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Petra, Jordan

Jordan

7 night guided tour of Jordan

This has been our best selling tour to Jordan for many years, and is run by Cox and Kings with a maximum group size of 20. The main reason customers choose this over others is that you get 3 nights in Petra - it is a very large site, so to see it without being rushed is most definitely welcome. About half our customers choose to add on extra nights by the Dead Sea at the end of the tour. I have been here, and the hotels are fabulous so it definitely worthwhile if you can afford the time.

Your Itinerary

  • Amman - 2 nights
  • Petra - 3 nights
  • Dead Sea - 2 nights (can be extended)
 
Day 1: Fly to Amman
 

Today your journeys starts with a flight from London Heathrow to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. It's a surprisingly short flight at just over 5 hours.

On arrival, transfer to your hotel for 2 nights.

Jerash, Jordan
Your Hotel:  
Day 2: Amman - Jerash
 

This morning enjoy a tour of Amman, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The city is built on seven hills (jebels) and your ascension to its hilltop citadel rewards you with panoramic views. Here you also see the ancient ruins of the Temple of Hercules, and the fascinating National Archaeological Museum. 

The highlight of downtown Amman is the restored Roman theatre, a remnant of the days of the city of Philadelphia. Built into the side of a hill, the theatre dates back to the second century AD and has a capacity for 6,000 people. 

In the afternoon, tour the well-preserved Graeco-Roman city of Jerash, hidden for centuries in sand. Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

Meal plan:  
Full Board
Day 3: Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak - Petra
 

Travel along the King’s Highway, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region. Next is the Biblical site of Mount Nebo, where Moses is reputed to be buried and where he first saw the Holy Land.

Then visit the crusader castle of Shobak. Afterwards, continue to the historic city of Petra for your 3 night stay.

Your Hotel:  
Meal plan:  
Full Board
Day 4: Petra
 

Take a guided tour of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by JL Burckhardt in 1812. Please note that this tour involves walking over rough terrain, and at Petra, visiting the monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice requires a steep climb. 

Petra, Jordan
Meal plan:  
Half Board
Day 5: Petra
 

Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. In the evening you have a chance to go back and see Petra by candlelight, a magical experience with over 1800 candles lighting the siq. This costs extra, but is well worth it.

Meal plan:  
Half Board
Day 6: Little Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea
 

Morning visit to Al Beidha, and 'Little Petra', before driving to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 excursion into the desert. 

In the afternoon, transfer to the Dead Sea for 2 night stay although you can extend this if you wish.

Meal plan:  
Bed & Breakfast
Day 7: Dead Sea
 

Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the River Jordan.

In the evening there'll be a farewell drink with the group.

Dead Sea, Jordan
Meal plan:  
Bed & Breakfast
Day 8: Fly to London
 

Transfer to the airport and fly from Amman back to London Heathrow with Royal Jordanian Airlines. 

Meal plan:  
Bed & Breakfast

How you can change this trip to suit

You can extend your stay in Jordan by having extra nights at the Dead Sea. Two nights costs from an additional £315 per person, but you can have as many extra nights as you wish. Please call for exact prices.

This tour can be booked on a private basis, for any day of the year, starting from £3095 per person in the low season.

Guide Prices

2024 dates and prices

Sun 1 Sep, Sun 22 Sep, Sun 6 Oct - all £2595 per person

Sun 3 Nov - £2095 per person

2025 dates and prices

9, 16 Feb, all Sundays in March & April, 4, 18 & 25 May - all £2695 per person

31 Aug, all Sundays in September & October, 2 & 9 November - all £2695 per person

What's Included?
  • Flights
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as described

Please note a single supplement applies - usually from around £595 to £625.

More information

Call  01462 677111

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