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The Best of Oman & Jordan

Amman, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum Desert, Petra, Amman, Abal Al Akhdar, Wahiba Sands, Muscat

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from £8,750 $11,450 pp

15 days

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Highlights

  • Go back to the time of an ancient civilization with a visit to Amman’s historic archaeological sites 
  • Take a dip in the famous Dead Sea and float in the famous salt lake below sea level
  • Sleep under the stars in a traditional Bedouin Camp in the magical Wadi Rum
  • See the beautiful Lost City of Petra lit up by candlelight under a blanket of stars
  • Hike Oman’s highest peak – the Jebel Sham- for panoramic vistas across the rugged mountainous landscape
  • Discover Oman’s UNESCO heritage sites, wandering through the labyrinth of Bala Fort
  • Ride over the towering golden sand dunes of the Wahiba Sands on a camel
  • Swim in a desert river oasis, surrounded by shady palms and sandscapes

This example itinerary

from £8,750 $11,450 pp

15 days

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What’s Included

  • 15 night Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • All guided Tours 
  • UNESCO Heritage Site Visits
  • Camel Riding in Wahiba Sands
  • Domestic Transfers
  • International Economy class flights

Example Itinerary

Day 1-2

AMMAN, Jordan

Amman
  • Head to the in-house spa to feel rejuvenated after your flight, with massage treatments using ingredients from the Dead Sea
  • Be guided around Amman’s historic Citadel, with buildings still preserved from the Roman & Byzantin Civilizations

Spend one night in Jordan’s historic capital city, exploring the city’s famous archaeological sites and districts.

Begin your Oman & Jordan adventure at the Four Seasons Amman, set atop the tallest of Amman’s seven hills overlooking the city. Spend the day being guided around Amman’s top sites, such as the Old Souk, the 2000 year old Toman Theatre and the Bronze Age Citadel. Finish off your tour sipping on traditional Jordanian tea in the art district, surrounded by Amman’s mountainous landscape and coral white buildings. In the evening, relax at  the Four Seasons spa, unwinding from your flight with treatments using ingredients from the Dead Sea, before enjoying a cocktail in the hotel’s hideaway speakeasy. 

Day 2-4

DEAD SEA, Jordan

Dead Sea
  • Float on top of the lake water of the Dead Sea, the world’s oldest natural spa
  • Hike through Jordan’s Wadi Mujib sandstone gorge to see its famous 20m waterfall

Swim in the lowest body of water of the Earth, staying at a five star hotel right on the lake’s shores.

Head to the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, situated on the edge of the famous Dead Sea salt lake, 434 m below sea level. This luxury five-star hotel has its own private sandy beach as well as beautiful Babylon-style gardens filled with pools and lagoons, creating a tranquil oasis for guests to enjoy. From the hotel, you can float in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea or relax in one of the infinity pools overlooking the lake.The hotel’s Resense Spa is renowned for its luxury spa treatments as well as its hydro-pool and steam room, creating the ultimate relaxation experience for its guests. Further afield, you can explore Jordan’s most famous river canyon – the Wadi Mujib Gorge –  as well as visit The Baptism Site.

Day 4-5

WADI RUM DESERT CAMP, Jordan

Wadi Rum Desert Camp
  • Walk across one of the biggest natural arches in the Wadi Rum desert, the Burdah Mountain Bridge
  • Dine on a traditional ‘Zarb’ whilst learning about Bedouin culture under a starry night sky

Experience traditional Bedouin Culture for yourself with a night stay exploring the Wadi Rum Desert.

Stay in the ‘Sunset Area’ of the magical Wadi Rum Desert, in an authentic Bedouin tented camp. Here you can enjoy jeep jours, came rides and hiking in the desert surrounded by soaring mountains. One of our favourite activities is a drive to the Burdah Mountain to walk across one of the biggest arches in the desert, followed by a trip to the White Desert where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset after a 2 hour hike. Alternatively, head to the Khazali Canyon where you can see some ancient Bedouin inscriptions whilst walking through the canyon. Spend the evening under the stars learning about Bedouin Culture, listening to  their stories by a crackling campfire,  before dining on a traditional ‘Zarb’ cooked under the sands.

Day 5-7

PETRA, Jordan

Petra
  • See ‘The Treasury’ glowing in the light of thousands of candles during a Petra Night Show
  • Watch as Bedouin women create intricate silver necklaces and bracelets at the Wadi Mousa Silver Production Centre

Stay right on the doorstep of Jordan’s most famous UNESCO site, the ancient rock city of Petra.

Located directly at the entrance of the historic Jordanian city of Petra, the Movenpick Resort is the ultimate destination to explore the Rose Red City. Explore the ancient Nabataean Capital City carved out of stone and stand beneath the famous Al Khazina Corinthian Columns. For a truly unique experience, see the rock city light up at night time by thousands of candles, illuminating the siq, its friezes and carved figures. For those up for a bit of shopping, head to the Zara Souk to haggle over traditional Jordanian gifts, before enjoying a traditional hammam or turkish bath at the resort’s luxury spa. Head to the Al Ghadeer Roof Gardens for a sundowner overlooking the valley of Wadi Mousa before enjoying dinner at one of the resort’s seven restaurants.

Day 7-8

AMMAN, Jordan

Amman
  • Cool off and unwind in the Four Seasons’ stunning outdoor pool overlooking the city
  • See some contemporary art works by Jordanian and Arab artists at the Darat Al Funun

Spend one more evening in Amman before flying to Oman for your stay in Abal Al Akhdar.

Head back to Amman for a one night stay at the Four Seasons before your transfer to Oman for the second part of your adventure. Spend your time either relaxing in the Romanesque pool with panoramic city views, or head to the Darat Al Funun in the downtown area. This hillside art gallery is a  cultural haven dedicated to contemporary Arabic art as well as home to an excavated 6-th century Byzantine Church. Dine back in one of the hotel’s restaurants or try some traditional Jordanian cuisine at one of the city’s famous restaurants. We recommend sampling the mansaf in the beautiful gardens of the Sufra Restaurant on Rainbow Street.

Day 8-11

ABAL AL AKHDAR, Oman

Abal al Akhdar
  • Visit the Bahla Fort to wander through the labyrinth of stone walls, battlement towers and the fort’s own oasis
  • Hike around Oman’s highest peak – the Jebel Sham- for panoramic vistas across the rugged mountainous landscape

Spend three nights exploring the Al Hajar Mountains, 2,000 metres above sea level.

Head to the unique Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel to experience some of Oman’s rich history, culture and rugged mountainous landscape. The hotel’s architecture is inspired by traditional Omani forts and the region’s Mediterraneon Climate means the area is ripe with walnuts, pomegranates and seasonal damask roses. While here, visit the historic town of Jabreen to see the beautiful painted ceilings in Jabreen Castle or visit the UNESCO Bahla Fort. Guests can also embark on some incredible walks in the region, such as a hike around Jebel Shams – Oman’s highest peak – with a stop at the An Nakhr Balcony overlooking the deep ravine below.  In the evenings, taste food inspired by the golden age of Arabic culture at the hotel’s Juniper Restaurant, with stunning views over the region’s mountains, before enjoying a stargazing adventure. 

Day 11-12

WAHIBA SANDS, Oman

Wahiba Sands
  • Dip in the cool waters of a desert river oasis, surrounded by shady palms and towering dunes
  • Ride into the Omani sunset by camel for a true desert experience

Spend the night in the middle of the sandy desert in a secluded camp with luxury Arabic tents.

Head into the heart of Oman’s Wahiba Sands, driving in a 4X4 down towering golden dunes. Arrive at the Magic Camp before setting off to explore the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid, to take a dip in the cooling river oasis surrounded by shady palms. Alternatively, set off by camel up the desert’s sand dunes to feel like a true Bedouin, before experiencing an incredible Oman sunset over the sandscape. Head back to your secluded luxury tent camp for a festive banquet of mezzes, hummus and saffron scented biryanis whilst relaxing on berber rugs surrounded by glowing lanterns. Being surrounded by nothing but desert, allows for some incredible star gazing away from any light pollution, before waking up to try some dune-surfing in the morning.

Day 12-15

MUSCAT, Oman

Muscat
  • Unwind on the sandy beach looking out over the Gulf of Oman at your luxury sea-side hotel
  • Experience the ‘scent of Oman’ with a trip to the world-renowned Amouage Factory

Spend three nights in the beautiful city of Muscat, surrounded by rugged mountains and the Gulf of Oman.

Finish your Oman & Jordan adventure in luxury at The Chedi. This sea-side resort is surrounded by romantic seascapes, where guests can watch traditional Dhows being made at the Sur Harbour, or simply relax on the beach, cooling off in the Gulf of Oman. Wander through the city, visiting the Portuguese-built fort, blue domed mosques, royal palaces and souks. The Grand Mosque is a must, to see the modern Islamic architecture, prayer hall and the hand loomed Persian carpet, as is a trip to the Amouage factory to smell the world’s most expensive perfume. Spend an evening catching an opera at the beautiful Royal Opera House made out of white marble, or simply enjoy watching local life at one of the cafes and restaurants surrounding the institution. Back at the hotel, enjoy their renowned restaurants, cabanas and lounges, enjoying some shisha and sundowners whilst you recount on your adventures. 

Alison

The Palais de L’O was extremely comfortable with absolutely charming and very helpful staff. We had a lovely week, which ticked all the boxes, thank you so much for all your hard work. Also when I got home this afternoon, resting on top of the inevitable pile of bills was a parcel containing a lovely Garden Mint candle, thank you so much, what a lovely and much appreciated surprise

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