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Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel

Jordan with Jerusalem

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

10 Days

Prices Start from

$3,175 ex. flights

Combine the wild scenery, fascinating historical sites and Bedouin culture of Jordan with the ancient biblical hub of Jerusalem, a remarkable city home to incredible religious sites sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This ten-day holiday best suits travellers with an interest in architecture and history, who are keen to explore the many faces of religions in the company of local historians.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Quseir Amra Castle, Amman, Jordan 1

Desert Castles

The less visited castles east of Amman include the black basalt fort at Azraq, once the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia.

Treasury Temple (Al Khazneh), Petra, Jordan 2

Petra

This UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra is a highlight of any holiday to Jordan.

Jordan, Dead Sea, Below sea level sign 3

Dead Sea

Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea or relax with a soothing massage.

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel 4

Holy Jerusalem

Cross the King Hussain Bridge to Israel to wander the atmospheric and historical streets of Jerusalem.

Why we like it

Combining the sheer historical content of Jordan and Jerusalem over 10 days will stop you in your tracks. You will be falling over UNESCO sites, and humbled by history. Both countries deliver so much in a single visit – a patchwork of historical facts, Biblical locations, and ancient discoveries. Both Jordan, Jerusalem and Israel are small, safe and friendly, and easy to get around with great infrastructure.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1 -2
    Amman
  • Day 3
    Amman - Petra
  • Day 4
    Petra
  • Day 5
    Petra - Dead Sea
  • Day 6
    Dead Sea
  • Day 7
    Dead Sea - Jerusalem
  • Day 8 - 9
    Jerusalem
  • Day 10
    Jerusalem - Tel Aviv
Qasr al Kharana, Jordan
Azraq, Jordan

Amman And The Desert Castles

To the east of Amman lie a number of desert complexes dating from the early Islamic period. Less visited than the Roman site of Jerash these served as rural retreats during the Umayyad dynasty. Qusair Amra with its mosaics and frescos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the black basalt fort at Azraq was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia and Qasr el-Hallabat, Qasr Kharanah and Qasr Mushatta are all well worth a visit too.

Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan

Petra

When staying in Petra, we recommend staying as close to the visitor centre as possible so you get ahead of the inevitable crowds. Either take the path through the Siq Canyon, just over a kilometre in length, with its narrow, 100 metre high corridors of stone. or for the energetic take a morning hike from Little Petra and reach Petra by the back door, arriving at the monastery first. Spend a full day here exploring the temples, theatres and tombs of Petra. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an unmissable aspect of your holiday.

Dead Sea, Israel
Israel
Jordan, Dead Sea, Below sea level sign
Jordan

Float Like a Cork

In ancient times the Dead Sea was one of the most fertile places in the Middle East and some of the world’s oldest civilisations sprang up here. Today a float in the Dead Sea is the order of the day – swimming is virtually impossible. People cover themselves in the mud on the seabed. It is known for its rich mineral content and is thought to be extremely healing and good for the skin.

Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
View of chapel, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

The Holy City of Jerusalem

It is possible to cross by a bridge from Jordan into Israel. Steeped in religion, conflict and history the city is awash with religious sites and colourful markets as well as charming boutique hotels. Claimed as the capital by both Israelis and Palestinians alike, Jerusalem’s in-limbo status doesn’t prevent it from being one of the greatest sites of pilgrimage in the world. Religious wonders pack its streets and the faithful come in droves to pay their respects. Spend a full day exploring the city with an excellent guide, where holy sites tumble over each other. Plan your time in this city with your interests in mind.

Negev Desert, Israel
Negev Desert, Israel
Six Senses Shaharut, Shaharut, Israel
Six Senses Shaharut, Shaharut, Israel
Six Senses Shaharut, Shaharut, Israel
Six Senses Shaharut, Shaharut, Israel
Ramon Crater, Negev desert
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

The Great Out Doors - Visit the Negev

The Israeli Negev is home to the largest erosion crater in the world, the Ramon Crater, which is a stunning site to behold. Camp at the Ramon crater and sleep beneath the stars or alternatively stay in the luxurious Six Senses Shaharout Resort. The experiences here are for lovers of the great outdoors, with options to hike the Ramon Crater, take a challenging jeep tour off piste, rappel down steep ravines, and, if visiting during the Spring, don’t forget to look up – there is a myriad of migratory birds here.

Reached from either Petra, from the east or Tel Aviv from the north, the road journey is less than four hours. The southern resorts on the Red Sea, notably Aqaba and Eilat, have easiest access into the Southern Negeb, only two hours by road.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Intercontinental Amman £££££

  • Jordan
  • City

Situated at the top of one of Amman’s seven hills, the Intercontinental is in the heart of the business district, within walking distance of the city centre and a short taxi ride from popular sites such as the Citadel. The guestrooms are contemporary and comfortable, and many have views of the city. Facilities include a choice of restaurants plus a spa as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, both heated.

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Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea £££££

  • Jordan
  • Wellness and Spa

Located on the shores of the Dead Sea, Movenpick Resort & Spa has been built in the style of a traditional Arabic village with the 346 guestrooms connected by walkways, stairwells and courtyards, planted with bougainvillea and plumbago. From the main building, an artificial river runs through the valley gardens towards a central square where shops, a restaurant, pools and the spa converge on the shores of the Dead Sea. Each of the rooms has a balcony or terrace and the vast spa takes full advantage of its location in an area rich in year-round filtered sunshine, ozone-rich air, high barometric pressure and mineral-loaded sea waters.

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Movenpick Resort Petra £££££

  • Jordan

Located at the entrance to the site of Petra, the Movenpick Resort combines Arabic and oriental styles with beautiful mosaic features and original antiques and artwork throughout. Some of the 183 rooms have balconies and some have views of the mountains or pool. For the ultimate view over the site of Petra, request the Royal Suite. The hotel includes a wellness centre with indoor pool, steam bath and gym plus several restaurants and bars.

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The Mamilla £££££

  • Israel
  • City

The Mamilla offers modern, boutique accommodation in the city of Jerusalem, within a few minutes walk of the Jaffa Gate. It is stylish and funky with excellent service, a great location and a superb rooftop terrace. The 194 bedrooms have a contemporary style with wooden floors, pastel colours and original pieces of furniture. A touch-sensitive liquid crystal wall separates the bedroom from the bathroom. There is a range of dining options from informal to gourmet and the rooftop terrace is a wonderful place to spend some time either soaking up the sun, taking in the superb views or dining in the brasserie. Additional facilities include a wine bar serving tapas, a cigar lounge, espresso bar and a spa offering a wide range of holistic treatments plus a well-equipped gym and an indoor swimming pool.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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From $3,175 Per person

When to travel

Jordan in January

December to February is winter across the country. Snow is common around Petra and Amman and the mountainous central spine. This period has 70% of the average annual precipitation, although it is a very dry country. It is a good time to visit the coast around Aqaba and the Dead Sea, as it remains pleasantly warm and dry in the day.

Jordan in February

December to February is winter across the country. Snow is common around Petra and Amman and the mountainous central spine. This period has 70% of the average annual precipitation, although it is a very dry country. It is a good time to visit the coast around Aqaba and the Dead Sea, as it remains pleasantly warm and dry in the day.

Jordan in March

March is a good time to visit Jordan, with the main sites remaining fairly quiet and spring on it’s way. Nights in the desert remain cold, but it is very pleasant in the day.

Jordan in April

April and May are the most popular times to visit Jordan, as the wildflowers carpet the country’s otherwise desolate slopes. It is a good time for hiking as it is not too hot generally. Temperatures are warm across the country, with it starting to get hot around the Dead Sea and Aqaba. We recommend getting up very early to see Petra at sunrise, before most tourists arrive.

Jordan in May

April and May are the most popular times to visit Jordan, as the wildflowers carpet the country’s otherwise desolate slopes. It is a good time for hiking as it is not too hot generally. Temperatures are warm across the country, with it starting to get hot around the Dead Sea and Aqaba. We recommend getting up very early to see Petra at sunrise, before most tourists arrive.

Jordan in June

June to August is the height of summer, with stifling temperatures across much of the country. However, it is a dry heat, with pleasantly warm evenings and mornings. By avoiding the middle of the day and taking lots of water, Jordan can still be enjoyed at this time of year. It is a quieter time of year so it is easier to reserve a spot in your favourite accommodation.

Jordan in July

June to August is the height of summer, with stifling temperatures across much of the country. However, it is a dry heat, with pleasantly warm evenings and mornings. By avoiding the middle of the day and taking lots of water, Jordan can still be enjoyed at this time of year. It is a quieter time of year so it is easier to reserve a spot in your favourite accommodation.

Jordan in August

June to August is the height of summer, with stifling temperatures across much of the country. However, it is a dry heat, with pleasantly warm evenings and mornings. By avoiding the middle of the day and taking lots of water, Jordan can still be enjoyed at this time of year. It is a quieter time of year so it is easier to reserve a spot in your favourite accommodation.

Jordan in September

September to November is generally a very good time to visit Jordan, although autumn is often indistinct. Temperatures start to cool off at the end of September, and the first signs of rain appear towards the end of October. It is a perfect time to visit Aqaba, with warm waters accommodating turtles and eagle rays.

Jordan in October

September to November is generally a very good time to visit Jordan, although autumn is often indistinct. Temperatures start to cool off at the end of September, and the first signs of rain appear towards the end of October. It is a perfect time to visit Aqaba, with warm waters accommodating turtles and eagle rays.

Jordan in November

September to November is generally a very good time to visit Jordan, although autumn is often indistinct. Temperatures start to cool off at the end of September, and the first signs of rain appear towards the end of October. It is a perfect time to visit Aqaba, with warm waters accommodating turtles and eagle rays.

Jordan in December

December to February is winter across the country. Snow is common around Petra and Amman and the mountainous central spine. This period has 70% of the average annual precipitation, although it is a very dry country. It is a good time to visit the coast around Aqaba and the Dead Sea, as it remains pleasantly warm and dry in the day.

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