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Jordan Highlights

Break Available: March - May & Sept - End Nov
7 Night Break

Price per person: From £2,095

Our Petra & Jordan Highlights Private Tour brings you the best of this historic, beautiful and culturally rich country in the comfort of your own private vehicle, driven by your own guide.

The guide always goes out of his way to adapt to your interests to make sure you have the most personalised break possible. He will also stop at local villages and go off the beaten track to give you a personal insight into current Jordanian culture and cuisine, as well as the ancient sites.

We believe in you having the very best experience so this already includes the upgraded rooms with Mountains Views at Petra and sea views at the Dead Sea.

This is our most popular private journey in Jordan, however if this is not what you are looking for we can tailormake a journey perfect for you.

Highlights

  • Private guided visit to Petra
  • Private visit to see the ancient Greco Roman ruins of Jerash
  • Visit with your private guide the imposing Mt Nebo & Kerak Crusader Fortress
  • Private 4 Wheel drive Safari through Wadi Rum
  • Overnight in desert camp.
  • Ancient Amman citadel private tour
  • Relaxing floating at the Dead Sea
  • Petra by Candlelight – This normally carries an extra charge but is complimentary to guests of Weekend a la Carte
  • Upgraded rooms with a view at Petra and the Dead Sea
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DAY 1
Fly to Amman to start your Holiday in Jordan

DAY 1
Fly to Amman to start your Holiday in Jordan

Arrive in Amman where you will be met for your private transfer to your hotel to start your Holiday in Jordan .

Your private guide will remain with you throughout the holiday and each day will discuss your planned itinerary with you to make sure it is exactly as you wish, to ensure you have the perfect break for you. Overnight in Amman.

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Day 2
Private visit to Ajlum, Jerash, Um Qais

Day 2
Private visit to Ajlum, Jerash, Um Qais

This morning your private guide will take you to visit the village of Ajlum to visit the towering Arab built castle of Ajlun Castle , which was never defeated by the European Crusaders, and has a wonderful maze of vaulted ceilings, secret passages and fairy-tale towers and battlements.

A local expert will take you around Jerash, one of the best-preserved provincial Roman towns in the world. You will find yourself caught up in his enthusiasm and knowledge as he takes you on this private tour.

Jerash was hidden in the sands for centuries and has been lovingly excavated over the last 70 years. It is sometimes called the Pompeii of the East, or Jewel of the North, and boasts a wonderful array of hilltop temples, theatres, plazas, baths, fountains and city walls.

Early afternoon explore Um Qais, a city rich with basalt ruins including a mausoleum, colonnaded main street, basilica, theatre and all on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley, Golan Heights and Lake Tiberius (the Sea of Galilee). Overnight in Amman

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Outdoor Mountain Breeze Meal
  • Beit Sitti Cooking Class - Amman
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Outdoor Mountain Breeze Meal

Stop for a super meal in a beautiful garden setting, surrounded by lovely 360 degree views of the forest covered mountains and with greenery everywhere.

The restaurant offers a variety of hearty Arabic and international dishes, and uses organic produce whenever possible. Many of the ingredients are grown on the premises, and only the freshest ingredients are used in the preparation of food. This is a 3 course meal (Beverages payable locally). This is only available Spring and Summer until mid October

Price Per Person: From £30

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Beit Sitti Cooking Class - Amman

Established in 2010 Beit Sitti came about by sisters Maria, Dina and Tania wanting to keep their grandmothers legacy alive.

Beit Sitti offers a cook and dine experience where you come and learn how to prepare a traditional Arabic meal with the help of a Hajjeh, and then get to eat the food that you prepared, in their grandmothers house found in one of Ammans oldest neighborhoods, Jabal al weibdeh.

Book your session for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner and come learn how to prepare a four course arabic meal using seasonal vegetables picked by the local women. Then dine in their home to enjoy the fruits of your labour!

This has a minimum of 4 people per booking

Price per Person: From £50

Beit Sitti Cooking Class in Amman in Jordan
Beit Sitti Cooking Class in Amman in Jordan
Beit Sitti Cooking Class in Amman in Jordan
Beit Sitti Cooking Class in Amman in Jordan
Beit Sitti Cooking Class in Amman in Jordan
Beit Sitti Cooking Class in Amman in Jordan

DAY 3
Ancient Amman Citadel private tour, Mukawer, Shoback castle, Beida, Petra by Candelight

DAY 3
Ancient Amman Citadel private tour, Mukawer, Shoback castle, Beida, Petra by Candelight

This morning enjoy a private ancient citadel tour of Amman visiting the Citadel and Roman theatre.

Afterwards your private driver will transfer you south to Petra via the 2000-yr old highway – the Kings Highway stopping to visit Mukawer, where St. John the Baptist was incacerated after the fateful dance of Salome.

Your private guide will also show you Shoback Castle, one of the Crusader fortresses, and Beida (Little Petra), a place for trading caravans to stop en route between south Arabia and the Mediterranean.

Areas were carved into the sandstone, complete with water channels and cisterns, and used as sleeping areas, storages and tombs. In one of the buildings you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers, dating back to the 1st century AD.

Continue to overnight in Petra in your five star hotel. Enjoy the mountain views from your room.

If on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday you can participate in Petra by candlelight. 1800 candles are lit illuminating the Treasury. Bedouin musicians play haunting tunes to instill a moment of magic. This normally carries an extra charge but is complimentary to guests of Weekend a la Carte.

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DAY 4
Private Petra Tour

DAY 4
Private Petra Tour

After breakfast your private Petra tour starts on horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. (You can opt out of the horseback tour if preferred)

Your private Petra tour will gradually unfold the mysteries of the Red Rose city with its spectacular Treasury, Royal Tombs, burial chambers and high places of sacrifice. A local expert will take you around proudly sharing his history and insights into this amazing place.

Afternoon at leisure to explore upper Petra.

Afterwards right at the exit to Petra we would recommend a stop at the oldest Cave Bar in the world. The walls of the Cave Bar are part of an ancient tomb carved by the Nabataeans and the cool evocative atmosphere and drink are most welcome! Overnight in Petra and enjoy the views of the mountains from your room.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Prepare a meal at the Petra Kitchen
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Prepare a meal at the Petra Kitchen

On one of the nights while you are in Petra you can enjoy a night cuisine course and meal at the Petra Kitchen. The Petra Kitchen has a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you’ll prepare an evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervision of a chef. This includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, a main course and take home recipes. This lasts about 2 1/2 hours.

Price Per Person: £40

Petras kitchen
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Petra kitchen

DAY 5
Private Transfer to explore Wadi Rum, Overnight in desert camp.

DAY 5
Private Transfer to explore Wadi Rum, Overnight in desert camp.

After morning at leisure in Petra to explore further if you wish continue your Jordan Holiday with a private transfer south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world.

Wadi Rum is home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area, and you may come across them as you spend 3 hours being privately driven in a 4WD vehicle through the Wadi prior to enjoying a glass of traditional Bedouin tea at sunset.

Tonight you will stay in a desert camp in Wadi Rum. This camp will be simple and clean and the unusual Martian dome accommodation is a great way to experience the desert in comfort.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to The Ultimate Luxurious Discovery Bedu Camp
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Upgrade to The Ultimate Luxurious Discovery Bedu Camp

At Discovery Bedu luxurious accommodation awaits to give you a very special experience. Situated at a particularly scenic viewpoint in Wadi Rum Discovery Bedu camp is run by local Bedouins and offers six tented suites. All have a private deck and en-suite bathrooms . The tents are positioned to allow beautiful views at sunset as the rays disappear over the copper coloured sand before the stars come out against the ink black night.

The handmade central tent is made from the hair of goat with colourful weavings and serves as a dinner venue. The tent has low Bedouin style seating lifted on a wooden surface. Alternatively al fresco dining under the stars can also be arranged.

Breakfast is served on a sandstone hill next to the camp overlooking the stunning landscape and mountains.

Upgrade Cost per person: From £580 (Dinner included)

DAY 6
Private visit to Kerak Castle, Wadi Mujib, Madaba, Mt Nebo and private transfer to the Dead Sea

DAY 6
Private visit to Kerak Castle, Wadi Mujib, Madaba, Mt Nebo and private transfer to the Dead Sea

After breakfast your private guide will transfer you to visit Kerak Crusader castle, Wadi Mujib with its stunning landscape and views, and Madaba; the city of Mosaics with the Greek Orthodox church of St. George where the famous 6th century Byzantine mosaic map of the holy sites in the biblical world is found.

You will also visit Mt. Nebo one of the most revered holy sites in Jordan and known as the burial place of Moses, with a spectacular view of the holy land.

Afterwards you will be privately chauffered to the Dead Sea, which is in the Jordan Rift valley and is the lowest point on earth.

Relax with your ocean views from your room and overnight at your 5* Dead Sea hotel.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride over Wadi Rum
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Hot Air Balloon Ride over Wadi Rum

The hot air balloon ride over Wadi Rum at sunrise offers a unique vantage point from which to view the stunning natural rock formations and dunes of the desert. The flight is @ 1 hour. The balloon can take up to 4 people. We pre-book this for you but this is paid for locally direct by yourselves once it is confirmed weather is acceptable to go ahead..

Price Per Person: From £335  (Including transfers from Camp)

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DAY 7
Dead Sea at leisure

DAY 7
Dead Sea at leisure

Free time to enjoy the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west making it one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world.

Overnight at the Dead Sea in your five star hotel and one last relax in your room with an Ocean view.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Private Romantic Dinner overlooking the Dead Sea
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Private Romantic Dinner overlooking the Dead Sea

If you are looking for a Romantic dinner then this dinner at the private lemon garden with sweeping views of the Dead Sea at the Kempinski Ishtar is a great option. This dinner comes with a private butler, and a special 3 course meal with live cooking. You will be welcomes with a glass of French champagne , and 1 bottle of local wine is included during dinner. Shisha will be served for those that wish.

Price per person: From £255

Private Dining over the Dead Sea at the Kempinski in Jordan
Private Dining over the Dead Sea in the Lemon Garden in Jordan

DAY 8
Private Transfer to airport for flight home

DAY 8
Private Transfer to airport for flight home

Breakfast and private transfer to the airport for your flight home after your Holiday to Jordan and Petra.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Petra Movenpick - Petra, Jordan

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Room at Petra Movenpick, Jordan
Lounge area at Petra Movenpick hotel, Jordan
Pool at Petra Movenpick Hotel, Jordan

Petra Movenpick - Petra, Jordan

Located close to the entrance gate of Petra, the Movenpick is a luxurious and character-filled hotel in an ideal location, featuring authentic antiques and artwork.

The 183 air-conditioned rooms and suites all offer private facilities, satellite TV, telephone, mini bar and hairdryer. The Hotel offers 7 restaurants, lounges and bars, all serving excellent food and drinks.

Recreational facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, a gymnasium and steam bath, shopping arcade and bank.

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Fairmont Amman Hotel

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Fairmont Amman Hotel

The Fairmont Amman Hotel is a new luxury 5 star hotel in the prestigious 5th circle district of Amman, standing with unparalleled views of the stunning Amman hills with remarkably spacious rooms.

The hotel has a luxurious spa with six treatments rooms offering a one-of-a-kind Dead Sea Pool and mud treatments, one of the best hammams in the region, an exclusive couples treatment room, hair salon, full-service nail studio, kids pool, Fitness Center, Jacuzzi, and a mineral pool and outdoor swimming pool.

With a focus on the freshest regional produce, the wide choice of hotel restaurants serves a wide range of cuisine; from local food and shisha at Nasim, Levant cuisine at Nur, Japanese and the finest sushi at Tsuki, or the finest steaks and meats at Salt.

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Hilton at the Dead Sea

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Hilton at the Dead Sea

Stay at the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa for an upscale experience in a unique location. Located at the lowest point on earth, over 1,312 feet below sea level, the hotel has direct access to the beach and is the only hotel with a floating pontoon and sun deck on the Dead Sea.

This brand new 5 star hotel has breathtaking views of the Dead Sea from the large terrace, or indulge in the spa and infinity pool. With seven on site dining options you are bound to find a solution that works for your mood!

 

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Sun City Camp - Wadi Rum

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Sun City Camp - Wadi Rum

In the heart of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert, stands the incredible Sun City Camp offering serenity and the spiritual soothing experience of living in the desert.

Combine luxury and comfort while still living the authentic desert experience, the Sun City camp signature Martian Domes offer the guests a unique experience.

Sun City Camp is the first in the region to offer such domes that will allow you to gaze at the magnificent moon and stars from your own comfortable bed. Each dome comes with your own private ensuite shower and bathroom, and is air-conditioned.

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Optional Extras
Outdoor Mountain Breeze Meal

Stop for a super meal in a beautiful garden setting, surrounded by lovely 360 degree views of the forest covered mountains and with greenery everywhere.

The restaurant offers a variety of hearty Arabic and international dishes, and uses organic produce whenever possible. Many of the ingredients are grown on the premises, and only the freshest ingredients are used in the preparation of food. This is a 3 course meal (Beverages payable locally). This is only available Spring and Summer until mid October

Price Per Person: From £30

Beit Sitti Cooking Class - Amman
Beit Sitti Cooking Class in Amman in Jordan

Established in 2010 Beit Sitti came about by sisters Maria, Dina and Tania wanting to keep their grandmothers legacy alive.

Beit Sitti offers a cook and dine experience where you come and learn how to prepare a traditional Arabic meal with the help of a Hajjeh, and then get to eat the food that you prepared, in their grandmothers house found in one of Ammans oldest neighborhoods, Jabal al weibdeh.

Book your session for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner and come learn how to prepare a four course arabic meal using seasonal vegetables picked by the local women. Then dine in their home to enjoy the fruits of your labour!

This has a minimum of 4 people per booking

Price per Person: From £50

Prepare a meal at the Petra Kitchen
Petras kitchen

On one of the nights while you are in Petra you can enjoy a night cuisine course and meal at the Petra Kitchen. The Petra Kitchen has a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you’ll prepare an evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervision of a chef. This includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, a main course and take home recipes. This lasts about 2 1/2 hours.

Price Per Person: £40

Upgrade to The Ultimate Luxurious Discovery Bedu Camp

At Discovery Bedu luxurious accommodation awaits to give you a very special experience. Situated at a particularly scenic viewpoint in Wadi Rum Discovery Bedu camp is run by local Bedouins and offers six tented suites. All have a private deck and en-suite bathrooms . The tents are positioned to allow beautiful views at sunset as the rays disappear over the copper coloured sand before the stars come out against the ink black night.

The handmade central tent is made from the hair of goat with colourful weavings and serves as a dinner venue. The tent has low Bedouin style seating lifted on a wooden surface. Alternatively al fresco dining under the stars can also be arranged.

Breakfast is served on a sandstone hill next to the camp overlooking the stunning landscape and mountains.

Upgrade Cost per person: From £580 (Dinner included)

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Wadi Rum
ballooning-wadi-rum-jordan

The hot air balloon ride over Wadi Rum at sunrise offers a unique vantage point from which to view the stunning natural rock formations and dunes of the desert. The flight is @ 1 hour. The balloon can take up to 4 people. We pre-book this for you but this is paid for locally direct by yourselves once it is confirmed weather is acceptable to go ahead..

Price Per Person: From £335  (Including transfers from Camp)

Private Romantic Dinner overlooking the Dead Sea
Private Dining over the Dead Sea at the Kempinski in Jordan

If you are looking for a Romantic dinner then this dinner at the private lemon garden with sweeping views of the Dead Sea at the Kempinski Ishtar is a great option. This dinner comes with a private butler, and a special 3 course meal with live cooking. You will be welcomes with a glass of French champagne , and 1 bottle of local wine is included during dinner. Shisha will be served for those that wish.

Price per person: From £255

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Price per person: From £2,095
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights with one hold bag per person from the UK
  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast (Fairmont Amman, Movenpick Petra with Mountain View Room, Sun City Camp, Hilton Dead Sea with Sea View)
  • Activities as outlined including private vehicle and guide
  • 1 Desert camp dinner

Departure Airport

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick to Aqaba (With a different order of itinerary)

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Testimonials

We cannot thank you enough for the care and trouble you went to design the week that we wanted. We have both dreamed of visiting Petra for so long – it is one of those places that manages to exceed your expectations. We particularly want to commend Sufyan, our driver. He has excellent English. He is charming, tactful, flexible, and great fun. He is also an excellent and safe driver. A class act.

“We had a lovely time in Jordan – thank you. Petra was incredible -awesome!! The trip to Wadi Rum was fabulous - excellent 4x4 trip and camel ride and crossing Wadi Mujib was really exciting and the views wonderful. Our final two nights at the Jordan Valley Marriott resort were superb"

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