Israel

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Israel has been influenced by some of history’s greatest civilisations. Home to a melting pot of religions, Israel boasts many sacred sights. Israel is a step back to Biblical times, a fascinating mix of cultural riches and antiquity. Once the marching ground for Roman legions, Muslim armies and Christian Crusaders, it is now a beautiful destination to explore and discover. Visiting this ancient land enables you to discover an array of biblical relics, admire spectacular desert landscapes, relax on golden sandy beaches or soak at the lowest point on east, the Dead Sea.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.



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From $3,389.00 per person

Israel has been a pilgrimage center for people throughout the ages and is a treasure trove of historical and biblical sights. On this Fascinating Israel tour, start in Tel Aviv and end in Jerusalem with overnights also in Haifa and Kibbutz Lavi.  

From $3,875.00 per person

This 9 Day Best of Israel tour visits Holy Jerusalem and the Wailing Wall, the Dead Sea, Nazareth and Tel Aviv. Visit the tomb of King David and the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

From $4,375.00 per person

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you journey from birthplace to his Crucifixion site of Jerusalem. The Israel Discovery tour is a journey that brings Biblical stories to life, taking you to some of the world's most sacred Jewish and Islamic sites.



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From $5,025.00 per person

Discover some of the highlights of The Holy Land, including the Western Wall, the Old City of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Masada and Bethlehem.

From $13,995.00 per person

Brimming with world famous historic and biblical sites, Israel is a timeless yet refreshingly authentic destination.

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Arabian Odyssey

Wild wadis, an untouched coastline, spectacular deserts, 16th century forts and castles and dramatic mountain scenery – Oman is the best kept secret in the Middle East. It is also one of the oldest civilisations in the Arabian Peninsula. Combining a fascinating ancient heritage with all the trappings of modernity, stunning accommodation and year-round sunshine, Oman is a surprising and unspoiled destination.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Muscat

A warm welcome to the Omani capital where you are met by A&K and transferred to your luxury accommodation. Located on the Arabian Peninsula, Muscat has a rich and vibrant culture and is a remarkably laid-back capital city with a friendly atmosphere. The rest of the day is yours to explore – wander through one of the city’s many souks and the fascinating port area or take a simple stroll along the beachfront in front of your hotel.

Hotel: The Chedi Muscat, 2 nights

Day 2: Muscat

Explore the enchanting port city of Muscat with your private guide. Tour the lavish Royal Opera House, built in 2011 which combines world class acoustics with Middle Eastern elegance. Stroll around the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a stunning example of contemporary Islamic architecture containing the second largest hand loomed Iranian carpet in the world. It is the only mosque in Oman open to non-Muslims. From its minarets, large golden dome, arches, engraved walls, decorated interior, unique lamps and central crystal chandelier, the mosque is an architectural wonder. Drive along the corniche, visit the fish market and enjoy a lunch of traditional Arabian cuisine.

After lunch discover the rich treasures inside the museum and cultural complex known as Bait Al Zubair Museum. Formerly a private home, it is now a showcase for traditional Omani crafts and culture from across the country. The treasure trove of exhibits includes black and white photographs of desert tribes, ornate and ancient khanjars (Omani swords), and headdresses and necklaces laden with pearls, lapis lazuli and turquoise. Be sure to see the permanent exhibition of local dress, which explains the purpose of each item of traditional clothing, from the waqaya (women’s head scarf) to the wazar (the wrap that men wear under their full-length dishdasha). Later explore the old Muscat area and finish with a visit to the souk, a traditional market on the corniche, with small shops selling Omani products such as colourful fabric, traditional clothes, silver and gold jewellery, and souvenirs.

Day 3: Muscat – Jabal Akhdar

Start the day with a perfume immersion when you visit the Amouage perfumery before leaving the city behind as you travel by 4WD to the oasis of Nakhl and its fort then Bilad Sayt, one of Oman’s quaintest villages, at the foot of the towering and dramatic Hajar mountain ranges. The route continues to wind through mountains all the way to the village of Al Hamra, characterised by its mud houses and date plantations. Arrive at Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) named for the areas of greenery and plantations which cover the rocky terrain, and your extraordinary resort, which blends seamlessly into the rugged landscape.

Hotel: Alila Jabal Akhdar, 3 nights

Day 4: Jabal Akhdar

Proceed to the legendary Nizwa Fort at the foot of the Western Hajar mountains. In the ninth century, a stronghold was built to protect the town from marauding forces, and Nizwa Fort with its imposing sandstone structure has been added to and adapted ever since. Search out the metal spikes, booby traps and ‘murder holes’ (through which boiling hot date syrup was poured on to intruders) that made Nizwa so impenetrable. Make your way to the rooftop, where dozens of cannons would have once stood, for excellent views of the city.

The Nizwa souk is one of the oldest in the country and you’ll have time to wander through it, taking in the fresh produce and livestock (Friday mornings only) with excellent photographic opportunities. Continue to Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles, built in the late 17th century which became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting and beautifully executed woodcarvings. Stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul before continuing to Wadi Nakheer located in the depth of Oman’s deepest canyon. At Wadi Nakheer get a chance to meet locals and weavers before returning to your hotel.

Day 5: Jabal Akhdar

Enjoy a day at leisure relaxing and soaking up the tranquillity of this inspirational location or taking in a spa treatment. Should you wish, an optional tour of Jabal Akhdar, considered the fruit bowl of Oman, can be arranged (additional cost). See the orchards laid out terrace-style along the mountain slopes and the traditional aflaj irrigation systems.

Day 6: Jabal Akhdar – Wahiba Sands

Today’s destination is Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating dunes, some as high as 200-metres, whose ever-changing patterns are a photographer’s delight. Travel through Wadi Bani Khalid, a mountain area of small villages and waterfalls. The wadi (valley) is in the Al Sharqiyah Region and has several water pools as well as a spring that keeps water flowing inside the wadi all year long. Arrive at your Beduoin camp in time to see the changing colours of the desert during a golden sunset before dinner.

Hotel: Desert Nights Camp

Day 7: Wahiba Sands – Muscat

Experience the thrills of dune driving and observe the surprisingly wide array of flora and fauna found in the desert sands. Head out of camp to Sur, one of the few places that still produces traditional wooden dhows. Watch the craftsmen as they go about their highly skilled work. Journey to Fins beach for a swim and then drive onto the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with blue green water. Continue along the coast back to Muscat and on a clear day you may see sharks in the deep blue water or fleet footed gazelle sprint across the landscape.

Hotel: Shangri-La’s Al Husn Resort & Spa

Day 8: Depart Muscat

Farewell Oman as you transfer privately to the airport for your onward journey. 

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Muscat Daily:From $7,465.00From $13,835.00

Inclusions
 
Meals: 7 breakfast, 6 lunches, 3 dinner
Transport: Airport Transfers & Private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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A Taste of Oman

Get a Taste of Oman and old-world Arabia shopping for spices in Muttrah bazaar, exploring Portuguese forts and spending a night in the Wahiba Sands. This is the Arabia of Aladdin’s dreams. Explore the historic city of Muscat and drive along the coast to the bubbling fishing village of Seeb. By 4WD, travel to the rugged interior and the splendid forts of Nakhal and Al Hazm, framed by the spectacular Jebel Akhdar Mountains. Browse the fabulous souk of ancient Nizwa. Meet the people, learn of their delicate silverware, woodwork and embroidery, and unwind in the cool heights of the Mountain of the Sun Sleep at a rustic desert camp under a blanket of brilliant stars in Wahiba Sands and explore the beautiful oasis at Wadi Bani Khaled, all before a further wander around the wonderful maze of Muscat.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Muscat

On arrival at Muscat International Airport (formerly Seeb Airport), you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This is simply an arrival day, so you may arrive in Muscat at any time. There will be an important welcome meeting in the evening, usually at around 5 pm. Note that hotel rooms are generally only available after 3 pm, so if you are arriving much earlier we recommend you pre-book an additional night’s accommodation.

Hotel: Park Inn Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Day 2: Muscat

Be met by your guide at the hotel this morning, ahead of a full day tour of Muscat City. The skyline of this ancient settlement is quite different to its glitzy Gulf neighbours, with the Sultan ordering all modern construction to fit with classical Arabic architecture styles.

You’ll see this in the dazzling Indian sandstone of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the third largest mosque in the world, and home the second largest carpet in the world, a vast weave covering the prayer hall. Continue on to the relatively new Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque and appreciate its architecture. Set high on a hill in the valley of Boushar Sands, its beautiful domes have become an essential part of the Muscat skyline. Afterwards, drive to Old Muscat, the walled part of the city, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Dig into the exhibits about Oman’s cultural history at the Bait Zubair Musuem, then drive along the picturesque Corniche, stopping to see the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th-century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Pass the busy fishing harbour at Muttrah, with its quaint wooden dhows and fishing boats, then stop into the bazaar. There you can mingle with the locals and browse the silver and spice shops.

Conclude your day with a visit to the Sidab Women’s Group to learn about Omani culture and support a local women’s initiative. Enjoy your  Omani coffee and dates from the center before you drive back to the Hotel.

Day 3: Barka – Nakhal – Al Hazm – Muscat

Leaving Muscat, you’ll head north along the coast to the fishing village of Barka. Here you’ll see the daily catch being hauled onto the sands from tiny fishing boats. Afterwards, continue to the Bait Al Na’aman for a visit to the beautiful old fortified houses. The tall, narrow houses alternating with square and round towers are thought to have been built in 1691-92 by Iman Bil’arab bin Sultan. The house was restored in 1991 with a lavish selection of traditional fittings and furnishings to give visitors an insight into the domestic livelihood of its former inhabitants.

Continue then to the splendid fort at Nakhal, which sits atop a rocky spur and vaunts commanding views of the surrounding countryside. This is the best-preserved of all Oman’s forts, and the interior is still furnished, giving visitors an excellent feel for period life. A little further on is the fort of Al Hazm, situated on the northern slopes of the Jebel Akhdar, with its elaborate carved doors. There will be time to explore the various rooms and chambers before returning to Muscat. (Total driving time today is approximately 5 hours.)

Day 4: Nizwa

Today we move from our mini bus to comfortable 4WD vehicles and head North East towards Nizwa via some marvelous forts and villages, not to mention some lovely mountain scenery.

Arriving in Jebel Shams the highest peak in Oman, this is popular spot for Omani’s on the weekend to escape the heat of the city. Often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Oman a stop here and a stroll along the balcony walk, reveals some magnificent mountain scenery.

Continue to the villages of Misfah and Al Hamra. Enjoy a short trek into the village of Misfah where you can see the famous falaj network (the old Omani water distribution system and Al Hamra one of the oldest villages in Oman at the foot of the Hajar Mountains we take a walk around the mud brick houses before arriving in Nizwa.

Hotel: Falaj Daris Hotel or similar

Day 5: Wahiba Sands

This morning we explore Nizwa. The Nizwa Fort was built over a span of 12 years in the 17th century by Sultan bin Saif al Yaruba, the first imam of the Ya’aruba dynasty, the fort boasts a 40m tall tower with stellar views of the date palm plantations. The central fort is surrounded by ancient traditional souqs where the locals trade in traditional and imported merchandise. Here you can browse for some of Nizwa’s famous silver jewelry, or simply watch expert craftsmen in action as they fashion exquisite silverware and other artefacts.

Continue to Ibra, one of the oldest cities in Oman. This charming, traditional old town was once a centre of trade, religion, education and art. You will also head to Jabrin Fort, this may well be the finest and most eye-catching of Oman’s forts. See its elegantly carved wooden doors, and the delicate and ornate lattice work of the windows.

Continue your 4WD journey and arrive at the edge of the extensive Wahiba Sands. After deflating the tyres you’ll follow an amazing route across the sand dunes to a desert camp.

Watch sunset over the sand dunes of our desert camp and feature stay in Wahiba Sands. Enjoy an evening of traditional food and music (seasonal) this evening, sitting around an open fire under the stars. Drift off to sleep tonight in your simple tent among the desert ambiance.

Your accommodation this evening is our Feature Stay Property; you will stay in the Sheikh Tents in the desert camp with private bathroom facilities including hot showers adjoining each tent.

Hotel: 1000 nights Desert Camp or similar

Day 6: Muscat

Travelling through rugged landscape, we arrive a  the Wadi Bani Khaled. With turquoise waters, lush vegetation and palm trees, this is a slice of paradise. You’ll follow a well-worn path into the heart of this rocky oasis and discover a large pool fed by a natural mountain spring.

Enjoy some free time in the Wadi and a traditional lunch with a local Bedouin family today before arriving  back in Muscat in the late afternoon.  A farewell dinner is included this evening an opportunity to celebrate your journey in Oman with your travelling companions.

Hotel: Park Inn Hotel or similar

Day 7: Depart Muscat

Your trip comes to an today after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around 12 noon, and you are free to leave at any time. If you have arranged a private airport transfer you will be advised of the pick-up time. Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to spend more time exploring Muscat.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
October: 06$3,720.00$4,555.00
October: 20$3,445.00$4,280.00
November: 03$3,445.00$4,280.00
2020 Dates & Prices
March: 15$3,615.00$4,450.00
April: 05$3,615.00$4,450.00
September: 20$3,615.00$4,450.00
October: 11$3,615.00$4,450.00
November: 08$3,615.00$4,450.00
Inclusions
 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers& air-conditioned vehicle / 4WD
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Muscat in Style

Discover the wonders of Muscat staying in an oasis of luxury along the sparkling bay at Shangri-La’s Al Husn Resort & Spa. Set against a backdrop of the deep turquiose blue waters of the Sea of Oman, Shangri-La’s Al Husn Resort & Spa offers guests indulgent luxury, traditional architecture and welcoming Omani hospitality.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Muscat

After arriving in Muscat you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Your holiday has started so it is time to relax so take the rest of the day to gather your thoughts and get ready for what will be an experience never to be forgotten

Hotel: Shangri-La’s Al Husn Resort & Spa, 3 nights

Day 2: Muscat

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before leaving on a tour of Muscat City. The tour begins by visiting the Sultan Gaboos Grand Mosque which stands exquisitely against the skyline. Once you have taken in the brilliance of the Grand Mosque it is time to head to Mutrah where you visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum and a photo stop by Qasr Al Alam (His Majesty’s Palace) before heading to the lively Mutrah souk. Bargain with the locals and see what treasures you can find lying around in the twisting and winding walkways.

Day 3: Muscat

The day is free at your leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities.

Day 4: Depart Muscat

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and transfer to the airport for your departure.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Muscat Daily:From $1,945.00Price on Application
Inclusions
 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & Private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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A Journey Through Arabia

The Sultanate of Oman is a country of spectacular mountain ranges, wadis, shifting sand dunes and enchanting fortresses. For centuries, it has inspired travellers, lured by its beauty, diversity and cultural heritage. This journey through the jewel of Arabia takes you to Oman’s must see sights and hidden secrets.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Muscat – Nizwa

Depart for Nizwa, stopping en route at the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz. Enjoy a walk through the oasis and date plantations before continuing on to Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles. Built in the late 17th century, this amazing structure became an important seat of Omani learning. Visit Misfah, a mountain village with stone dwellings, and Wadi Nakher located in the depths of Oman’s deepest canyon. From the peak of Jebel Shams observe spectacular views of the region. Nizwa, capital of the interior, is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate. Visit Nizwa Souk known for its antiquities, pottery and silver jewellery.

Day 2: Nizwa – Sur

This morning head to Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating copper dunes rising up to 200 metres in height. The ever changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Visit a Bedouin house in the wilderness and learn about nomadic tribes in Oman. In stark contrast to the desert is Wadi Bani Khalid with clear deep blue water. Finally head out to the seaside town of Sur, famous for its dhow-building skills.

Day 3: Sur – Muscat

Stop at the fish jetty, dhow factory and the historic Sineslah Fort. The ruins of Bibi Miriam’s Tomb can be seen on the coastal road to Muscat via Wadi Arbayeen, a lush green wadi with deep pools of water, surrounded by dense plantations. At the spectacular Fins Beach take the chance to cool off with a swim. The next stop is Bimah Sinkhole, a limestone crater with blue-green water at the bottom. Your Journey Through Arabia ends in Muscat.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Muscat Daily:From $1,635.00Price on Application
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Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport: Private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide: English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Fjords of Musandam

Journey to Khasab, the capital of the Musandam Peninsula. Explore the dramatic northern most tip of Oman where arid mountains plunge into the blue fjords.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Muscat – Khasab

Fly to Khasab and proceed on a city tour to view the Khasab Fort and the prehistoric rock paintings of Wad Tawi. Drive to Jebel Harim which is the highest mountain in Musandam (2087m). En-route stop at Sayh village, located at 1100 metres above sea level. From the Khawr Al Najid view the splendid coastline spread with turquoise blue waters lapping the shores. Proceed to visit Birkhat Khalidiya Park with it’s acacia trees, which remain green throughout the year.

Day 2: Khasab

Enjoy a full day dhow cruise to the spectacular fjords of Musandam exploring small fishing villages. Keep an eye out for dolphins that play in the inner fjords and enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the warm gulf waters.

Day 3: Khasab – Muscat

This morning transfer to the airport and fly back to Muscat.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Muscat Daily:From $1,339.00Price on Application
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Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Flight: Flight Ticket: Muscat - Khasab - Muscat
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide: English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience Salalah

Salalah, known as the “garden city” of the south, is a tropical paradise and makes a great add-on to any Northern Oman itinerary.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Salalah

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free at leisure,

Day 2: Salalah

This morning we head west, visiting Job’s tomb and continue to Mughsail Beach which stretches for several kilometres with high cliffs on either side. This area has an abundance of bird life such as flamingos, pelicans and stork. The tour ends with a visit to see frankincense trees, which produce the incense for which this region is famous. The rest of the day is at leisure

Day 3: Salalah

Today day is free at your leisure to explore the tropical paradise on your own.

Day 4: Depart Salalah

This morning your tour comes to an end with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Salalah Daily:From $789.00Price on Application
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Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Jordan Uncovered

Discover ancient history and biblical sites with beautiful desert landscapes on a 10 Day Jordan Uncovered tour.  Wander down ancient Roman streets, dine on traditional cuisine and marvel at some of the starriest skies on earth. The hospitality of the Bedouin will win you over and you’ll be amazed to discover a 60-year-old wine industry. Unexpected delights abound in this extraordinary desert kingdom.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Amman

On arrival in the Jordanian capital you are met and transferred to your downtown hotel. After time to settle in, step outside and wander on your own through the city’s most affluent neighbourhoods just a short stroll from the hotel. Search out Jordan’s most famous dish, Sufra, a tasty combination of cooked rice, yoghurt and lamb. Alternatively relax at the hotel and enjoy the diverse range of gastronomical experiences on site.

Hotel: Fairmont Amman, 3 nights

Day 2: Amman

Travel north to Jerash, an extraordinarily well-preserved ancient city, acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Explore the iconic temple of Artemis at the highest point of the city, the long colonnaded street, with its original stone paving, and the monumental Hadrian’s Arch built to celebrate a visit by the emperor himself – all which were hidden for centuries in the sand before being excavated and restored some 70 years ago.

After lunch return to the modern, bustling capital and discover Tiraz, an intimate museum housed in a converted villa, with an extensive collection of Palestinian, Jordanian and Arab dresses and costumes. Meet the curator, share a tea in the garden and gain a glimpse into Jordan’s disappearing heritage. Continue to an exclusive wine tasting experience. Established in the 1950’s, Jordan River Wines boasts the country’s finest state of the art winery. The climate and basalt desert combine to provide one of the world’s most distinctive terroirs growing more than 40 grape varieties, which are handpicked and crafted into more than 20 wine varietals.

Day 3: Amman

Journey east to the nearby valley of Wadi Essair, and Iraq El-Amir (Cave of the Prince), where eleven caves are carved into the cliff face and Qaser El-Abd (Palace of the Slave), some important Hellenistic ruins. Spend some time exploring before an inspiring visit to the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative. Founded by the Noor Al-Hussein Foundation in 1993, the centre helps local women become financially independent, raising living standards and preserving local heritage. Meet the women over a traditionally brewed coffee, hear their stories and take part in a workshop. Learn about their handmade fabrics, naturally produced soaps, pottery and ceramics, papermaking and cooking. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the women including flat breads and dishes featuring local grown vegetable and spices.

After lunch venture up to the citadel, situated on one of the seven hills that originally made up Amman, a good place to begin a tour of the city’s archaeological sites: the regal columns of a Roman temple in silhouette against the sky, the elegant capitals of a Byzantine church, endlessly inventive carvings in the Umayyad Palace, and digs and ruins everywhere you walk. Spend time wandering through the National Archaeological Museum, home to a collection of artifacts which date from prehistoric times to the 15th century. Take a seat in the magnificently restored 6,000 seat Roman Amphitheatre built during the reign of Antonius Pius in 138-161 CE. Lastly today, stroll through Darat al Funun arts centre, housed in a series of restored sandstone residences and warehouses, which provides a collaborative platform for contemporary Arab artists.

Day 4: Amman – Dana Reserve

Leave the city behind as you begin your adventure to an idyllic and isolated ecolodge on the south western edge of Dana Biosphere Reserve. Travelling south along the King’s Highway, stop en route at Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have gazed upon the Promised Land, and which has since become an important pilgrimage site. Accompanied by your expert guide, visit the “Church of Moses”, built by the first Christians, which houses some beautiful mosaics and marvel at the breathtaking views over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. Next stop is Madaba, the “City of Mosaics”, which perches on a 4,000-year-old archaeological site. St.

George’s Church houses a world-famous mosaic floor containing a large mosaic map of Palestine, which also features a detailed map of Jerusalem as it was during the sixth century. At the Church of the Apostles, at the southern entrance of the city, a mosaic floor can be found attributed to the craftsman Salamanios, depicting the sea, with the central figure of a woman encircled with a selection of creatures, vegetation and an inscription.

Savour a traditional Jordanian lunch in a restored Ottoman house in the village of Haret Jdoudna before continuing to Dana Reserve and your overnight stop. Following dinner, relax on the rooftop terrace for some incredible stargazing. A powerful telescope reveals incredible views of the constellations.

Hotel: Feynan Eco Lodge

Day 5: Dana Reserve – Petra

Lace up your walking boots this morning for a hike to the old copper mines admiring the impressive hill of Khirbet Feynan, with its Byzantine churches and graves along the way. Return to the lodge where a well-earned lunch will be served before heading onwards to Petra, the country’s most famous archaeological site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Tonight, A&K will arrange for you to eat at the home of a Jordanian family, to experience the incredible hospitality that is so much a part of everyday life in Jordan. Your host may be a leading politician, economist, writer or charity activist.

Hotel: Movenpick Resort Petra, 2 nights

Day 6: Petra

Explore on foot the many wonders of the ‘Rose-Red City’, one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Established as the capital of the ancient Nabataeans, it was an important stop on the caravan route between Asia, Arabia and Europe. Discover tombs, temples and exquisite monuments hewn out of the surrounding mountains. Whilst the entire site is extraordinary, the most well-known structures include the Treasury, accessed through the narrow ‘siq’ – a naturally occurring geological rift between the mountains, the Roman Theatre, the Corinthian and Palace Tombs and the Roman Road.

Refuel with lunch at the Basin Restaurant amidst the ruins before continuing your explorations. Climb the 1,200 steps to one of the ancient city’s most awe-inspiring monuments, the Monastery. With a massive facade almost fifty metres square, carved out of the mountain, the summit offers spectacular views. Return to the hotel for some relaxation before joining a culinary experience at the Petra Kitchen when you learn how to make traditional Bedouin dishes from farm-fresh local ingredients.

Day 7: Petra – Wadi Rum

Your morning is at leisure or alternatively, you may like to venture back into Petra to explore more of this incredible ancient site. Leaving town early afternoon, drive on to Little Petra, a miniature version of the great site containing a number of notable tombs as well as some excellent viewing points. Like Petra, it is believed the site here dates back to the first century and may have been a suburb of the larger city where the merchants lived. Continue south to Wadi Rum, setting for the epic 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and more recently ‘The Martian’.

Discover impressive red desert landscapes, huge rock formations, narrow canyons and Bedouin tents on a two-hour 4WD excursion. Finish the day with a cup of Arabic coffee or mint tea with the Bedouins while the sun sets behind the mountains of Wadi Rum. Arrive at your tented camp in time for dinner of Middle Eastern cuisine and then relax and enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of the desert.

Hotel: Sun City Camp

Day 8: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea

Wake early and join in a sunrise yoga session or simply witness the changing colours of the landscape. Continue your journey across an arid landscape with strangely shaped mountains to the lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea. At more than 400m below sea level, it is known for its highly salty waters. Spend time in arguably the most luxurious resort on the Dead Sea.

Hotel: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, 2 nights

Day 9: Dead Sea

A day at leisure to enjoy the resort’s lavish facilities and soak up the mineral rich waters whose medicinal qualities have drawn visitors to the area for millennia. Swimming here, with its odd sensation of weightlessness, is a memorable experience. The high levels of salt in the water are nearly 10 times that of the ocean and keep the body afloat, whilst the variety of minerals, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and bromine, promotes health and wellbeing.

Day 10: Dead Sea – Amman

Your Jordan Uncovered journey concludes with a private transfer to Amman and the airport for your onward journey. 

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Amman Daily:From $7,435.00From $12,225.00
Inclusions
 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Kingdom of Jordan Unveiled

If you have a lingering sense of curiosity and wonder, you’re free to explore them on this delightful 10 day journey uncovering the hidden treasures of the Kingdom of Jordan. The ebb and flow of empires have touched the intriguing Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for thousands of years. History buffs will be in their element, with plenty of Roman ruins and biblical sites to explore before experiencing one of the world’s great travel moments – a visit to the World Heritage-listed Site at Petra. Follow Lawrence of Arabia’s escapades into the desert wonder of Wadi Rum, then relax on the shores of the Red Sea and, finally, float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Amman

Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies.

Day 2: Amman

Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome.

Day 3: Amman – Petra

During a private visit to the Royal Automobile Museum you will be captivated by the extensive private collection of the Royal Family.

At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land then continue to the rose red city of Petra for your two night stay. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight.

Day 4: Petra

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago.
The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. This is only the first of many wonders you will discover here today.

Day 5: Petra – Wadi Rum

After a free morning in Petra, continue your journey to Wadi Rum. You will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp.

Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

Day 6: Wadi Rum – Aqaba

This morning travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Later, continue south to Aqaba for a two night Special Stay. Relax in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, step onto your balcony with sweeping Red Sea views or take a dip in the pool.

Day 7: Aqaba

Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea or ride the glass bottom boat in search for marine life. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment.

The afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your resort.

Day 8: Aqaba – Dead Sea

Travel north toward the Dead Sea, stopping at Bethany Beyond the Jordan to see where Jesus was baptised and view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Continue on to the Dead Sea for a two night stay at your luxurious resort. Relax and take in the views over the Dead Sea across to Israel from your balcony.

Day 9: Dead Sea

Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Perhaps spoil yourself and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud. Or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or the newspaper.

Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

Day 10: Dead Sea – Depart Amman

Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 28$7,195.00$8,065.00
February: 04, 11, 18$7,195.00$8,065.00
March: 25$7,195.00$8,065.00
April: 08, 29$7,195.00$8,065.00
May: 20, 27$7,195.00$8,065.00
September: 09, 16, 23, 30$7,195.00$8,065.00
October: 07, 14, 21$7,295.00$8,245.00
November: 04, 11, 18$7,295.00$8,245.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 20, 27$7,895.00$9,380.00
February: 03, 10, 24$7,895.00$9,380.00
March: 16, 30$7,895.00$9,380.00
April: 06, 13, 27$7,895.00$9,380.00
May: 04, 11, 18, 25$7,895.00$9,380.00
June: 01$7,895.00$9,380.00
August: 31$7,895.00$9,380.00
September: 07, 21, 28$7,895.00$9,380.00
October: 05, 12, 19, 26$7,895.00$9,380.00
November: 09, 16$7,895.00$9,380.00
December: 07$7,895.00$9,380.00
Inclusions
 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Fully escorted by an expert Scenic Tour Director & knowledgeable local guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Highlights of the Kingdom of Jordan

On this luxury 8 day round trip from Amman, discover the otherworldly beauty of Wadi Rum, stand in awe at the Treasury in Petra and float in the Dead Sea.

The vibrant Kingdom of Jordan is at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe with Nabataean tradesmen, Roman legionnaires, Muslim armies and Christian Crusaders all leaving their mark over the millennia.

Go in search of antiquity and the origins of faith as you travel through this remarkable country, from the ancient Roman city of Jerash to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site where Jesus was baptized. Marvel at intricate mosaics and lose yourself in the otherworldy beauty of the desert at Wadi Rum. And just when you thought you had your fill of ancient wonders, the first sight of the magnificent Treasure at Petra will leave you speechless.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Amman

Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies.

Day 2: Amman

Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. This afternoon join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets.

Day 3: Amman – Wadi Rum

At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land and visit the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Continue to the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum where you will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp.

Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

Day 4: Wadi Rum – Petra

Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Continue to the Rose Red city of Petra for your two night stay. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight.

Day 5: Petra

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away.

Day 6: Petra – Dead Sea

At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptised then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy sweeping views over the Dead Sea and across to Israel from your balcony.

Day 7: Dead Sea

Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or the newspaper.

Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

Day 8: Dead Sea – Amman

Say farewell to the Kingdom of Jordan as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 13$6,695.00$7,750.00
May: 04, 25$6,695.00$7,750.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 25$6,995.00$8,185.00
February: 01, 08, 15, 29$6,995.00$8,185.00
March: 21$6,995.00$8,185.00
April: 04, 11, 18, 25$6,995.00$8,185.00
May: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$6,995.00$8,185.00
September: 05, 26$6,995.00$8,185.00
October: 03, 10, 17, 24$6,995.00$8,185.00
November: 14$6,995.00$8,185.00
Inclusions
 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: Fully escorted by an expert Scenic Tour Director & knowledgeable local guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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