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EGYPT, ARABIA & MOROCCO


Bales have operated tours to Jordan for over 50 years; why not discover the Hashemite Kingdom for yourself? Apart from the renowned sites, Jordan boasts a wealth of other enchanting gems, from old Bedouin mountain trails and the biblical landscapes around Mount Nebo to the detailed mosaics of Madaba.


AMMAN One of the great cities of the old Decapolis confederation, Amman is a fascinating city to explore on foot. An intriguing blend of Roman, Babylonian and Assyrian influences, a tour of its hidden heart offers an engrossing alternative to the vibrancy of the modern capital.


INTERCONTINENTAL, AMMAN Located in Amman’s diplomatic district, just a short walk from the old city, the 440 room Intercontinental is a newly renovated property set on top of one of Amman’s seven hills. Its range of comfortable and spacious rooms and suites are complimented by a number of dining outlets, an indoor pool and a relaxing spa.


FOUR SEASONS AMMAN Located overlooking some of Amman’s most prestigious city districts, the 192 generously sized rooms offer comfortable interiors and outstanding amenities. Beautiful landscaped gardens, a chic restaurant which offers excellent Arabic and international cuisine and a relaxing spa complete the package.


PETRA Carved from the very rock that surrounds it, the great desert stronghold of the ancient Nabateans is without doubt one of the most remarkable archaeological sites anywhere in Arabia. Enclosed by mountains and filled with monuments, temples, royal tombs and colonnaded streets, its incredible aura attests to the power of a civilisation that once controlled the caravan routes.


PETRA BY CANDLELIGHT Bathed in the glow of 1,800 hand lit lanterns, Petra by night is a memorable experience not to be missed. Accompanied by the haunting songs of the Bedouin, the immense sandstone walls of the Siq and the famous Treasury come alive to the dancing luminescence of golden candlelight.


MÖVENPICK RESORT, PETRA The 183 rooms of this first class resort are located close to the entrance of the famous ‘Rose Red City’ itself. Featuring the high standards you would expect of a Mövenpick, it also benefits from a delightful tearoom and an outdoor pool.


PETRA KITCHEN A fantastic way to add to your Jordan experience, a visit to the Petra Kitchen offers a chance to create some traditional Jordanian dishes under the guidance of local experts. With an evening course available during your stay in Petra, this is a truly unique cultural encounter. Prices from £45 per person.


WALKING IN JORDAN Jordan offers a number of hiking opportunities and day walks for all levels that encompass some of the country’s most culturally and scenically diverse landscapes, from the old Bedouin trails that snake around Petra, to the remote beauty of the Rumana Mountains and the stunning Dana Nature Reserve. See our Natural Jordan itinerary on page 33 if this is of interest.


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JERASH With its colonnaded streets and triple-arched gateway, the ruins of Jerash represent one of the finest examples of a Roman city anywhere in the Middle East. One of the great trading cities of the Roman Decapolis and once home to some 20,000 people, it is also one of the largest sites in the entire region.


TREASURES OF JORDAN


8 DAYS from £1595 (per person twin share with flights)


itinerary Bales Escorted


A classic Jordanian journey with extra time at Petra


DAY 1 – Fly to Amman Fly to Amman. 2 nights at the InterContinental Hotel.


DAY 2 – Amman Travel north, to the superbly preserved Roman remains of Jerash. Head back to Amman for a brief tour of the city and later enjoy dinner at a former caravanserai.


DAY 3 – Petra A full day drive along the King’s Highway to Petra, visiting Kerak, Madaba and Mount Nebo. 3 nights at Beit Zaman.


DAY 4 – Petra A morning guided tour of this unique city, followed by a free afternoon allowing time for further explorations.


DAY 5 – Petra At leisure with the opportunity to revisit Petra’s mystical ruins. We recommend an afternoon trip to Wadi Rum to watch the sunset over the lunar landscape.


DAY 6 – Dead Sea Drive to the Crusader castle at Shobak and onto the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Relax at the Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea for 2 nights.


DAY 7 – Dead Sea Make use of the restorative powers of this spectacular setting, famed since biblical times for its therapeutic treatments. Indulge yourself at the luxurious spa.


DAY 8 – Fly to the UK Transfer back to Amman for your flight to Heathrow.


3 night Red Sea extension. From £495 per person.


08 Mar ‘12 05 Apr ‘12 26 Apr ‘12 24 May ‘12 02 Aug ‘12 06 Sep ‘12 £1695 £1795 £1595 £1695 £1795 £1695


20 Sep ‘12 04 Oct ‘12 18 Oct ‘12 15 Nov ‘12 13 Dec ‘12 28 Mar ‘13 £1595 £1795 £1595 £1695 £1795 £1695


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