Driving the King’s Highway

The King’s Highway is the historic north-south road in Jordan, is far more scenic and interesting that taking the faster Desert Highway. There are a number of interesting places to stop off at along the way. Its history dates back to biblical times, when Moses was refused permission to travel on it by the king of Edom, and later the Nabateans of Petra fame. The road follows the Dead Sea rift, and is one of most scenic roads in the Middle East.  

The Crusaders used the road to defend the Holy Land, building castles at Kerak and Shobak. Highlights along the route start with Madaba. The town houses the Church of St George which houses a superb mosaic map of the Holy Land. Mr Nebo is where Moses was said to have climbed to overlook the promised land. Kerak Castle was built by the Crusaders in 1142 along with the impressive Shobak Castle. You can also stop at the wonderful Dana Nature Reserve and take a walk down to Feynan Eco Lodge.

Itineraries

Egypt & Jordan Tour

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

Delve into timeless antiquity in undoubtedly two of the world’s most historically rich destinations, Egypt & Jordan. 

16 days from £3465 p. p.

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.

Related Hotels

Kempinski Ishtar

Kempinski Ishtar

$ $ $ $ $ The Dead Sea  

The Kempinski Ishtar is the most luxurious and exclusive hotel located in Jordan’s Dead Sea coast. Designed in tribute to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Kempinski Ishtar makes for a glorious end to a holiday to Jordan.

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Movenpick Petra

Movenpick Petra

$ $ $ $ $ Petra  

The Movenpick Petra is the most exclusive hotel in Petra, and is located right beside the main entrance to Jordan’s most remarkable archeological site. 

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