Spend 7 days exploring a land as colourful as it is ancient. Travel from Amman to Wadi Rum via Roman ruins, the Dead Sea and iconic Petra.
The city of Madaba is known for its mosaics, including one believed to be the oldest map depicting the Holy Land. See them for yourself, then gaze out over the real thing from the Mount Nebo, with views stretching over Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the River Jordan. A full day is then devoted to Petra, ‘the Rose Red city half as old as time’. Explore the Treasury, the Amphitheatre and the Street of Facades.
Your journey ends in one of Jordan’s most haunting landscapes, Wadi Rum. Get in touch with your inner Lawrence of Arabia, enjoying your final night in Jordan under clear desert skies.
Arrival in Amman
Upon arrival in Amman, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in this ”White City”, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Overnight in Amman.
Enjoy a day trip to Jerash, one of the largest and most well preserved Roman sites outside of Italy. Its paved and colonnaded streets, handsome theatres, spacious public squares, fountains and city walls remain in exceptional condition. Overnight in Amman.
Day 3: Amman – Petra
Today en-route to Petra, journey to three fascinating and ancient sites, the historical site of Mt. Nebo, the town of Madaba renowned for its Byzantine-era mosaics and the Shobak Castle, built close to a thousand years ago. Overnight in Petra.
Approximate distance: 246 km/ 153 miles. Estimated journey time: 3hrs 34mins.
Day 4: Petra
Petra is one of the new ‘7 Wonders of the World’. To reach this site, you need to walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city. The first sight is the unforgettable view of the dramatic façade of the Treasury building. The guided tour offers an insight into the history of this city that the Nabateans carved from the living rock of the surrounding mountains. Overnight in Petra.
Day 5: Petra – Wadi Rum – Dead Sea
Drive to Wadi Rum for a Bedouin jeep ride. Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes. It is now the home of several Bedouin tribes. Later in the afternoon we journey onward to the Dead Sea. Overnight at the Dead Sea.
Approximate distance: 154 km/ 96 miles. Estimated journey time: 2hrs 45mins.
Day 6: Dead Sea
Relax and enjoy the healing powers of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is actually a lake, without any form of life whatsoever existing in its waters. The water is so dense that it is practically impossible to sink. Take a swim and enjoy the sensation of floating on the surface. Overnight at the Dead Sea.
Day 7: Dead Sea – Amman.
Transfer to Amman for your onward flight.
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