Ancient sites and natural wonders abound on this whirlwind 9-day journey through Jordan and Israel. Starting in Jordan, you'll travel south along the historic King's Highway to visit the otherworldly shores of the Dead Sea and wander the magnificent canyons of Petra. After an unforgettable night of camping in the "Valley of the Moon," it's on to Israel, where you'll explore desert fortresses and ancient caves before touring the many historic and holy sites of Jerusalem.
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Cycle through some of Jordan's most spectacular desert landscapes on this active 8-day itinerary. Setting out from historic Madaba, you'll make your way south along the Dead Sea coast, visiting ancient landmarks like Shobak Castle and the lost city of Petra. Cross shifting sands and rugged mountains to end your adventure among the red dunes of Wadi Rum, where you'll sleep under the stars in a Bedouin camp.
Take a journey through Jordan's Islamic history on this spiritual 8-day itinerary. Start in the capital of Amman, where you'll tour the city's grand mosques, see the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, and take day trips to important sites like the Al-Sahaba Tombs and the shrine of Shoaib. Then set out down the King's Highway towards Petra, where you'll explore the ancient city before traveling into the red sands of Wadi Rum for a night of Bedouin-style camping.
Get off the beaten path and into some of Jordan's most spectacular scenery on this adventurous 11-day itinerary. Scramble along the sandstone cliffs of Wadi Numeira, explore the ecosystems of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, trek the back route to the lost city of Petra, and climb desert dunes to watch the sunrise over the Wadi Rum. After some soothing soaks in the Dead Sea, you'll be ready to hit the trails one last time with an unforgettable hike through the soaring river canyon of Wadi Mujib.
This comprehensive two-week itinerary takes you on an unforgettable journey through the history and holy lands of the Middle East. Spend your first week immersed in the antiquities and archaeology of Jordan, from the ancient capital of Amman to the sandstone city of Petra, the red deserts of Wadi Rum to the shores of the Dead Sea. Then it's on to Israel to discover Biblical and cultural landmarks between Tiberias, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.
This quick, 5-day getaway is the perfect introduction to Jordan's Golden Triangle—a region rich with stunning scenery and ancient wonders. Start at the Red Sea port of Aqaba for some laid-back beach time and watersports, then transfer deep into Wadi Rum for an off-road adventure among the desert dunes. After a day exploring the mysteries of Petra, head north along the historic King's Highway to end your trip in the vibrant capital of Amman.
From the earliest human settlements to thriving modern cities, you'll delve deep into the cultural history of Jordan on this fascinating, week-long itinerary. Tour Roman ruins and modernist mosques in Amman, then head south to explore the archaeological wonders of Petra. After a night of Bedouin hospitality in the rugged deserts of Wadi Rum, you'll make your way back to the capital—stopping off for a quick dip in the Dead Sea along the way.
Explore some of the most important cultural and religious sites of the Middle East on this 13-day journey through Jordan and Israel. After checking off Jordanian highlights like Amman, Petra, and the Dead Sea, you'll cross the border into Israel to gaze across the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias, stroll through ancient olive groves in the Garden of Gethsemane, and discover historic and holy landmarks throughout Jerusalem's Old City.
This 9-day tour starts in Jordan, where modern meets ancient in the capital of Amman. Visit Greco-Roman ruins and medieval castles, then make your way south to Petra to wander the carved canyons of the "Rose City." After a day of downtime on the tranquil Dead Sea, hop over to Israel to explore Biblical sites like Nazareth and Tiberias, see the magnificent Hanging Gardens above Haifa, and explore the cultural and religious highlights of Jerusalem's Old City.
Culture and adventure meet beach vacation on this 9-day journey through Jordan. Striking out from the capital of Amman, you'll make your way south along the historic King's Highway towards Petra—visiting museums, mountains & castles along the way. After plenty of time to discover the temples and canyons of the "Rose City," venture deep into the desert of Wadi Rum for off-road explorations and Bedouin-style camping. Transfer to nearby Aqaba to soak up some sun on the Red Sea, then head north to the Dead Sea to end your trip floating in its blissful (and salty) waters.
Outdoor adventures abound on this 11-day exploration of Jordan's most spectacular deserts, forests, and canyons. Go birdwatching in the wetlands of Azraq, hike through the unique ecosystems of Dana and Aljoun, camp on the red sands of Wadi Rum, and trek along the magnificent river canyon of Wadi Mujib. In between active excursions, you'll tour iconic cultural sites like Petra, Jerash, and Umm Qais—then relax and unwind on the beaches of the Red and Dead Seas.
From Amman to the Dead Sea, this 15-day grand tour immerses you in the incredible culture, history, and hospitality of Jordan. Tour the ancient cities of Jerash and Umm Qais, climb through sandstone canyons to Petra's Monastery, and watch the sunrise over the desert from a Bedouin camp. After some free time on the beaches of Aqaba, you'll head back to the capital via the otherworldly shores of the Dead Sea.
Discover Jordan from north to south on this eventful, 11-day itinerary. Start in Amman to tour ancient cities and desert fortresses, then head south into the Golden Triangle, where cultural antiquities and breathtaking landscapes abound. Stroll through the hidden wonders of Petra and take an off-road adventure into the Wadi Rum, then switch gears for some relaxing downtime on the shores of the Red and Dead Seas.
Combine two countries and countless ancient wonders on this 8-day exploration of Jordan & Israel. Stroll the bustling markets of Amman, explore the rose-colored canyons of Petra, camp among the shifting sands of Wadi Rum, and go for a dip in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. After checking off Jordan's greatest hits, you'll hop over to Jerusalem to visit iconic cultural and religious sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, Temple Mount, and the Wailing Wall.
Check one of the world's greatest trekking routes off your bucket list with this 13-day adventure along the Jordan Trail. Setting out from the lush valleys of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, you'll hike your way along the scenic route to Petra—spending your evenings surrounded by nature in comfortable Bedouin-style tents. After an epic climb to the hidden back entrance of the sandstone city, transfer into the red sands of Wadi Rum to end your adventure with an unforgettable desert experience—camping, hiking, and riding camels across the "Valley of the Moon."
This jam-packed 8-day getaway starts in vibrant Istanbul, where you'll cruise down the Bosphorous and visit the iconic Hagia Sophia before flying southeast to discover the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia. Then it's on to Jordan to tick off the country's must-see highlights—strolling through the sandstone city of Petra, camping in the red desert of Wadi Rum, and floating in the tranquil waters of the Dead Sea.
Trek your way through some of Jordan's most breathtaking landscapes on this adventurous 10-day itinerary. Experience the pristine nature of Dana Biosphere Reserve, then set out into the rugged countryside for five days of trekking towards Petra. A dramatic final climb takes you to the sandstone city's hidden entrance, where you'll have plenty of time to explore its carved temples and tombs before transferring to the Dead Sea for some well-earned rest.
Crisscrossing the country from north to south, the famous Jordan Trail is considered one of the world's greatest hikes. On this week-long adventure, you'll complete one of its most spectacular portions, trekking from the wilds of the Dana Biosphere Reserve to the Neolithic ruins of "Little Petra." Leave the trail to discover the archaeological wonders of Petra, then finish your journey with a night spent in the "Valley of the Moon"—camping with the Bedouin and exploring the red desert by Jeep.
Ancient wonders beckon on this immersive 10-day tour of Egypt and Jordan. Start in Cairo, where you'll marvel at King Tut's treasure in the Egyptian Museum and walk among the Great Pyramids of Giza. Fly to Jordan to continue your adventure with a journey down the historic Kings Highway, from the capital of Amman to the soaring canyons of Petra. After a night spent in the wilds of the Wadi Rum desert, you'll finish up with some relaxing downtime on the shores of the Dead Sea.
This 12-day tour of Jordan features a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and relaxation. Starting in the country's north, you'll admire the evocative ruins of Amman and Jerash, visit towering castles and ancient mosaics, and go for a dip in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Continue south down the legendary Kings Highway to explore the lost city of Petra, camp on the red sands of Wadi Rum, and enjoy the beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea.
Check off the highlights on this whirlwind, 5-day journey through Jordan. Beginning and ending in Amman, you'll float in the tranquil Dead Sea, get lost in the sandstone city of Petra, and travel deep into the desert to camp with Bedouin in the Wadi Rum. Head back to the capital for a final day touring the ancient Amman Citadel and browsing for souvenirs in the bustling souks.
Perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, this week-long active itinerary immerses you in Jordan's contrasting natural landscapes. Starting in the capital of Amman, you'll explore the lush forests of Aljoun and stroll the boardwalks of Azraq's biodiverse wetlands, then head south to hike through the breathtaking Dana Biosphere Reserve. Continue to Petra to explore its ancient carved canyons, and venture into the "Valley of the Moon" to camp under desert skies and watch the sunrise over shifting sands.
Take an unforgettable journey through Jordan's ancient history on this far-reaching 8-day itinerary. Starting from the capital of Amman, you'll discover dramatic desert castles and ruined Roman cities before heading south into the famed Golden Triangle. Here you'll explore the wonders of Petra, ride camels across the deserts of Wadi Rum, stroll through the Red Sea port of Aqaba, and end your trip on the otherworldly shores of the Dead Sea.
This 6-day itinerary takes you on a journey through the highlights of Jordan's Golden Triangle—home to some of the country's most famous archaeological and natural wonders. From the hidden temples of Petra to the red deserts of Wadi Rum, you'll explore diverse landscapes and cultural landmarks before heading north to end your adventure strolling through the Red Sea port of Aqaba and relaxing in the tranquil waters of the Dead Sea.
From the temples of Petra to the shores of the Dead Sea, this 6-day itinerary showcases the best of Jordan's cultural highlights and spectacular scenery. Discover the ancient capital of Amman, tour Greco-Roman ruins and Crusader castles, and relax in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. After an unforgettable visit to the carved canyons of Petra, you'll head to the desert for Bedouin-style camping in the Wadi Rum.
See the best of Jordan in under a week with this whirlwind, 6-day itinerary. Striking out from the storied capital of Amman, you'll tour ancient ruins, fortified castles, and iconic cultural sites. Discover the lost city of Petra, then head to the Wadi Rum for a desert adventure—exploring the rugged red sands by Jeep and sleeping under the stars in a Bedouin-style camp.
Explore ancient cultures and stunning landscapes on this action-packed, 11-day journey through Jordan and Egypt. Striking out from Amman, you'll tour the magnificent canyons of Petra, go for a swim in the Dead Sea, and camp with Bedouin in the "Valley of the Moon." Hop over to Cairo to visit iconic landmarks like the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, then head to Luxor to discover the Valley of the Kings and cruise up the Nile River to Aswan.
Trek through some of Jordan's most dramatic and diverse scenery on this active 9-day itinerary. Explore the unspoiled ecosystems of the Dana Biosphere, embark on an epic hike to the lost city of Petra, and camp with the Bedouin in the deserts of Wadi Rum. After some downtime to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, more adventure beckons with treks through Jordan's "Grand Canyon" and the Aljoun Forest.
This 11-day adventure takes you trekking along a breathtaking portion of the famed Jordan Trail. Beginning at the Dana Biosphere Reserve and ending at the ancient carved canyons of Petra, you'll cross rugged desert landscapes by day and camp under the stars by night. As the hiking portion of your trip draws to a close, transfer to the shores of the Dead Sea for some well-earned downtime before ending your stay in the lively capital of Amman.
Get off the beaten path on this 9-day road trip through Jordan's cultural highlights and natural wonders. Striking out from the capital of Amman, you'll explore the Roman ruins of Jerash, hike through the breathtaking nature reserves of Aljoun and Dana, and admire the rock-cut temples of Petra. After an unforgettable night of desert camping in the Wadi Rum, end your trip floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea.
This 8-day itinerary showcases the cultural and natural wonders of Egypt and Jordan, from the Great Pyramids to the shores of the Dead Sea. Starting in Cairo, explore bustling bazaars and see the antiquities of the Egyptian Museum before flying to Jordan to discover Greco-Roman ruins alongside modern city life in Amman. Tour the hidden city of Petra, take a Jeep safari into the Wadi Rum desert, and end your adventure soaking in the soothing waters of the Dead Sea.
Travelers to Jordan typically plan a trip for 5 to 6 days when combining Petra with Amman, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. If you're not interested in those extensions, 2 to 3 days is enough for your Petra trip. Read on for the best itineraries including Petra and beyond.
Explore the deserts and seasides of Jordan via bike on this eight-day trip. You'll start with the city of Amman, then tour the ruins at Jerash and archaeological sites at Madaba on the shores of the Red Sea. Follow the King's Highway to Kerak Castle, cycle through the Wadi Araba desert and camp under the stars, and see the famous monuments of Petra and sand dunes of Wadi Rum, all under your own steam.
After arriving in Amman, you'll have some time to explore this historic city before departing for Wadi Rum desert where you'll spend a night in a Bedouin Camp and then visit the ancient rose-colored buildings in the UNESCO heritage site of Petra. Your final destination in Jordan is the Dead Sea—where you'll spend one night—and then travel to the King Hussein Border. You'll have two days in Jerusalem including a tour through the city and to Bethlehem before heading to your final destination, Tel Aviv, where you'll also enjoy a group tour around this ancient Roman capital port.
Travel through history as you embark on this tour of Jordan and Egypt. Start with a relaxing trip to the Dead Sea before heading to the pink stones and red sands of Petra and Wadi Rum. End your trip in Egypt, where you can experience thousands of years of ancient civilization and its wonders. Walk the streets of the stone city of Petra, float in the Dead Sea, stand in awe of the Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx, and more on this six-day itinerary.
After arriving in Amman, you'll have some time to explore this historic city as well as visit the nearby Jerash ruins and hike in the Zubia forest, before heading to the Wadi Rum desert. You'll have two nights in Wadi Rum, which includes desert drives to rock formations and ancient inscriptions as well as a hike up Jebel Hash, and you'll then travel to Petra. You'll visit Little Petra which is accessed through a narrow opening—and you'll then have a full day to explore Petra—before departing for the Dead Sea with a short stop at Mujib Canyon.
You'll start your itinerary with two nights in Amman, which includes a day trip to Azraq through the desert, before departing for Petra. Explore Petra's ancient temples and spend a night at a Bedouin camp in the desert of Wadi Rum before heading to the salty waters of the Dead Sea, where you'll spend the night, and then travel back to Amman. On the way back to Amman, you'll visit Bethany on the Jordan River, and the following day you'll enjoy a day trip to the ruins of Jerash, the Decapolis city Um Qais, and to Aljoun.
Your first three nights will be in Amman—which offers the perfect blend of modern life among ancient ruins—and you'll discover Amman's ancient temples and Mosques, visit the Seven Sleepers Cave, and take a day trip through Jordan's Eastern Desert to Azraq. You'll then visit the Sahabbab Shrines on your way to the Dead Sea where you'll spend one night. The next two nights will be spent in Petra, where you'll visit the famous temples made of red-colored rock and then take a tour through the Wadi Rum Desert before spending your final night in Aqaba.
This adventure-filled itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for an active two-week vacation. Hike through Petra and explore Wadi Rum, climb over rock bridges, go diving in Aqaba, discover ancient Roman ruins and much more.
This 14-day itinerary through Jordan and Israel gives visitors a chance to combine the highlights of Jordan with all of Israel's major attractions, including stops in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, and the Galilee. Explore the red dunes of Wadi Rum, go snorkeling in the Gulf of Aqaba, float on the surface of the Dead Sea and more in this complete tour perfect for travelers who want to make the most of their two-week vacation.
This 14-day tour of the Holy Land starts off in Israel and takes you to Bethlehem, the Galilee, and other Biblical sites, before continuing in Jordan, with stops at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Mount Nebo, and Elijah's Hill. Combine these holy sites with visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, a night in the Wadi Rum desert, and a chance to float on the Dead Sea.
Seven days is enough time to experience some of the best Jordan has to offer, including a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, a night camping in the desert of Wadi Rum, and a dip in the Dead Sea. Combine your Jordanian adventure with a day in Jerusalem, or hop over to Egypt to see the great pyramids and the Valley of the Kings. Learn more with these five unique itinerary ideas.
This 10-day itinerary covers the highlights of Jordan and Egypt, with a mix of fun cultural activities and guided tours. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and say hello to the legendary Sphinx, camp with the Bedouins in the dunes of Wadi Rum, and explore the ancient city of Petra in a single trip filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Travel back to Biblical times with this 10-day tour of Jordan that includes the country's most ancient and sacred sites. You'll visit the place where Jesus was baptized, see the ruins of the hilltop fortress where John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed, follow the steps of the Israels through Wadi Mujib, and even visit Lot's Cave.
This seven-day itinerary through Jordan hits all of the country's highlights at a relaxed, fun pace designed for the whole family to enjoy. You'll visit ancient ruins, ride Jeeps and camels through the desert, relax on the beach, float in the Dead Sea, and lots more.
This seven-day itinerary includes the highlights of Jordan and Egypt in a single, action-packed adventure. Visit Petra, the Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum, before hopping on a flight to Cairo to see the pyramids and finally finishing off your trip with a visit to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
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!
This 6-day itinerary will take you on a trip through the past in Jordan and Israel as you will visit several of the most stunning and significant sites of the ancient world. Wander through the rose-colored stones of Petra, take a dip in the Dead Sea, explore the archaeological sites around the Sea of Galilee, and much more.
By December, there’s no doubt that winter has arrived. Jordan is at its coldest, the rainy season has begun, and even the first flurries of snow can blanket the land. However, on most days the sun shines brightly in a deep-blue crystal-clear sky. And this is the quiet low season, making a visit to Jordan’s most popular attraction all the more personal.
November marks the arrival of winter, with relatively high-elevation Petra now distinctly chilly, especially at night. The rainy season also begins at the end of November and continues through March, although chances of it raining on any given day are still slim. But the "Pink City" still holds plenty of charms, with great hiking to keep you warm, and a last chance to hike certain routes before increasing rains make them off-limits.