Unleash your mini Indiana Jones into their own movie set, and watch their adventurous imaginations run riot.
Amman and Onwards
Just a five hour flight from the UK and you’ll arrive in the jewel of the Middle Eastern crowd: Jordan. A friendly, progressive and safe country, Jordan showcases a vast diversity of natural wonder and ancient ruins, which can be explored within a week.
Start in multi-cultural Amman for an introduction to its souks and upmarket Middle Eastern restaurants, before travelling south on the historic King’s Highway. Have time for a float on the mineral-rich Dead Sea, a scout around the crusader fort at Karak and scale Mount Nebo – where the view stretches to Jerusalem. Go off-road in the rocky Dana Reserve, where hiking through gorges and canyons may reveal the Syrian wolf, the sand cat and over 200 types of bird.
Pink Hued Petra
Unlike other fêted places of wonder, Petra, the Pink City really does live up to the hype. Your first glimpse of the
spectacular Nabatean site, originally built as a tomb for King Aretas around 100 BC, is through the mile-long Siq
which reveals the ruins carved unfeasibly into the rock.
Unleash your mini Indiana Jones into their own movie set, and watch their adventurous imaginations run riot especially at the secluded vantage point named High Place of Sacrifice. There are camel rides too, and if time permits, return at night when hundreds of lanterns litter the sandy floor, the tomb glitters and ancient history bounces around the atmospheric archaeological site.
Deserts and Seas
To the south of Petra lies Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabia fought the Ottoman Turks and your clan can
explore the tangerine orange dunes, gigantic rock formations and wind-sculpted canyons of this sparsely
beautiful region. Experience the thrill of a 4×4 jeep safari, then make time to acknowledge the emptiness and
silence of the desert. When the inky black sky is strung with a million stars, turn in to your luxury Bedouin tent.
You might like to finish your grand tour of Jordan with a more traditional end to your holiday. Settle into a luxury hotel at Aqaba and spend your day snorkelling in the Red Sea.