Jordan

Mark and David's verdict
Jordan is a safe, friendly and cultured country blessed with a fabulous array of natural and man-made treasures including the Dead Sea, the vast deserts of Wadi Rum - made famous by Lawrence of Arabia - and the ancient rock-carved city of Petra. Take a private journey or group tour, combining luxury hotels with unique wilderness experiences.

Recommended tour operator: Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings says

Whilst some may argue that the tombs and temples of Petra are the finest jewels in Jordan’s crown, the sheer breadth of this ancient Kingdom’s heritage and landscapes is breathtaking. Biblical sites, Roman cities, Crusader castles, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum desert await, and all within five hours’ flying time from the UK.

  • Desert adventures
  • Luxury hotels
  • Private guides

We offer a wide range of small-group tours for up to 18 travellers (average size 12) and private tours throughout Jordan. Alternatively, we can create a tailor-made holiday to fit your available time, budget, party size and interests. Whichever you choose, we always strive to live up to – or exceed – your expectations.

Here is a selection of our carefully crafted itineraries, most of which are available on a shared or private basis. Each journey features Cox & Kings’ Signature Experiences – unique and adventurous activities designed to help you get under the skin of the country.

Splendours of Jordan is an 8-day tour with a wealth of incredible experiences and five-star hotel accommodation throughout. As well as two days exploring Petra and Little Petra, we’ll take you to Jerash, Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea and on a 4×4 ride over the Wadi Rum dunes.

For an even more luxurious experience, Jordan in Style follows a similar route but with more luxurious hotels and an overnight stay in a bespoke desert camp.

Our Jordan Adventure is a relatively rugged 10-day trip with stays in the Dana Biosphere reserve and Feynan Eco-Lodge and some spectacular hiking trails.

There’s a biblical theme to our Wonders of Jordan and Jerusalem tour, combining the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem with some of Jordan’s most sacred sites; we also include a traditional meal with a Jordanian family. Or consider our Ancient Wonders of Jordan and Egypt which combines Jordan with the temple complexes on the River Nile, the Pyramids at Giza and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo – it’s a heady mix.

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Jordan.

On all our holidays, you will stay in first-class hotels chosen for their excellent service and charm. We select outstanding guides and ensure smooth travel arrangements throughout, backed up by more than 260 years’ experience.

Explore our full range of holiday ideas in Jordan.

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