Jordan Guide – a 4-Day Trip

Jordan Guide – a 4-Day Trip

Jordan is an astonishing country with welcoming people and some of the worlds most incredible sites. It is home to one of the New World Wonder: the ancient city of Petra; as well as an out-of-this-world desert with martian landscapes: Wadi Rum. The capital of Amman holds some beautiful roman ruins and the famous Dead Sea is located just 50 min drive away. And you can see all of that in just an extended 4-day weekend trip from Europe with the help of this Jordan Travel Guide.

Arriving in Amman

Upon arrival at the airport, get your passport stamped on the spot with a tourist visa. To assure the easiest way of traveling around Jordan, book your rental car in advance. Depending on the time of your arrival, head straight from the airport to the Dead Sea, or stay for the night in the capital and drive the following morning.

Rent a car in Jordan: Ace Rental Company. Super easy, convenient and safe car rental company that we used.

TIP : The roads in Jordan are in great conditions and the gasoline is very cheap. Driving is perfectly safe. But do not speed up on your way to the Dead Sea as there are many road bumps and speed controls on this part of the road.

Day 1

Spend your first day in Jordan at The Dead Sea. This natural wonder is know world-wide for its salt density that allows the swimmers to float on the surface. Stay at one of the beautiful hotels on the beach and spend a day just relaxing and enjoying free spa treatments: mud freshly collected straight out the Dead Sea, full of nutritious minerals.

Read : The Dead Sea: All You Need to Know

Day 2

Leave as early as possible and take the road to the New World Wonder- Petra. This ancient city was built in 1st century BC by Nabataeans and then was lost to the western world until 1812 when it was re-discovered by Swiss explorer Johannes Burckhardt.

TIP : You need to have your passport with you to purchase Petra entrance tickets

Spend a whole day wandering around the lost city of Petra and watch the sunset from there. After your visit, head out to Wadi Musa- the city right outside the gates where all the hotels are located to spend the night.

Read : Petra, a rose-red city half as old as time

Day 3

After breakfast get into the car and drive 2 hours south to Wadi Rum. This astonishing desert offers one-of-a-kind and out-of-this-world experience. Together with your guide you will drive around red sand dunes; impressive rock formations and can even climb the world highest rock bridge- Burdah Rock Bridge. Furthermore we must say that the sunset we have seen in that desert was totally mind blowing. Stay one night on the desert in a comfortable camp or in a sleeping bag just under the stars.

Read : Discover Wadi Rum: The Martian Desert on Earth

Day 4

After a great night in the middle of the desert, you can complete your Wadi Rum experience with 1 hour camel ride back to the Rum Village. From here, take off on a 4 hours drive back to Amman. That being said, don’t forget to stop on the way at Wadi Mujib- 500 million years old canyon, for a refreshing swim and adventurous hike in the canyon river.

Read : Into Wadi Mujib: The Prehistorical Canyon

After this last adventure, watch the sunset over the Dead Sea and return to Amman for your late evening flight.

Other Options

Extend your stay by spending one more night in Amman. The following morning, visit The Citadel, a historical site located on Jabal Al Qal’a, one of the seven hills that originally created the capital. Later on, pass by the impressive Roman Amphitheatre built in 2nd century BC. Finally wander through the lively downtown area to interact with locals and eat some delicious food in one of many typical restaurants.

Alternatively, you can drive up 48 km north of Amman to the Jerash ruins of Jordan. Those ruins are said to be the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy.

Jordan General Infos

  • Jordan is a Muslim country with very kind and open people. To feel respected and comfortable we recommend you pick your wardrobe accordingly: long dresses, skirts, shorts below the knee and covered shoulders. It is however not required at any of the sites we describe in this guide.
  • Most of the international flights arrive in the capital city Amman.
  • There is no need to apply for visa before your travels, but you need to purchase one on the airport upon your arrival in Amman. The touristic visa costs 40 JOD (50 EUR) and is valid for 30 days.
  • The monetary system is JOD, Jordanian dinar and the exchanged at the moment of writing stands at 1 JOD- 1.25 Euro, 1JOD- 1.41 USD.
  • National language is Arabic but English is widely spoken specially in the touristic areas.
  • The easiest method of transportation is by rented car, specially that gas prices are low and the roads are in perfect conditions.
  • Jordan cuisine is middle eastern- you’ll taste the best falafel, tabbouleh and baba ghanoush.

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