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Lead Price
From £2095pp
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Splendours of Jordan

A crossroads between three continents, Jordan's arid lands hold a rich cultural heritage. This tour reveals the very best of the country's history and geography. Visit the classical city of Jerash, famed for its Roman ruins; the Biblical site of Mount Nebo; and both the rock-hewn city of Petra and lesser-known 'Little Petra'. The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea complete your exploration.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Amman
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Fly to Amman

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Intercontinental Amman (or similar) for 2 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Amman
DAY 2: Amman - Jerash
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Amman - Jerash

Morning tour of Amman, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Amman is built on seven hills (jebels) and your acension to its hilltop citadel rewards you with panoramic views. Here you also see the ancient ruins of the Temple of Hercules, and the fascinating National Archaeological Museum. The highlight of downtown Amman is the restored Roman theatre, a remnant of the days of the city of Philadelphia. Built into the side of a hill, the theatre dates back to the second century AD and has a capacity for 6,000 people. In the afternoon, tour the well-preserved Graeco-Roman city of Jerash, hidden for centuries in sand. Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Intercontinental Amman
DAY 3: Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak - Petra
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Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak - Petra

Travel along the King’s Highway, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region; the Biblical site of Mount Nebo, where Moses is reputed to be buried and where he first saw the Holy Land; and the crusader castle of Shobak. Continue to the historic city of Petra and stay 3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra, situated at the entrance to the site. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra
DAY 4: Petra
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Petra

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

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra
DAY 5: Petra
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Petra

Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight; approximately 1,800 candles light the way down the Siq, their glow picking out various points of interest. (B, D)

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra
DAY 6: Little Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea
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Little Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Morning visit to Al Beidha and ‘Little Petra’ (Siq al-Barid), before driving to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 excursion into the desert. Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. (B)

DAY 7: Dead Sea
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Dead Sea

Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the River Jordan. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink with the group. (B)

DAY 8: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)

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

DAY 1: Fly to Amman
- +

Fly to Amman

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Intercontinental Amman (or similar) for 2 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Amman
DAY 2: Amman - Jerash
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Amman - Jerash

Morning tour of Amman, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Amman is built on seven hills (jebels) and your acension to its hilltop citadel rewards you with panoramic views. Here you also see the ancient ruins of the Temple of Hercules, and the fascinating National Archaeological Museum. The highlight of downtown Amman is the restored Roman theatre, a remnant of the days of the city of Philadelphia. Built into the side of a hill, the theatre dates back to the second century AD and has a capacity for 6,000 people. In the afternoon, tour the well-preserved Graeco-Roman city of Jerash, hidden for centuries in sand. Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Intercontinental Amman
DAY 3: Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak - Petra
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Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak - Petra

Travel along the King’s Highway, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region; the Biblical site of Mount Nebo, where Moses is reputed to be buried and where he first saw the Holy Land; and the crusader castle of Shobak. Continue to the historic city of Petra and stay 3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra, situated at the entrance to the site. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra
DAY 4: Petra
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Petra

Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed site of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. More than 2,000 years ago, Petra was used as a temporary refuge by nomadic Nabataeans. Starting with only a few caves, they carved the sandstone to create this spectacular fortress city, which became the capital of their desert kingdom. (B, D)

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra
DAY 5: Petra
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Petra

Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight; approximately 1,800 candles light the way down the Siq, their glow picking out various points of interest. (B, D)

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra
DAY 6: Little Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea
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Little Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Morning visit to Al Beidha and ‘Little Petra’ (Siq al-Barid), before driving to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 excursion into the desert. Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. (B)

DAY 7: Dead Sea
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Dead Sea

Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the River Jordan. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink with the group. (B)

DAY 8: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Spend two full days exploring Petra & tour the remote ruins at Little Petra
  • 4x4 desert excursion over the dunes in Wadi Rum
  • Time at leisure to enjoy the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Visit the biblical site of Mount Nebo
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation

Important information

Accessibility
This tour involves walking over rough terrain. At Petra, visiting the monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice requires a steep climb.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 18 people (max 20)
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • International flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Hotel porterage
  • Welcome dinner to meet your group & tour manager

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £3,095 | Guide price month: November

High season from £3,295 | Guide price month: Feb - May & Sep - Oct

Single supplement from £495

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