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From Petra to the Red Sea

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Ajloun Castle
Dead Sea
Mount Nebo
Red Sea
Wadi Rum
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All transfers.
Half board
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until December 2022
From + £ 270
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Be seduced by the fascinating Hashemite Kingdom! Discover Amman, the Greco-Roman city of Jerash and see the Castle of Ajloun. Admire the ancient wonders of Petra and sleep under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert. Head to the coastal city of Aqaba to enjoy its paradise beaches, lapped by the abundant Red Sea, before ending your trip by floating on the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea!

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Ready to discover the cultural treasures of Jordan? Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport to board a flight to Amman.* Night on board.

If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Amman

Touch down in Amman and transfer to your hotel.* Amman is the modern capital of Jordan but possesses dozens of ancient historical sites, set into a hillside in northern Jordan. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, if you arrive early in the day, why not enjoy an optional excursion to the Ma'in Hot Springs to unwind after your journey. ** Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.***

* Possibility of booking early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

** Optional Ma'in Hot Springs Excursion: Enjoy a day spent unwinding at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and enjoy the swimming pool and natural waterfall. 

*** Please note: If you arrive at the hotel after 9:00 p.m, dinner will not be included. Instead, you will have the option to reserve a cold packed dinner for an additional charge in the next step of the booking process.

3rd Day: Amman - Jerash - Ajloun Castle - Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a brief city tour of Amman. See both the new and old parts of the city on a panoramic bus ride. Afterwards, continue to Jerash, known as the 'Pompeii of the East'. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, this amazing Greco-Roman city is the best-preserved example of Roman-era ruins in Jordan. See the impressive Hadrian's Arch, the Hippodrome, the Temple of Artemis and the Roman Theatre, among other highlights, as you explore this amazing archaeological site. Next, continue to Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin in the 12th-century. One of the most amazing castles in the Middle East, here you can soak up the fabulous views of the Dead Sea from its hilltop vantage point. Return to Amman and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.

4th Day: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak Castle - Petra

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Madaba this morning to see the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land and later buried, take in the spectacular views of this sacred place. Next, drive to the fascinating Shobak Castle, a Crusader Castle dating back to 1115. At the end of the visit, head to Petra and check in at the hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, ready to discover the ancient city in the morning! Dinner and overnight stay in Petra. 

5th Day: Petra

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend today exploring the famed Nabatean capital on an excursion to Petra! During the visit, discover the most important and representative monuments, sculpted into the rock by this ancient civilization. Admire the Treasury, the famous and most internationally recognised monument, as seen in one of the Indiana Jones movies, along with other highlights such as the Colored Tombs and the Royal Tombs. Let your imagination run wild as you learn about life here in ancient times. Petra is one of those bucket-list destinations that you must visit at least once in your life! A true wonder of the world, enjoy an unforgettable day exploring this incredible site. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.

6th Day: Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to a lesser-known site named Little Petra, located north of the original city of Petra. A narrow gorge of 2 meters wide, this rocky landscape is adorned with typical Nabatean architecture, making this one of the most unique sites in the country. Originally, Little Petra was inhabited by the Nabateans and is home to a number of tombs, ancient water tanks and riverbeds. Next, continue to beautiful Wadi Rum, the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Get settled at the camp and take a 4x4 excursion across the lunar-like landscape for an unforgettable experience. Dinner under the stars and overnight stay at the camp in Wadi Rum.

7th Day: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

Breakfast at the camp. Leave the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum behind as you transfer to Aqaba, a beautiful coastal city located on the Red Sea, close to the border with Israel. Check-in at the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the area or relaxing on the paradise beaches of the Red Sea. Dinner and overnight stay in Aqaba.

8th Day: Aqaba

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure. Enjoy a stroll through the historic old town, or simply relax on the beach, where you can discover the abundant coral reefs of the Red Sea. In fact, Aqaba is a popular scuba diving destination, home to more than 25 dive sites. Dinner and overnight stay in Aqaba.

9th Day: Aqaba

Breakfast at the hotel.  Enjoy another day at your leisure. If you're interested in uncovering the underwater world,  perhaps take a snorkeling trip to the 'Japanese Garden' diving area, where you can admire some of the most beautiful coral reefs and colorful sea life in the Red Sea. Dinner and overnight stay in Aqaba.

10th Day: Aqaba - Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the shores of the Red Sea behind as you return to Amman today. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. If time allows, enjoy the evening at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the Jordanian capital. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.

11th Day: Amman - Desert Castles - Dead Sea - Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. Head east today to discover the Desert Castles of Azraq, Kharanah and Amra. Dating from the early Islamic era, the castles were built as retreats for the Caliphs of the time. Explore these historic fortresses and learn more about the history of 7th-century Jordan. Afterwards, continue to the eternal Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at an amazing 400-meters below sea level! Take in the spectacular views before enjoying some free time to relax, swim and float in the salty waters! The mineral-rich mud is said to be therapeutic so be sure to treat your skin to a little indulgence! Return to Amman after an action-packed day. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman. 

12th Day: Amman - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to bring your adventure through Jordan to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

12 days trip including flights*

11 days and 10 nights in destination













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* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Available Activities

Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
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Ma'in Hot Springs Excursion

Enjoy a day spent unwinding at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and enjoy the swimming pool and natural waterfall.
Suggested activity for day 2

Upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum

Supplement to upgrade to a Martian Tent for one night in the Wadi Rum desert. Enjoy a larger room and unforgettable views of the desert from the panoramic window!
Suggested activity for day 6

The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. 
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Amman, Amman - UK/Ireland.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels and a Tent Camp in Wadi Rum. *
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  • 10 breakfasts and 10 dinners. **
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. ***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Free visa on arrival. ****
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  • ATOL Protection.
  • 4x4 excursion in Wadi Rum.

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process.

* Possibility to upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum in the next step of the booking process.

** Add 6 lunches in local restaurants during the Jordan tour in the next step of the booking process (Not available in Aqaba).

** Dinner box supplement (per box/dinner) for the first night is available in the next step of the booking process.

*** Please note: the order of the itinerary may differ depending on your departure day.

Monday and Saturday: 2 nights in Amman, 2 nights in Petra, 1 night in Wadi Rum, 3 nights in Aqaba and  2 nights in Amman.

Tuesday and Sunday: 1 night in Amman, 2 nights in Petra, 1 night in Wadi Rum, 3 nights in Aqaba and 3 nights in Amman.

Friday: 3 nights in Amman, 2 nights in Petra, 1 night in Wadi Rum, 3 nights in Aqaba and 1 night in Amman.

**** Passport details are necessary to obtain a free visa. A copy of the passport of all travelers must be sent to once your reservation is complete.

Important: The airport transfer on arrival in Amman will be shared with other travelers in your tour group. A guide will be there to meet you on arrival, but you may be required to wait for up to two hours before leaving for the hotel, depending on the flight arrival times.


If you are fully vaccinated you will need:

  •  Proof of a negative PCR test result, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Jordan
  •  Proof of full vaccination
  •  QR code obtained by registering your details with the Jordanian government up to 72 hours before departure. Register here.

If you are not fully vaccinated you will need:

  • Proof of a negative PCR test result, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Jordan
  • QR code obtained by registering your details with the Jordanian government up to 72 hours before departure. Register here.
  • Pay $42 USD during the above registration process for a PCR test on arrival at the airport in Jordan. The results are sent via email within 8 hours. If you test positive on the airport test you will be required to undergo a mandatory hotel quarantine of up to 14 days at your own expense.
  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity. One page required for stamp.
  • Visa
    A visa is mandatory. This is issued on arrival to the country.
  • Currency
    Jordanian Dinar.
  • Language
  • Electricity
    220 V. European style plug
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the UK.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 02:00.
  • Other useful information
    You should always bargain when you go shopping.
  • Tourist Office website

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

Due to adverse weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice.

Children: 0 - 11 years.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

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