Essential Jordan

Amman, Jerash, Desert Castles, Wadi Rum, Petra, Kerak, Dead Sea, Madaba & Mt. Nebo

From £4600 per person in low season
From £5100 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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Price is based on two people sharing one room.

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At a Glance

  • This exciting itinerary is only a week long, but still allows plenty of time to explore the wonderful sites of Jordan

  • Enjoy a night under the stars in the awe-inspiring Wadi Rum

  • Visit Petra with your local guide, to learn about the history of this beautiful city, and perhaps pick up some local secrets as you go.

  • Spend a day in Jordan's capital city, Amman, which offers an interesting blend of old and new and some fascinating ruins

  • Finish the trip at the Dead Sea and experience the extraordinary feeling of floating on top of the water

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For a small country, Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates. The best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme. April is probably the best month, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom. March can be cold and rainy in the north but is balmy by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea.

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Try and time the trip to tie in with Petra by Night, which takes place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Seeing The Treasury lit up with hundreds of candles is absolutely beautiful 

It is definitely worth indulging in at least one spa treatment during your stay at the Dead Sea - the mud is fantastic for your skin!

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.


This lovely week-long itinerary takes in key highlights of Jordan. From desert adventure, ancient history and an engaging and warm culture, there are plenty to experience in this compact country.

  1. Days 1-3: Amman

    Upon arrival, you will be driven to the Northern part of Jordan to visit Jerash, one of the best Roman provincial cities in the Middle East region.

    Continue to Jordan's capital, Amman, where old meets new and modern architecture sits side by side with ancient ruins. Visit the Roman Theatre and Citadel on a guided walking tour of Amman alongside your enthusiastic guide.

    The next day, make a visit to Jordanian Desert Castles, including the UNESCO-listed Amra Castle, Qasr Kharanah and Azraq.

    Accommodation: W Amman (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-4: Wadi Rum

    Head four hours out to Wadi Rum, an amazing desert landscape with other-worldly scenery. After a jeep-ride with a local Bedouin, exploring all of the hidden sites of the desert, spend the night at a camp, where you can enjoy traditional Arabic cuisine and some epic star-gazing.

    Accommodation: Wadi Rum Night Camp (1 night)

  3. Days 4-6: Petra

    Set off to Al Beidha or Little Petra, once inhabited by the Nabataean with its many tombs. In the evening, enjoy the magic of Petra by Night as you stroll through the candle-lit pathways to the iconic Treasury (only available on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday).

    The next morning, we dedicate the entire day to explore the legendary Petra. Petra really is astounding; a rose-red city hewn from the rock face, with awe-inspiring temples, tombs and caves.

    Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Dead Sea - Jordan Side

    You will then travel back up via the King's Highway to Kerak, the famous crusader castle of the 12th century.

    Continue to the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on earth, which has an extraordinary effect on the water. Nearly ten times saltier than the ocean, the Dead Sea's water is extremely buoyant, which allows visitors to practically float on the surface. The water and mud have an abundance of minerals, and the air is oxygen-rich, making this a fantastic place to relax and rejuvenate at the end of the trip.

    During your stay in Dead Sea, you will also enjoy a day excursion to Madaba with its famous mosaic and to Mount Nebo where Moses once viewed the Holy Land.  

    Accommodation: Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea (2 nights)


  • Ad Deir Monastery

    For most visitors, the spectacular views of the towering Ad Deir Monastery is easily Petra's most beautiful sights, with ever-expanding horizon of surrounding mountains in sight.

  • Ajloun Castle

    Ajloun Castle sits on top of Mount 'Auf, towards the north of Jordan. The castle has a fascinating history, offering an insight into the many changing empires, armies and societies that have inhabited this part of the Middle East through the centuries.

  • Amman Downtown

    Visit the downtown market and city center, the beautiful houses of Abdoun neighbourhood, Rainbow Street and Jabal Amman.

  • Amman Highlights

    Explore the best of Amman, including the Citadel Hill, Roman Amphitheatre and Archaeological & Jordan Folklore Museums.

  • Desert Castles

    Jordan's desert castles are beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture. Some features include fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations. Visit Amra, Azraq and Qasr Kharanah on this full day tour from Amman.

  • Floating in the Dead Sea

    Enjoy some time free at leisure in the Dead Sea. Floating in the Dead Sea, where you float almost on top of the mineral-rich water, is an extraordinary experience and a must-do when visiting Jordan.

  • Jerash

    Discover the archaeological site of Jerash. You will visit the Hadrian's Arch, Hippodrome, Colonnaded Street, Cathedral, Jerash Archaeological Museum, North Theatre and South Theatre.

  • Jordan Museum

    Have a visit to Jordan Museum, opens daily 10am-2pm except on Friday.

  • Kerak Castle

    Built in 1161 by the Crusaders, Kerak is a perfect example of mediaeval castle design. The castle is a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and passageways. Its most famous occupant was Reynald de Chatillon, who had a reputation for treachery and brutality.

  • Little Petra

    Significantly smaller than the main site of Petra, Little Petra is nevertheless worth a visit, offering a taster of incredible Nabataean architecture.

  • Madaba & Mt. Nebo

    Be marveled by the impressive mosaics of St. George Church in Madaba, followed by an excursion to Mount Nebo where Moses once viewed the Holy Land from.

  • Petra by Night

    Thousands of candles are lit to enhance this experience and seeing the Treasury lit up is truly an unforgettable experience.

  • Petra: Red Rose City

    Spend the day exploring Petra, an ancient Nabatean capital which flourished in biblical times and dominated the Middle East caravan routes for four centuries before being assimilated into the Roman Empire in 106 A.D.

  • Royal Automobile Museum

    Enjoy a visit to the Royal Automobile Museum in Amman. This is a great option for motor enthusiasts, or even for those with just a mild car interest. The museum features over 70 classic cars and motorbikes, each with their own story.

  • Shobak Castle

    Shobak is an isolated Crusader castle, located around an hour north of Petra. Whilst it is more dilapidated than other castles such as Kerak, the setting is very dramatic; perched on a hillside and offering extensive views of the surrounding area.

  • Wadi Rum Jeep Safari

    Wadi Rum offers stunning vistas, wide open spaces and fascinating natural rock structures. Enjoy a two-hour jeep ride here to visit the Khazali Canyon, the rock bridges, Lawrence of Arabia's house, Lawrence's Springs and ancient Nabataean inscriptions.


Amman, Jerash, Desert Castles, Wadi Rum, Petra, Kerak, Dead Sea, Madaba & Mt. Nebo

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