On this outdoor-focused itinerary,  you'll spend five days exploring Jordan's dramatic landscapes, from windblown deserts and living canyons to ancient cultures and Red Sea reefs. Go canyoning in Wadi Mujib, hike your way through Petra, and enjoy world-class snorkeling and diving off the shores of Aqaba. Spend two of your evenings gazing at the stars from traditional Bedouin camps in Little Petra and Wadi Rum.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided canyoning adventure in watery Wadi Mujib
  • Enter Petra via a hike to unique views of the Monastery
  • Spend the night at authentic Bedouin camps in Wadi Rum and Little Petra
  • Snorkel or dive in the beautiful Red Sea off the shores of Aqaba

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Queen Alia Intl Airport Amman – Amman Amman
Day 2 Amman - Wadi Mujib - Little Petra Little Petra
Day 3 Little Petra - Petra - Wadi Rum Wadi Rum
Day 4 Wadi Rum - Aqaba Aqaba
Day 5 Aqaba - Queen Alia Intl. Airport Amman  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Queen Alia Intl Airport Amman – Amman

Amman Citadel
Amman Citadel

Depending on the time of your arrival your driver will meet you at the airport and take you on a city tour in Amman where you can see the Citadel, Roman Theater and Souks. Then he will take you to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Amman - Wadi Mujib - Little Petra

Photo taken by Mia F
Wadi Mujib

In the morning, your driver will take you to Wadi Mujib. Here, you can hike this impressive water canyon (Siq trail hike): You will swim, hike and climb up waterfalls!

Then you will be taken south to Little Petra, a taste of what you will see tomorrow.  Dinner and overnight in a fixed camp in Little Petra.

Day 3: Little Petra - Petra - Wadi Rum

Fun in Petra
Treasury in Petra

Today you will enter Petra via the back-road. Early morning a local guide will pick you up and take you towards the starting point of this hike. This scenic trail brings you towards the biggest and best preserved monument of Petra - The Monastery.   Then you can descend the 800 steps from this location and explore the rest of Petra on your own.

In the afternoon your driver is ready to take you towards Wadi Rum,  Here you will  enjoy a sunset jeep-tour: Red sand dunes, rock bridges, Nabatean inscriptions and the house of Lawrence of Arabia.  Dinner and overnight stay in a bedouin camp Wadi Rum.

Day 4: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

Wadi Rum

This morning after breakfast you’ll be taken for a  two hour camel ride in the desert.  Then you head back to Rum Village where your driver awaits you at the Resthouse.
Then you will be taken to Aqaba, where you will have an afternoon snorkeling outing .  Overnight stay in Aqaba. 

Day 5: Aqaba - Queen Alia Intl. Airport Amman

Red Sea beaches of Aqaba

Depending on the time of your flight, your driver will take you back to the airport in Amman. Have a great trip!

Map

Map of Active Adventure in Jordan: Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba - 5 Days
Map of Active Adventure in Jordan: Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba - 5 Days