This trip will cover: Amman, Mount Nebo, Madaba, Karak, Dana, Petra, and The Dead Sea.
Jordan is a great destination for a family holiday; it is a land of exquisite sites, welcoming folks and lots to do!
This trip begins with a visit to the historical city of Amman that has been inhabited for over 7,000 years. You will then visit the biblical site of Mount Nebo and experience the beautiful mosaics of Madaba. We then drive along the King’s Highway via Karak Castle and Dana—a 500 year old village—on the way to the ancient ruin town of Petra. This city is perfect for exploration, with many high points to climb and hidden places to discover. Finally, you will find yourself floating in the sparkling waters of the Dead Sea before a safe trip home.
Day One – Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival, one of our team members will be expecting you (with a sign) at Queen Alia International Airport arrivals hall.
After initial greetings, you will be driven to your designated hotel in Amman (the drive should take no more than 30 minutes).
After check-in at the hotel, we will leave you to rest, relax and freshen up so you can be ready for the next day to embark on your journey.
Day Two - Amman City Tour
After enjoying your breakfast, we whisk you away on a journey to the historical city of Amman
King Abdullah I Mosque:
You will be taken to a mosque that was built as a tribute to the founder of Jordan—King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein. You will feast your eyes on a beautifully domed mosque, embedded with millions of glimmering blue mosaics awaiting your camera lens to capture its beauty.
To expand on your mosque experience, we will then broaden your horizons by visiting the magnificent Islamic museum. This museum is divided into two sections: the first covers manuscripts of the Martyr, King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein (God rest his soul), along with spectacular photos and models of archaeological sites of the Islamic existence; the second section features fascinating artefacts belonging to the various extended eras of Islam in Jordan.
Our next destination is another one for the history buffs—the citadel. This is definitely something that you don’t want to miss as it has withstood the test of time and is evidence that modern Amman has been inhabited for the past 7,000 years.
Upon arriving at the citadel, you will notice that it is grandly situated on the peak of an L-shaped mountain. Its special location will reveal incredible views of the seven mountains that assemble Amman, leaving you in awe.
Day Three – On the way to Petra via the King's Highway
After breakfast, we will drive south, going around Madaba and towards Mount Nebo.
Mount Nebo is where you can stand in Moses’s shoes when he first gazed upon the ‘Promised Land’. The area is located at the summit and where you will undoubtedly feel a surge of calm and peace flow through you. On a clear day, you will be able to see Bethlehem, Jericho and the Holy City of Jerusalem, as well as the Dead Sea. The view is powerful, special, and something you will surely never forget.
Day Four – Petra
The British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) has listed Petra as “one of the 40 places you have to see before you die,” and indeed we agree.
Petra is a city that was lost for centuries until its discovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It is a city that inspired many a poet, John William Burgon being no different. Petra inspired him to write, “it seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!” The rocks seem to have a mind of their own, and you can sense something enchanting as you walk down the rock-lined corridor to the magnificence that awaits you.
On this day, a special guide will take you along the same route many have travelled before and you will feel as if you’ve journeyed into another world. You get to explore a city carved into stone, walk through a dim, narrow gorge called The Siq, (a holy path filled with old and ancient relics of gods); a sophisticated water system has been placed on both sides of the gorge. Much more will be revealed to you as you walk until you reach The Treasury. And just like Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, you will be mesmerised by what you see.
A whole city, carved from stone, will open up before you once you leave The Treasury. Everything is built from the rock face—houses, theatres, tombs, and facades. As the sun casts its rays onto these places and you watch other tourists stroll along discovering the hidden secrets of Petra, you will understand what life must have been like for the people living here—tranquil, bustling, and exquisite.
Day Five – Via Wadi Araba – Jordan Valley – Mujib Bridge – Dead Sea
After breakfast we will embark on a four hour drive to the Dead Sea. Driving along, you will observe another side of Jordan and see the diversity of the land around you as we pass by Wadi Araba. Sand dunes will emerge on both sides of the road as we progress towards the fertile land of the Dead Sea. The rich land of the Jordan Valley, which has been plentiful for the last 10,000 years, will start to unfold before you.
We continue our journey by descending quickly towards the lowest point on earth (423 metres below sea level), driving along the Dead Sea Highway we will pass by the Wadi Mujib Bridge, which faces an enormous gorge.
Dead Sea: words can hardly describe this magnificent place, being one of the world's first health resorts for kings like Herod the Great and many others.
Today all you have to do is relax and float on your back, read your favourite magazine and take a selfie for your facebook profile.
Things to consider:
When sun baking at the Dead Sea, it is popular for guests to cover themselves with mud and forget to use any sun protection. The sun's harmful UV rays are filtered due to the high atmospheric pressure in the area, therefore we’d like all our guests to be careful so that they can enjoy their entire experience.
Day Six – Departure
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport where we will bid you farewell; a staff member will take your luggage inside for you and wish you a safe and pleasant trip home.