Highlights of Jordan

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What we came up with

My client said 'I want to ride with my friends through the desert of Wadi Rum a la Lawrence of Arabia' and I think I was more excited than them. I actually ended up taking them myself! We were a party of 10 and only had a week in Jordan, but it was perfect for a hefty dose of adventure. A week also fits neatly into a half term in either Spring or Autumn, when the days are warm and the nights cool and clear.

I wanted the group to appreciate all that Jordan has to offer, so I came up with a mixture of adventure (horse riding), culture (a visit to Petra), history (Crusader castles), and some rest and recuperation at the Dead Sea to round off the trip. I think Lawrence would have been impressed...

— Amelia, Original Travel Expert

Itinerary Highlights

  • Amman - 1 day
    Amman is Jordan's bustling capital, international flight arrival point and home to the luxurious Four Seasons Amman. Stay in the city for a night, to allow time to explore sites ranging from the ancient Citadel to the Roman Theatre in the heart of Amman.
  • Wadi Rum - 1 day
    Heading south, stop off at Madaba to see the oldest known map of the Middle East that lies within St George's Church. The complex and beautiful Byzantine mosaics of St Georges are reason enough to warrant a break in your journey. From here, carry onto Mt. Nebo, which is alleged to be the place where Moses is buried, and from where he first saw the Promised Land. On a clear day, it's possible to see Israel in the distance. For the final stretch of the journey, mount a trusty steed (camel), or opt for the slightly more comfortable land rover option to arrive at your private camp in the desert of Wadi Rum. Staying at a Private Camp offers simple yet comfortable accommodation in tents, in the heart of Lawrence of Arabia's stomping ground.
  • Petra - 2 days
    The Movenpick is the place to stay when visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra. A place that demonstrates the incredible skill of the Nabateans, Petra is an awe inspiring sight, and warrants more than one visit. On arrival day, enjoy an evening visit to Petra, during which time these stunning ruins are lit only by candlelight. Re-visiting the following day, you'll get the full impact of this incredible site in daylight, and can climb the 800 steps to the monastery, for unbeatable views.
  • Dead Sea - 1 day
    From Petra drive via Shobak to see the remains of a crusader castle, before arriving at the Kempinski Dead Sea Spa Resort. The Dead Sea is known for its highly saline water, allowing bathers to float effortlessly on the surface. After a dip, head to the hotel spa for an indulgent treatment to truly unwind before your journey home.

A rough idea of price

A similar itinerary would cost in the region of £2,570 per person which includes all flights, hotels, transfers and organised trips.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

March to May, and September to December
Adults, and families with older children. Anyone with an interest in history and a sense of adventure!
Price PP (Inc Flights)


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