This seven-day trip allows you to see Jordan's highlights, including Amman, the Dead Sea, Madaba, Petra, and Wadi Rum. Enjoy lots of sightseeing stops along the way, and spend a night in Jerusalem that includes a full-day guided tour. Experience Jordan from a different perspective!

Highlights

  • Tour the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Float on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra
  • Overnight in a Bedouin camp with a desert jeep tour

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Amman  Amman
Day 2 Driving Tour of Jerash and Mt Nebo Madaba
Day 3 Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem Jerusalem
Day 4 Exploring Wadi Rum  Wadi Rum
Day 5 Visit Petra Petra
Day 6 Boating Day in Aqaba Aqaba
Day 7 Drive to Queen Alia International Airport and Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Amman 

Downtown Amman
Downtown Amman

When you land in Amman, your driver will be waiting for you with a sign by the arrival hall. He will take you to your hotel in downtown Amman, and from there you will be free to freshen up and explore the city. 

If your flight arrives early in the day, you'll have the option to attend a cooking workshop in Beit Sitti or go on a tour of the city, before heading back to your hotel for the night. 

Day 2: Driving Tour of Amman, Jerash and Mt Nebo

Jerash
The Roman ruins of Jerash

In the morning, your driver will pick you up and take you on a tour of Amman: you'll visit the Citadel, the Roman Theater, and the downtown souks.

Afterward, you'll continue on to Jerash (Biblical Gerasa), one of the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. There you can wander down the ruins' famous Colonnaded Street, climb up the steps to the Temple of Artemis, or listen to the musicians playing traditional bagpipes in the Theater. There's also a restaurant where you can have lunch. 

In the afternoon, your driver will take you to Mt. Nebo, the mountain from which Moses viewed the Promised Land but was not allowed to enter. Here you'll see 5th-century mosaics and baptismal fonts in the Moses Memorial Church and learn more about the site at the small museum nearby. Finally, continue on to Madaba to spend the night there. 

Day 3: Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem

View of the Dome of the Rock from Above
View of the Dome of the Rock from above

Early in the morning, head to the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge to cross the border into Israel, and spend the day discovering Jerusalem with a full-day guided tour. You'll start by taking in a panoramic view from the top of the Mount of Olives before moving on to the Old City.

Walk the stations of the cross along the Via Dolorosa, climb up to the Al Aqsa Mosque/Dome of the Rock/Temple Mount complex, and leave a note in the Western Wall. You'll walk through the 2,000-year-old alleyways of the Roman Cardo and into the bustling markets of the Muslim Quarter. Finally, take a moment to reflect at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and visit the Legendary Tomb of David. You can also stop at the Jaffa Gate, the David Citadel, and the Damascus Gate

In the evening, visit downtown Jerusalem and enjoy the energy of the restaurant-packed Mahane Yehuda market area after dark. 

Day 4: Exploring Wadi Rum 

Camp in a traditional Bedouin tent in the desert

Early in the morning, your driver will take you back across the Allenby Border into Jordan, before driving you south to Wadi Rum (approx. drive time 4.5 hours), where you will settle in at a desert eco-camp.

Your hosts will serve you lunch before taking you on a four-hour desert Jeep tour. In the early evening, you'll return to camp and enjoy a traditional Zarb meal, which is cooked underground. Then, settle in for the night in your traditional Bedouin tent. 

Day 5: Visit Petra

The Treasury
The famous facade of Ad Deir in Petra

Today, you'll drive approx. two hours north to Petra, where you will spend the day discovering this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll walk through the narrow Siq and admire the carvings and temples around you. Then, visit the Treasury at the end of the canyon, before you see the rest of the enormous city open up before you. Climb up to the High Place of Sacrifice, visit the Royal Tombs, explore the Roman Theater, and walk down the Colonnaded Street.

Cooking aficionados will also have the option to join a three-course cooking workshop nearby. You can also book a camel ride or experience Petra by Night—though that option is only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

Day 6: Boating Day in Aqaba

Swim in the clear waters near Aqaba

After breakfast, your driver will take you to your hotel in Aqaba, near the shores of the Red Sea. Spend the day enjoying the water with a full-day boat outing. You can swim, snorkel, see the sights, and enjoy a delicious lunch onboard. 

Day 7: Drive to Queen Alia International Airport and Depart

Enjoy a last morning to Aqaba

It's time to say goodbye to Jordan! Your driver will pick you up in Aqaba and take you to Queen Alia International Airport for your flight home. The airport is around four hours away, and you need to arrive three hours in advance for an international flight. 

See you soon! 

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Map of Jordan and Jerusalem: Amman, Madaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, and Aqaba - 7 Days
Map of Jordan and Jerusalem: Amman, Madaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, and Aqaba - 7 Days