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Cox and Kings Jordan: Crusaders, Traders & Raiders

Cox and Kings Jordan: Crusaders, Traders & Raiders

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Jordan is one of history’s crossroads and battlegrounds, and this tour encompasses the entire range of its heritage and culture. Travel with expert lecturer and archaeologist Dr Konstantine Politis, who discovered and excavated the biblical sites of Lot’s Cave and Zoara. He also initiated and set up the Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth.

– International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
– UK departures and overseas airport taxes
– Accommodation
– Selected Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
– Local transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
– Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide
– Entrance fees (unless otherwise stated)

– Exclusive visits to the Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth & Lot’s Cave
– Candle-lit evening visit to Petra
– Swim in the Dead Sea
– Explore Shobak castle
– Trace the footsteps of T E Lawrence

Day 1 – Fly to Amman

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amman. Transfer to the Intercontinental Amman for 3 nights.
(No meals)

Day 2 – Amman – Desert Castles

Explore Amman, visiting the Umayyad Palace, the Temple of Hercules, and the Archaeological Museum. Then, drive through the desert to the Azraq oasis, stopping to see the lodge of Qasr Amra en route. Upon arrival at the oasis, see a Roman fort rebuilt in the 13th Century and used by TE Lawrence during the Arab revolt, as well as the Wetlands Reserve.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 3 – Jerash

Drive to Jerash, a well-preserved Greco-Roman city. Walk through the streets, admiring the monumental arches, temples and theatres. Then visit Umm Qais, the drive through the Jordan Valley back to Amman, enjoying views of the Golan Heights
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 4 – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Shobak

Visit Mount Nebo, before driving to Madaba. Here, visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St George and view the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land. You’ll then continue on to Umm ar-Rasas. Later, visit the crusader castle of Monreal at Shobak, built in the 12th Century by King Baldwin I. Drive to Petra and stay 3 nights at the Movenpick Resort Petra (or similar).
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 5 – Petra

Spend the whole day exploring Petra. Walk through the narrow gorge leading to the Treasury, past the theatre, seeing temples and churches too. After lunch, take an optional visit to Ad Deir, the largest tomb in Petra. In the evening, stroll through Petra, illuminated by candlelight.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 6 – Wadi Rum

In the morning, drive to Wadi Rum, visiting Lawrence’s spring, and seeing ancient graffiti. Enjoy lunch at a Bedouin camp before returning to Petra, to see a new museum.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 7 – Little Petra – Sanctuary of Lot – The Dead Sea

Pass the crusader castle at Wu-eira to visit Little Petra. Continue on to the shores of the Dead Sea. Stop at Safi to see a medieval sugar factory. Then climb up to the Sanctuary of Lot before visiting the Museum of the Lowest Place on Earth, showcasing the human and environmental history of the Dead Sea. Then, drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea (or similar) for 2 nights.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 8 – The Dead Sea

Spend the day at leisure. Optional excursion to the site where Jesus is believed to have been baptised in the Jordan river and/or the Dead Sea Panorama Complex, which describes the geology of the region.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 9 – Fly to London

Transfer to Amman airport and fly direct back to London.

Movenpick Resort Petra
The Movenpick Resort is located just outside the entrance to the site of Petra, nestled amongst the amber-hued sands and rocky outcrops. The resort features a combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures with an oriental flair.

Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea
The Movenpick Resort & Spa is located in a traditional village on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, 55km from Amman. The resort is nestled between lush gardens and at the lowest point on earth, at 400 metres below sea level. Guestrooms are designed like a traditional 2-storey village, using local materials and surrounded by tropical gardens with a private balcony or terrace with views of the surrounding gardens, mountains and sea.

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 0808 258 4739 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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