Jordan Extensions

The Kingdom of Jordan is a stunning country with an incredibly rich history. We spent some time in Jordan in early 2018 & absolutely fell in love. From ancient sites like Petra & Jerash to the natural beauty of the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum desert, we think a visit to Jordan is well worth your time if you are in the area!

Please read on for more resources, some suggested itineraries & prices, and a collection of our photos. If you were interested in a slightly different itinerary, lengthwise or activity-wise (Jordan is great for adventure sports!), our partners in Jordan can help design your ideal trip!

National Geographic: Petra

Click here to read some basics about Petra from National Geographic.

Enjoy this video from our friend Mark Wiens over at Migrationology. Get a sneak peak at Petra, in addition to some delicious Jordanian food! You can search his YouTube channel for even more Jordan videos.

Want a preview of Jordan? Take a video tour with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Is Jordan Safe?

Jordan is considered an oasis among its more turbulent neighbors. However, traveling to this country is a decision you must ultimately make yourself. Please take the time to click on the links below. (All advisories therein obviously warn against travel within a few kilometers of the Syrian or Iraqi borders, which none of these suggested itineraries include.)  Here are some resources for you to consider::

Suggested Itineraries

 

4 days / 3 nights [Option 1]

This trip is for those who are primarily interested in Petra, with a brief stop at the Roman ruins at Jerash and an overnight at the Dead Sea.

Day 1: Queen Alia Airport > Jerash > The Dead Sea

You will be met at Amman’s Queen Alia International airport by your personal driver. First, you will be driven to Jerash (90-minute drive), the world’s best preserved Roman provincial city. After Jerash, you’ll continue on to the Dead Sea (90-minute drive), the lowest point on the earth’s surface. You’ll have the evening free at your 5-star resort, and you can watch the sunset over the Dead Sea. Tonight or early tomorrow morning you can float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud.

Overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 2: The Dead Sea > Petra

After breakfast and perhaps a sunrise float in the Dead Sea, you’ll head directly to Petra (3-hour drive). You’ll have all afternoon to explore Petra. 

Overnight 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional activities for today: Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, Local Turkish Bath, 1.5 or 2.5 hrs horse ride around the mountains of Petra.

Day 3: Petra

Today you will have a full day to explore Petra, including sunrise to watch the sun hit the facade of the Treasury. Today will also be a good day to climb to the Monastery within Petra! 

Overnight 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 4: Petra > Queen Alia Airport

This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for departure. You would need to leave the hotel 5 hours in advance of your flight (2 hours for the check-in and around 3 hour driving from Petra to Amman Queen Alia Airport).
                    

    Price includes:

  • Airport representative upon arrival at the airport in Amman.
  • Day 1 – 4: All transfers by touring transfer. English-speaking driver is with you throughout the whole tour assisting you where needed (for groups of 1- 5 people).
  • Day 1 – 4: English-speaking guide throughout the whole program (only in groups of 6 people and more).
  • Day 1: Local English-speaking guide for the tour in Jerash (for groups of 1- 5 people).
  • Day 2: Local English-speaking guide for the 2-3 hours city tour in Petra (for groups of 1- 5 people). 
  • Day 1: Visit to Old City of Jerash, entry fees tickets included.
  • Day 1: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 2 & 3: Visit to Petra, including two-day entry fee tickets.
  • Day 2 & 3: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Hotel in Petra, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 4: Departure to Amman Queen Alia International Airport.
  • Organization/booking fee

 

   Price does not include:

  • Flight to/from Jordan.
  • Visa (40 JOD per person = ~$56 USD)
  • All other transfers
  • All other meals not mentioned in the program (no lunches included)                                                                    
  • All other consumptions not mentioned in the program
  • Tips for guides / drivers, restaurants etc.  
  • Travel insurance

 

    Optional activities not included:

  • Petra By Night ( Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) : $25/person                                                   
  • Petra Turkish Bath  : $28/person                                                                                                         
  • Petra Kitchen, cooking with the locals : $49/person                                                                             
  • 1.5 or 2.5 hrs Horse ride around the mountains of Petra : $50 or $70/person                                        
4 days / 3 nights [Option 2]

This trip is most appropriate for those who want to see Petra & the Dead Sea. 

Day 1: Queen Alia Airport > Petra

You will be met at Amman’s Queen Alia International airport by your personal driver and driven to Petra (3-hour drive).

Overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional activities for today: Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, Local Turkish Bath, 1.5/2.5 hrs horse ride around the mountains of Petra

Day 2: Petra

Today you will have a full day to explore Petra, including sunrise to watch the sun hit the facade of the Treasury. Today will also be a good day to climb to the Monastery within Petra! 

Overnight 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 3: Petra > Dead Sea

After breakfast drive via the Wadi Araba desert to the Dead Sea (3-hour drive), the lowest point on the earth’s surface. You’ll have the afternoon and evening free at your 5-star resort, and you can watch the sunset over the Dead Sea. Tonight or early tomorrow morning you can float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud.

Overnight at the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional: Stop at Wadi Mujib nature reserve for self-guided Siq Trail.

Day 4: Dead Sea > Queen Alia Airport

This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for departure; you will need to leave the hotel 3.5 hours in advance (2 hours for the check-in and 1.5 hour driving from the Dead Sea to Amman Queen Alia Airport).

 

Price includes: 

  • Airport representative upon arrival at the airport in Amman.  English-speaking driver is with you throughout the whole tour assisting you where needed (1- 5 persons).
  • Day 1 – 4: All transfers by touring transfer throughout the program as mentioned above.
  • Day 1 – 4: English-speaking guide throughout the whole program (only in groups of 6 people or more).
  • Day 2: Local English-speaking guide for the 2-3 hours city tour in Petra (in groups of 1-5 people).
  • Day 1 & 2: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 2: Visit to Petra including one-day entry fee ticket.
  • Day 3: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 4: Departure to Amman Queen Alia International Airport.
  • Organization/booking fees

 

   Price does not include:

  • Flight to/from Jordan.
  • Visa (40 JOD per person = ~$56 USD)
  • All other transfers
  • All other meals not mentioned in the program (no lunches included)                                                                    
  • All other consumptions not mentioned in the program
  • Tips for guides / drivers, restaurants etc.  
  • Travel insurance

 

    Optional activities not included:

  • Petra By Night ( Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) : $25/person                                                   
  • Petra Turkish Bath  : $28/person                                                                                                         
  • Petra Kitchen, cooking with the locals : $49/person                                                                             
  • 1.5 or 2.5 hrs Horse ride around the mountains of Petra : $50 or $70/person
4 days / 3 nights [Option 3]

This trip is most appropriate for those who want to see Petra & the Dead Sea, with a brief detour to the Roman ruins at Jerash. 

Day 1: Queen Alia Airport > Jerash > Petra

You will be met at Amman’s Queen Alia International airport by your personal driver. First you will be driven to Jerash (90-minute drive), the world’s best preserved Roman provincial city. You’ll have lunch at Jerash, and afterwards you’ll transfer directly to Petra for overnight (4-hour drive).

Overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional activities for today: Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, Local Turkish Bath, 1.5/2.5 hrs horse ride around the mountains of Petra

Day 2: Petra

Today you will have a full day to explore Petra, including sunrise to watch the sun hit the facade of the Treasury. Today will also be a good day to climb to the Monastery within Petra! 

Overnight 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 3: Petra > Dead Sea

After breakfast drive, via the Wadi Araba desert to the Dead Sea (3-hour drive), the lowest point on the earth’s surface. You’ll have the afternoon & evening free at your 5-star resort, and you can watch the sunset over the Dead Sea. Tonight or early tomorrow morning you can float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud.

Overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional: Stop at Wadi Mujib nature reserve for self-guided Siq Trail

Day 4: Dead Sea > Queen Alia Airport

This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for departure; you will need to leave the hotel 3.5 hours in advance (2 hours for the check-in and 1.5-hour drive from the Dead Sea to Amman Queen Alia Airport)

                       

Price includes:

  • Airport representative upon arrival at the airport in Amman. English-speaking driver is with you throughout the whole tour assisting you where needed (for 1-5 guests)
  • Day 1 – 4: All transfers by touring transfer throughout the program as mentioned above.
  • Day 1 – 4: English-speaking guide throughout the whole program (only in groups of 6 people and up).
  • Day 1: Local English-speaking guide for the tour in Jerash (in groups of 1-5 people).
  • Day 1: Visit to Old City of Jerash. Entry fees tickets included.
  • Day 1: Lunch in Jerash.
  • Day 1 & 2: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 2: Local English-speaking guide for the 2-3 hours city tour in Petra (in groups of 1-5 people). 
  • Day 2: Visit to Petra including one-day entry fee ticket.
  • Day 3: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 4: Departure to Amman Queen Alia International Airport.
  • Organization/booking fee

        

 Price does not include:

  • Flight to/from Jordan.
  • Visa (40 JOD per person = ~$56 USD)
  • All other transfers
  • All other meals not mentioned in the program                                                                 
  • All other consumptions not mentioned in the program
  • Tips for guides / drivers, restaurants etc.  
  • Travel insurance

Optional activities not included:

  • Petra By Night ( Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) : $25/person                                                   
  • Petra Turkish Bath : $28/person                                                                                                         
  • Petra Kitchen, cooking with the locals : $49/person                                                                             
  • 1.5 or 2.5 hrs Horse ride around the mountains of Petra : $50 or $70/person                                        

 

5 days / 4 nights

This trip includes Roman ruins in Amman & Jerash, Petra, the Wadi Rum desert & the Dead Sea. It is similar to the 6-day option but includes more driving on the first day. 

Day 1: Queen Alia Airport > Amman > Jerash > Petra  

You will be met at Amman’s Queen Alia International airport by your personal driver. First you will be driven to Amman (1-hour drive) and enjoy a city tour. You’ll visit the Citadel in Amman, with beautiful views over the city, and continue on to the Roman Theatre, located in the heart of Amman. Then you’ll drive on to Jerash (1-hour drive), to visit the world’s best preserved Roman provincial city. After lunch at Jerash, you’ll transfer directly to Petra (4-hour drive).

Overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional activities for today: Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, Local Turkish Bath.

Day 2: Petra

Today you will have a full day to explore Petra, including sunrise to watch the sun hit the facade of the Treasury. Today will also be a good day to climb to the Monastery within Petra! 

Overnight 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional activities for today: Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, Local Turkish Bath.

Day 3: Petra > Wadi Rum

After breakfast you’ll drive to Wadi Rum Visitors Centre (2-hour drive). Before starting with a jeep tour, you have the option of enjoying an hour-long camel ride from Wadi Rum Village to Lawrence’s Spring. After that you’ll have a half-day jeep tour including a freshly-prepared, authentic barbeque lunch in the desert. A jeep tour is the best way to discover lots of sites in Wadi Rum. The jeep will stop at each site giving you time to walk/scramble around and maybe even climb some of the beautiful natural formed bridges in Wadi Rum.

Overnight at Night Luxury Camp, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 4: Wadi Rum > Dead Sea

After breakfast drive via the Wadi Araba desert to the Dead Sea (4-hour drive), the lowest point on the earth’s surface.You’ll have the afternoon & evening free at your 5-star resort, and you can watch the sun set over the Dead Sea. Tonight or early tomorrow morning you can float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud.

Overnight at the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 5: Dead Sea > Queen Alia Airport

This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for departure. You will need to leave the hotel 3 hours in advance (2 hours for the check-in and 1.5-hour drive from the Dead Sea to Amman Queen Alia Airport).

Price includes:

  • Airport representative upon arrival at the airport in Amman. English-speaking driver is with you throughout the whole tour assisting you where needed (for groups of 1- 5 people).
  • Day 1 – 5: All transfers by touring transfer throughout the program as mentioned above.
  • Day 1 – 5: English-speaking guide throughout the whole program (only for groups of 6 people and up).
  • Day 1: Local English-speaking guide for the tour in Jerash (for groups of 1-5 people).
  • Day 1: Visits to the Citadel & Roman Theatre in Amman and a visit to Jerash, entry fee tickets included.
  • Day 2: Local English-speaking guide for the 2-3 hours city tour in Petra (for groups of 1-5 people). 
  • Day 1 & 2: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Hotel in Petra, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 2: Visit to Petra including one-day entry fee tickets.
  • Day 3: Entry fee tickets for Wadi Rum are included.
  • Day 3: Half-day jeep tour inside Wadi Rum, including a freshly prepared lunch.
  • Day 3: 1 overnight at Luxury Camp, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 4: 1 Overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 5: Departure to Amman Queen Alia International Airport.
  • Organization/booking fee

Price does not include:

  • Flight to/from Jordan.
  • Visa (40 JOD per person = ~$56 USD)
  • All other transfers
  • All other meals not mentioned in the program (no lunches included)                                                                    
  • All other consumptions not mentioned in the program
  • Tips for guides / drivers, restaurants etc.  
  • Travel insurance

Optional activities not included:

  • Petra By Night ( Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) : $25/person                                                   
  • Petra Turkish Bath  : $28/person                                                                                                         
  • Petra Kitchen, cooking with the locals : $49/person                                                                             
  • 1.5 or 2.5 hrs Horse ride around the mountains of Petra : $50 or $70/person             
  • One-hour camel ride in Wadi Rum : $25/person                           

 

6 days / 5 nights

This trip includes Roman ruins in Amman & Jerash, Petra, the Wadi Rum desert & the Dead Sea. it is similar to the 5-day option but this has 4 fewer hours of driving on the first day (instead, you drive to Petra on the morning of the 2nd day).

Day 1: Queen Alia Airport > Amman > Jerash > Amman 

You will be met at Amman’s Queen Alia International airport by your personal driver. First you will be driven to Amman (1-hour drive) and enjoy a city tour. You’ll visit the Citadel in Amman, with beautiful views over the city, and continue on to the Roman Theatre, located in the heart of Amman. Then you’ll drive on to Jerash (1-hour drive), to visit the world’s best preserved Roman provincial city. After lunch at Jerash, you’ll transfer back to Amman.

Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Amman for overnight, including breakfast

Day 2: Amman > Petra

After breakfast, you’ll head directly to Petra (3-hour drive). From the late morning/early afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to start your exploration of Petra.

Overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional activities for today: Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, Local Turkish Bath.

Day 3: Petra

Today you will have a full day to explore Petra, including sunrise to watch the sun hit the facade of the Treasury. Today will also be a good day to climb to the Monastery within Petra! 

Overnight 5-star Movenpick Petra Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Optional activities for today: Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, Local Turkish Bath.

Day 4: Petra > Wadi Rum

After breakfast you’ll drive to Wadi Rum Visitors Centre (2-hour drive). Before starting with a jeep tour, you have the option of enjoying an hour-long camel ride from Wadi Rum Village to Lawrence’s Spring. After that you’ll have a half-day jeep tour including a freshly-prepared, authentic barbeque lunch in the desert. A jeep tour is the best way to discover lots of sites in Wadi Rum. The jeep will stop at each site giving you time to walk/scramble around and maybe even climb some of the beautiful natural formed bridges in Wadi Rum.

Overnight at Luxury Camp, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 5: Wadi Rum > Dead Sea

After breakfast drive via the Wadi Araba desert to the Dead Sea (4-hour drive), the lowest point on the earth’s surface.You’ll have the afternoon & evening free at your 5-star resort, and you can watch the sun set over the Dead Sea. Tonight or early tomorrow morning you can float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud.

Overnight at the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 6: The Dead Sea > Queen Alia Airport

This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for departure. You will need to leave the hotel 3 hours in advance (2 hours for the check-in and 1.5-hour drive from the Dead Sea to Amman Queen Alia Airport).

 

Price includes:

  • Airport representative upon arrival at the airport in Amman.  English-speaking driver is with you throughout the whole tour assisting you where needed (for groups of 1-5 people)
  • Day 1 – 6: All transfers by touring transfer throughout the program as mentioned above.
  • Day 1 – 6: English-speaking guide throughout the whole program (only for groups of 6 people or more).
  • Day 1: Local English-speaking guide for the tour in Jerash (for groups of 1-5 people).
  • Day 2: Local English-speaking guide for the 2-3 hours city tour in Petra (for groups of 1-5 people). 
  • Day 1: Visits to the Citadel & Roman Theatre in Amman and a visit to Jerash, entry fee tickets included.
  • Day 1: Lunch in Jerash.
  • Day 1: 1 Night at a 4-star hotel in Amman, including breakfast.
  • Day 2 & 3: 2 Overnights at the 5-star Movenpick Hotel in Petra, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 2 & 3: Visit to Petra, including two-day entry fee tickets.
  • Day 4: Entry fee tickets for Wadi Rum
  • Day 4: Half-day jeep tour inside Wadi Rum including a freshly prepared lunch.
  • Day 4: 1 overnight at Luxury Camp, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 5: 1 overnight at the 5-star Movenpick Dead Sea Resort, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 6: Departure to Amman Queen Alia International Airport.
  • Organization/booking fee

Price does not include:

  • Flight to/from Jordan.
  • Visa (40 JOD per person = ~$56 USD)
  • All other transfers
  • All other meals not mentioned in the program (no lunches included)                                                                    
  • All other consumptions not mentioned in the program
  • Tips for guides / drivers, restaurants etc.  
  • Travel insurance

Optional activities not included:

  • Petra By Night ( Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) : $25/person                                                   
  • Petra Turkish Bath  : $28/person                                                                                                         
  • Petra Kitchen, cooking with the locals : $49/person                                                                             
  • 1.5 or 2.5 hrs Horse ride around the mountains of Petra : $50 or $70/person             
  • One-hour camel ride in Wadi Rum : $25/person                           

                    

 

Jordan Prices

These are the very best prices we could get from our partners in Jordan, and if you use them, you are able to pay us and we can pass along your payment. However, if you find a better tour operator whose itineraries or prices better suit your needs, we encourage you to explore that option!

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Jordan Trip Prices

 Price for one person (includes single supplement)Price per person (in a group of 2-3 people; double occupancy price)Price per person (in a group of 4 or more people; double occupancy price)Single supplement (already included in the trip prices for one person)
4 days, option 1$1799$1189$1129$425
4 days, option 2$1799$1189$1129$425
4 days, option 3$1639$1119$1069$425
5 days$2159$1439$1319$495
6 days$2389$1539$1439$535

 

 

 

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