Jordan - A Land of Ancient Treasures & Empires

Classic Touring

8 Days from £2,499

Mar 2020 - Nov 2020 Departures

​Discover Jordan's gleaming treasures as you journey to biblical sites, the 'lost city' of Petra and through magical desert landscapes.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
HALF BOARD
FLIGHT CHOICES
MAX GROUP SIZE 30

What's included

Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide

Return flights from Heathrow with Royal Jordanian

A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports

Use of an airport lounge in the UK

7 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels

14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners including welcome & farewell dinner & drink

Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage 

Included excursions

  • Tour of Amman including  the Roman amphitheatre, the Citadel & the Folklore Museum
  • Visit to Jerash
  • Travel the Kings Highway & visit Mount Nebo, Madaba & Shobak fortress
  • Create your own piece of mosaic
  • Discover the 'lost city' of Petra
  • Traditional cookery experience<
  • Bedouin village visit with lunch
  • A visit to Wadi Rum
  • A stay at the Dead Sea

Optional excursions

​Stargazing in Wadi Rum

Petra by candlelight

Your itinerary

Today we'll fly to Amman, Jordan's capital, and on arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel. Get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome drink before dinner this evening.

A good breakfast will set us up for a full day of discovery as we get to grips with the culture and traditions of Jordan. We'll begin with a walking tour of Amman, heading downtown Amman where we'll mingle with the locals as we step inside the King Abdullah Mosque and look around the busy vegetable market. We'll see the well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, which in its heyday could accommodate 6,000 spectators, and the Nymphaeum, a Roman public fountain. In the Folklore Museum we'll learn more about Jordanian traditions before we view the ruins of the Citadel.
Our tour is not finished yet, as we now head to Jerash – one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities that still exists today. Your tour highlights are sure to be the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, Hadrian's Triumphal Arch and a street of columns that stretches for a mile.
We're going to head to a restaurant this evening for dinner.

A day of exploration lies ahead as we journey south to Petra today. The route we follow, along the King's Highway, gives us the chance to visit some fascinating sites, starting with Mount Nebo. This elevated ridge rises 700 metres above sea level and, according to the Hebrew Bible, it's from here that Moses saw the Promised Land. We'll stand here today and take in panoramic views of the Holy Land and the valley of the River Jordan.
Next, we're going to Madaba, where St George's Church is home to the famous Mosaic Map. Dating back to the 6th century, it is the oldest map of Palestine in existence. After you've admired this revered work of art, you've got the chance to make your own as we include a visit to a mosaic school to learn this intricate craft. After you've created a unique souvenir of your holiday, we'll continue our journey to Petra.  
On arrival in Petra, we'll check into our hotel, which is similar in design to a traditional Jordanian village. We'll be heading to the famous 'lost city' of Petra tomorrow, but if you'd like to start your discoveries right away, come with us on an optional trip tonight. Following a path lit by candles, we'll walk through the Siq to view the incredible Treasury building. This is also subtly illuminated by the glow of many candles spread out before it – a truly awe-inspiring sight.

We're going to spend today exploring Petra – a 'rose-red' city carved by the Nabateans out of vast cliffs, which we'll reach via a journey along the Siq. The excitement builds as we walk through this long, narrow gorge, which is an experience in itself as the colours and formations of the rocks that tower above us are incredible. After walking 1km, we are rewarded with the sight of the Treasury building, which is almost perfectly preserved and features ornate carvings on its faç​ade.
One of many wonders here, we'll tour the site with a Local Guide, who will tell us about the Nabatean culture and show us highlights including intricately carved tombs and a Roman-style theatre. There's plenty of time to explore at your own pace before we return to the hotel.
This evening, we'll enjoy a dinner with a difference as we head to a restaurant, where with help from the chef we'll try our hand at cooking local dishes. Then, we'll sit down together and eat what we have prepared.

The Bedouin people who live in the deserts of Jordan consider receiving guests a great honour, and we'll experience their hospitality today. We begin our day at the Ammarin Camp, a Bedouin village where over herb tea and lunch we'll get to know our hosts and learn about their semi-nomadic lifestyle and traditions.
We'll now head to Wadi Rum, a vast desert whose rocky landscape has been carved by the forces of nature. With sand dunes and sandstone rock formations of all shapes, sizes and colours, this magical landscape is sure to leave a lasting impression as we explore by 4x4 vehicles.
Tonight, we are staying in the heart of Wadi Rum, where our hotel is in the guise of a Bedouin camp and you'll 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 stargazing excursion. As you look up to the clear desert skies, an expert guide will tell you about the constellations you will see.

This morning we'll depart the desert after breakfast and make our way to the Dead Sea, where our hotel sits on its shores. This is the lowest spot on earth, and its waters are renowned for their buoyancy and therapeutic qualities. Due to the high salt content as well as 21 other minerals, it's impossible to sink in the Dead Sea, so enjoy relaxing and floating in this natural spa. Another highlight along the way will be a stop at 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 military ​architecture. Every stronghold was built to be a day's journey from its neighbour, and at night, beacons were lit to signal to Jerusalem that each was safe.

​Enjoy a day at leisure at your hotel, or dipping in and out of the relaxing waters of the Dead Sea.
We'll transfer back to Amman later, where we'll get together for a farewell dinner at Kan Zaman, a restaurant located on a site built in the style of an ancient Jordanian village. Enclosed by stone walls and sat on a hilltop, here we'll feast on mezzes of local Arabic specialities as we listen to traditional music.

​Today we'll transfer you to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Stargazing in Wadi Rum

Stargazing in Wadi Rum

from £48

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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. The stars in Wadi Rum are particularly exceptional as the serenity of the desert gives them that extra shine and mystery! You’ll have a Stargazing experience by Telescope followed by a talk.
Evening excursion – Minimal Walking – Truly unforgettable

Petra at night

Petra at night

from £29

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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.

Accommodation

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The Hyatt Zaman is located 7.5 miles from Petra and Aqaba is a 90-minute drive from the resort. This hotel offers stunning views of the Sharah Mountain Range. Hotel facilities include a fitness room, a traditional hammam, and an outdoor pool. Air-conditioned rooms feature modern amenities combined with traditional decorations. All rooms have a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. There are several restaurants offering authentic Arabian dishes as well as international cuisine. Guests can enjoy an evening cocktail at the garden bar. The resort’s hammam features original Ottoman features and offers professional massages. There is also a handicraft souk, and a small shop selling a selection of incense, tea, hand soaps, and body creams. The well-tended walkways of the resort lead to the old village centre, with its original water-well and marble benches.
This unique accommodation is located in the heart of the Wadi Rum Desert and offers guests an authentic experience. You’ll stay in a Bedouin-style tent with private facilities, a fan and terrace offering mountain views. Facilities include a large reception tent.
Your hotel is perfectly located on the shores of the Dead Sea and boasts its own stretch of private beach. Facilities include a choice of restaurants, a bar, three swimming pools, gym and spa.
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Kempinski Hotel Amman

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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8 days

Monday 21 September 2020

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£2,014

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8 days

Monday 12 October 2020

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£2,014

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8 days

Monday 09 November 2020

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£2,014

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8 days

Monday 30 March 2020

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

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STATUS

 

London (Heathrow)

Monday 21 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,499

Available

Outbound
Royal Jordanian

Monday 21 September 2020

Departs

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

00:10 Amman (Queen Alia)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

Inbound
Royal Jordanian - RJ

Monday 28 September 2020

Departs

12:00 Amman (Queen Alia)

Arrives

15:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

London (Heathrow)

Monday 12 October 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,499

Available

Outbound
Royal Jordanian

Monday 12 October 2020

Departs

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

00:10 Amman (Queen Alia)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

Inbound
Royal Jordanian - RJ

Monday 19 October 2020

Departs

12:00 Amman (Queen Alia)

Arrives

15:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

London (Heathrow)

Monday 09 November 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,499

Available

Outbound
Royal Jordanian

Monday 09 November 2020

Departs

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

00:10 Amman (Queen Alia)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

Inbound
Royal Jordanian - RJ

Monday 16 November 2020

Departs

12:00 Amman (Queen Alia)

Arrives

15:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

London (Heathrow)

Monday 30 March 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,499

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Royal Jordanian

Monday 30 March 2020

Departs

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

00:10 Amman (Queen Alia)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

Inbound
Royal Jordanian - RJ

Monday 06 April 2020

Departs

12:00 Amman (Queen Alia)

Arrives

15:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Royal Jordanian

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