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Siq, Petra, Jordan

Jordan’s Coast & Deserts Twin Centre

8-day tailor-made itinerary from £1,185 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Early booking offer selected departure dates – Save up to £225pp

Summary

Short description

A perfect combination of culture and winter sun

Highlights

  • Discover the ancient city of Petra with a private guide
  • Explore the moon-like desert of Wadi Rum by 4WD
  • Relax on Aqaba's golden sands
  • Optional world-class diving in the Red Sea
  • Enjoy luxury stays and private transfers throughout

In Brief

  • 5 Nights Aqaba
  • 2 Nights Petra

About

Recommended for:
Beach | City | Desert | History & culture | Natural world

Discover the delights of Jordan on this tailor-made itinerary, where you'll combine visits to two of the country's most iconic destinations – Petra and Wadi Rum – with time relaxing on Aqaba's beaches. In short, this is an ideal winter escape.  Start in Aqaba by enjoying languid beach days, infinity-pool indulgences and optional Red Sea diving, with a base in a luxury 4- or 5-star hotel. Then, transfer to Petra, visiting the spectacular Wadi Rum by 4WD on the way.  Here, moon-like ochre mounds and delicate desert arches play host to Bedouin camps, prehistoric carvings and sheer canyons. It all ends with world-wonder that is Petra, exploring its ancient tombs and sandstone ripples with your own private guide.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Aqaba

After included VIP airport lounge access, board your flight to Jordan, meeting your private driver on arrival for the transfer to your hotel. While our Superior option is a delight of contemporary design, infinity pools and rooftop lounges, the Deluxe alternative is set right on its very own private beach, with white-sand views taken in by its lagoon pool and balcony-adorned suites.

Stay: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba (Superior) or InterContinental Aqaba Hotel (Deluxe)

Days 2-5
Aqaba

You’ve got the next four days to enjoy at your leisure. Relax on the beach or head to one of the myriad snorkelling and diving centres for some epic Red Sea exploration, from coral reefs to shipwrecks teeming with reef sharks, dolphins and colourful fish. Downtown, there's the likes of the spectacular 12th-century Aqaba Fort and the fascinating Archaeological Museum.

Stay: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba (Superior) or Intercontinental Aqaba Hotel (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Aqaba to Petra

After breakfast, your private driver will see you onto Petra with a stop at Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon. One of Jordan’s most impressive deserts, this sprawling ochre landscape is home to colossal rocks and several camps where Bedouin families still reside. After a few hours exploration in a 4x4, you'll be brought on to your Petra hotel. The Deluxe option is perched right at its  entrance,  all natural stone and wood furnishings flourished with Middle Eastern fabrics and murals. Or, opt for the nearby Petra Guest House Hotel, overlooking Wadi Musa’s mountains and featuring a restored 1st-century al fresco Cave Bar, along with stunning landscaped gardens. 

Stay: Petra Guest House Hotel (Superior) or Movenpick Petra Resort (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 7
Petra

After breakfast, begin your tour of the archaeological site of Petra with a private guide. Start with an optional horse ride to the old city's entrance, before walking through the dramatic narrow canyon to Petra itself. Built in 800BC by the Nabateans, the ancient city of Petra is world-famous for its steep red rocks, rippling pink sandstone caves and intricate facades carved out of the solid rock. After a full day's exploration of the site, return to your hotel to relax before meeting your guide for the stunning Petra by Night tour. Arriving at the Treasury bathed in candlelight to listen to music and stories about the region is a magical experience and a fitting end to your time in Jordan.

Stay: Petra Guest House Hotel (Superior) or Movenpick Petra Resort (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 8
Petra to UK

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Aqaba airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

8-day tailor-made itinerary from £1,185 incl. flights

Superior

Special Offer

Early booking offer selected departure dates : Save up to £165 pp.

Book by: 15 November 2019

Low Season

from £1,185 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £1,390 pp. incl. flights

Includes 

  • return scheduled flights from Gatwick to Aqaba with Easyjet, including one checked bag per person and seat assignment
  • private transfers on arrival and departure 
  • 5 nights accommodation with daily breakfast in Aqaba
  • 2 nights accommodation with daily breakfast in Petra
  • full day visit to Petra, with private guide for 3 hours, including Petra by candlelight evening visit
  • 2 hour excursion in Wadi Rum by private 4WD vehicle
  • VIP airport lounge access at Gatwick on departure

Departures each Tuesday or Saturday from 29 October 2019  to 21 March 2020. 

Supplements apply for travel over Christmas and New Year, please call for details.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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