- Visit the ancient Roman Citadel in vibrant Amman
- Spend a day exploring the ancient rock-cut city of Petra
- Camp with Bedouins among the dunes of Wadi Rum
- Take a Red Sea snorkel cruise from Aqaba
- Go for an effortless float in the famously salty Dead Sea
|Day 1||Arrival in Amman||Amman|
|Day 2||Amman & Jerash Tour||Amman|
|Day 3||Amman to Petra||Petra|
|Day 4||Full day in Petra||Petra|
|Day 5||Wadi Rum Desert||Wadi Rum|
|Day 6||Aqaba Beach Day||Aqaba|
|Day 7||The Dead Sea||Amman|
|Day 8||Depart from Amman|
Day 1: Arrival in Amman
Welcome to beautiful Jordan! Once you land at Queen Alia International airport, your driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall. Just look for a sign with your name on it.
You'll be transferred to your hotel to rest and freshen up. If you have time and energy, the evening is free for you to explore Amman, the capital of Jordan.
Day 2: Amman & Jerash Tour
Start your first morning in Jordan with a city tour through Amman. Visit the Citadel, which provides beautiful views over the city. This historical site is considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the entire world and is one of Amman's most important landmarks. Afterward, you'll continue to the 2nd-century Roman Theatre, located in the heart of the city.
From here, you'll drive on to Jerash to visit the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial city. Some of the ruins in the city include Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Artemis, and the Forum. You can visit the Archeological Museum to learn more about the city's rich history.
After your visit, you'll head back to Amman for the night.
Day 3: Amman to Petra
Rise bright and early for a long day of travel as you make your way south to Petra.
After breakfast, your tour starts with a visit to St. George Church in Madaba to see its famous mosaic map. You'll then drive to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Follow the King’s Highway until Karak, where you will visit the immense Crusaders Castle.
If time permits, you will also stop by Siq al-Barid, nicknamed "Little Petra." The archaeological site is carved into canyon walls and is quite impressive (albeit smaller than its famous counterpart). You will reach Petra in the evening.
Optional activities include the Petra by Night experience (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), a traditional cooking class at Petra Kitchen, or a luxurious soak in a hammam.
Day 4: Full Day in Petra
You'll have a full day today to explore Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This city is carved into the walls of canyons and was at one point the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom.
To enter, you cross through Siq Gorge, which will lead you right into the Rose City, as Petra is known. The visit will begin with the Treasury, the Street of Facades, the Theater, Colonnaded Street and more. You'll take a break to have lunch inside the city, then continue to tour through the Monastery and the High Place of Sacrifice. You will have to do a lot of walking and climbing, but it is well worth the experience.
Day 5: Wadi Rum Desert
After breakfast, you'll drive to Wadi Rum, Jordan's famous red desert. This otherworldly landscape has been featured in films like Lawrence of Arabia, The Martian, and Prometheus.
If interested, you can enjoy a half-hour camel ride from Wadi Rum Village to Lawrence’s Spring. After, you'll do a half-day jeep tour that includes a freshly-prepared barbecue lunch. The jeep will stop at each site, giving you time to walk around, and maybe even climb up on some of the beautiful naturally-formed bridges in the desert.
You'll then head to a campsite within Wadi Rum, where you'll enjoy dinner and sleep under a million stars.
Day 6: Aqaba Beach Day
Say goodbye to the desert and head to its complete opposite: the Red Sea. After breakfast, you will drive to Aqaba for a free day at the beach, where you can decide to relax in the sand, walk around town, or book a snorkeling cruise.
The evening is free for you to go out and enjoy some delectable Jordanian cuisine.
Day 7: The Dead Sea
Get excited for a day in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. To arrive, you'll drive through the astonishing landscapes of the Wadi Araba desert. Once at the Dead Sea, you'll be able to float on its salty waters and try out its famous healing mud. This is a spa day unlike any you've ever experienced!
In the afternoon, you'll drive back to Amman for the night.
Day 8: Depart from Amman
It is time to say goodbye to Jordan and move on to your next adventure. A representative will drive you to the airport and help you check into your flight.