Jewels of JordanHiking the spectacular landscapes of a forgotten country.
Jordan is a hospitable and historic land and home to many of the most spectacular sites of the Middle East; the Red Rose City of Petra; rocky shores of the Dead Sea; the beauty and tranquillity of Wadi Rum. This is a majestic and captivating country.
We’ll explore the capital Amman, with its colourful bazaars, ancient citadel and museums, and visit the best preserved Roman city in the Near East at Jerash, with its spectacular temples and forum.
We will take a dramatic walk from the hot springs at Ibn Hammad, en route to our campsite at Dana, and from where we walk to a stunning Eco lodge at Feynan. We’ll explore the spectacular canyon and sand dunes of Wadi Rum, enjoying the quiet and colour of the desert, and visit the Red Rose city of Petra, set deep inside the narrow gorge with its walls rising two hundred metres from the desert floor. Petra is the iconic picture of Jordan and we fully explore the ancient site.
En route to Madeba, we’ll see the mighty crusader castles at Shobak and Kerak and have the opportunity to swim (or float!) in the Dead Sea, and visit Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. At Madeba, we’ll see the ancient mosaic map of the Holyland. This is a journey through history, seeing a fascinating country at its best.
Please note: The December departure follows a slightly different itinerary. Please ask for details or see our website.
Please note: The December departure follows a slightly different itinerary.
- A delightful gorge walk from Ibn Hammad through abundant vegetation and hanging gardens.
- Explore the awe inspiring Red Rose City of Petra.
- Watch the stars appear in the clear night sky from our desert camp in Wadi Rum.
- Enjoy a night at a stunning Eco-lodge.
- Exploring the Dana Nature Reserve with its array of flora, fauna and extensive wildlife.
April 2014 onwards: Amman (3), Dana (1), Feynan (1), Wadi Rum (1), Petra (4), Madeba (2).Holiday Information Sheet
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- Return flights and transfers.
- Local travel for walking and sightseeing excursions.
- Half board en-suite accommodation.
- Services of a dedicated leader.
- All entrance fees.
We stay in twin bedded and single rooms throughout the holiday. The majority of our accommodation is hotel stays, where rooms are en suite and have the usual facilities including telephones and televisions. One hotel that deserves a special mention is the Feynan Eco Lodge. Set in the heart of the Dana Reserve, the solar powered lodge offers the most developed eco experience in Jordan made possible, in part, by the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.
- Arrival transfer by road (c45mins).
- Flights Heathrow–Amman (c5hrs 15mins), Royal Jordanian.
- UK add-on flights from £150 return, British Airways.
- Upgrades Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote.
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