Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea
At a Glance
This itinerary takes in the key sites of Jordan's fascinating history, whilst still leaving plenty of time for relaxation at the end of the trip
Even Wadi Rum is bursting with history, being the location in which Lawrence of Arabia's Arab Revolt was launched
Petra is quite simply incredible, and should feature highly on anyone's bucket list
Spending a night in the desert gives an immense feeling of space and tranquillity
Jordan's spas utilize Dead Sea materials, excellent for recuperating at the end of a busy itinerary
For the most impressive view of Petra's Wadi Musa, then climb the 870 stone steps to the Monastery - not for the faint hearted but totally worth it!Scott Dunn team
Treat yourself to some treatments at the Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea's largest spa in the Middle East.Scott Dunn team
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Your journey begins in Jordan's capital, Amman; a bustling city full of life and best explored on foot, where you can visit the ancient Citadel and Roman Theatre. Amman is also perfectly located for exploring the impressive Roman ruins of Jerash to the north. The Four Seasons is a luxurious and comfortable base during your stay here.
It is always worth taking the King’s Highway to Petra rather than the newer Desert Highway, as it winds through glorious wadis (valleys) and small towns. There are a number of interesting places to stop, such as the Crusader Castle at Kerak or the religious sites of Mt Nebo or Madaba.
Petra is simply awe-inspiring; a hidden canyon concealing incredible temples and caves carved into the famous rose-red stone. A walk up the 1,000 or so steps to The Monastery is certainly worth the effort, and there is plenty more to see throughout the site. You will be staying at the Movenpick Petra, which is ideally located opposite the entrance to the Petra site, meaning it is easy to head in early to catch the sunrise as it hits the face of the iconic Treasury.
A short drive to the south of Petra lies Wadi Rum, a desert landscape renowned for its striking colors and rock formations. You will begin your desert experience with a 4x4 tour with a local Bedouin. Enjoy the incredible sunset and a traditional Arabic dinner before spending the night in your own tent under the stars.
The Dead Sea is 400-meters below sea-level, and has drawn people to its ozone rich air, medicinal waters and UV filtered sunlight for centuries. This is the perfect place to unwind after your adventures in Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum, and the Kempinski Ishtar has plenty of facilities to enjoy.
Location & Directions
Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea
The Four Seasons, Amman is located on Al-Kindi Street between the prestigious Al Sweifiyah residential area and the Shmeisani financial district, in the heart of Jordan’s bustling capital city Amman. Next you'll head to The Mövenpick Resort Petra which is located directly at the entrance to the historic city of Petra. Petra lies about 3.5-hours south of modern Amman, about 2-hours north of Aqaba, on the edge of the mountainous desert of the Wadi Araba. Then onto Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea which sits at the lowest point you can get to on Earth while remaining on its surface, at the north end of the Dead Sea, east of the West Bank. Needless to say, it is central to some of the most pivotal sites in Western and Middle Eastern history, including the baptism site of Jesus Christ, the ancient city of Jerash, and the Lost City of Petra.
When to go
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.