The History of Jordan & Petra

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Amman

Scheduled flight to Amman – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Amman International Hotel in Amman for a two night stay.

Day 2 – Jerash & the Dead Sea

Drive north of Amman to the Greco-Roman Decapolis city of Jerash, boasting an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more the 6,500 years, where we visit sights such as the ruins of the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheatre, the Forum and the Hippodrome – included lunch at the Dead Sea Spa, at 1,306 feet below sea level, the lowest spot on earth – ‘floating’ on the surface of buoyant waters.

Day 3 – Madaba, Mount Nebo & Kerak

Head to the ancient Moabite city of Madaba to see a selection of the mosaics for which the city was famous during the Byzantine period and visit Saint George's Church with a 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land – Mount Nebo is the site of Moses’ last camp after the Exodus and the summit from which he surveyed the Holy Land before his death – continue south through Wadi Mujib to Kerak, the 12th century crusaders’ castle used to control the ancient caravan roads from Egypt to Syria – continue to the 5* Hyatt Zaman Hotel near Petra for a three night stay.

Day 4 – Petra

The vast rose-red city of Petra was carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, who settled there more than 2,000 years ago – enter the city through the Siq, a narrow one kilometre gorge with 80 metres high cliffs – towards the end of the Siq we see the early 1st century Al- Khazneh, known as The Treasury, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of the sheer rock face – spend time exploring Petra.

Day 5 – Wadi Rum

This afternoon we head south from Petra to Wadi Rum for pre-booked 4x4 wheel drive jeeps to explore the land of Lawrence of Arabia, an unusual desert terrain with towering limestone and granite cliffs.

Day 6 – Dead Sea

En route back to Amman we visit the Dead Sea, at 1,306 feet below sea level the lowest spot on earth, and enjoy the bizarre and delightful experience of ‘floating’ on the surface of buoyant waters, four times saltier than regular seawater – return to the 4* Amman International Hotel in Amman for a two night stay.

Day 7 – Desert Castles

The Desert Castles, Qasr Amra, Qasr Kharaneh and Qasr Azraq, built by the early Islamic Umayyad Caliphs in the 7th and 8th centuries AD include fortifications, baths, mosques, mosaic floors and painted wall frescoes.

Day 8 – Amman

Transfer to airport for our scheduled flight back home.

Tour Features

4* hotels

Half board accommodation

All excursions, guided tours & entrance fees included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Amman

Executive coach in Jordan

One free place per 15 paying passengers

Greco-Roman Decapolis city of Jerash

Included lunch at the Dead Sea

Ancient Moabite city of Madaba

Mount Nebo, site of Moses’ last camp after the Exodus

12th century crusaders’ castle at Kerak

Vast rose-red city of Petra

The Treasury

Wadi Rum with 4x4 jeep drive

Dead Sea

7th & 8th centuries Desert Castles


Four nights at the 4* Amman International Hotel in Amman and three nights in the 5* Hyatt Zaman Hotel outside Petra. Both ideally situated for our itinerary and each featuring a restaurant and outdoor pool, at both hotels we stay on half board basis. All rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

Tour Reviews

Reviews for The History of Jordan & Petra

Date of tour: April 2011

What a wonderful holiday you organised for us in Petra - it was really special and we all enjoyed it so much. The hotels were good. Elias our guide was quite splendid - spoke English well and had a good knowledge of the holiday and of life in Jordan. Many thanks again for organising such a varied and enjoyable holiday.

SP, Stamford

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020 7064 4970
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Tailor make your group tour

Tailor made to suit your group

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at 5* hotels
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • include all gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group