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.
Set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on Earth, the Movenpick Resort and Spa is approximately 40 minutes from the Queen Alia International Airport. Built in the style of a traditional stone village, the resort features a combination of natural traditional local stone, handcrafted wood, luxurious fabrics and an impressive collection of antiques and artwork. Complete with a river and extensive gardens, it is a tranquil place to relax. Despite the traditional look of the village, all 358 rooms are luxuriously furnished in warm, neutral colours. There are approximately 10 different room categories in either the main building, in the village or on the beachfront with mountain, garden or sea views. All rooms have a balcony or a terrace and standard amenities include air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar and a safe. I...
Located only a few minutes' walk from the entrance to the legendary site of Petra, the Mövenpick Resort features intricate interior design and high standards of service and is one of Petra's most distinguished hotels. The resort's 183 lavishly spacious rooms are tastefully decorated and feature a host of modern amenities including air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV, telephones, tea/coffee making facilities and minibar. All offer a tranquil environment in this ancient city. With seven different dining or entertainment venues there is plenty of choice. The award-winning Al Iwan Restaurant is renowned for its lavishly prepared dinners and Mediterranean culinary delights and for a casual dining atmosphere head to the Al Saraya Restaurant, which offers sumptuous cuisine with a view overlooking the serene pool. Spend your afternoon enjoying your favourite drink at Al Maqa'ad Bar...
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.
Room amenities: Television, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, kitchenette, tea & coffee...
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Amman, visiting the citadel with panoramic views of the city and the restored Roman theatre in downtown Amman. Afternoon tour of the well-preserved Graeco- Roman city of Jerash, hidden for centuries in sand. (B, L, D)
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 crusader castle of Shobak. Continue to Petra. Stay 3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra, situated at the entrance to the site. (B, L, D)
Take a guided tour of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by JL Burckhardt in 1812. (B, D)
Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight. (B, D)
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 Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. (B)
Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the river Jordan. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour involves walking over rough terrain. At Petra, visiting the monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice requires a steep climb.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
• 5-star accommodation
• Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
• Average group size - 20 people (max 26)
• International flights
• Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• Experienced local tour manager
• 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
• Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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