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Location: Amman

Day 1 - 9 Apr 2022

Queen Alia International Airport

Amman, Queen Alia International Airport

Content: Arrived in Amman. Pick up rental car at airport and drive to hotel.

Location: Jerash

Day 2 - 10 Apr 2022

Oval Plaza

Jerash, Oval Plaza

Content: Jerash is a must see in Jordan. Wonderfully preserved ancient city. Included in Jordan Pass.

Jarash South Theater (مسرح جرش الجنوبي)

Jerash, Jarash South Theater (مسرح جرش الجنوبي)

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Location: Amman

Day 2 - 10 Apr 2022

Amman Citadel (جبل القلعة)

Amman, Amman Citadel (جبل القلعة)

Content: Included in Jordan pass. Nice views of the city.

Rainbow street, Amman

Amman, Rainbow street, Amman

Content: Restaurants, galleries, shops

Location: Mādabā

Day 3 - 11 Apr 2022

Memorial Church Of Moses

Mādabā, Memorial Church Of Moses
Mādabā, Memorial Church Of Moses

Content: Beautiful views from this historical place. Entry not included in Jordan pass.

Location: Salt

Day 3 - 11 Apr 2022

Baptism Site of Jesus Christ

Salt, Baptism Site of Jesus Christ

Content: Discounted entry can be purchased in advance when booking Jordan pass. Site not accessible by private car - must use official shuttle bus with guide. Very interesting area, not just for its historical significance (where Jesus was baptized by John) but also because it is a border area with Israel.

Location: Unknown

Day 3 - 11 Apr 2022

Jordan River (نهر الأردن)

Unknown, Jordan River (نهر الأردن)

Content: The river is very much smaller than I imagined.

Location: Dead Sea

Day 3 - 11 Apr 2022

Holiday Inn Resort

Dead Sea, Holiday Inn Resort

Content: Our base for exploring the area. Nice large resort with many pools and big buffet breakfast. We had two connecting rooms.

Horizon - Holiday Inn

Dead Sea, Horizon - Holiday Inn

Content: The resort has its own private beach which is very convenient and comfortable.

Location: Dead Sea

Day 4 - 12 Apr 2022

Dead Sea Museum

Dead Sea, Dead Sea Museum

Content: Comprehensive geological and historical exhibition about the Dead Sea. Very well explained.

Location: شلالات

Day 4 - 12 Apr 2022

Ma'in Hot Springs

شلالات, Ma'in Hot Springs

Content: Pretty hot springs but a bit pricey in the entry fee.

Location: Wadi Mujib

Day 4 - 12 Apr 2022

Dead Sea (البحر الميّت)

Wadi Mujib, Dead Sea (البحر الميّت)
Wadi Mujib, Dead Sea (البحر الميّت)

Content: Awesome salt deposits along the sea shore. A scenic place for a dip but no showers. Swimming at the hotel beach is definitely more convenient.

Location: Dead Sea

Day 4 - 12 Apr 2022

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Content: The resort’s private beach is a perfect spot for a float in the Dead Sea. There is also some mud you can lather up with before going in the water. Showers are located both on the beach and on the way up the hill to the resort.

Location: Petra

Day 5 - 13 Apr 2022

The Treasury (الخزنة)

Petra, The Treasury (الخزنة)

Content: Petra is fantastic but also quite touristy. The site is huge and the crowds disperse. Prepare for lots of walking, wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Food and drinks are available throughout the site. Jordan pass makes it easy to enter.

Tomb of the Urn (قبر جرة)

Petra, Tomb of the Urn (قبر جرة)

Content: There are lots of folks trying to get the tourist dollar. Different modes of transportation is offered: camels, donkeys or golf carts. Of course good old-fashioned walking is also possible. Prepared to get tired. We walked about 16k this day.

The Monastery (الدّير)

Petra, The Monastery (الدّير)

Content: The road to the monastery is long and narrow with lots of steps and you will have to share it with (and navigate the droppings of) mules and donkeys. The view of the building at the end of the trail is definitely worth the trek. There is a restaurant to sit and admire the view while having a drink or an ice cream.

Location: Wadi Rum Village

Day 5 - 13 Apr 2022

Sand Stars Camp

Wadi Rum Village, Sand Stars Camp
Wadi Rum Village, Sand Stars Camp

Content: After a long drive from Petra we arrived in Wadi Rum and were met by our guide who took us to the overnight camp. This is definitely glamping with comfy beds, air conditioning and a full bathroom with each “tent“. We had a fantastic dinner and hung out by the fire taking story.

Location: Wadi Rum

Day 6 - 14 Apr 2022

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum

Content: We opted for a 4-hour desert safari offered by our camp. It was a private tour on the back of a pickup truck (ours came with shade unlike many others we saw) just for the 4 of us. We did some sand boarding which was fun on the way down but pretty tiring climbing back up.

Location: Ramm

Day 6 - 14 Apr 2022

Lawrence House

Ramm, Lawrence House

Content: We got to visit many sites around Wadi Rum, quite a few related to Lawrence of Arabia.

Location: Wadi Rum

Day 6 - 14 Apr 2022

Wadi Rum Big Arch

Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum Big Arch
Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum Big Arch

Content: Mohamed was a great guide, we had a fun time in exploring the desert.

Location: Wadi Rum Village

Day 6 - 14 Apr 2022

Sand Stars Camp

Wadi Rum Village, Sand Stars Camp

Content: I highly recommend this place.

Location: Aqaba

Day 7 - 15 Apr 2022

South Beach - Aqaba

Aqaba, South Beach - Aqaba
Aqaba, South Beach - Aqaba

Content: We spent our last full day in Aqaba by the Red Sea. There are a few different beaches to explore though they all look pretty similar.

DoubleTree by Hilton

Aqaba, DoubleTree by Hilton

Content: Our last two nights were spent at this hotel. It’s a good value with a wonderful breakfast buffet. We had connecting rooms here too.

Location: Amman

Day 8 - 16 Apr 2022

Queen Alia International Airport

Amman, Queen Alia International Airport
Amman, Queen Alia International Airport

Content: On our last day we drove back from Aqaba to Amman for our flight. Found this store at a mall with a huge selection of American candy.