Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Arrive Amman, Jordan
Arrive in Amman, and transfer to your luxurious hotel.
AJLOUN & JERASH | ANCIENT RUINS
Drive to see the 12th-century castle of Ajloun, a superb example of Islamic architecture occupying a strategic position and an important link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders. The fortress is built upon the apex of the hill above the city, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, you can see the Dead Sea, the Jordan Valley, the West Bank and the Sea of Galilee. Proceed to Jerash, a third-century city decimated by invasion and earthquake, often called “The Pompeii of the Middle East.” After a local lunch, explore the massive ruins, which are spread over a large area crisscrossed by colonnaded streets. The pavement still shows the grooves of chariot wheels.
MADABA | HOLY LANDS & SACRED SCENERY
Drive to Mount Nebo, where the Bible says Moses glimpsed the Promised Land — which he would never enter. It is here that he spent his final days. Follow mountain-fringed King’s Highway through the beautiful Gorge of Amman to Madaba, known for its sixth-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land; comprised of two million pieces of colored stone, it depicts villages as far away as the Nile Delta. Visit the Madaba School of Mosaic, dedicated to preserving and restoring the ancient mosaics found throughout Jordan, especially on the Madaba Plateau. Continue to Petra and check in to your hotel.
PETRA | THE ROSE-RED CITY
Spend a full day exploring the “Rose-Red City” of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabataeans in the third century BC. Visit the Temple of Winged Lions, the Corinthian Tomb and the Palace Tomb. Other major sites include the Treasury, the baths, markets and storerooms.
WADI RUM | THE VALLEY OF THE MOON
This morning, visit Siq al-Barid (Little Petra), a northern archaeological satellite to the “Rose-Red City.” Then, drive to Wadi Rum, a striking desert-scape also known as the “Valley of the Moon.” Traverse the desert by 4x4, joining your local guide where legendary T. E. Lawrence lived with his Bedouin allies during World War I. Continue on to your tented desert camp and settle in for an evening under the stars.
BETHANY & THE DEAD SEA | MIRACULOUS WATERS
This morning, set off for Bethany Beyond the Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus. Continue on to the Dead Sea and your luxury resort hotel, where you spend the balance of the day at leisure.
THE DEAD SEA | A DAY OF PAMPERING
Spend the day at leisure taking advantage of the spa and floating in the buoyant, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.
Depart Dead Sea
Transfer to the airport to board your homebound departure or transfer to the Allenby Bridge to cross over to Israel.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.
Aqaba & Red Sea Extension
Extend your time in Jordan to include a relaxing visit to the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea, continuing on for a restorative Dead Sea experience.
Cook Like a Local in Amman
Enjoy a Chef’s Table experience in one of Amman’s oldest neighborhoods, shopping for ingredients in the local souk and preparing a traditional meal with an expert chef at Beit Sitti (Grandmother’s House).
Hike Historic Petra
Challenge yourself as you trek far from the crowds in Little Petra, climb to the top of the monastery, and take in an awe-inspiring vista overlooking the treasury.