Short Break in Jordan
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.
Day 1 - Arrival Amman
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.
Day 2 – Amman - Petra (UNESCO)
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)
Day 3 – Petra (UNESCO)
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)
Day 4 – Amman – Dead Sea – Iraq Al Ameer Cooking Experience – Amman
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)
Day 5 – Depart Jordan
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.
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.
Other tailormade options
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.
Combine Jordan with Lebanon
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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- 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
- International flights
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips (discretionary)
- Visa if applicable