The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan lies at the heart of a region whose development and culture has played a pivotal part in the history of the world for the past two thousand years. This short journey provides a stunning introduction to a country whose landscapes and traditions have been influenced by Romans and Byzantines, Crusaders and Arabs for over two millennia.
Beginning in Amman, the Jordanian capital, you will travel to the spectacular Roman ruins of Jerash and the imposing Saladin fortress of Qa’lat Al Rabat, before following the King’s Highway south. Travelling along one of the oldest roads in the world you will then visit Mount Nebo and Madaba and the Crusader fortress of Kerak, before finishing in Petra, home to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the Middle East.
Gaze upon the iconic majesty of Petra’s famous Treasury and tour the ‘Rose Red City’ at your leisure, before striking out into the desert to explore the beautifully haunting landscapes of Wadi Rum. After camping out under the desert stars you’ll then turn north, towards to the saline waters of the Dead Sea and the little visited mosaics of Al Rasas.
*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room
Arrive at Petra at the crack of dawn to avoid the crowds as much as possible.