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Petra - one of the 7 modern wonders of the world
Key Biblical sites from Old and New Testaments
Swim in the Dead Sea, plus a 4 x 4 desert trek


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Oak Hall Holidays

Touring an amazing land

Our tour of Jordan takes in the highlights of this attractive and welcoming country. We stay in three-star hotels and visit the key places of interest. A local guide reveals to us the country’s past, as well as its interesting current life and culture. It is an exciting tour, packed with fascinating sights and staying in three different hotels as we travel across the country to make the most of our time in Jordan.

New for this year, we will have an extra day in Jordan and stay at a hotel on the beach by the Red Sea, allowing us free time to explore Aqaba and enjoy a slower pace. 


Seeing key Biblical sites

Jordan contains a number of sites of Biblical importance. It was home to the Israelite tribes of Reuben and Gad, as well as the people groups of Moab, Edom and Ammon. We visit Mount Nebo, experiencing the same view that Moses had as he looked across into the Promised Land. We also visit sites relating to the New Testament including Machaerus, the palace where Salome danced for King Herod and John the Baptist was beheaded.


Experiencing natural wonders

There will be opportunities to experience the beautiful natural features of this country. Swimming in the Dead Sea is an experience in itself – floating on your back is effortless as you relax and look across to the hills on the other side. In the Wadi Rum region, local Bedouin take us in their 4 x 4s through the desert where Lawrence of Arabia trekked and befriended the local people. We also visit Aqaba on the Red Sea. At this point in the tour we enjoy a slower pace, with a free day, as well as the option of a boat ride on the Red Sea including snorkelling (payable locally).

"This was a really fantastic holiday and I loved all of the places we visited"
Susan, September 2023

Marvelling at an ancient culture

The jewel in Jordan’s crown is Petra, named as one of the seven wonders of the modern world and built more than 2,000 years ago. An evocative walk takes us through the gorge to the Treasury, catching glimpses through the rocks of this remarkable cliff carving before the view opens up to reveal its full splendour.

We meet each evening for a time of singing and a helpful Bible talk.



Day #1
Depart UK. Transfer to hotel. Stay in Amman. The provisional itinerary is given below. Please note that the order may vary
Day #2
Visit the baptism site at Bethany beyond the Jordan. Drive to Dead Sea Spa hotel to swim; then via the Kings' highway to the hotel in Petra.
Day #3
Visit to the amazing site at Petra. Stay overnight in the town of Petra
Day #4
Drive to Aqaba, visiting Little Petra en route. Overnight in Aqaba
Day #5
Free day in Aqaba. Optional Red Sea boat trip. Overnight in Aqaba
Day #6
Tour the desert in 4X4's in Wadi Rum region. Return to the capital city by coach. Overnight in Amman
Day #7
We visit Machaerus (where John the Baptist was beheaded) before travelling to Mt. Nebo (where Moses viewed the promised land). Then to Madaba to visit St. George Church with its amazing historical mosaic map. Overnight in Amman
Day #8
Drive to visit Umm Qais, the site of the Gedarene swine and then from there to the Roman city of Jerash. Overnight in Amman
Day #9
Return to UK