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6 Nights | from £1,695pp
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Book our Classic Jordan holiday and save £550pp. Prices from £1,595pp based on two sharing, including international flights, all breakfasts and selected lunches. Valid for travel up to 31st May 2017. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.
- Relive Roman society in the well-preserved city of Jerash
- Trace the old Kings’ Highway, via Mount Nebo, Madaba and Kerak’s Crusader castle
- Traverse wild Wadi Rum by 4WD with a Bedouin guide
- Explore the rock-hewn rose-red city of Petra
- Float in the healing waters of the salty Dead Sea
It’s only a short flight from the UK to Jordan – though when you land amid the exotic streets and souks of Amman, you’ll feel fabulously far from home. The Grand Hyatt Amman provides a five-star welcome.
Grand Hyatt Amman
Day 2 Amman/Jerash
There are ancient treasures around every corner in lively Amman. Your private driver will point them out, from the regal Roman columns at the ancient Citadel to the inventive carvings in the Umayyad Palace; ongoing excavations reveal new finds all the time. Nearby Jerash is one of the best preserved provincal cities of the Roman Empire; walk beneath the imposing South Gate and make your way up the Street of Columns, where a local guide will lead you through 2,000 years of history.
Grand Hyatt Amman | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Amman/Nebo/Madaba/Kerak/Petra
What a road-trip: head south on the old Kings’ Highway to link a glut of world-class sites. First stop, Mount Nebo, the mountain from which Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land, and a place of pilgrimage since the early days of Christianity; take in the wide-reaching views across Jordan, the Dead Sea and into Israel. Next, Madaba, the City of Mosaics, where St George’s Church houses the Madaba Mosaic Map, the oldest surviving plan of the Holy Land. Continue to hilltop Kerak, to climb the battlements and explore the tunnelled underbelly of this Crusader castle. Finally, arrive at Petra – the Movenpick Resort, your home for the night, is perfectly placed, right by the site’s tantalising doors.
Movenpick Resort Petra | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Petra
Delve into the rose red city of Petra, built by the Nabateans some 2,000 years ago. A local guide will lead you in, starting with a squeeze through the Siq, a narrow kilometre-long gorge flanked by curvaceous cliffs that soar 80m high; for its final flourish it opens out to the Al-Khazneh (Treasury), the grandest of edifices, carved right from the rock. There’s far more to the city than this site, though. Spend time wandering amid the rock-cut tombs and immense Roman-style theatre. When you’re feeling peckish, we suggest heading to Petra Kitchen for a fun Middle Eastern cooking class and ensuing feast.
Movenpick Resort Petra | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Petra/Wadi Rum/Dead Sea
Today, make like Lawrence of Arabia and head for the desert of Wadi Rum. Here, vast mounds of sandstone and granite emerge from wide sandy valleys, dotted with the goat-hair tents of the Bedouin tribes that still live among the mountains. Traverse this otherworldly realm by 4WD, bashing across the dunes and looking out for camels. Then leave the desert for the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea. The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar sits right on its shores, the perfect place to order a cocktail and watch the sun sink in to the salty water.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Dead Sea
The dark mud found by the Dead Sea has been lauded for its therapeutic properties for over 2,000 years – and who are we to argue? Visit the Kempinski’s Health Centre for a spot of rejuvenation or dive into the Dead Sea to float in its mineral-rich waters.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Dead Sea/UK
Feeling fully revived, return to the airport for your flight home.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 7 day suggested holiday will cost from £1,695 per person, based on two sharing, including international and internal flights at low season.
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Our office in Amman is managed by a local team of experienced and passionate travel professionals with an intimate knowledge of Jordan, enabling them to provide clients with great insight into this fascinating destination, and ensuring a seamless experience every step of the A&K journey. With their long standing personal connections and networks they're also there to help you uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
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Best time to be there
March to May and September to November are best times to be in the country, but Jordan's Mediterranean climate is pleasant all year round. Lightweight clothes are advised between May and September. Warmer clothes are necessary for winter and cool summer evenings. Rainwear is needed from November to April. It has been known to snow as far south as Petra.
Amman (British Midland International - daily, Royal Jordanian - daily)
5 hours direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations