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A Week in Jordan

from $1,649.00

Visit the highlights of Jordan including magnificent Petra

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Leisurely / Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
    4 - 20
All about the A Week in Jordan.

Jordan is an ideal destination for a one-week adventure. Bursting with things to see and do this trip includes the best of what this magnificent country has to offer, visiting all the major sites of interest. We will have two full days to explore the so called ‘rose-red city’ of Petra and to take a guided visit around Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. There is time to ‘float’ in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and snorkel (optional) over the beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea. We will also experience the fabulous scenery in the desert at Wadi Rum, where we take a 4WD excursion into the more remote regions and camp out like the Bedouin.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts, 1 dinner
* All accommodation (see accommodation section)
* All transport and listed activities
* Tour leader throughout
* Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
* Arrival & departure transfers

  1. Day 1 Start Amman.

    Start Amman.***Standard Hotel*

  2. Day 2 Visit Jerash and take a city tour of Amman

    This morning we drive north to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times. This was one of the ten wealthy, self-governing cities of the Decapolis during Roman times, and was famous throughout the Roman world for the luxury of its lifestyle. Buried for centuries under blown sand, Jerash is the only city of the Decapolis to have survived, with a dramatic oval forum, colonnaded main streets which remarkably have the drains still intact, two theatres and the impressive temple of Zeus. After a good look around we head back to Amman for a city tour including the Citadel, the Roman Theatre and the old city.*Standard Hotel*

  3. Day 3 Drive down King's Highway to Petra via Mt Nebo, Madaba and Kerak.

    Today is a long driving day down the King’s Highway which takes us up and down huge ’wadis’ (valleys). There are several stops of interest en route including Madaba, known as the city of the mosaics, Mt Nebo and Kerak, which is a magnificent fortified town. Further south we reach the magnificent city of Petra; Jordan’s premier historic site and one of the world’s most outstanding ancient cities.*Standard Hotel*

  4. Day 4-5 Two full days to explore the expansive sights of Petra.

    Two full days to explore Petra, the so called rose-red city, ’half as old as time’. Petra was hidden for centuries until the Swiss explorer Burckhardt made his great discovery in 1812. It was founded by the Nabateans, an Arab tribe that arrived here in the 6th century BC. Building at Petra began in the third century BC and continued through the Roman period, financed by taxes levied on the desert caravans. Two features of Petra are unique: firstly, it is a city made defensible by being built down a series of chasms, rather than on a hilltop. Secondly, it is built directly into the rock – beautiful red and yellow sandstone carved into the most impressive facades which glow in the brilliant sunlight.To enter Petra we must begin by walking down a narrow chasm, known as the Siq, surrounded by high cliffs on either side. Unveiled at the end of the Siq is El Khazneh, the Treasury. This is just the first breathtaking sight of a remarkable day. Continuing to the centre of the city, we pass the houses and tombs of the rich citizens and the remarkable scale of the site begins to unveil itself. A long walk beyond the centre is El Deir, the monastery, with its superb facade topped by a huge urn (the walk up is by a series of steps). On one of the days we take a walk to the High Places which only few people attempt to visit. This can be quite arduous and is not recommended for those who are unsure of their fitness. However, those who do make it to the top are rewarded with wonderful views over parts of the site visited on the previous day.*Standard Hotel*

  5. Day 6 To the Wadi Rum desert; 4WD excursion and overnight in a Bedouin camp.

    This morning we join the modern Desert Highway and make our way south to Wadi Rum, a beautiful desert area where dramatic sandstone mountains rise from the sandy desert floor. This is where Lawrence of Arabia and Prince Faisal assembled the Arab tribes for the attack on Aqaba in the First World War and also where sections of the 1962 epic film were shot.We join our Bedouin guides for a 2-hour 4×4 trip to explore the highlights of the protected area. Towards the end of the day we return to our private camp, located near the small village of Disseh where we enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality and may have the chance to sleep out under the stars.*Basic Camping*

  6. Day 7 Morning in Wadi Rum; desert drive to Aqaba; free afternoon to relax or optional snorkelling over the coral reefs of the Red Sea.

    We wake amidst the dramatic desert scenery and then make our way on to Aqaba, Jordan’s port and holiday resort, famous for beautiful coral reefs.  There is time to relax on a local beach with transport and entrance included.  You can add to the experience with optional snorkelling and lunch packages which your leader will explain.  Please note there is a cost for these extras.  There are several good restaurants in Aqaba for our evening meal together.*Standard Hotel*

  7. Day 8 Drive from Aqaba to the Dead Sea and enjoy a float

    Leaving the Red sea behind we will head to the Dead sea which is one of the most fascinating places on earth.  Free time to experience floating and trying the dead sea mud then cooling off in the swimming pool.  This evening there will be a group dinner to celebrate your time in Jordan and say your farewells. *Comfortable Hotel*

  8. Day 9 Trip ends at the Dead Sea.

    Trip ends after breakfast.

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May 23, 2020
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November 14, 2020
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December 5, 2020
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December 19, 2020
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February 19, 2020
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March 11, 2020
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March 18, 2020
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March 25, 2020
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April 8, 2020
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June 3, 2020
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August 26, 2020
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September 12, 2020
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September 16, 2020
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September 30, 2020
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October 7, 2020
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October 14, 2020
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November 18, 2020
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November 25, 2020
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November 28, 2020
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December 2, 2020
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December 9, 2020
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December 12, 2020
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December 16, 2020
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December 30, 2020
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December 28, 2019
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October 28, 2020
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