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Cox and Kings Splendours of Jordan
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  • Location
    Jordan, Middle East
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    8 Days
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This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s magnificent cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. Visit the classical city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo, and Petra, the rock-hewn city. The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and the curative waters of the Dead Sea complete your exploration.

Tour Highlights
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  • Spend two full days exploring Petra & tour the remote ruins at Little Petra
  • 4x4 desert excursion over the dunes in Wadi Rum
  • Time at leisure to enjoy the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Stay in 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 20 people 
What's Included
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  • 5-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Average group size - 20 people 
  • International flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Amman

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman with Royal Jordanian Airlines. Transfer to the Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana for 2 nights.

Day 2: Amman • Jerash

Morning tour of Amman, visiting the citadel with panoramic views of the whole city and the restored Roman theatre in downtown Amman. Afternoon tour of Jerash.

Day 3: Madaba • Mount Nebo • Shobak • Petra

Travel along the King’s Way, visiting Madaba, home to a Byzantine mosaic map of the region; Mount Nebo, from where Moses first viewed the Holy Land; and the crusader castle of Shobak. Continue to Petra. Stay 3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra, situated at the entrance to the site

Day 4: Petra

Take a guided tour of Petra, the rose-red city rediscovered by JL Burckhardt in 1812. 

Day 5: Petra

Return to the main site for more exploration with your guide. Optional evening visit to Petra by candlelight. 

Day 6: Little Petra • Wadi Rum • Dead Sea

Morning visit to Al Beidha, or ‘Little Petra’, before driving to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 excursion into the desert. Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea.

Day 7: Dead Sea

Day at leisure. Optional morning excursion to the baptism site of Jesus in Bethany, on the banks of the River Jordan.

Day 8: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Accomodation
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Movenpick Dead Sea, Dead Sea (Jordan)

Set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on Earth, the Movenpick Resort and Spa is approximately 40 minutes from the Queen Alia International Airport. Built in the style of a traditional stone village, the resort features a combination of natural traditional local stone, handcrafted wood, luxurious fabrics and an impressive collection of antiques and artwork. Complete with a river and extensive gardens, it is a tranquil place to relax. 

Movenpick Resort, Petra

Located only a few minutes' walk from the entrance to the legendary site of Petra, the Mövenpick Resort features intricate interior design and high standards of service and is one of Petra's most distinguished hotels. The resort's 183 lavishly spacious rooms are tastefully decorated and feature a host of modern amenities including air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV, telephones, tea/coffee making facilities and minibar. All offer a tranquil environment in this ancient city.

The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana, Amman

The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana is conveniently located in the new downtown area of Amman with the Temple of Hercules and the Roman Corinthian columns just a few kilometres away. The property offers a range of luxurious accommodations from studio apartments to four-bedroom penthouses. The property has a contemporary Italian restaurant with an outdoor terrace which offers a wide range of authentic cuisine.

Extensions
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Dead Sea
2 Nights 
The salty waters of the Dead Sea have been popular with travellers for many centuries. Extend your stay to enjoy the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea and the expansive spa facilities at your hotel.

Day 8: Dead Sea
Stay for a further 2 nights at the Mövenpick Dead Sea. (B)
Day 9: Dead Sea
Day at leisure. Spend further time relaxing in this tranquil setting: indulge in a revitalising spa treatment, float in the salty waters or take a day trip to Wadi Mujib. (B)
Day 10: Fly to London
Morning transfer to the airport. Fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.


Jerusalem
3 Nights 
Discover sacred monuments and over 3,000 years of history in the fascinating city of Jerusalem. This city is significant to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, resulting in a fascinating mix of synagogues, churches, mosques, minarets and shrines. During this 3-night extension, take in the highlights of the Old City with a day at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 8: Jerusalem
Drive to the Allenby Bridge and cross the border into Israel. Continue on the 50-km drive to Jerusalem. Stay at the Dan Boutique Hotel for 3 nights. (B)
Day 9: Jerusalem
Full-day tour exploring the ancient city of Jerusalem, whose history dates back more than 3,000 years. The numerous highlights and attractions include a visit to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view over the city and a stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the Last Supper. (B)
Day 10: Jerusalem
A day at leisure. Visit the Israel Museum, one of the country's most important cultural and historical institutions where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Alternatively visit the ancient fortifications of Masada, a fortress and palace built by King Herod the Great on a rocky mountain top (payable locally). (B)
Day 11: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport. Fly from Tel Aviv to London with British Airways*. (B)
Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

*Note
Your outbound flight to Jordan on day 1 will also need to be with British Airways rather than Royal Jordanian.

The Red Sea & Dead Sea
4 Nights 
Visit the shores of the Red Sea and Dead Sea, both ideal places to unwind at the end of a tour. The Red Sea has clean, sandy beaches and clear waters with an array of marine life while the salty waters of the Dead Sea are rich in healthgiving nutrients.

Day 6: Aqaba
Following your jeep excursion in Wadi Rum, leave the group and transfer by road to Aqaba. Stay 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay, Aqaba. Facilities include multiple swimming pools, a spa and a private beach area. (B)
Day 7: Aqaba
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, visit the beach, take the shuttle into town or swim in the nearby warm waters of the Red Sea. (B)
Day 8: Dead Sea
Morning transfer to the Dead Sea. Stay for 2 nights at the Mövenpick Dead Sea. (B)
Day 9: Dead Sea
At leisure. Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea or enjoy one of the numerous therapeutic spa treatments including salt and black mud body wraps. (B)
Day 10: Fly to London
Morning transfer to the airport. Fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Wadi Rum Desert Camp
2 Nights 
Wadi Rum features the most stunning scenery in Jordan, with natural rock bridges, towering sand dunes and dramatic peaks. A night camping here allows visitors to witness stunning sunrises and sunsets over the dunes, and the moon-like landscape of the desert. Traces of ancient civilisations also remain in the carved inscriptions found throughout the area.

Day 6: Wadi Rum
Transfer with the group to Wadi Rum. Leave the group and take a 5-hour jeep tour into the heart of the desert passing spectacular rock formations. Overnight stay at a desert camp*. Enjoy an evening meal served in a traditional bedouin dining tent. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Dead Sea
Transfer to the shores of the Dead Sea and stay 1 night at the Mövenpick Dead Sea. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 8: Fly to London
Morning transfer to the airport with the rest of the group. Fly from Amman to London with Royal Jordanian Airlines. (B)
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

*Note
Accommodation and facilities at the camp are very basic. There is no electricity and washing facilities are shared. Your tent will include a camp bed, mattress, sheets and blankets.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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