Tailor-Made Holiday

Family Holiday to Jordan

9 days

from £1,650pp (excluding flights)

Jordan is a wonderful holiday destination and a perfect introduction to the Middle East.

  • Sit where the Romans sat to watch gladiators battle and chariots racing in Jerash
  • Step into the world of Indiana Jones and explore the once lost city of Petra
  • Learn to cook Jordanian specialities before feasting on your creations
  • Camp under amazing star filled skies in Wadi Rum and explore the desert by camel
  • Dive or snorkel in the Red Sea

Just five hours by air, Jordan is relatively small making it easy to travel around, the people are incredibly friendly and of course it is home to the amazing site of Petra, the lowest place on earth, and the deserts of Wadi Rum where camels and goat hair tents dot the landscape.

This family holiday begins in the capital city of Amman and a visit to the Roman city of Jerash where you will experience gladiators and chariot racing in a genuine Roman setting. Travel south to the rose city of Petra stopping to visit the crusader castle of Kerak en route, before entering the deserts of Wadi Rum to camp out for the night.

After your night under canvas, travel to the cosmopolitan city of Aqaba, located on the Red Sea and a perfect spot for a few days relaxing and enjoying some diving or water sports. The last night is spent on the Dead Sea where the whole family can bathe in the restorative muds of the Dead Sea (or mum can sneak off to the spa!).

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 1650 £ 540
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas


Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Amman overnight

You will be staying at Grand Palace, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Full Day of Sightseeing in Jerash and Ajloun
Travel to the north of the country and the site of Jerash. This city is remarkable for its unbroken chain of human population. There you will find remains from as far back as Neolithic times, but Jerash's golden age really arrived with Roman rule. Today with many of its richly embellished marble and granite structures still standing, it is acknowledged as one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.

A short journey west through pine forests and olive groves will bring you to Ajloun and the castle of Qala'at Ar-Rabad. A fine example of Islamic architecture, the fortress dominated a wide stretch of the north Jordan Valley and protected communication routes between south Jordan and Syria. Today it is a fascinating warren of towers, chambers and galleries while its hilltop position offers staggering views of the Jordan Valley.

You will be staying at Grand Palace, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Amman-Petra on the Kings Highway with Sightseeing

Travel south and join the 5,000 year old King’s Highway. First stop is Qaser Amrah, the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan. Next stop is the Crusader fort of Kerak, which is a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways. The castle, whilst more imposing than beautiful, remains an example of the Crusaders’ architectural military genius. The last stop of the day is Shobak Castle, built by the Crusader King Baldwin I in AD 1115. Arrive into Petra early evening. A journey of approximately four hours.

You will be staying at Petra Panorama Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Full Day Sightseeing of Petra
Visit the city of Petra, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private local guide.
Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in south Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. From here they dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia, levying tolls and sheltering caravans laden with Indian spices and silks, African ivory and animal hides. The kingdom endured for centuries and became widely admired for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels. By 16th century, however, Petra was completely lost, and remained so for 300 years until it was rediscovered by a Swiss traveller, Burckhardt, in 1812. View the 'Treasury', Roman-style 3,000-seat theatre, and numerous temples, facades, tombs, baths and funerary halls as well as the Petra Archaeological Museum and the Petra Nabataean Museum.

You will be staying at Petra Panorama Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5

Morning at Leisure with Suggestions
This morning you could:
- Re-enter the site of Petra to do some additional sightseeing.
- Spend the morning at your leisure
- Visit Little Petra (Siq Al-Barid) with some rare examples of Nabataean paintings

Travel from Petra to Wadi Rum

A journey of approximately three hours, travelling by 4x4 across the desert. Admire the sweeping vistas of this harsh landscape, stopping to visit a collection of well-preserved petroglyphs en route.

The largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes, Wadi Rum is a protected area covering 720 square kilometres of dramatic desert wilderness. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 metres and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains many of which conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.

This unspoilt area offers challenging climbs, colourful hills and canyons for trekking on foot, on horseback or by camel and, in the springtime, a colourful explosion of 2,000 species of wildflower.

Explore by 4x4
A three hour 4x4 excursion over the dunes.

You will be staying at Rahayeb Camp, Half board

Day 6

Drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba

You will be staying at Movenpick Tala Bay Aqaba, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

You will be staying at Movenpick Tala Bay Aqaba, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

Drive from Aqaba to the Dead Sea via Madaba

Travel north to the Dead Sea, stopping en route to visit Madaba, the 'City of Mosaics'.

Madaba's main attraction is the contemporary Greek Orthodox Church of St George, which is home to a wonderfully vivid 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerulsalem and other holy sites.

Time at Leisure on the Dead Sea
Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea or relax with a soothing massage.

The Dead Sea valley is typically Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers and is a natural greenhouse rich in minerals. In ancient times it was one of the most fertile places in the Middle East and some of the world's oldest civilisations sprang up here.

You will be staying at Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 9

Fly Amman to London

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