where Moses first viewed the Holy Land; and the 12th-century crusader castle of Shobak. Continue to Petra and stay 3 nights at the Petra Marriott hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Petra Take a guided tour of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by JL Burckhardt in 1812. (B, D)

Day 5: Petra Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight. (B, D)

Day 6: Little Petra • To the Dead Sea via Wadi Rum Morning visit to Al Beidha, or ‘Little Petra’, before driving to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 excursion into the desert. Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay 2 nights at the Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea. (B)

Day 7: The Dead Sea Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the River Jordan. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London Fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information 

Group tour manager: This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in Amman.

Superior tour: Typically based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Accessibility: This tour involves walking over rough terrain. At Petra, visiting the monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice requires a steep climb.

Extensions: Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in Amman and the Dead Sea, and include 2 nights’ accommodation with arrival or departure transfers. Alternative post-tour extensions are also available for Wadi Rum, Aqaba and Jerusalem. Please speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for further details.

Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6784 or email

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