Jordan in 7 days

The Best of the Country in One Week

In Jordan, 7 days fly by, but they can be enough to discover the country’s most important destinations. Trust our agency and choose a one-week tour like this. During that time, we’ll visit Petra, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and other breathtaking places, using comfortable transportation and top-quality accommodation and assistance. Take a look at this proposal and you’ll see that exploring Jordan in 7 days is within your reach.

Famous and Lesser-Known Destinations in One Week

When you think of Jordan, Petra undoubtedly comes to mind. And this is one of the highlights of this tour, where we dedicate a full day. Many may recognize it from its appearance in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But besides that, it is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in this country.

Another destination on this 7-day Jordan circuit with the same distinction is the Wadi Rum desert, which is famous for its connection to T.E. Lawrence, immortalized in the award-winning Lawrence of Arabia. It is also one of the main attractions used by the Jordanian tourism authorities to promote the country abroad.

However, during these 7 days in Jordan, there will be time to discover other lesser-known but equally interesting destinations. Mount Nebo and Madaba will appeal to travelers interested in religion. The castles of Ajloun and Karak will capture the attention of history and medieval Crusader enthusiasts. And both Jerash and Amman will captivate those passionate about antiquity, as they boast spectacular Roman monuments.

7 days in Jordan to experience its contrasting landscapes

In addition to the cities and monuments mentioned, during the 7 days in Jordan, you will be able to appreciate the stark contrast of landscapes that exist in this country. Of course, the desert is the predominant environment in most of the territory, often characterized by rocky terrain, but with some sand dunes in places like Wadi Rum. Here and in other locations, nature has created rock formations that seem straight out of a fairy tale.

Very different from the desert landscape will be what your eyes will see in the north, specifically in the vicinity of Ajloun, where a natural reserve with undulating green terrain extends, featuring Mediterranean fauna and flora. Pistachio trees, strawberry trees, and carob trees are some examples that make up a scenery similar to many places in southern Europe.

But undoubtedly, you won’t find anything like the Dead Sea anywhere else. This unique lake offers a distinct environment at the foot of the mountains that lead to the Jordanian Highlands, which you should experience with senses other than just sight. For example, you can smell and come into contact with extremely salty waters that allow bathers to effortlessly float, and with mineral-rich mud used in cosmetic treatments. And everything is enveloped in a special atmosphere due to being the lowest point on Earth, approximately 400 meters below sea level.

Itinerary for a 7-day Jordan tour

To explore Jordan in 7 days and 6 nights, it is recommended to arrive at the airport in the capital, Amman, and also depart from there, allowing for a circular route with the following itinerary:

  • Day 1: Amman Airport – Amman
  • Day 2: Amman – Ajloun – Jerash – Amman
  • Day 3: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Karak – Petra
  • Day 4: Petra
  • Day 5: Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum
  • Day 6: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea
  • Day 7: Dead Sea – Amman Airport

Day 1: Amman Airport

This 7-day Jordan tour starts at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, although the first day will be reserved for arrival and settling into the country. Upon landing with your international flight, our agency staff will be waiting for you at the terminal to welcome you and provide necessary assistance. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle for check-in. There will be free time for you to have dinner on your own before resting in your rooms.

  • Meeting and assistance at Queen Alia Amman International Airport
  • Border formalities
  • Transfer to the hotel by private vehicle with driver
  • Overnight in hotel in Amman

Day 2: Amman - Ajloun - Jerash - Amman

he second day of the 7-day tour in Jordan is actually the first in terms of tourist visits. After having breakfast at the hotel, we will head to the northern part of the country for an excursion.

The first visit of the day will be to the Ajloun Castle. This fortress from the 12th and 13th centuries is not only interesting for its history (built and reconstructed by the Ayyubids of Saladin and the Mamluks, respectively) and its fortified architecture, but also for its location: it is perched on top of a mountain at an altitude of around 1,250 meters, offering beautiful views of the surrounding green landscape.

The next visit of the day is the nearby city of Jerash, known for its magnificent Roman monumental complex. Gerasa, as it was called in ancient times, was one of the main cities of the Decapolis, adorned with temples (Aphrodite, Zeus), theaters, a triumphal arch, a circus or hippodrome, and an oval-shaped plaza that served as a forum. All of these are laid out in the classic Roman urban planning pattern of cardo and decumanus.

After these two excursions in the north, we will return to Amman to spend the remainder of the day here. This will also be a good time to explore the city on your own, perhaps for shopping or other plans, as the next morning we will be leaving the capital and will not be returning on this 7-day Jordan tour. Dinner, in any case, is included at the hotel for tonight in Amman.

  • Breakfast at hotel in Amman
  • Road trip to:
    • Ajloun Castle
    • Roman city of Jerash
  • Return to Amman and free time
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Amman

Day 3: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Karak - Petra

The road awaits us again on this third day as we head south. But before that, after breakfast at the hotel, there is a must-visit panoramic tour of Amman: we will explore the most iconic places in the capital, which traces its origins back several millennia and preserves interesting monuments such as the Roman Theatre, a monumental vestige from the time when this city was called Philadelphia.

The civilization that succeeded the Romans was the Byzantine, and at the next stop on our route, we will discover one of its great artistic treasures: the mosaic map of Holy Land, located in the Orthodox Church of St. George in the nearby city of Madaba. It is surprising to see how in the 6th century such a vast territory, ranging from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai, from the Nile Delta to the Dead Sea, was represented on the floor using tiny tesserae.

After leaving Madaba, we will visit a nearby place that is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Mount Nebo. From this mountain, elevated above the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land that was denied to him. The church, monuments, and viewpoint here allow us to imagine the episode and the landscape that he saw with his own eyes, including the city of Jerusalem on the horizon on clear days.

The route will then continue until we reach Karak. At the top of this city (which, by the way, is already represented on the mosaic map of Madaba), stands an imposing castle built by the Crusaders in the 12th century. As we will see during the visit, it was later conquered by Saladin and his troops, but it remains an extraordinary example of that romantic period in the history of Jordan.

And amid echoes of stories of ancient religious warriors, we will continue our route until we reach Petra. Or rather, Wadi Musa, the town located at the gates of Petra, where all the hotels, including ours, are situated. Dinner and a well-deserved night’s rest await us there.

  • Breakfast at hotel in Amman
  • Road route:
    • Madaba: visit of the church of St. George with its Byzantine mosaic map
    • Mount Nebo: visit of the enclosure and viewpoint
    • Karak: visit of the Crusader castle
  • Arrival in Wadi Musa (Petra)
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Wadi Musa (Petra)

Day 4: Petra

In this 7-day circuit through Jordan, we dedicate one day entirely to Petra, the ‘rose city’ that was the capital of the Nabatean empire and still captivates all its visitors today. There is so much to see during the day, so breakfast at the hotel should provide energy for the hours ahead.

We will start our tour from the Visitor Center, and thanks to the included horse service, our journey will be more agile and comfortable. This way, we will spend less time walking through the Siq, a spectacular canyon about 2 km long that leads to the Treasury. That is the name of the most famous space in Petra, thanks to its elegant columned facade topped with a pediment.

But Petra is much more than that, and we will see it next. The Street of Facades, the theater, the royal tombs, the Nabatean temples, the remains of the Roman city with its Colonnaded Street in the center… And after climbing over 800 steps, the Monastery Al Deir, with a similar beauty to the Treasury but with simply spectacular views of the surroundings.

Undoubtedly, an intense but unforgettable day that will make you enjoy dinner and the rest provided by the hotel in Wadi Musa at night even more.

  • Breakfast of hotel in Wadi Musa (Petra)
  • Full-day visit in Petra
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Wadi Musa

Day 5: Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum

On this fifth day, after breakfast, we will go on a very interesting excursion to further our knowledge about Petra: we will visit the nearby Al Beida, also known as Little Petra. As its name indicates, it is a settlement similar to the Nabatean city but on a smaller scale, perhaps because it was a caravanserai or a locality that provided logistical services. It is organized around rocky canyons and has numerous structures carved into the stone, giving it a very picturesque and evocative appearance.

This excursion to Little Petra will serve as an appetizer for what’s to come: Wadi Rum, another highlight of this 7-day circuit in Jordan. We will travel to Wadi Rum by road… and beyond, as the asphalt ends inside this natural reserve. But at that point, we will switch to a 4×4 off-road vehicle to continue on tracks and dunes for 2 hours, discovering the characteristic rock formations of this desert.

The last hours of this day will be unlike any other: we will stay overnight in a Bedouin campsite within the reserve, experiencing how the desert nomads have been resting for centuries, but with all the necessary comfort to sleep peacefully. Before that moment arrives, we will have time for dinner and to marvel at the last lights of the day, coloring the surroundings with a magical sunset, followed by a fabulously starry sky.

  • Breakfast of hotel in Wadi Musa (Petra)
  • Little Petra Tour
  • Road trip to Wadi Rum
    • 2-hour 4×4 desert route
  • Dinner and overnight at Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum

Day 6: Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Every night is followed by its corresponding dawn. But here, in Wadi Rum, it will not be just any dawn: it will be the most beautiful of this 7-day circuit in Jordan, and perhaps one of the most stunning you will remember. It’s because of the warm lights that color the desert and the sky, but also because of the sense of silence and peace that permeates the air. It’s a magnificent atmosphere to enjoy breakfast, which will be served at the Bedouin campsite.

Afterward, at the agreed time, we will hit the road again in our usual vehicle to head to another unparalleled place: the Dead Sea. It’s unique due to its negative altitude (it’s the lowest point on Earth) and its extraordinarily salty waters. This allows swimmers to effortlessly float and makes the mud from this lake a highly sought-after raw material for cosmetics.

Once we arrive at the Dead Sea, the time will be free for you to spend as you wish, whether it’s taking a dip, indulging in a beauty treatment, or exploring the cultural surroundings. In any case, dinner for tonight is included in the half-board of the hotel, which will be located on the shores of the Dead Sea.

  • Sunrise and breakfast at Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
  • Road trip to the Dead Sea
  • Rest of the day at the Dead Sea
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel at the Dead Sea

Day 7: Dead Sea - Amman Airport

The last of these 7 days in Jordan is reserved for the transfer to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. And for this, it will not be necessary to pass through Amman, as the transfer will be directly from the hotel at the Dead Sea, at the agreed-upon time and after having breakfast. We will arrive with enough time for check-in, and our staff will provide you with any last assistance you may need at the terminal. It will be there that we say our goodbyes, with sincere appreciation for the trust you have placed in us.

  • Breakfast at hotel in the Dead Sea
  • Transfer by private chauffeured vehicle to Queen Alia Amman International Airport
  • Assistance and farewell

Services included in this route through Jordan in 7 days

So you can enjoy this Jordan circuit to the fullest in 7 days, we include quality services in the contracted package. Specifically:

  • Meeting, farewell and assistance at Queen Alia Amman International Airport (at the beginning and end of the circuit)
  • Transfer by private vehicle with driver, both the first day (airport-hotel) and the last (hotel-airport)
  • Guide in Spanish language from the second to the fifth day
  • Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program
  • Horse service in Petra
  • 2-Hour Off-Road Trail in Wadi Rum
  • 2 nights in hotel in Amman: the first, on breakfast only, and the second in half board
  • 2 hotel nights in Wadi Musa (Petra), half board
  • 1 night in comfortable Bedouin tent in Wadi Rum, half board
  • 1 night in a hotel at the Dead Sea, half board

Services not included

The package to be contracted does not include the following services, so the client must assume its separate cost, if applicable:

  • International flights in and out of Jordan
  • First night dinner in Amman
  • Midday lunches
  • Beverages
  • Tips from circuit professionals (guide, driver, etc.)
  • Personal insurance

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