From exploring Roman ruins outside Amman to sleeping under desert stars in a Bedouin camp, three days touring the highlights of Jordan and Israel is just enough time to fall in love with this part of the Middle East. You'll also wander through the bazaars of Jerusalem, peer into one of the Wonders of the World at Petra, and discover the incredible Wadi Rum by Jeep.

Highlights

  • Explore the best of the Jordanian capital in Amman
  • Visit the magnificent Treasury in the ancient city of Petra
  • Sleep in the desert after a Bedouin meal
  • Rip-roar through the Wadi Rum desert in a Jeep

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 See the best of Amman Petra
Day 2 Spend the day exploring the ruins of Petra Wadi Rum
Day 3 Cruise through Wadi Rum by Jeep  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Jordan

Ruins in Amman
Ruins in Amman

First up, visit the ruins of Jerash. This is one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. From there, head south to Amman. In the Jordanian capital, you'll want to visit the city's great archaeological sites, including the Citadel and Roman Theater. In the afternoon, head further south to Petra where you'll spend the night. 

Day 2: Spend the Day in Petra

The Treasury at Petra
The Treasury at Petra

Petra is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World for good reason.  Inhabited since around 9,000 BCE, it's a true cultural treasure.  Formed from rose-red rock, on a visit you can enter through the Siq gate to come up-close with the extraordinary Treasury that once guarded the ancient Nabatean city. Then continue through the ruins to see its ancient amphitheater and explore all the amazing caves and tombs. Later on in the day, head to a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum and sleep under the light of the Milky Way. 

Day 3: Explore Wadi Rum by Jeep

Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum

After breakfast, head out on a Jeep adventure through the Wadi Rum wilderness. On this trip, you'll be following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia — you'll just be traveling a little bit faster as you speed over giant sand dunes in a 4x4. Devour a traditional (and completely delicious) lunch in the desert, check out a bright red rock bridge (or ten), then head to Jerusalem and end your amazing trip in Israel.