With growing awareness and interest in the ancient city of Petra as one of the New Wonders of the World, and Jordan's increasing number of high quality hotels and different holiday ideas, Mosaic Holidays, one of the UK's leading specialist operators to the Middle East, has launched its 2011/12 programme of exciting holidays to Jordan, with the introduction of Lebanon and Syria for the first time.
In addition to its best selling Classical Jordan Tour with emphasis on culture and history, the operator has introduced five exciting new tour itineraries aimed at different market segments including a Family Adventure Tour, a Nature Trails Tour, Luxury and Adventure Tour, a Chic Jordan Tour and a Jordan & Syria combination tour. These are all offered as inclusive holidays as well as "Ground Only" arrangements for the first time, in response to increasing demand for flexibility.
The new Family Adventure allows a family to enjoy spending time discovering together. The tour includes a Roman Army Chariot Experience at Jerash, a Bedouin jeep tour at Wadi Rum, floating in the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth - Petra and a few days chilling out on the Red Sea at Aqaba. Lead in price is £1,799 per adult sharing and £959 per child (2-11 years) for 8 nights in 5* hotels including flights from Heathrow to Amman and Aqaba to Heathrow, private transfers and taxes.
The Nature Trails tour is aimed at those who love the outdoors enabling them to experience some of the most breathtaking views of Jordan's natural beauty in an eco-friendly way. Deserts include Jordan's largest desert Wadi Rum, and Wadi Mujib with its spectacular landscapes where guests enjoy a campsite Bedouin dinner. For nature, the Dead Sea is unique and renowned for its therapeutic properties, and Feynan is famous for its wide array of flora and fauna.
As well as offering tailor-made holidays throughout Jordan, selected twin centre itineraries are suggested to prompt ideas for different types of holiday. These include a Dead Sea and Red Sea combination, Amman with Petra, Luxury & Adventure, and Jordan with Syria. Lead in price for 4 nights at the deluxe Kempinski Dead Sea plus 3 nights at the deluxe Four Seasons Damascus is £2,079 pp including breakfast, return flights from Heathrow on bmi and private transfers.
In keeping with Mosaic Holidays' other destinations, the operator has included a selection of rustic charm properties offering smaller, simple hotels each with their own charm, individual character and personal service. In Petra, the renowned Taybet Zaman Hotel and Petra Guest House are featured while in the mountainous Dana Reserve, Feynan Eco Lodge is featured as not only solar powered, but also one of National Geographic's top 50 eco lodges in the world. The Dana Guesthouse & Camp between Amman and Petra is also included, offering views overlooking Wadi Dana and has been designed using local materials and traditional features.
This year, Mosaic Holidays have bolstered their Red Sea Jordan programme with the inclusion of the deluxe 200 rooms Kempinski Aqaba, offering contemporary and sophisticated ambience and an avant-garde design. Honeymooners receive a complimentary room upgrade and prices start at £1,099 per person sharing for 7 nights on BB departing before April 7th including flights from Gatwick and private return transfers.
Building on increased interest for Jordan and surrounding areas, Mosaic Holidays has introduced Syria and Lebanon to its programme, to offer natural extensions to Jordan holidays. A Classical Syria 7 nights tour is featured based on 5* hotels, and leads in at £1,998 per person on half board basis. Also featured is a selection of 5* and boutique hotels in Damascus, Aleppo and Palmyra. In Lebanon, 5* hotels are offered in up-and-coming trendy Beirut, as well as a choice of historical and touristic places including Baalbek and Byblos.