Amman & Northern Jordan

Amman is the capital of Jordan and is known as the ‘White City’. Amman is the perfect place to explore northern Jordan including the sites of Jerash, Umm Qais and the Desert Castles to the east of the city.

Much of the old city, known as Philadelphia, has been built over, but the ancient Citadel of Amman survives. The Roman remains are impressive, especially the superb Roman theatre dating from the reign of Marcus Aurelius. The best way to experience Amman is on a walking tour, seeing the boutique shops, cafes and local life. You’ll smell a wafting smell of kebabs cooking, and the smell of freshly brewed arabica coffee as you walk. The Gold Souk is especially memorable.

Jerash is one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East, and is about 50 minutes north of Amman. Known as Gerasa, the city came to prominence in the Hellenistic period, and especially in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD when it became part of the Decapolis confederation. Jerash controlled the trade from east to west and became fabulously wealthy. Emperor Hadrian visited in 129AD and a monumental arch was constructed which still survives. The oval colonnade still survives, and leads onto what were bustling shopping streets, still showing latin inscriptions indicating what these shops sold. There are two well-preserved theatres, the Hippadrome, and Nymphaeum. The highlight is the wonderful Temple of Artemis.

To the east of Amman you find three interesting Desert Castles – Qasr Azraq, Qasr Kharana and Qasr Amra. You can see all three on a long day-trip from Amman.

Other highlights in northern Jordan include Umm Qeis (ancient Gedara) which overlooks Lake Tuberias and the Golan Heights. There are some superb Roman ruins to be explored. Pella is another Roman city in the region. Ajloun has a wonderful castle that was built by Saladin’s cousin, Izz ad-Din Usama in the 12th Century – a rare example of Islamic castle design. Lesser known places of interest include Umm al-Jimal, one of the ancient Hauran towns and built from black basalt, and Iraq al-Amir, containing a two-story Hellenistic palace, Qasr al-Abd.

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Amman & Northern Jordan Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Jordan & Jerusalem

Amman- Petra - Dead Sea - Jerusalem  

This wonderful private journey combines the rich cultural delights of Jordan and historic Jerusalem. You will be immersed in these biblical landscapes that are steeped in history.

11 days from £2500 p. p.

Slow Jordan

Amman - Petra - Dead Sea  

This journey to Jordan is perfect for those who like to enjoy their travel slowly. Slow Jordan is a privately-chauffered suggested tour that does precisely that, gently meandering around the cultural delights of this magical destination. You spend three or four nights in many places rather than two, so you have more time to sit …

11 days from £2015 p. p.

Grand Tour of Jordan

Amman - Dana - Feynan - Aqaba - Wadi Rum - Petra - Dead Sea  

This comprehensive privately-chauffered tour of Jordan takes you from tip-to-toe. If you are only planning on visiting Jordan once, then we suggest you give this magical destination two weeks to reveal its secrets.

15 days from £2815 p. p.

Family Holiday to Jordan

Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

This wonderful family holiday to Jordan includes all the amazing experiences that excite children. Explore Roman cities, invoke your inner Indiana Jones at Petra, take a camel ride in Wadi Rum and float on the Dead Sea.

9 days from £1385 p. p.

Walking Holiday in Jordan

Amman - Dana - Feynan - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

This private walking holiday to Jordan is designed for those who like to get out-and-about and see the country on two feet. We have designed a series of day-walks which allow you to see all the highlights, but also marvel at the natural beauty of Jordan's stunning landscapes.

12 days from £3135 p. p.

Classic Jordan

Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

This classic eight-day private tour of Jordan explores the rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes of Jordan. You'll have your own private driver in a modern air-conditioned vehicle and we will provide the finest private guides to bring this magical destination to life.

8 days from £1465 p. p.

Amman & Northern Jordan Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Four Seasons Amman

Four Seasons Amman

$ $ $ $ $ Amman & Northern Jordan  

The Four Seasons Amman is the most luxurious an exclusive hotel in Amman, Jordan. The 15-storey hotel contains 192 generously sized rooms and suites. 

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The House Boutique Suites

The House Boutique Suites

$ $ $ $ $ Amman & Northern Jordan  

The House Boutique Suites is a luxury all-suite property which offers excellent value for money with some of the most spacious accommodation in Amman, Jordan.

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Amman & Northern Jordan Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.

Pella

Pella

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Umm Oais

Umm Oais

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Ajloun Castle - Grand Tour of Jordan

Ajloun Castle

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Tour of Jerash Jordan

Tour of Jerash

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