Discover the Highlights of Jordan
- Round trip
- 7, 8 or 9 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Explore the best of Jordan incl. 7-nights in luxury hotels, transportation, option of guided excursions or rental car, breakfast & return flights!
A unique blend of Middle Eastern tradition and modernity, breathtaking scenery and a vibrant culture: this is Jordan. On this adventure exploring the highlights of Jordan, you will arrive in Amman and drive along one of the world's oldest roads: the 5,000-year-old King's Highway. Choose to explore Jordan either with an English-speaking guide and several guided excursions or take the rental car option for a more individual experience! Along the way, pass glorious ancient ruins such as the unforgettable Petra, as well as castles and cities with their own unique places in the history of Jordan. Looking for sun, sea and sand? A two-night stay by the Dead Sea in Aqaba will do the trick. Get ready for an exciting trip around one of the Middle East's most captivating destinations.
- 7 nights in four and five-star hotels in Jordan
- Self guided tour: Rental car
- Guided tour: all transfers and transport incl. guided city walk in Amman, King's Highway with stops at Madaba, Nebo and Dead Sea, King's Highway with stop at a Crusader Castle, excursion to Petra
- Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester to Amman
Day 1-2: Amman
Welcome to Jordan! Upon arrival in Amman, you will be picked up at the airport and taken to your luxurious hotel in Amman. The capital city of Jordan and often heralded as one of the most modern Arab cities, Amman is a fascinating metropolis. Despite its modern architecture and thriving cultur...
Day 3: From Amman to the Dead Sea
Day three is a day of history and discovery. After being picked up at your hotel you will head out on a guided tour of Amman, first visiting the Roman amphitheatre, then the archaeological museum and the old souk. The final stop on your Amman City Tour is the Amman Citadel, home to the remains...
Day 4: King's Highway to Petra
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up for the next leg of your journey on the 5,000-year-old commercial road that is the King's Highway. This ancient route initially ran from ancient Heliopolis in Egypt, through Jordan and into Syria, and has been used by nomadic neighbours as well...
Day 5-6: Petra and Aqaba
The next couple of days are jam-packed with highlights. First stop: Petra. This mesmerising ancient city is one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in the world. Carved into the pink sandstone cliffs in the southwestern desert of Jordan around 300 B.C., only around 20% of the city is...
Day 7: Back to Amman
On day 7, it's time to go back to Amman, where the whole journey began. Visit the sights you didn't manage to catch last time or explore fragrant Jordan cuisine. You have probably already tasted falafel, shish kebab and hummus, but what about the pizza-like Manakish or the national law...
Day 1-2: Amman
Welcome to Jordan! Upon arrival in Amman, you will pick up your rental car at the airport and drive 30 kilometres to your luxurious hotel in Amman. The capital city of Jordan and often heralded as one of the most modern Arab cities, Amman is a fascinating metropolis. Despite its modern archite...
Day 3: From Amman to the Dead Sea
Day three is a day of history and discovery, and you will drive a total of 180 kilometres to your next destination: Um Qais (Gadara). This is an ancient Greco-Roman city with many archaeological sites.
Driving via the famous King's Highway, make sure you plan in several exciting st...
Day 4: King's Highway to Petra
After breakfast on day 4, you'll get back on the road for the next leg of your journey on the 5,000-year-old commercial road that is the King's Highway. This ancient route initially ran from ancient Heliopolis in Egypt, through Jordan and into Syria, and has been used by nomadic neighb...
Day 5: Petra
Today you will visit a highlight of any trip to Jordan: the beautiful, red-pink Petra. Petra has been around for 2000 years and, for the most part, is still hidden under the rocks. Although only 20% of the city is visible, you can walk around for hours. Be sure to visit the Treasury, Petra'...
Day 6: Aqaba
Day 6 of your Jordan highlights road trip starts in the red sea of sand, Wadi Rum. Marvel at the desert valley surrounded by rock formations that blend into red and brown hues before continuing 80 kilometres to the far south of Jordan to Aqaba, the country's only port city and a thriving...
Day 7: Back to Amman
On day 7, it's time to head back to Amman, where the whole journey began. Make the most of the 330 kilometre drive from Aqaba, and stop where you wish along the way. Upon arrival in Amman, visit the sights you didn't manage to catch last time or explore fragrant Jordanian cuisine. You&...
Optional excursions are available to make your trip even more spectacular. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. You will receive all practical information before departure.
Please note optional and included excursions are not available for the self-drive Jordan highlights tour, and you will have the freedom to choose your excursions in Jordan as you please.
• Jerash & Ajloun (day 2 - 6 hours)
On this excursion, get picked up at 08:00 to visit the historic Greek-Roman city of Jerash, considered one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. For centuries, the city was hidden under sand, before excavations began 70 years ago. After you'll head to fort Aljoun. Also known as the Hilltop Castle, Fort Aljoun is an excellent example of Arabic and Islamic architecture.
• Wadi Rum (day 6 - 4 hours)
Get picked up at 08:00 and head to the desert and the national park Wadi Rum, where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. Experience the rugged, lunar-esque landscapes from a jeep that drives you past fantastic rock formations and red-yellow sandbanks - an unforgettable experience!
• Desert castles (day 7 - 4 hours)
On Jordan's east coast and near Amman, there are several smaller castles and fortresses scattered across the desert. During this excursion, visit three of them: the UNESCO-preserved Quseir Amra, the "black" castle Qasr al-Azraq and the enigmatic Qasr al-Harraneh.
- Tips for guide/driver
- Fuel, parking and toll fees
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
When choosing the self-drive Jordan tour, you will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents. An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival.
Max 3 adults and 1 infant up to age of 5.
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Children up to 11 stay free in hotels. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
The third-person discount is based on the departure date and duration of the trip. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process.
Unfortunately, cots are not available in all hotels throughout this trip. Contact customer service to make an enquiry.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Jordan. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.
For travel in Jordan, a visa is required. Secret Escapes' partner in Jordan will arrange the visa for travellers for free using the information given in the final booking process. At the airport in Jordan, our partner will accompany you through customs and passport control and present your visa. For up to date information, visit the official gov.uk website or the relevant embassy.
All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. No additional vaccinations are usually recommended for travel to Jordan. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.
The national currency of Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD).
During this trip, transport and excursions could be in groups of international travellers.
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.
Your driver will be waiting to welcome you at the airport. Your driver will be holding a board with your name.
Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.
In some circumstances, the hotel specified in the itinerary may not be available. In this case, you will be transferred to a comparable hotel in the vicinity. You will receive details of your definitive accommodation five days before departure.