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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Wadi Rum
Striking rock formations, canyons and dune-covered valleys form the backdrop to Wadi Rum, a vast desert in southern Jordan. This protected reserve and Unesco World Heritage site has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and you can see ancient rock carvings, burial mounds and the ruins of Nabataean Temples. Walking rugged trails, heading out on 4WD adventures, and overnighting in the desert are just a few ways to experience the allure of Wadi Rum. 

The hike to Jabal Um Ad Dami, leads to impressive views atop the highest mountain in Jordan, while the trail to Burdah Rock Bridge, takes you to the summit of one of the world’s highest natural arches. You can also experience the parched landscape on camel rides or carve your way down steep dunes while sandboarding. The clear night skies are ideal for stargazing, and guided viewings offer celestial observations through high-powered telescopes.
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Tips for Jordan's 6 Must-See Places - Where to Go and What to See
Map of Tips for Jordan's 6 Must-See Places: Where to Go and What to See
Tips for Jordan's 6 Must-See Places: Where to Go and What to See

Jordan has it all: vibrant cities, otherworldly landscapes, perfectly zen seaside resorts, and ancient ruins around every corner. You could spend a lifetime exploring everything this country has to offer, so we've compiled a definitive list of highlights that no traveler should miss.

Wadi Rum Desert
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Ultimate Guide to Wadi Rum - Jordan's Adventure Paradise

An adventurer's paradise, Wadi Rum is a crown jewel of Jordan's ancient desert. Explore the rugged landscape from the back of a Jeep, ride a camel, or take a hike: no matter how you go, you won't be disappointed by this remote wonderland.

Sleep under the stars in Wadi Rum
5 Ways to Spend a Night in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a destination in its own right, both for its surreal landscape and pleasantly isolated location. To get the most out of your experience, you'll want to spend the night. Whether you want to feel like you've landed on Mars or prefer something a bit more down to earth, this list has you covered.

Wadi Rum Itineraries

The Monastery in Petra
Map of Active Adventure in Jordan: Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba - 5 Days
Active Adventure in Jordan: Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba - 5 Days

On this outdoor-focused itinerary,  you'll spend five days exploring Jordan's dramatic landscapes, from windblown deserts and living canyons to ancient cultures and Red Sea reefs. Go canyoning in Wadi Mujib, hike your way through Petra, and enjoy world-class snorkeling and diving off the shores of Aqaba. Spend two of your evenings gazing at the stars from traditional Bedouin camps in Little Petra and Wadi Rum.

Yoga in Petra
Map of Desert Yoga Escape in Jordan: Wadi Rum & Little Petra - 9 Days
Desert Yoga Escape in Jordan: Wadi Rum & Little Petra - 9 Days

On this nine-day retreat to Jordan, you’ll connect with the elements with outdoor yoga and equine therapy. Take in the desert surroundings in Wadi Rum and Little Petra, a beautiful backdrop for your daily yoga practice. Bedouin camps will provide a home to chant, meditate, participate in fire gatherings, and sleep under the stars. Take a camel ride, explore the iconic Monastery in Petra, and take a therapeutic float in the Dead Sea to end this enlightening trip.

Petra
Map of Jordan Adventure: Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum - 3 Days
Jordan Adventure: Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum - 3 Days

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.

Wadi Rum desert - Abu Khashaba canyon
Map of Jordan from Israel: Petra & Wadi Rum - 4 Days
Jordan from Israel: Petra & Wadi Rum - 4 Days

A short trip to Jordan to visit Petra and Wadi Rum is a great extension to a holiday in Israel. This trip gives you a good impression of the rich cultural heritage of Petra and natural beauty of Wadi Rum in just a few days.

Golden Triangle & Dead Sea - 5 Days
Map of Golden Triangle & Dead Sea - 5 Days
Golden Triangle & Dead Sea - 5 Days

Grab your camera and your sense of adventure and make your way around Jordan's famous southern sites. From the red city of Petra to the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum to the Red Sea port city of Aqaba, this tour offers a taste of everything the south has to offer!

Petra: one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Relaxed Jordan: Amman, the Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum & Aqaba - 7 Days

Explore the best of Jordan in this relaxed tour through the country's landmarks and highlights: visit the capital city of Amman, float in the Dead Sea, and spend two nights at the UNESCO Heritage Site of Petra, discovering its back roads. You'll also spend the night in Wadi Rum and stop at a number of incredible historical gems as you travel through this incredibly rich country in the Middle East.

Ancient Roman ruins in Jerash
Jordan's Golden Triangle: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & the Dead Sea - 8 Days

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.

Cycle through Jordan's otherwordly landscapes
Jordan Cycling Adventure: Madaba to Wadi Rum - 8 Days

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.

Petra, one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
Map of Jordan: Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum - 4 Days
Jordan: Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum - 4 Days

Have limited time, and want to see Jordan's highlights in a few days? Experience a perfect snapshot of Jordan's history and natural beauty on this 4-day, 3-night journey. This efficient itinerary packs a punch, balancing exploration of ancient Petra with a mellow evening camping in the desert of Wadi Rum.

Petra
Map of Highlights of Jordan & Israel - 9 Days
Highlights of Jordan & Israel - 9 Days

From the Rose City of Petra to the shores of the Dead Sea, enjoy nine days of exploration in Jordan and Israel on this comprehensive tour. With a curated focus on the area's most fascinating highlights, you'll hit all of the cultural sights and natural wonders that make this region a timeless and sought-after destination.

Jerusalem
Map of Jordan and Holy Land Tour - 14 Days
Jordan and Holy Land Tour - 14 Days

Explore the most religiously significant area in the world and its most breathtaking historic and natural sights, from Wadi Rum to the Sea of Galilee, the heart of Jerusalem to the distant ruins of Umm Qais. This two-week-long tour takes you across Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank to uncover a rich historical legacy as well as understand the multiple cultures that call the Holy Land home.

The Monastery in Petra
Map of Historical Highlights of Jordan & Egypt: Dead Sea, Petra, Cairo - 6 Days
Historical Highlights of Jordan & Egypt: Dead Sea, Petra, Cairo - 6 Days

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.

The river canyon at Wadi Mujib
Map of Jordan Adventure: Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, & The Dead Sea - 8 Days
Jordan Adventure: Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, & The Dead Sea - 8 Days

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.

Palms along the Red Sea beaches of Aqaba
Classic Jordan: Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Petra & Amman - 5 Days

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.

Sunrise over the Dead Sea
Map of Highlights of Jordan: The Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman,  & Jerash - 5 Days
Highlights of Jordan: The Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman, & Jerash - 5 Days

On this five-day tour, experience the best highlights of Jordan. Arrive in Amman and head to the Dead Sea for some post-travel relaxation. Then, ride to Petra to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and its beautiful canyons and rock formations. Next, take a day trip to the sand dunes of Wadi Rum, before heading back to Amman to do some sightseeing in the capital, along with a sendoff tour of the Jerash ruins.

 The Cappadocian fortress of Uçhisar
Highlights of Turkey & Jordan - 8 Days

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.

The Dead Sea
Map of Best of Jordan: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, & the Dead Sea - 8 Days
Best of Jordan: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, & the Dead Sea - 8 Days

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.

Explore the vast Wadi Rum by Jeep
Essential Jordan: Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum & Amman - 5 Days

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.

Petra
Map of Best of Jordan: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, & The Dead Sea - 6 Days
Best of Jordan: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, & The Dead Sea - 6 Days

This six-day trip through Jordan covers all the major highlights. With a mix of touring and free time, you can cater the trip to your personal preferences. Begin in Amman, where you can relax or go to a cook-and-dine experience to learn about the local cuisine. Then, head to Petra to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Royal Tombs, the Monastery, and more. Next, venture to Wadi Rum to explore—and camp in—the desert, before a relaxing finale at the Dead Sea.

Sunset over the desert surrounding Petra
Journey Through Jordan & Israel: Amman to Jerusalem - 9 Days

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.

Sandstone canyons and carved temples in Petra
From Jordan With Love: Amman, Dead Sea, Petra & Wadi Rum - 6 Days

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.

The red desert of Wadi Rum
Glimpses of Jordan: Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum - 6 Days

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.

Petra
Map of Jordan in 7 Days - Amman, Jerash, Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea
Jordan in 7 Days - Amman, Jerash, Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Perfect for travelers ready for a full week of adventure, this 7 day, 6 night itinerary prioritizes Jordan's best-loved landmarks. You'll bask in the beauty of the Dead Sea, take in panoramic views from the temples of Petra, and camp in Wadi Rum's desert wilderness, finally returning home with a satisfying slice of the country's rich heritage.

The Monastery in Petra
Map of Best of Jordan & Egypt: Petra, Wadi Rum, Cairo, & Luxor - 7 Days
Best of Jordan & Egypt: Petra, Wadi Rum, Cairo, & Luxor - 7 Days

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.

Go on a Jeep safari into the vast Wadi Rum desert
Map of Experience Jordan: Amman, Petra, & Wadi Rum - 7 Days
Experience Jordan: Amman, Petra, & Wadi Rum - 7 Days

Experience a week of Jordanian hospitality, ancient and natural wonders, and rural life on this curated adventure of Jordan's main attractions. Walk amid ancient Roman ruins in Amman and Jerash, overlook the Judean Desert from the peak of Mount Nebo, and immerse yourself in the Nabataean city of Petra in between. You'll also sleep in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, snorkel with the fish in the Gulf of Aqaba, and relax in the buoyant and calm Dead Sea waters.

Spend a day at UNESCO-listed Petra
Map of Highlights of Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, & Dead Sea - 7 Days
Highlights of Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, & Dead Sea - 7 Days

This exciting Middle Eastern adventure gets to the heart of hospitable Jordan in just one week. Starting in the capital of Amman, you'll visit ancient Roman ruins, experience the UNESCO-listed sites of Petra and Wadi Rum, and see Byzantine mosaics in Madaba Archaeological Park. You'll also have two days to enjoy the Red Sea and Dead Sea, respectively, and spend a night in a luxury Bedouin Camp for stargazing.

The Old Town in Jerusalem in the evening
Map of Jordan & Palestine Highlights: Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, The Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv - 8 Days
Jordan & Palestine Highlights: Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, The Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv - 8 Days

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.

Snorkel off the coast of Aqaba in the Gulf of Aqaba
Map of Discover Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea  - 7 Days
Discover Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea - 7 Days

Enjoy one week exploring Jordan's cherished landmarks as you take in the country's rich heritage. You'll begin and end in the bustling capital of Amman where you'll cover some major ground, from the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, to the Crusader castle in Karak and the Church of Moses on top of biblical Mount Nebo. You'll swim in the Red Sea, sleep under the stars in a Bedouin-style tent, and marvel at the ancient tombs and temples of Petra.

Sunrise over the Wadi Rum
Jordan's Natural Wonders: Amman, Dana, Petra & Wadi Rum - 7 Days

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.

Trek along the Jordan Trail towards Petra
Trek the Jordan Trail: Dana to Petra & Wadi Rum - 13 Days

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."

Petra from a different perspective
Jordan Highlights: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea - 7 Days

This 7-day itinerary of Jordan whisks you through the country's highlights, including the unmissable Petra, Wadi Rum, Roman ruins, Byzantine mosaics, and Crusader castles. You'll have lots of time to float in the famous Dead Sea, and can take advantage of opportunities to personalize your trip with a smattering of unique options!

Sunset over Amman's Temple of Hercules
Jordan & Jerusalem - 8 Days

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.

Glimpses of Petra from the Siq
Jordan's Golden Triangle: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & the Dead Sea - 6 Days

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.

Blue skies over Petra's Treasury
Journey Through Egypt & Jordan: Cairo, Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & the Dead Sea - 10 Days

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.

The red sands of the Wadi Rum
Trek the Jordan Trail: Feynan to Petra & Wadi Rum - 7 Days

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.

Women walking along the ancient amphitheater of Amman
Jordan History & Heritage: Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum - 7 Days

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 the Dana Biosphere Reserve and visit the stone village of Dana
Map of Highlights of Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, & More - 14 Days
Highlights of Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, & More - 14 Days

This two-week tour of Jordan covers cultural highlights and lesser-known attractions. Start in Amman and travel the length of the country from the hills of Umm Qais down to Aqaba on the Red Sea. Along the way, you'll discover the ancient city of Petra, camp in Wadi Rum, and float in the Dead Sea. You'll also tour Crusader-era castles, hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, and visit the Byzantine mosaics of Madaba.

Bedouin camels rest outside the Treasury at Petra
Map of Family Trip to Jordan:  Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, & More – 8 Days
Family Trip to Jordan: Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, & More – 8 Days

This well-rounded tour is designed to suit families and has something for everyone. Visit the ruins of Gerasa and stay in a Bedouin camp in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wadi Rum. See the holy Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics at Madaba and frolic on the beach at Aqaba. Add to this Petra and the Dead Sea and you have the complete highlights of Jordan.

Wander amid the ruins of the former Roman Empire at the Amman Citadel
Map of Experience Jordan: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, & More - 10 Days
Experience Jordan: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, & More - 10 Days

Experience the best of Jordan from the northwestern tip in Umm Qais down to Aqaba at the Red Sea. Enjoy ten days visiting main attractions like the "Lost City" of Petra, the bustling capital of Amman, the salty Dead Sea, and the wilds of Wadi Rum. Along the way, you'll wander amid ancient Roman ruins in Jerash, discover the historic Ajloun Crusader castle, and look out onto the Judean Desert from atop biblical Mount Nebo.

The ancient city of Petra
Map of Classic Highlights of Jordan: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea - 8 Days
Classic Highlights of Jordan: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea - 8 Days

Visit Jordan's most iconic destinations on this eight-day tour. You'll visit ancient Roman ruins in Amman and Jerash, then spend a full day wandering through the red city of Petra. The journey continues to the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum, where you'll gaze at the stars from a Bedouin camp. From here, you'll travel to Aqaba to swim and snorkel on the sunny Red Sea coast, ending the adventure with a float on the Dead Sea.

The "Blue Mosque" overlooking the city of Amman
Islamic Jordan: Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum - 8 Days

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.

Views over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
Jordan & Israel Panorama - 14 Days

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.

Camels await their passengers in the Wadi Rum
Self-Drive Jordan: Amman to the Dead Sea - 9 Days

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.

Hike the ancient steps towards Petra
Jordan Trekking Adventure: Dana, Petra, Wadi Mujib, Aljoun & the Dead Sea - 9 Days

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.

The otherwordly shores of the Dead Sea
Ancient Jordan & the Golden Triangle - 9 Days

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.

Biblical Jordan
Map of Biblical Jordan:  Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea - 10 Days
Biblical Jordan: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea - 10 Days

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.

Catch a sunset over the Dana Biosphere Reserve from the Feynan Ecolodge
Map of Holy Land Off the Beaten Path: Israel & Jordan - 10 Days
Holy Land Off the Beaten Path: Israel & Jordan - 10 Days

Go off the beaten path on this 10-day itinerary covering Israel and Jordan's Holy Land. Explore the eclectic artist's colony of Old Jaffa in Tel Aviv, discover the remains of an ancient Roman stronghold in Umm Qais, and stay the night at the Feynan Ecolodge in the remote mountains of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. You'll also experience popular attractions of the region, including the Dead Sea, both "Little Petra" and Petra, and Wadi Rum.

Peer out from the fortress of Madaba onto the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert from Madaba Fortress
Map of Highlights of Jordan & Israel: Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, & More - 10 days
Highlights of Jordan & Israel: Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, & More - 10 days

This complete 10-day tour covers Jordan and Israel and their main historic and cultural attractions. Begin in Jordan and explore the ancient Roman ruins in Jerash, sleep in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, and discover the centuries-old tombs in Petra. Cross the river Jordan for four nights in Jerusalem, trek through the Judean Desert, swim in the Dead Sea, visit Bethlehem, and drive along the Mediterranean coast from Tel Aviv to Northern Israel.

Wadi Rum Desert
Map of Jordan & Egypt: Cairo, Amman, Petra, and Wadi Rum - 10 Days
Jordan & Egypt: Cairo, Amman, Petra, and Wadi Rum - 10 Days

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.

Enjoy views of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock from Temple Mount
Map of Highlights of Jordan & Israel: Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem, Nazareth & More - 10 Days
Highlights of Jordan & Israel: Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem, Nazareth & More - 10 Days

This classic 10-day tour covers the highlights of Jordan and Israel. Begin in Amman and set out to discover Crusader castles and ancient ruins in Jerash and Ajloun, drive south to explore the "Lost City" of Petra, and sleep in a Bedouin-style tent in Wadi Rum. Cross the border into Israel and tour historic sites straight out of the Bible, Torah, and Quran in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Jericho—the world's oldest city.

The Holy Land
Map of Biblical Jordan and Israel: Tel Aviv,  Tiberias, Jerusalem, Amman & More - 14 Days
Biblical Jordan and Israel: Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Amman & More - 14 Days

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.

Looking up at Petra
Map of Highlights of Jordan - 10 Days
Highlights of Jordan - 10 Days

Travel for 10 days through the highlights of Jordanian history, both popular and lesser-known. See the famous UNESCO site at Petra and Wadi Rum, stroll through Roman ruins, scope out Byzantine mosaics, and climb through desert castles, with some seaside time alongside.

The beautiful river canyon of Wadi Mujib
Hike Jordan's Valleys & Canyons: Amman, Dana, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea

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.

Trek through the river canyons of Wadi Mujib
Jordan's Natural Wonders: Amman, Dana, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba & Dead Sea - 11 Days

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.

Views across the Red Sea at Aqaba
Ancient Jordan & the Golden Triangle - 11 Days

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.

Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba
Ultimate Jordan: Amman to the Red Sea - 12 Days

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.

Wadi Rum
Map of Highlights of Jordan and Israel:  Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Petra, Wadi Rum and More - 14 Days
Highlights of Jordan and Israel: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Petra, Wadi Rum and More - 14 Days

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. 

Visit the cliff-hanging St. George Monastery in Israel's Wadi Qelt
Map of Highlights of the Holy Land: Israel, Jordan & Egypt - 14 Days
Highlights of the Holy Land: Israel, Jordan & Egypt - 14 Days

This complete two-week itinerary features Israel's Holy Land in addition to significant historical and religious sites in Jordan and Egypt. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as you explore Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem, dive into the Crusader past and wander ancient Caesarea, Acre, and Haifa, cross the border into Jordan and explore the "Lost City" of Petra, and ride a ferry across the Gulf of Aqaba to Egypt to hike Mount Sinai. You'll float in the Dead Sea, sleep in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, and discover the beautiful Byzantine mosaics in Madaba.

Dana Nature Reserve
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Egypt & Jordan:  Cairo, Luxor, Petra, and More- 14 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Egypt & Jordan: Cairo, Luxor, Petra, and More- 14 Days

This 14-day itinerary through Egypt and Jordan takes you to places off the beaten path. Explore Siwa, an ancient and isolated urban oasis on the border of the Sahara, hike through the Dana Biosphere Reserve to one the world's best eco-lodges, and stroll through ancient alleyways in the village of Salt. Of course, there'll be plenty of time dedicated to visiting cultural and historical attractions like Cairo and Luxor, the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum.

Climb to the Monastery in Petra
Ancient Jordan & the Golden Triangle: Cities, Deserts & Seas - 15 Days

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.

The Golden Gate at Jerusalem's Temple Mount
Jordan & Israel Panorama - 13 Days

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.

Other popular travel destinations in Jordan
Petra · Amman · The Dead Sea · Aqaba · Dana · Madaba · Feynan · Ajloun · Little Petra · Umm Qais