Luxury Jordan Itinerary

The Spectacular Contrasts of Jordan 

Our Jordan itinerary takes you on a journey through a Kingdom which has captivated explorers for millennia. From the dazzling starkness of Wadi Rum to the story-telling ruins of bygone civilisations and the rejuvenating Dead Sea – Jordan is a land of spectacular contrasts.  

Relax at the luxurious St Regis hotel before exploring Amman’s restaurants, museums and galleries. You’ll go on to visit the Decapolis cities, including Jerash, the ‘Pompeii of the East’, and Gadara, now known as Umm Qais.  

Further north are the ancient fortresses and palaces of the desert region and the fresco art and zodiac dome of Qasr Amra baths, fortress-like Qasr Karana, the Roman fort turned residential palace at Qasr el Hallabat and the Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq. 

See Mount Nebo, Madaba and its famous ancient map of sixth 6th century Jerusalem and the Dana Nature Reserve with its spectacular scenery and endangered wildlife. Hike through Wadi Araba, and horse ride to the entrance of the lost city and Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh, as well as hundreds of other carved structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs and burial chambers.  

Camp at Wadi Rum where you can visit Lawrence Spring, Khazali Canyon and Burdah Rock Bridge – on horse or camel-back, if you desire. There’ll be plenty of ‘leisure days’ interspersed throughout the itinerary, however one final highlight we insist on spoiling you with in Aqaba is a yacht trip on the Red Sea, including snorkelling, diving and a BBQ lunch.  


March - May; September - November


From GBP £8,900 USD $10,934 pp excl. flights


11 days


5 hours 5 mins from London
10 hours 55 mins From NYC


Jordanian Dinar



Where you'll go


Dana Nature Reserve


Wadi Rum


The Dead Sea

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Jordanians are very social, greeting strangers like friends and shakning hands much more than in the West so don’t by this gestures from people you meet as it indicates friendship.

The itinerary

Petra on horseback  

Be guided on horseback to the lost city and The Siq, a winding fissure through immense overhanging cliffs that takes you to el Khazneh. This is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, carved out of the solid rock from the side of a mountain, and marks the start of your journey through hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theatre and burial chambers.

Arrival in Wadi Rum

Join a local Bedouin for a jeep ride into the desert’s lunar landscape and the less-visited sites en route to Jebel Burdah. Check in to your camp for lunch and a camel trek then, as day turns to night, sense the dramatic change in temperature and the desert’s colour palette while the Bedouin prepare the fire and a sumptuous meal. Enjoy an evening around the campfire in the luxury Star Lounge, looking up at constellations, shooting stars and the Milky Way.

Explore the desert castles

Travelling with your guide, make your way towards the northern region of Jordan, passing through the vast expanse of desert landscape scattered with ancient fortresses, castles and palaces. Learn the fascinating history and unique stories of each one as you explore their ruins.

Hike to view Wadi Araba and visit to Shoback Castle

You’ll embark on a 2-hour morning hike with your local guide to view Wadi Araba. En route, you’ll find magnificent sandstone and limestone formations, including beautiful views of the nature reserve. You’ll then be transferred to visit crusader castle in Shoback before you continue to Petra.

Mount Nebo and Madaba

According to tradition, Mount Nebo is the mountain from which the prophet Moses looked over into the Promised Land, and indeed, when the weather is kind you can see Jerusalem about 60 kilometres away. South of Amman you will find Madaba, a 4000-year-old archaeological site, where you’ll visit the city’s main attraction – the famous detailed map of sixth century Jerusalem.

Private Yacht trip in Aqaba

Enjoy a five-hour private yacht trip with an instructor, including snorkelling, diving equipment and a BBQ lunch. Keep your eyes out for schools of fish, coral and even a sunken ship.

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Where to stay

Nothing but the best. On this suggested Jordan itinerary these are our handpicked, tried-and-tested choices.

St. Regis, Amman

The St. Regis hotel in Amman offers an exquisite blend of luxury and elegance, providing you with an unparalleled experience.

With its prime location in the heart of the city, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Amman's skyline and easy access to major attractions. From its opulent rooms and suites to its world-class dining options and spa facilities, the St. Regis hotel in Amman ensures a memorable stay for you during your time in Jordan.


Dana Guesthouse, Dana Nature Reserve

Located in the picturesque village of Dana and perched on the edge of a cliff, this charming guesthouse offers breathtaking views of the surrounding nature reserve, a place known for its rugged canyons and diverse wildlife.

The guesthouse features comfortable rooms and cosy communal spaces adorned with traditional Jordanian décor, and a peaceful ambience complemented by its proximity to myriad nature trails. Homemade meals are prepared with locally sourced ingredients, enriched by warm hospitality from the friendly staff.


Movenpick Resort, Petra

The luxurious Mövenpick Resort Petra enjoys a fabulous position at the entrance of the ancient city.

Its prime location offers easy access to the archaeological wonders, including the iconic Treasury and the Monastery, while the resort itself features beautifully appointed rooms and suites with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The spa, pool and food are also all top notch.


Discovery Bedu Luxury Camp, Wadi Rum

Discovery Bedu Luxury Camp is a remarkable retreat nestled in the serene deserts of Wadi Rum.

Offering an authentic Bedouin experience, the camp features luxurious tents adorned with traditional furnishings, ideal for immersion in the awe-inspiring landscapes of towering red sandstone cliffs and vast desert vistas. Activities include camel treks, 4x4 desert expeditions and stargazing, while the camp's culinary offerings showcase the rich flavours of Jordanian cuisine.


Kempinski Aqaba Hotel, Aqaba

With its stunning location on the Red Sea, the Kempinski Aqaba offers an enchanting escape that seamlessly combines modern elegance with Middle Eastern charm.

With rooms looking out over the ocean, the hotel offers a private beach where guests can relax or head out for diving and snorkelling adventures in the Red Sea’s crystal-clear waters. Between these activities and enjoying the offerings from the luxurious spa, be sure to make use of the many local and international dining options for which the hotel is so well-known.


Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, The Dead Sea

The Kempinski is simply the best luxury hotel on the Dead Sea. A large resort on the edge of the famous salt lake, with uninterrupted views across the vast sea towards the west bank.

It is the best base in the area to kick back, relax and recharge at the end of an adventure filled trip in Jordan. A beautiful swimming pool, two fantastic restaurants – one serving Jordanian cuisines, the other Italian – the hotel is renowned for its popular spa facilities, which we can book ahead for you.


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