A Short Journey in Jordan


Tour provided by Cox & Kings

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, located on the East Bank of the Jordan River, has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic period. With a population of 9.5million, the semi-arid, almost-landlocked country is considered to be among the safest of Arab countries in the Middle East.

This 7-day tour, provided by Cox & Kings, is a fantastic way to see the history-rich sites and picturesque landscapes. Although English is not the first spoken language, this opportunity will allow you to be engrossed in all the land’s wonders and see places many don’t have the chance to see.

The cost of this tour only includes land travel; international flights are booked independently to the tour.

Please take a moment to read through this thought-provoking tour of Jordan.

Itinerary

Day 1

Independent flight arrives in Amman Airport.

Drive from airport to the Dead Sea, one of the most unique places on earth situated at 400m below sea level. The high salt content makes any plant and animal life impossible.

Arrive at Kempinski Ishtar where you’ll stay for 1 night in the Superior Rooms.

Day 2

Drive from the Dead Sea to Petra via Kings Highway.

On this journey, visit Madaba – one of the most famous Byzantine mosaics that dates back to 6th Century – and Mount Nebo – the place believed to be the site of Moses’ Tomb and from where he first sighted the Promised Land. See incredible views of the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea.

Continue on to Kerak Castle, one of the largest and most complete castles in the Levant and former home to such figures as Reynald de Chatillon (aka the Elephant of Christ).

Arrive at Movenpick Resort where you’ll stay in a Standard Room for 2 nights.

Day 3

Full-day excursion to Petra, the rose-red city that was not fully uncovered until 1958.

Walk through the Siq, a large crack in the Nubian sandstone, to reach el Khazneh, The Treasury, and the city beyond.

Visit the Monastery (Ed Deir) and High Place of Sacrifice.

Enjoy an evening at the Petra Kitchen learning how to cook traditional Jordanian food from local women.

Day 4

Drive from Petra to Wadi Rum.

Take an excursion into the desert in 4×4 Jeeps. See magnificent scenery and explore places otherwise inaccessible.

Continue to Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Stay at The Four Seasons Hotel Amman for 3 nights in Superior Room. Breakfasts and lunches included.

Day 5

Explore the ruined desert castles of Umayyad Caliphs: Qasr Amra, Qasr Kharanah, and Qasr Azraq which date back to the 7th Century.

Return to hotel

Day 6

Tour Amman – the city built on seven main hills (jebels) and where you can see an incredible panoramic view of the whole city from atop the highest hill.

Travel to Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city, sometimes known as the “Pompeii of the East” build more than 2,000 years ago. Notice the Triumphal Arch on your approach to the city.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 7

Transfer from your hotel to Queen Alia International Airport. Independent departure from Amman.

Note: This itinerary is a sample only. Arrangements are subject to confirmation at time of booking.