Experience the very best of Jordan on this mesmerizing north-to-south tour. Start in the thriving commercial hub of Amman. Visit As-Salt, tour the ancient Roman city of Jerash and explore the famous fortress of Qa'lat Al Rabad. Stop at Mount Nebo and Madaba en route to Petra with ample time to explore the lost city. Camp in the deserts of Wadi Rum before rounding off an unforgettable week with a night at the Dead Sea.
You can now holiday to Jordan without having to test or quarantine either on your arrival in the country or on your return to the UK. There are also no travel advisories in place against travel from the FCDO meaning you can book with complete peace of mind.
A highlight of Jordan and an experience not to be missed - Petra by Night. Seeing the rock hewn edifices by candlelight is a truly memorable moment and one of the best ways to explore the old city. Start by walking the entire Siq (candlelit gorge) to the Treasury, which is lit with over 1,500 candles, bringing this major attraction to light.
Learn the art of crafting the nai, an authentic musical wind instrument, made of natural reed collected from the Jordan Valley. It is a simple, long, end-blown flute and you will learn all about the history and social stories of the nai, and the technique of creating sound with this unique instrument. It is the main wind instrument of Middle Eastern music. Once you’ve mastered the craft you get to take it home.
Fly to Amman and transfer to your hotel.
Begin your Jordan adventure with a visit to Al Salt and the Roman city of Jerash, known as the 'Pompeii of the East. Here, you'll experience an ancient Roman pastime – watching a dramatic chariot race performance in Jerash's restored hippodrome. Continue to Ajloun, where we visit the 12th century castle overlooking the Jordan Valley.
Explore the old city of Amman, with its impressive Citadel and large Roman amphitheatre, before exploring the Desert Castles outside the city. After lunch, return to Amman and enjoy a unique experience – creating your own Nai – an Arabic reed flute.
A visit to Mt Nebo, the site of Moses’ Tomb, will leave you in awe of the ruined 4th and 5th century churches here, with their floors still richly decorated with mosaics. Continue to Madaba to visit the Orthodox Church of St George, famed for its mosaic map. Your evening ends in the town of Petra, where we'll enjoy an authentic Levantine cooking class with a local chef.
Explore beautiful Petra, the Lost City of the Nabateans, carved directly from the pink sandstone cliffs. Surrounded by imposing mountains and approached through a deep, narrow gorge known as the Siq, Petra is a poignant remnant of the ancient world. Spend an afternoon at leisure. After sunset, we'll return to Petra and see the Treasury lit by the glow of over a thousand candles.
Start with a visit to Little Petra before transferring to Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon. This wondrous desert is filled with ancient valleys, towered over by sandstone mountains. A comfortable 4x4 will whisk you into the heart of the wadi, where you'll follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and hear the desert's long history. This evening, stay in a unique desert camp with luxurious en-suite private tents.
Depart your luxury desert camp and head north for our final stop – the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and famed for its spa-like minerals. Your afternoon is at leisure to float in its super-buoyant waters before our farewell dinner.
Transfer from the Dead Sea to Amman airport for your onward flight.
Places Visited: UK - Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea - UK
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