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One Week in Jordan: Our Recommendations

With most major sights clustered around the Dead Sea, one week in Jordan is enough to cover the country’s highlights. Spend a day wandering through Amman’s souks before climbing Mount Nebo for biblical views of the surrounding areas. Then drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Petra, a city carved in stone. Not far from its ruins is the vast expanse of lunar landscape called Wadi Rum, another must-see destination in the country. Crown your journey by drifting in the Dead Sea and kicking back on its shores before it is time to fly back. Check out our two recommend Jordan itineraries lasting 7 to 8 days below.

7 Days in Jordan: Jordan Private Tour

Jordan Tour Highlights
 Discover the stunning Petra for a taste of Indiana Jones adventure
Day 1 Fly into Amman
Day 2 Visit Ajloun Castle and embark on Amman city tour
Day 3 See Mount Nebo, drive through King's Highway to Shobak Castle
Day 4 Discover Petra and spend the night in Bedouin camp
Day 5 Explore Wadi Rum in an off-road vehicle, visit Aqaba Castle
Day 6 Enjoy a free day in Dead Sea
Day 7 Bid farewell to Jordan

Starting and ending in Amman, this seven-day private tour takes you to the top highlights of Jordan. Travel back in time in Amman, a city that finds mention in the Bible. Follow the footsteps of Moses in Mount Nebo, then drive down the ancient King's Highway to Shobak Castle. Day four has you gawking at the ruins of Petra as you make your way through its canyon. Then enjoy an off-road driving experience in Wadi Rum and sleep under the stars in a Bedouin camp before kicking back on the shores of the Dead Sea. See tour.

8 Days in Jordan: Follow the Footsteps of Jesus in Jordan

Amman, the capital city of Jordan.
An aerial view of the capital city of Jordan, Amman
Dead sea is salt lake in Jordan.
Relax and float amidst the famous Dead Sea in Jordan
Day 1 Take your first steps in Amman
Day 2 Visit Pella, home to an early Christian church
Day 3 Explore the Citadel of Amman and Cave of Seven Sleepers
Day 4 Discover Madaba and travel to Mount Nebo
Day 5 See Moses Springs and continue to Petra
Day 6 Wander among the ruins of Petra
Day 7 Relive the Bible in Lot’s Cave and swim in Dead Sea
Day 8 Transfer to Amman airport for your flight home

Discover the history of Christianity on your eight-day stay in Jordan with this tour. Visit ancient sites mentioned in the Bible and draw connections between the stories and the ruins. Visit one of the earliest Christian churches in the town of Pella and gaze at the Byzantine mosaics of Umm al-Rasas. Spend a day wandering through the ruins of Petra and see its Treasury. Also included is a trip to Lot’s Cave, the location of a famous biblical story. You have some time to reflect on your adventure at a Dead Sea hotel at the end of your trip. See tour.

A week in Jordan gives you the freedom to tick off its incredible highlights without having to rush through the experience. For more ideas and inspiration, check out our Jordan travel guide. Feel free to book any of our Jordan tours or get in touch with our travel experts in Jordan for a customized itinerary.

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