Itinerary #1: Highlights of Jordan and Israel
See all of the highlights of Jordan and Israel in two weeks with this 14-day itinerary. Tour Tel Aviv, float on the Dead Sea, explore Bethlehem and visit the Roman ruins of Jerash in a single complete trip designed for first-time visitors who want to see everything the region has to offer.
|Day 1||Arrival in Tel Aviv||Tel Aviv|
|Day 2||Tour Tel Aviv and Haifa||Haifa|
|Day 3||Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee||Tiberias|
|Day 4||Tour Jerusalem's Old City||Jerusalem|
|Day 5||Full-Day Tour of Bethlehem|
|Day 6||Visit Jerash and Ajloun||Amman|
|Day 7||Amman City Tour and Drive to Petra||Petra|
|Day 8||Full day at Petra||Petra|
|Day 9||Wadi Rum||Wadi Rum|
|Day 10||Hike up Jabal Um Ad Dami||Aqaba|
|Day 11||Snorkeling and swimming in Aqaba||The Dead Sea|
|Day 12||Free Day at the Dead Sea||The Dead Sea|
|Day 13||Return to Tel Aviv||Tel Aviv|
Start your vacation in Tel Aviv, on Israel's Mediterranean coast. Tour the city, including Jaffa's old market, then visit Haifa to see the famous Hanging Gardens and the Stella Maris Monastery. Next, drive to the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum, the archeological site of a fishing village mentioned in the New Testament, before continuing on to Tiberias.
Your next stop is Jerusalem, where you can tour the Old City, walk the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, and touch the Wailing Wall. On day five, your guide will take you on a full-day tour of Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and the Milk Grotto.
Then, your driver will pick you up early in the morning to drive you across the border into Jordan. Your first stop will be Jerash—some of the best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins outside of Italy—before you continue on to Amman, Jordan's capital. Spend a morning touring the city before you drive down the ancient King's Highway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra.
At Petra, walk down the narrow Siq until you reach the Treasury, and spend a full day exploring this ancient Nabatean city. Next, your guide will take you to the Wadi Rum desert. Tour the desert on a Jeep safari, then hike up Jabal Um Ad Dami, the highest mountain in Wadi Rum.
Next, head to Aqaba on the shores of the Red Sea for a complete change of scenery. Go snorkeling, swimming, or diving, then continue on to the Dead Sea, which is famous for being the lowest point on Earth. From there, your driver will take you back across the border to Tel Aviv for your flight home. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Highlights of Jordan - Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, & More
This 14-day tour crisscrosses Jordan and covers both the country's star attractions like Petra and Wadi Rum, as well as more off-the-beaten-path favorites, like Wadi Mujib and Ajloun.
|Day 1||Arrive in Amman||Amman|
|Day 2||Drive to Ajloun; Explore Jerash||Ajloun|
|Day 3||Drive to Pella & Umm Qais; Return to Amman||Amman|
|Day 4||Drive to Petra; Explore Karak & Shoubak||Petra|
|Day 5||Full day in Petra||Petra|
|Day 6||Drive to Wadi Rum||Bedouin Camp|
|Day 7||Explore Wadi Rum||Bedouin Camp|
|Day 8||Explore Wadi Rum; Drive to Aqaba||Aqaba|
|Day 9||Full day in Aqaba||Aqaba|
|Day 10||Drive to Dana Biosphere Reserve||Dana|
|Day 11||Wadi Mujib hike; Drive to the Dead Sea||Dead Sea|
|Day 12||Full day at the Dead Sea||Dead Sea|
|Day 13||Drive to Madaba; Discover Mount Nebo||Madaba|
|Day 14||Depart Amman|
Once you land in Amman, your driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Explore the capital's main attractions, then spend the following day touring the Muslim fortress of Ajloun and the Roman ruins of Jerash. Spend the night in a cozy cabin in the Ajloun Forest Reserve before driving to the ruins of Pella and Umm Qais the following morning.
Then, drive down the King's Highway to Petra, and spend a day exploring this majestic ancient city carved into the rock. In the evening, enjoy a traditional meal with a local family nearby. From Petra, a guide will pick you up and take you to Wadi Rum to sleep in a tented Bedouin camp.
On day seven, head out on a camel ride and Jeep safari to explore the desert, and continue on to Aqaba the next day. Enjoy a day at the beach in Aqaba, then drive to the Dana Biosphere Reserve to visit the 15th-century stone village of Dana and explore Jordan's largest nature reserve.
The following morning, hike through Wadi Mujib, the "Grand Canyon of Jordan," before continuing on to the Dead Sea. There, you'll have a full day to float on the salty water, get a mud treatment, and relax.
Finally, drive to Madaba to see its beautiful Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and visit the market, before returning to Amman for your flight home. Learn more
Itinerary #3: Jordan Adventure Trip - Dana, Petra, Wadi Rum, and Aqaba
This 14-day itinerary is perfect for active travelers who want to hike, climb, in Jordan's most beautiful landscapes. Hike through the Wadi Mujib water canyon, climb the Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge, explore the Dana Biosphere Reserve, dive in the waters of the Red Sea and more with this adventurous itinerary.
|Day 1||Arrival in Amman||Amman|
|Day 2||Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and Orjan||Ajloun|
|Day 3||Hiking in Wadi Mujib||Dana|
|Day 4||Hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve||Dana|
|Day 5||Free Day at the Ecolodge||Petra|
|Day 6||Full Day at Petra||Petra|
|Day 7||Ride Donkeys and Hike up to Jabal Haroon||Petra|
|Day 8||Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum||Wadi Rum|
|Day 9||Hiking in Rakabat Canyon||Wadi Rum|
|Day 10||Climbing the Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge||Aqaba|
|Day 11||Free Day in Aqaba||Aqaba|
|Day 12||Free Day in Aqaba||Aqaba|
|Day 13||Float in the Dead Sea||The Dead Sea|
Begin your Jordanian adventure in Amman. Then, take a trip north to the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash, and spend the night at a homestay in Orjan. Next, spend a day hiking in Wadi Mujib, before stopping in the village of Dana for the night. In the morning, hike through the Dana Biosphere Reserve until you reach your ecolodge. Spend a day enjoying the activities the lodge offers, including biking and cooking classes.
On day six, your driver will take you to Petra, where you'll have a full day to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The following day, go on a full-day hike up to Jabal Haroon, thought to be the site of Moses' brother Aaron's tomb.
After this intense hike, enjoy a final evening in Petra before continuing on to Wadi Rum to explore the desert. Start off with a three-hour Jeep tour, then hike in Rakabat Canyon, before finally climbing Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge on day 10 of your trip. Afterward, your driver will take you to Aqaba, where you can relax on the coast and go snorkeling, swimming, or diving.
Finally, end your trip at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Float in the mineral-laden waters and relax before your final drive back to Amman and your flight home. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Off the Beaten Path in Egypt & Jordan - Cairo, Luxor, Petra, and More
This 14-day itinerary is a great way to see more of Egypt and Jordan, including must-see attractions like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the ancient ruins of Petra as less well-known spots like the beautiful Siwa Oasis, the Crusader castle in Karak, and lots more.
|Day 1||Arrive in Cairo||Cairo|
|Day 2||Explore Great Pyramids & Cairo; Fly to Luxor||Luxor|
|Day 3||Explore Luxor; Fly back to Cairo||Cairo|
|Day 4||Drive to Siwa; Visit El Alamein||Siwa|
|Day 5||Explore Siwa Oasis||Siwa|
|Day 6||Return to Cairo; Lunch in Marsa Matruh||Cairo|
|Day 7||Fly to Amman||Amman|
|Day 8||Drive to Salt; Swim in the Dead Sea||Dead Sea|
|Day 9||Drive to Dana; Visit Crusader castle in Karak||Dana|
|Day 10||Hike Dana Biosphere Reserve to Feynan Ecolodge||Feynan|
|Day 11||Drive to Little Petra||Wadi Musa|
|Day 12||Full day in Petra||Wadi Musa|
|Day 13||Explore Wadi Rum by camel and Jeep||Wadi Rum|
|Day 14||Depart Amman|
Start your trip in Cairo, where you'll have a free day to explore the city before heading to the area's star attraction: the Great Pyramids of Giza. After your tour, fly to Luxor to see the famed tombs of the Valley of the Kings.
Your next stop is Siwa Oasis—one of Egypt's most isolated settlements—where you'll spend a day enjoying the sights, including Cleopatra’s Bath, the Mountain of the Dead, and the ruins of the oracle temple.
Then, you'll return to Cairo for your flight to Amman, where you'll have the rest of the day to visit the city, including the L-shaped Jabal al Qal'a (Amman Citadel), the 2nd-century Roman Theater, the historic Temple of Hercules, and the great souks.
The following day (day eight), drive to the Dead Sea and float in the salty water, before driving down the King's Highway to reach the stone village of Dana, in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Spend a day hiking in the reserve and sleep in an ecolodge, where you'll have the option to choose from some of the activities the lodge offers, including biking and cooking classes.
Next, spend an afternoon exploring Little Petra (also known as Siq al-Barid), before continuing on to Petra the following morning. You'll have a full day to explore the ancient Nabatean city, including the Street of Facades, the High Place of Sacrifice, and the Monastery.
Next, head to Wadi Rum to explore the desert on a Jeep tour and camel ride through the dunes, and sleep in a Bedouin-style camp under the stars. Finally, make your way back to Amman the next morning for your flight home. Learn more
Itinerary #5: Biblical Jordan and Israel
This 14-day itinerary is the perfect way to discover all of Jordan and Israel's most holy sites, including Nazareth, Bethany Beyond the Jordan—where Jesus was baptized—Mount Nebo, and lots more. Combine visits to Biblical sites with relaxing activities like swimming in the Red Sea.
|Day 1||Arrival in Tel Aviv||Tel Aviv|
|Day 2||Tour Jaffa, Caesarea, and Haifa||Tel Aviv|
|Day 3||Visit Nazareth, Megiddo, and Cana||Tiberias|
|Day 4||On the Shores of the Sea of Galilee||Tiberias|
|Day 5||Jerusalem Old City||Jerusalem|
|Day 6||A Day in Bethlehem||Jerusalem|
|Day 7||Visit the Oldest City in the World and Cross Into Jordan||Amman|
|Day 8||Amman, Jerash, and Um Qais||Amman|
|Day 9||Mt. Nebo, Madaba, and Bethany Beyond the Jordan||Dead Sea|
|Day 10||Kerak, Buseirah, and Shobak||Petra|
|Day 11||A Full Day at Petra||Petra|
|Day 12||Exploring Wadi Rum||Wadi Rum|
|Day 13||Relax by the Red Sea||Aqaba|
Start your tour in Tel Aviv, and visit Jaffa, Caesarea—home of Paul the Apostle—and the Hanging Gardens of Haifa. Start the following day in Nazareth, then continue on to Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine, before driving to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee to spend the night.
Next, spend a day exploring the Sea of Galilee, including the village of Capernaum and the Mt. of Beatitudes, before driving to Jerusalem. On day five, tour Old Jerusalem and visit the Mount of Olives, the Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Then, spend the morning touring Bethlehem before heading to Jerusalem's New City to visit the Israel Museum and see the Dead Sea Scrolls, before driving across the border to Jordan.
In Jordan, you'll start your visit in Amman, where you'll see the Roman Theater and the Citadel, before continuing on to the Roman ruins of Jerash, and finally stopping at the ruins of the Decapolis city of Um Qais.
The following day (day nine), visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses stood to view the Promised Land, before continuing to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site of Jesus' baptism.
Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, and spend a day exploring the site and learning about the ancient Nabatean people. Continue on to Wadi Rum, where you can tour the desert on a Jeep, ride camels, and sleep in a traditional Bedouin camp. Finally, spend the last day of your trip relaxing on the shores of the Red Sea, before returning to Amman for your flight home. Learn more
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