Jordan: Petra & Beyond - An Immersive Small Group Journey (2020)

Discover the beauty of Jordan, from ancient Jerash and Petra, to Bedouin desertscapes and the Dead Sea.

Journey Overview

Adventurers can cross Crusader kingdoms and see biblical beauty on a nine-day sweep through Jordan. Visit ancient Jerash and swoon-worthy Petra, then traverse Bedouin desertscapes in the Wadi Rum and rejuvenate in the Dead Sea.

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the Greco-Roman city of Jerash.
  • See Petra’s ancient rose-red temples.
  • Trailblaze the Wadi Rum desert in a 4x4.
  • Sip elegant sundowners by the Dead Sea.
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Amman

Touch down in Amman. You’ll be cordially greeted and driven the 40 minutes to your hotel. We recommend resting well before tomorrow’s excitements.
Intercontinental Amman

Day 2: Ajloun & Jerash

Start your Jordan adventure at the Crusader castle of Ajloun. Strategically built in the hilly contours, on a clear day, you can admire views all the way to the Dead Sea. Head to Jerash, one of the best-preserved GrecoRoman cities in the world. Once a hub for spice traders, today you can walk around its striking colonnades, crumbling archways, and pavements permanently grooved by years of chariot traffic. You’ll have the afternoon to explore and linger as you please.
Intercontinental Amman | Meals: BD

Day 3: Amman

This morning, explore Amman’s ancient citadel and visit the Royal Automobile Museum.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to duck into the Jordan Museum to see the Ain Ghazal statues, which date to 7250 BC.
Intercontinental Amman | Meals: B

Day 4: Amman – Petra

Take the scenic route to Petra, stopping at Mount Nebo, from where Moses glimpsed the Promised Land. From its summit you can gaze out over Jerusalem. Follow the crosscountry King’s Highway, forged by Old Testament kings (and everyone who came after). You’ll swoop through the Amman gorge to Madaba and see its Byzantine Mosaic Map, made from two million pieces of stone. Learn how to preserve ancient mosaics before heading to dramatic Shobak, a 12th-century Crusader castle, built to guard the King’s Highway. Continue to your hotel in Petra.
Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: BL

Day 5: Petra

Despite Indiana Jones’s best efforts, nothing can quite prepare you for Petra, Jordan’s rock star landmark. Sculpted into the mountain range, its huge carved temples and rose-hued sandstone beguile even the most discerning travellers. With over 2,000 years of history, you can view Nabataean masonry at its finest. There are over 1,000 tombs, so boot up to stroll around treasured sites such as the colonnaded Temple of Winged Lions, the Corinthian Tomb, the Palace Tomb, and the magnificent Treasury. You’ll also have the chance to investigate original baths, markets, and storerooms.
Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: BL

Day 6: Petra

Today, Design your Day – giving you the freedom to choose the experience that is best suited to you. Select from the following options:

  • Explore the 'Lost City', Perta.
  • Visit Little Petra, Siq al-Barid.

Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: B

Day 7: Petra – Dead Sea

Channel Lawrence of Arabia on a 4x4 journey across the Wadi Rum. You’ll get your kicks careering through rippled desert, speckled with Bedouin Camps during World War I. These still exist today and you can pause for lunch under canvas. Continue to the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest land on Earth, and check into your shoreside resort. Spend the rest of the afternoon hypnotised by the pale blue waters, best enjoyed with an icy cocktail.
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa | Meals: BL

Day 8: Dead Sea

Cool off in the Dead Sea, a swimming experience of a different sort. Despite its name, the Dead Sea has long attracted travellers who believe in its rejuvenating qualities. Join them to bob across the surface of its mineral-rich waters.
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa | Meals: BD

Day 9: Dead Sea - Depart Amman

It’s time to say farewell. This morning you’ll be taken to the airport so you can return home.
Meals: B

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Jordan: Petra & Beyond - An Immersive Small Group Journey (2020)

With its prime location a stone's throw from the entrance to the historic city of Petra, the Mövenpick Resort Petra is a perfect retreat ... Read more

Intercontinental Amman

Jordan: Petra & Beyond - An Immersive Small Group Journey (2020)

Fitted with designer furnishings, the 440 rooms at InterContinental Amman are chic and functional. They all include a spacious lounge w ... Read more

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa

Jordan: Petra & Beyond - An Immersive Small Group Journey (2020)

An upscale hotel in the heart of Jordan Valley, Hilton Dead Sea promises contemporary comfort and breath-taking views. Unwind in spacio ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Sep 20, 2020 - Sep 28, 2020
Price AU$5,315pp Single Supplement AU$1,815 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.