Short Break in Jordan
Tailormade Tour

Short break in Jordan – 5 day Tailormade Tour from £825 per person. 

Jordan’s relatively small area belies its wealth of cultural, archaeological and natural sights, while allowing succinct exploration. Nabatean Petra tops many wish lists, and for once the reality exceeds the hype. Roman Jerash too surprises in terms of scale and preservation. However, for some the wonder of Wadi Rum’s epic natural landscape easily surpasses any manmade monument.

Memorably excellent cuisine, surprisingly good white wine and genuine hospitality are all aspects of Jordan missing from headlines that seem only to feature the Middle East in the event of bad news.

Right now, the region’s tourism languishes in the doldrums, normally popular sights are devoid of crowds… which means it’s a great time to tour Jordan.

In a region of geopolitical turmoil, Jordan is a safe and welcoming land of remarkable contrast.

Dense with history, full of natural wonders and historical sites, a bridge between sea and desert, east and west and linking ancient and new civilisations. It is essentially an open air museum in almost all its entirety. On this short break, wander open mouthed amongst the pink sandstone and rock-hewn antiquities of the Lost City of Petra (UNESCO).

No visit to Jordan is complete without a float, rather than a dip in the ultra-saline Dead Sea set against an other-worldly backdrop. Also experience the legendary warmth of the Jordanian people and assist in the preparation of tasty local dishes with the Iraq Al Ameer Women’s Association.

This short break in Jordan provides an excellent flavour of the treasures that await in Jordan.

Tour ratings.

  • Fitness
  • Off the beaten track 
  • Culture
  • History
  • Wildlife

Tour Pace


Tour style


Relaxed Pace

Relaxed tours are easy paced with plenty of leisure time built in. The tour will in all probability still be off the beaten track, with the occasional early start and there may still be occasional long drives. In general on a relaxed pace tour you can enjoy easy-going activities and experiences with opportunities to absorb the sights and immerse yourself in the local surroundings.

Moderate Pace

Moderate pace tours are ideal if you want a tour experience that combines activities and experiences with some time to relax. Typically you will be active and busy for part of the day but then also have time to rest and recharge your batteries. In general on a moderate paced tour there may be some long journeys involved but the tour is not an expedition or a road trip. On a moderate paced tour it will be necessary to have some early starts.

Busy Pace

A busy paced tour means that you can expect to be doing, seeing or experiencing something new almost every day, and moving on from place to place to pack in as much as possible. There may be early starts, long journeys and tiring days along the way, but you’ll return home feeling you’ve really experienced as much as you possibly could.

Pioneer Class Tours

On our Pioneer tours, you will be amongst an elite group of intrepid travellers and some of the first to explore a country that few have been privileged enough to discover. Of course, exploring such areas of the world will come with its challenges; it may mean several nights camping, long journeys by 4WD and the need to maintain a degree of flexibility for when carefully laid plans change. These are challenging tours in countries and areas that may have poor infrastructure, high levels of poverty and illiteracy. This can translate in to low standards in hotels, bad roads and poor driving standards among other issues. We try and smooth out as much of these issues as we can but you should be prepared to experience the bad with the good.

Traveller Class Tours

Our Traveller itineraries are at the core of our programme. These journeys are designed for travellers who still want to discover a land away from the tourist crowds but expect minimum standards. Accommodation will be primarily hotel based, although you could still find yourself camping, or the guest of a local family. Depending on the destination and itinerary, you’ll likely be travelling in a private vehicle, with occasional use of public transport. This is adventure travel with some of the rough edges smoothed out.


Arrive in Amman and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival, there may be time to explore the city at leisure. No meals or guided services are provided today. Overnight Hotel Larsa Hotel.

This morning after breakfast, drive to Wadi Musa, adjacent to the archaeological site Petra, the 2nd century Nabatean capital and Jordan’s pre-eminent ancient site. After checking in to the hotel we wind through the atmospheric canyon of the Siq in anticipation, to finally emerge in front of the remarkable 40m façade of the Treasury UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the treasures of Petra with your local guide. Overnight Petra Guesthouse (B)


A further full day dedicated to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra. Once again take the journey through the narrow canyon of the Siq and into this remarkable open air museum. Petra is huge – over 26,000 hectares, at its peak encompassing an estimated population of 20,000. Spend the day explore the site with your local guide on foot, taking in the theatre, tombs, and numerous other structures. There’s the opportunity to ascend nearly 800 steps, taking 40-minutes, to the exquisite monastery of El Deir, a quite astonishing building carved from living rock and one of site’s highlights. Since its rediscovery in the early 19th century much has been written about Petra, but nothing really prepares for the scale and extent of the reality. Overnight Petra Guesthouse (B)

After a leisurely breakfast, depart Petra and drive through impressive scenery to the shores of the Dead Sea, 430.5m below sea level, on the border with Israel and the occupied West Bank. Take the opportunity to float in the exceptionally salty water among a most dramatic and barren landscape.  We then continue to the Iraq Al Ameer Women’s Co-Op and take part in the preparation of traditional dishes, which you will then enjoy for a late and leisurely lunch before returning to Amman where your evening is at leisure. Overnight Larsa Hotel (BL)

The final day is at leisure until your airport transfer. If you flight is late evening do let us know if you require any further additional guided services. (B)

Dates & Price.

We offer this short break in Jordan for private departures only.

Prices start from £825 per person, based on two people travelling and sharing a room.

We can also tailor a similar or totally different itinerary to meet your requirements. Please contact us to discuss your travel plans.

Tour Notes

Single Supplement from £125 per person.

Flights from London to Amman on direct flights start from £350 per person. Please contact us for a quotation. At busy times of year around holidays prices of course may be much more for flights.

Alternative tailormade options are also available in Jordan including visiting the amazing desert scenery in Wadi Rum. Please contact Mark to design your ideal tour of Jordan.

Perhaps consider combining this short break in Jordan with our short break in Lebanon as connections are easy between the two countries.

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Tour inclusions.

  • Arrival and departure transfers (driver only)
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary (other properties can be booked)
  • Private transport with English speaking driver on Days 2 and 4
  • Services of an English-speaking guide at Petra
  • Meals as listed (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Tour exclusions.

  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Tips (discretionary)
  • Visa if applicable

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