An Escorted Journey

This specially crafted trip is an all-access pass to Jordan, full of private experiences usually reserved for foreign dignitaries. Our Destination Experts have made numerous trips to Jordan so are able to design a trip that includes everything we have found so mesmerizing about the country. Every detail has been honed to perfection, ensuring that you experience Jordan in the most inspiring and seamless way. It is through our unrivaled knowledge and relationships on the ground that we can ensure the best guides in the country, the finest places to stay and private access to both the highlights of Jordan and the undiscovered gems.

Insider access in Amman
Whilst staying in the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Amman, a crown jewel in the heart of Jordan’s bustling capital city, enjoy a visit to the Royal Stables for a private Arabian Horse show performed by horses owned by the King. Drive from the Royal Stables in one of the King’s vintage cars for a private visit to the Royal Automobile Museum, set up in honor of the late King Hussein who was an avid car enthusiast and collector. This experience is exclusive to cazenove+loyd clients and the cars have been off the road since the King died. 

Stay in the most luxurious tented camp in Wadi Rum –  taken exclusively by cazenove+loyd
Two very special nights will be spent in one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world, Wadi Rum. You will enjoy a traditional Bedouin feast under the stars, before retiring to huge plush white tents, with double beds, running water and working electricity.

In the morning, there will be the thrill of waking up in the serenity and silence of the desert, surrounded by rolling sand dunes and huge sandstone mountains, before you have the entire day to explore this remarkable landscape. Quite simply staying in a luxurious camp deep in this natural wilderness is an extraordinary experience and a memory to last a lifetime.

Experience Petra before the crowds
Like other magnificent UNESCO world sites, it is crucial to explore Petra in a carefully planned way, so it can live up to even the highest expectations. Wake up early and walk through Petra’s Siq as the sun rises and the site comes alive. We have also organised for a very special viewing of Petra by night, where the lost city is lit up by over 1500 candles.

Travel throughout with Archaeologist, Dr Konstantine Politis
Dr Politis will take you through Jordan through the ages to explore its layered and rich history. It is a privilege to be able to spend seven days with Dr Politis; his findings and excavations in the area along with his general input ensures guests will gain an unrivaled view into Jordan. Dr Politis is charismatic, personable and effusive and is one of the most qualified people to lead a specialist tour through Jordan. He has participated in excavations over the past 25 years, from the Umm Qais in the North to Petra in the South. He has also worked extensively throughout the Middle East; his experiences in the surrounding regions put Jordan into context and paint a picture of the country through the ages in an extraordinary way.

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Itinerary

Accommodation

25th October – 28th October

Four Seasons Amman

Located between the prestigious Al Sweifiyah residential area and the Shmeisani financial district, the luxurious five-star Four Seasons Hotel Amman is a crown jewel in the heart of Jordan’s bustling capital city. With spacious, large rooms, modern facilities and unparalleled service, the Four Seasons sets a new standard of quality and excellence. The best hotel in Amman, it also offers a spa and swimming pool to unwind in after a day exploring Amman.

28th October – 30th October

Discovery Bedu Luxury Camp, Wadi Rum

Located in the south of Jordan, roughly 300km from Amman, Wadi Rum is one of the most spectacular natural environments in the Middle East. Its stunning panoramas are shaped by granite, basalt and sandstone mountains rising up to 800m from the desert floor. T.E Lawrence’s love of this area meant that it was the chosen location for the Oscar-winning film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Staying in an authentic yet luxurious camp deep in this natural wilderness is a truly extraordinary experience. Uniquely tailored to blend in with the surrounding desert, the camp offers an authentic Bedouin style experience without compromising on comfort.

30th October – 1st November

The Movenpick Resort, Petra

The best hotel in Petra, due to its location directly at the entrance of the historic city and its spacious, comfortable rooms. You will stay in a Junior Suite which has been newly remodeled and is elegantly designed and decorated. We particularly like the large outdoor balcony, with its fantastic views over the city.

1st November – 3rd November

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, sitting 400m below sea level, is the world’s greatest natural spa and has become one of the world’s most exclusive hubs of health and wellness. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and majestic countryside, the 5-star Kempinski Hotel Ishtar sits on the edge of the famous salt lake with uninterrupted views across the vast sea. Staying in an Ishtar Superior Room, the hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the rich culture and history of the area but also a great spot to relax and recharge at the end of an adventure-filled holiday.

Guides

Dr Konstantine Politis

Dr Konstantine Politis is an archaeologist educated in Greece, the United States, Belgium and Britain. From 1988 until 2011 he was based at the British Museum which was the principal sponsor of his excavations in Jordan and Oman. He specialises in the early Byzantine and early Islamic periods. Most recently Dr Politis was a researcher at Athens University.

Dr Politis’ most important work to-date was the discovery and subsequent excavation of the Sanctuary of Lot on the south-eastern shore of the Dead Sea, followed by the publication of a major report on that project with the British Museum (2012). He has also published Holy Footprints across the Jordan: A Journey to the Ancient and Religious Sites on the Eastern Side of the Jordan Rift Valley (2010), The World of the Nabataeans (2007) and many scholarly articles. Currently, Politis is preparing Archaeological Landscapes of Zoara in the Ghor es-Safi to be published by the Palestine Exploration Fund (London) and Excavations of the Nabataean Cemetery at Khirbet Qazone. He has just concluded a seminal research on ‘The Origins of the Sugar Industry’ funded by the European Union which resulted in a comprehensive book, website and exhibition on that theme.

Dr Politis is chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies and an active member of the Palestine Exploration Fund. He leads continuing excavations of Zoara, modern Safi in Jordan, and at Ra’s al-Hadd in Oman.

Flights

Please speak to one of our experts, who can help you arrange your international flights.

Pricing Information

Price without flights:
$7,665 per person based on twin share
Single supplement – $2,854 (only 2 single supplements available)
Due to limited number of tents at the luxury camp in Wadi Rum single travellers may be required to share a twin bedded tent with a fellow traveller of the same sex for the two nights spent at the camp.

INCLUDES

+ All accommodation as specified
+ Meal as specified, and accompanied by house wine or beer
+ All road transfers
+ All activities as specified
+ Guiding and excursions as specified
+ Park fees and other entry fees
+ Visa

EXCLUDES

+ Hot Air Balloon flight
+ Quad biking in the desert
+ Premium alcohol
+ Travel insurance
+ Tips
+ Vaccinations
+ Any other extras

Please view our booking conditions here.

where you will go on the trip

Amman
Wadi Rum
Petra
The Dead Sea