Treasures of Jordan

Resort: Treasures of Jordan
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Jordan
Price From: £2395.00


Join a group of like-minded solo travellers on
a tour of the highlights of Jordan including
the capital city of Amman, religious sites,
desert landscapes and the remarkable ruins
of Petra. Conclude with time at leisure on the
shores of the Red Sea.


Day 1: Fly to Amman

Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Amman with Royal Jordanian
Airlines. Transfer to the Amman International
Hotel for 3 nights. (N)

Day 2: Amman Salt

Morning tour of Amman, visiting the citadel
and the Jordan Museum, which contains a
copper replica of the renowned Dead Sea
Scrolls. Afternoon tour to the ancient town of Salt to admire its architecture and visit
the small archaeological museum before
returning to your hotel in Amman. Welcome
dinner at Kan Zaman, an impressive
19th-century estate. (B, D)

Day 3: Jerash Umm Qais

Morning tour of Jerash, one of the best preserved
Roman provincial towns in the
world. Continue to the ruins of Umm Qais
where, according to the Bible, Jesus
performed the miracle of casting demons
from two men into a herd of pigs. Perched on
a hilltop overlooking the impressive Jordan
valley and the Sea of Galilee, the site combines
Roman ruins and an abandoned Ottoman-era
village. View colonnaded streets, a vaulted
terrace and the ruins of two theatres. Return to
Amman. (B)

Day 4: Madaba Mount Nebo Dead Sea

Travel along the Kings Highway, visiting
Madaba and its Byzantine mosaic map of the
region and Mount Nebo, from where Moses
first viewed the Holy Land. A stop will also be
made at the Dead Sea for a dip in the health giving
salty waters. Continue to Petra and dine
this evening at Petra Kitchen, a traditional
Jordanian experience. Stay 2 nights at the
Hyatt Zaman Hotel & Resort*. (B, D)

Day 5: Petra

Take a guided walking tour of Petra, the rose red
city rediscovered by JL Burckhardt in 1812.
The highlights are the spectacular temple, the Treasury and the Monastery, which have been
carved out of solid rock. This evening, see the
ruins of Petra by candlelight. (B)

Day 6: Wadi Rum Aqaba

This morning, join a hands-on bread making
and tasting experience before proceeding to
Wadi Rum for a 4×4 excursion into the desert.
Continue to Aqaba and stay 2 nights at the
Mvenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay. (B)

Day 7: Aqaba

Day at leisure to enjoy the beaches, explore the
markets or nearby desert, or visit the ancient
sites of Aqaba. Farewell dinner this evening at
the hotel. (B, D)

Day 8: Amman Fly to London

Transfer to Amman airport and fly to London
with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)

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