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Activities & Transport
- Sand Boarding
- City Tour
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
7-Day Jordan Highlights Tour
- Visit the most important sites of Jordan in just 7 days
- Spend the night in the Forest Cabins of Ajloun and see Jordan's greener side
- Explore Petra, entering through the traditional way or through a little used "back door"
- Snorkel in the Red Sea and float in the Dead Sea
This trip boasts an exciting itinerary through Jordan, full of visits to the cultural highlights of the country. You'll visit the remains of many different civilizations, including Petra (built by the Nabataeans over 2000 years ago), the Roman ruins of Jerash (from 100 AD), the Byzantine mosaics (from the 6th century), Crusader castles (from the 1100s), and a Muslim fortress (from the 12th century). You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the timeless Wadi Rum and of course dips in both the Red Sea and Dead Sea.
- Private transfers in tourism car with AC
- Overnight accommodations for 5 nights in hotels, including breakfasts
- Overnight accommodations at a Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum, including dinner and breakfast
- 4-hour jeep tour in Wadi Rum
- Licensed guide for days 2, 3 & 4
- Visa for Jordan & entry tickets (see jordanpass.jo)
- Personal expenses
- Lunch with a local family in the village of Rasoun: 20USDpp
- Dinner with a local family in Petra: 35USD pp
- Jordanian cooking class in Petra: 50USD pp
- Sunset camel ride in Wadi Rum: 35USDpp
- Sunrise balloon ride over Wadi Rum: 199USDpp
- Glass bottom boat ride with BBQ and snorkeling in Aqaba: 50USDpp
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Amman, Jordan!
Upon your arrival at the airport, your driver will meet you to take you north to Amman, where you will enjoy an overnight stay at the 4-star Amman International hotel. If you arrive in the morning, you will have the chance to enjoy a city tour to take in the sites of Amman.
Explore Jerash and Ajloun Castle
Your first stop on today's itinerary is Jerash, the Greco-Roman city known as the Pompeii of the East. It was built over 2,000 years ago and is widely regarded as the best preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century. You will explore the site, taking in the colonnaded street, the amphitheater, and much more. You will then take a drive through the beautiful Dibeen Forest on your way to Ajloun Castle. This castle historically protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria. Today, Ajloun Castle is a splendid sight with a fascinating labyrinth of towers, chambers, galleries and staircases to explore. Its hilltop position offers stunning views of the Jordan Valley. You will either return in the late afternoon to your hotel in Amman, or you can opt to stay overnight in the Ajloun Forest Cabins.
Sightseeing on Your Way to Petra
This morning you will drive south along the Kings Highway, an ancient trade route. You can stop on the way at Madaba to visit the 6th-century mosaics and churches. You can also stop at Mount Nebo, the memorial site to Moses, which boasts great views over the Dead Sea. You’ll continue south, passing through the dramatic Wadi Mujib and stop next at Karak. There is time for lunch at a café, after which you can explore the ruins of one of the largest Crusader castles in the Middle East. As you travel farther south, you will want to pause at Dana Nature Reserve to take in the views over Wadi Araba before you arrive at Petra for your overnight stay.
An Exciting Day in Petra
The ancient city of Petra is a national treasure and Jordan's most popular tourist attraction. It is the legacy of the Nabateans, industrious Arab people who settled in Jordan over 2,000 years ago. Admired for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can explore Petra the traditional way, through the Siq Canyon guided tour, during which you will visit the treasury, the city center, the Royal tomb, the theater and more. Alternatively, you can enter through Petra’s back door. This is a bit more adventurous and involves a 2-hour hike through little Petra and the surrounding mountains. Then you will discover the main site of Petra and exit the primary gate.
Afterwards, your driver will take you to Wadi Rum, where you will dine under the stars and spend the night in a Bedouin camp.
Discover Wadi Rum and the Red Sea
After your breakfast, you will enjoy a 4-hour jeep tour of the highlights of Wadi Rum. These include the Nabatean inscriptions, rock canyons and formations, and Lawrence’s Spring and house. At midday you will journey south to the nearby seaside town of Aqaba for an afternoon of snorkeling, swimming and relaxing at the Red Sea.
Relax at the Dead Sea
The next morning, you’ll drive 4 hours back north to the lowest point on earth--the Dead Sea. Here you can float in the mineral-rich waters, enjoy a mud treatment or simply soak up the sunshine. You will stay overnight near the Dead Sea.
Final Stops and Goodbye to Jordan!
Depending on your departure time, you can relax and enjoy the beach on your final day in Jordan. You may also want to take a special trip to the Bethany Baptism site on the Jordan River, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus of Nazareth by John the Baptist. You will depart for the airport to return home.