Fancy Xmas in Petra

Wondering what to do this Xmas, looking for some winter sun? Take a trip to Jordan, a great Jordan tour packages in Roman ruins, Crusader castles and views of the Promised Land. Go for a dip in the Dead Sea, camp out in Wadi Rum and enjoy a tasty Christmas dinner in the legendary Rose City of Petra. This is an example of an exciting Jordan Xmas tour that is guaranteed to be a Christmas cracker!

The following is a guide of the things you can do and see if you were to take a Christmas Jordan tour.

The first day of your tour is the 22nd December and its Welcome to Jordan, as your first night is spent in the capital of Amman. The following day you drive north to visit Jerash, one of best-preserved cities of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century! You'll explore a significant number of preserved ruins including the classic Roman colonnaded street, amphitheater, nymphaeum and forum before continuing to Umm Qais (Gadara), a dramatic black-basalt Roman city of the Decapolis with great views over the Sea of ​​Galilee and the Golan Heights.

Next your Jordan tour heads south via the Dead Sea to Petra. Time to test your powers of buoyancy in the mineral-rich waters! This afternoon you stop off at Shobak or Karak crusader castle en route to the ancient Rose city of Petra.

25 Dec, it's Merry Christmas Jordan and here you come, Petra! Accessing the hidden archaeological treasures of the Rose City on a walk through a narrow, deep siq, where the rocks finally give way to reveal the famous facade of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury), you continue our exploration. On your Jordan tour you'll explore dozens of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheater and a Roman colonnaded street before settling into an Anglo-Jordanian Christmas feast at the Petra Kitchen.

No Jordan tour would be complete without a visit to Wadi Rum, so after a chance to return to the Rose City you drive towards Wadi Rum where you enjoy a 4×4 safari across the stunning desertscape.

Tonight tuck into dinner, Jordanian-style and sleep over night in the desert camp until the morning light. It's time to bid farewell to Wadi Rum as your Jordan tour returns to Madaba via Mt Nebo taking in views across the Promised Land.

Your Xmas Jordan tour concludes in Madaba and it's time to decide where to see in the New Year!