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Jordan Family Explorer

Private Travel | Family adventures | General interest 11 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £2195

Over the centuries, Jordan has played an important role in trade and communications between the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa. This 11-day itinerary combines visits to the relics of some of the world’s greatest civilisations, as well as active adventure in the mountains, desert and along the coastline. Starting in the capital, Amman, travel to the picturesque region of Al Salt before visiting the ‘lost city’ of Petra, undoubtedly one of the Middle East’s most impressive sights. Continue to the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum before finishing with relaxation and spa treatments in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Dine with a local Jordanian family
  • Stay at a mountain retreat
  • Full-day in the 'lost city of Petra'
  • 4x4 jeep ride through the desert
  • Sleep under canvas in the desert
  • Stay at the Red Sea & the Dead Sea
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Amman

Fly to Amman and transfer to the Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Amman

Morning walking tour of Jordan’s capital. Afternoon at leisure. This evening, dine with a Jordanian family to soak up the local flavours. (B, D)

Day 3: Jerash • Salt

Visit the Roman ruins at Jerash. Drive to Salt, a town set on a hilly plateau, and overnight at Mountain Breeze Resort, a mountain retreat offering a range of activities, from archery to hiking and cycling. (B)

Day 4: Madaba • Mount Nebo • Petra

Morning at leisure. This afternoon visit Madaba and its renowned Byzantine mosaic map of the region. Continue to Mount Nebo, from where Moses first viewed the Holy Land, en route to Petra. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra. (B)

Day 5: Petra

Full-day tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’, which featured in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. (B)

Day 6: Wadi Rum

Morning at leisure. Drive to Wadi Rum for a 2-hour 4×4 jeep ride through the desert. Optional camel trek across the sands. Enjoy a night under canvas at the Sun City Camp. (B, D)

Day 7: Aqaba

Morning transfer to Aqaba and stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay. (B)

Day 8: Aqaba

Day at leisure to relax on the hotel’s private beach or try some of the activities on offer. (B)

Days 9-10: The Dead Sea

Transfer to the Dead Sea and stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea where you can float in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. (B)

Day 11: Fly home

Transfer to Amman airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

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

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Prices are based on four people sharing two rooms throughout.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana
    The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana

    The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana is conveniently located in the new downtown area of Amman, with the Temple of Hercules and the Roman Corinthian columns just a few kilometres away. The property offers a range of luxurious accommodation from studio apartments to four-bedroom penthouses. The hotel has a contemporary Italian restaurant with an outdoor terrace.Features: 391 apartments, 2 restaurants, 2 rooftop pools, gym, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, kitchenette, tea &amp; coffee facilities.

  • Sun City Camp
    Sun City Camp

    The Sun City Camp is situated in the Wadi Rum desert, about 60km from Aqaba city. The camp is equipped with a large reception tent with Wi-Fi and a dining area where freshly cooked meals are served in a buffet style. The Standard Tent is the best choice of accommodation for a combination of distinctive Bedouin style with traditional simple comfort. The Royal Tent offers a heritage experience that will take you back in time to the indigenous Bedouin life. Family suites are great for a group of friends or a family travelling with younger children featuring two bedrooms and a sofa bed. The Martian Domes offer modern style living where you can star-gaze from your bed. Features: 30 Bedouin tents, 8 Royal tents, 2 family suites, 20 Martian Domes, dining tent. Tent/room amenities: Air conditioning, ensuite bathroom, 24-hour electricity, hot water. Martian Domes have terrace, minibar with soft drinks only, dressing ...

  • Movenpick Resort
    Movenpick Resort

    The Movenpick Resort is located just outside the entrance to the site of Petra, nestled amongst the amber-hued sands and rocky outcrops. The resort features a combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures with an oriental flair. The Movenpick's Classic guestrooms overlook the courtyard, while Superior guestrooms have a balcony with mountain views. There are several food and beverage outlets including Mediterranean cuisine, a tea room, roof garden and an ice-cream counter. The hotel's outdoor swimming pool is closed annually during the winter season, October to mid-May. Features: 183 rooms & suites, 7 food and beverage outlets, wellness centre, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, steam bath and gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • Movenpick Dead Sea
    Movenpick Dead Sea

    The Movenpick Resort & Spa is located in a traditional village on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, 55km from Amman. The resort is nestled between lush gardens and at the lowest point on earth, at 400 metres below sea level. Guestrooms are designed like a traditional 2-storey village, using local materials and surrounded by tropical gardens with a private balcony or terrace with views of the surrounding gardens, mountains and sea. Features: 346 rooms & suites, 9 restaurants and bars, award-winning spa, fitness centre, 3 swimming pools. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2195 per person

High season from £2395 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, 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.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Amman

    Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously...

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  • Petra

    Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red...

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  • Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum is like a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered...

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  • Dead Sea (Jordan)

    The Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. Situated at 400 metres below sea...

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  • Aqaba

    The city of Aqaba is situated in the most southern part of Jordan and lies on the most...

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