Jordan Family - Wadi Rum, Petra and the Dead Sea
Jordan, Family, 8 days - from £795 (land only) - from €955 (land only) - from $1,295 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Madaba. There will be a single group transfer in the evening from Amman Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Full day transfer by bus to Petra, including visits to the Crusader castle at Kerak and to Wadi Bin Hammad. We overnight in the group hotel in Petra.
Day 3: A full day to visit the extraordinary Petra site. In the evening we transfer to Wadi Rum where we stay in a fixed Bedouin camp beneath Jebel Khazali.
Day 4: We climb to Lawrence's Well for views over the desert and continue to Abu Aina, where we transfer by jeep to sand dunes. A final walk through canyons brings us back to camp.
Day 5: Exploration by jeep and on foot. Sights include the incredible 'Burdah Bridge' and there are smaller arches which can be easily climbed. Afternoon option of a camel ride and a visit to a Bedouin family at their tented camp. Return to camp.
Day 6: Transfer to Aqaba on the coast. We take a trip by glass-bottom boat to view the coral reef and there is time for snorkelling and sightseeing. We stay at a hotel in Aqaba.
Day 7: We drive to the Dead Sea, and on to Madaba. Mentioned in the Old Testament, this historic town is famous for its Byzantine mosaics, particularly a large map of Palestine.
Day 8: There is a transfer to Amman Airport, where KE Land Only package services end. A Jerash extension is possible on this day if flight schedules permit.
As of 2014 the Jerash visit will be included in the itinerary on the final day of the holiday.