Day 1 UK - Amman
Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your flight to Amman today, the capital of Jordan. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2 Amman
A full day of discovery begins with a morning tour to Jerash, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities in existence. Highlights here are the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, Hadrian's Triumphal Arch and a street of columns a mile long. Amman. You'll see many of its treasures, including a Roman amphitheatre, the magnificent citadel, which towers above downtown Amman, and the King Abdullah Mosque. This afternoon we will see some of Ammans great sights on our Panoramic coach tour of Amman passing by the old and modern vistas of Amman.
This evening we will head to a restaurant for dinner. B,D.
Day 3 Amman - Petra
We're heading south today, to Petra, and on the way we'll visit many interesting sites. First stop is Mount Nebo, an elevated ridge that rises more than 700 metres above sea level and is cited in the Hebrew Bible as the point from which Moses saw the promised land. As you stand on this revered spot, you can take in panoramic views of the Holy Land and the valley of the River Jordan.
We'll then head to Madaba, to visit St George's Church, the home of the Mosaic Map. This treasure of early Christianity dates back to the 6th century and is the oldest map of Palestine that exists today.
A further highlight of our journey is the ancient fortress of Shobak. This is one of the largest and most impregnable of the chain of forts built by the Crusaders and is an impressive example of architectural military genius. Every stronghold was built to be a days journey from its neighbour, and at night, beacons were lit to signal to Jerusalem that each was safe.
The rose-red city of Petra is our final destination, and accommodation here is a hotel built in and around a traditional Jordanian Village. If you cannot wait to see Petra, we offer the opportunity to view the Treasury lit by candles this evening. B, D
Day 4 Petra
Today's the day you will get to explore Petra on a guided walking tour. This extraordinary city carved into the sandstone is concealed beyond a long, narrow gorge – the Siq – and your Local Guide will lead you through this corridor of rock. Get ready for your first glimpse of the magnificent Treasury building in the daylight, it will not disappoint. There will be the opportunity for you to explore the area at leisure before returning to the hotel. This evening why not join our optional excursion which offers a dinner with a difference. We'll head to a restaurant where we'll actually work alongside the chefs as they create typical Jordanian dishes, eating what we have prepared. B
Day 5 Petra - Wadi Rum
Start the day with a visit to Siq al-Barid, a northern suburb of Petra known as 'Little Petra'. Here you'll see houses, temples and staircases all carved out of rock and hidden away in the centre of a mountain.
We then head to the desert of Wadi Rum, home to the nomadic Bedouin people and immortalised in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. With sand dunes and sandstone rock formations of all shapes, sizes and colours, this magical landscape is sure to leave a lasting impression.
You'll stay tonight in the heart of Wadi Rum, where your hotel is in the guise of a Bedouin camp, and you will stay in your own Bedouin-style tent. If you have chosen to upgrade, your 'Martian dome' comes complete with spectacular views of the star-strewn sky, which you can take in from your bed. Once you've settled in, enjoy an included dinner of traditional dishes and afterwards, maybe join an optional star-gazing excursion in the company of an expert guide who can tell you about the formations you will see in the clear desert skies. B, L, D
Day 6 Wadi Rum - Dead Sea
Your journey continues today as you head towards another famous destination, the Dead Sea. This is the lowest spot on earth, and as you stay here for two nights in a hotel right on its shores, you'll have the chance to experience its unique waters, renowned for their buoyancy and therapeutic qualities. B, D
Day 7 Dead Sea at leisure
You can spend today at leisure, or you might choose to join an optional excursion to the nearby River Jordan and the biblical site of the baptism of Jesus. B, D
Day 8 Amman - UK
This morning we will transfer you to Amman for your flight back to the UK. Upon arrival, your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home.
Meals. B - Breakfast. L - Lunch D - Dinner
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.
Cooking Class in Petra from £45
Tonight, in a casual, family atmosphere, you’ll be able to experience the authentic, local cuisine Jordan has to offer. You’ll have the fantastic opportunity to work alongside local chefs and prepare dishes found on a typical Jordanian family menu using beautifully fresh ingredients. By sharing recipes and flavours, exploring the history and culture, you’ll be able to return home and share the tastes with friends and family.
Evening excursion – Minimal walking – Delicious
River Jordan from £79
The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible and from the Byzantine and medieval texts.
2-3 hours - Moderate walking – Religious Interest
Stargazing in Wadi Rum from £48
Nicknamed “The Valley of the Moon”, Wadi Rum is one of the most extraordinary and preferred places for stargazers from around the world. A stunning backdrop of nature, boasting golden dunes during the day and the unique emptiness of star light at night. You’ll have a shared Stargazing experience where there maybe an opportunity to view the stars by Telescope followed by a talk.
Evening excursion – Minimal Walking – enjoyable
Petra at night from £29
To visit Petra during daylight is an awe-inspiring experience; but to experience it at night by the light of 1,800 candles is truly an out-of-this-world experience! Walk through the Siq to the Khazneh following a candle-lit path and enjoy the haunting music of the Bedouin at the Treasury.
Evening excursion – difficult walking through the Siq at night (approx.1hrs there and 1hrs back) on rough unlit ground
Please note - This excursion will take place at night and the walk through the Siq (approx.1hrs there and 1hrs back) is illuminated by a dim light on uneven and uphill surfaces, therefore extreme caution & fitness is required. Torch is required.