Jordan is the ideal destination for those looking for the perfect blend of awe – inspiring ancient sites, Arabic culture and dramatic desert landscapes. From the colourful souks of Amman to the eerie moonscape of Wadi Rum, Jordan offers visitors the quintessential Middle Eastern adventure.
Our guides will lead you through impressive ancient cities including Amman, which sprawls dramatically across 19 hills, and Jerash, now considered to be one of the best preserved Roman provisional towns in the world. Head south down the Kings Highway, a 5,000-year-old route that remains one of the most iconic journeys in the Holy Land passing Mt Nebo, of Moses fame, and Kerak, the imposing crusader castle.
The obelisks, temples, and sacrificial altars of Petra itself never cease to amaze visitors whilst Wadi Rum, home to unique desert landscapes, is best appreciated from an exhilarating Bedouin jeep ride or horse trek. We’ve chosen the best luxury accommodation in Jordan where guests can recoup and refresh after a day spent touring and adventuring.
The Four Seasons Hotel Amman is a five star hotel and our top pick for accommodation in Amman, a stylish retreat set in the heart of the city. After a day of sightseeing, return to the luxurious confines of the Four Seasons Hotel Amman’s spa where you can indulge in a restorative massage, Dead Sea mud treatments and salt scrubs.
The Movenpick Petra is our preferred choice for hotels in the Petra area located just moments from the entrance to the historic city. The Movenpick is a comfortable hotel with good facilities, a range of dining options and a roof garden that is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down and discuss the day’s explorations. Be sure to visit Petra by candlelight for an enchanting perspective of the ancient site, one of the new Wonders of the World.
The breathtaking scenery of Wadi Rum is best experienced from a romantic Bedouin desert camp. After an exhilarating jeep ride, your camp will be waiting in a secluded location within Wadi Rum and guests will enjoy a traditional meal served around a campfire before slumbering under star-filled skies. Those keen to continue their journey off the beaten track will love Feynan Eco Lodge, a peaceful retreat located at the bottom of the Wadi Dana in the Dana Nature reserve surrounded by spectacular mountains. The Feynan Ecolodge can be reached either by a 20 minute 4WD journey off the main road, or for the more active, a five hour hike.
To ensure you head back home fully relaxed end your Jordan itinerary with a stay at the Dead Sea Kempinski Ishtar, a spa hotel on the Dead Sea, Jordan’s legendary natural landmark – and the lowest place on earth – has attracted throngs of travellers for thousands of years. While staying at Dead Sea Kempinski Ishtar, you’ll have access to several Dead Sea sourced spa treatments and products, as well as to the joint-soothing sea itself. Down south, keen divers will enjoy exploring the underwater treasures of Jordan’s Red Sea coast – the contemporary Kempinski Hotel Aqaba sits on a private beach, within easy distance of Wadi Rum and the spectacular Petra.