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Jordan and Oman

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Muscat & Jebel Akhdar

Explore the wonders of Arabia with this balanced itinerary, covering highlights of Jordan and Oman from the rose-red city of Petra to the sparkling gold of Muscat's Grand Mosque. This is the Middle East at its finest.

At a Glance

  • Experience highlights of both Jordan and Oman with this balanced itinerary

  • The flight between Amman and Muscat is only three hours, meaning you don't need to worry about too much traveling time

  • You can enjoy the mix of ancient and modern in both countries, with time in historical sites such as Petra and Nizwa and nights in the capital cities of Amman and Muscat

  • This itinerary covers a vast array of terrains, including mountains, deserts, cities and beaches - perfect for those who enjoy variety

Couples, Adventure, Beach

Description

With only a three hour direct flight between Amman and Muscat, it couldn't be easier to explore these two astounding countries, uncovering the essence of Arabia; its diversity, history and culture.

Start your journey in the capital city of Jordan, Amman. Take in the city on foot with your own private guide, visiting sites such as the impressive Roman Theatre and ancient citadel. From there, drive on to Jerash where you can admire the amazingly well preserved Roman ruins.

Next on the itinerary is the jewel of Jordan's crown; Petra. En route, take the King's Highway, stopping off at the Church of St George in Madaba where you can see the impressive remains of a historical mosaic that once detailed the entire Holy Land. From Madaba it is only a short drive to Mt Nebo, where you can look out from the spot where Moses is supposed to have been shown the Promised Land. The final site of interest off the highway is the crusader castle of Shobak, which is perched dramatically on the side of a mountain.

Spend two nights at the Movenpick Resort Petra, which is ideally located for visiting Jordan's most famous site. Head into Petra early to avoid the crowds and wind your way through the siq with your own private guide. Enjoy a coffee in front of the Treasury before having your breath taken away by the sheer scale and majesty of the main site.

From Petra it is only an hour and a half drive to Wadi Rum, an area made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Spend a night at a luxurious camp in the desert, where you can enjoy traditional Bedouin cuisine whilst gazing up at a sky thick with stars.

Your final night in Jordan will be spent by the Dead Sea. Floating on the salty water is an experience not to be missed, and the mud from the banks, available for full-body masks, is believed to have healing properties.

The next day fly to Muscat and spend your first two nights in Oman at the grand Al Bustan hotel. A Half Day City Tour is a must-do when first visiting Muscat. Your private driver will take you to key sites including the opulent Grand Mosque and bustling fish market.

No trip to Oman is complete without spending time in the spectacular mountain region. Stay two nights at the fantastic Alila Jabal Akhdar. If you can draw your eyes away from the incredible views, take the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Nizwa with its impressive fort. On Fridays there is a livestock market where you can watch locals use their best haggling skills.

Return to Muscat for the final nights of your trip in the city's trendiest hotel; The Chedi. Here you can spend your time relaxing by one of the hotel's four pools, one of which is the longest in the Middle East at 103-meters, and enjoy the hotel's delicious food. There is also plenty to do outside the hotel, such as golf, whale and dolphin watching, sailing and visiting the city's historical sites and museums.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Amman
2 nights

Amman, Jordan

Fairmont Amman
2 nights

Petra, Jordan

Movenpick Resort Petra
1 night

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Bespoke Hideaways Discovery Bedu
1 night

Dead Sea, Jordan

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Amman - Muscat Day Flight
2 nights

Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
2 nights

Nizwa, Oman

Alila Jabal Akhdar
2 nights

Muscat, Oman

The Chedi Muscat
Fly home from Muscat

Location & Directions

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Muscat & Jebel Akhdar

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.

The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.

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