Petra & Palmyra Holiday


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Trip Code: AXJ
Region: North Africa - Middle East
Countries visited: Syria, Jordan
Activities: Desert, People & Religion, Archaeology, History
Difficulty: Leisurely
Profile: Travel is by air-conditioned minibus and 4WD jeeps.
Group: Normally 8 to 18, plus a leader and driver.


Visit the two most spectacular ancient cities in the Middle East


Giant waterwheels, Hama

Two of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the Middle East, Syria and Jordan have much to offer. This two-week tour will explore the highlights of both countries, starting in historic Damascus; the oldest continually inhabited city in the world and ending in Amman, famed for its enchanting mixture of old and new. En route we visit the ancient city of Aleppo; the impregnable Crusader castle at Krak des Chevaliers; the immense ruins of Palmyra and Jerash; and possibly the highlight, the magical city of Petra. Here we have two full days, allowing us enough time to explore this truly magnificent ancient city. But it's not just history that we go to see. We also camp amongst the amazing landscape of Wadi Rum, float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and wander through the atmospheric souks of Damascus.