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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

  • Tick off bucket list experiences such as floating in the Dead Sea, sleeping under stars in the desert and witnessing the incredible beauty of Petra, the lost city.

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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 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

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 as you soak up the atmosphere of the lively downtown area.

Next on your adventure is a visit to the unmissable jewel of Jordan's crown; Petra. Break up the 3.5-hour drive along the King's Highway by stopping off at various sites of interest along the way, such as Madaba, Mount Nebo and Shobak. Spend two nights in Petra, Jordan's most famous site. Head into the lost city 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. Embark on an exciting 4x4 drive across the sand, taking in the dramatic scenery and experiencing the vast open spaces. 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, just a 3.5-hour drive from the desert. 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, Oman’s capital. 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 amongst the beautiful scenery, and perhaps 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. We recommend taking a guided walk through mountain villages to soak up the beautiful scenery, stopping for lunch en-route.

Return to Muscat for the final nights of your trip unwinding and reflecting on your trip. Indulge in a spa treatment, sit by the pool and enjoy some delicious local food. We recommend taking time to go dolphin and whale watching in the Gulf of Oman where you will also be able to appreciate the views of the mountains from a different angle. There is also plenty to do in the city, such as golf, sailing and visiting the city's historical sites and museums.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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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
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

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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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 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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