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Family Adventure to Jordan

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea

This short and action packed family adventure to Jordan is the perfect opportunity to mix soft adventure in a country that stimulates the imagination and offers so much more than a week in a beach hotel.

At a Glance

  • A superb family itinerary, ideal for children 8 and up

  • Ideal times to visit are Easter, May Half Term and October Half Term

  • Spend a night as a family under the stars camping out in the desert in Wadi Rum, and why not enjoy a camel ride amongst the dunes
  • The children will love floating on the Dead Sea at the end of the vacation

  • Andrew Dunn thinks it is one of the best family destinations in the world and Scott Dunn guests continually write to us about how amazing this family adventure is

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Family

Insider's View

The ideal October Half Term get away and perfect for a week away.

Daniel Smith

Insider's View

Try your hand at Arabic cookery at Petra Kitchen - great fun for all the family.

Daniel Smith

Insider's View

The most exciting introduction to Petra is by candlelight at night, walking along the siq to the Treasury.

Scott Dunn team

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

Being only a short 5-hour flight from London, Jordan offers the perfect getaway for families. Your journey begins in the capital, Amman, where you will visit the Roman city of Jerash, once a significant trading hub in the Eastern Roman Empire and now a beautifully preserved reminder of the grandeur of Roman architecture and way of life. You will return to Amman and take a walking tour with a guide through some of the more interesting parts of Amman, offering the chance to learn about the city’s heritage and customs.

You will then drive to Petra, which was made famous in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’; an essential for pre-vacation viewing to get children into the spirit of adventure! Accompanied by your guide, wind your way through the Siq, past the Treasury and into the main site, where the dramatic vistas, colorful caves and mysterious temples are sure to engage the whole family. In the evening, some families like to add Petra Kitchen, a chance to cook and then sample from traditional Arabic food.

You will then drive out to Wadi Rum, where you will journey by 4x4 into the desert, stopping off at sand dunes where children (and parents) can enjoy the wonderful sensation of dune running! After watching sunset in the desert you will drive to your camp where your family will spend the night under the stars.

Your journey concludes in the Kempinski Ishtar on the Dead Sea, a hotel which has a kids club, tennis courts and 9 swimming pools. It is the perfect end to an action packed and memorable week away.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Amman
2 nights

Amman

The Four Seasons Amman
2 nights

Petra

Movenpick Resort Petra
1 night

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum Desert Camp
2 nights

Dead Sea

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Fly home from Amman

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. From there you will then head south 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, where you will 1 night at the Wadi Rum Desert Camp. After a night in the desert you will head to 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.

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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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