Recommended itineraries Jordan
The vast majority of points of interest are located along a western fringe 400 km long. We could quickly get around it. But by its history and its geography, this small country conceals a quantity of both archaeological and natural riches: in one week, you discover the essential, in 2 you savor it at your own pace with, as a bonus, a few detours of choice.
A week in Jordan
- The King's road: l & rsquoGeorges and its mosaic forming the 1st known square of Palestine; the archaeological park and Mount Nebo; then road to the wadi Mujib, Karak, and especially the reserve of Dana. A fairly long and busy day. Start early in the morning.
- Petra: visit of the site, including the Khazneh, the most famous monument in Petra; the high place of sacrifice; the lower town; the royal tombs and the magnificent walk to the monastery. Allow 2 days to discover the main monuments of the site; and there again, to make the most of the light without suffering too much from the heat in season, start the day at dawn.
- The wadi Ram: excursion in the desert by 4x4, on foot or on the back of a camel, with sunset over the glowing rocks and night in bivouac.
- Ascent to Amman via the dead Sea and its beaches with, in passing, a weightless splash in the salt lake. Depending on the time, end with Bethany, place of the baptism of Christ.
- We end with Amman, to which you can devote 1 day by visiting the citadel, the Jordan Museum, the Roman theater (if you have time) and the Automobile museum.
10 days in Jordan
- Amman: start with the capital (see suggestions in the one-week itinerary) before moving up to the north of the country.
- The area around Jerash, in Qays, an Ottoman village of the XNUMXth century, which adjoins the ancient city of Gadara, another very beautiful site in the country, less known; the next day can be devoted to Desert "castles", including the charming Qasr Amra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The King's road go to Karak, Dana et Petra and stop before reaching the wadi ram : same route as in the one-week program.
- Aqaba: well-remembered rest (with or without bottles).
- Return to Madaba by dead Sea et Bethany (weather permitting) before boarding the plane.
2 weeks in Jordan
- Amman: by staying 2 days in the capital, you can enjoy the best restaurants in the country and, apart from the sites above the lower town, but also to visit, for example, a contemporary art exhibition in the jabal Weibdeh district.
- The surroundings of Qays by staying in one of these cities; come back by Salt which houses the largest group of Ottoman mansions in Jordan. Venture, finally, to the east and the Desert "castles".
- The King's road: another 3 days to descend along the Aer-Rasas road, which houses exceptional mosaics classified as World Heritage by Unesco; we run down wadi Mujib before arriving at Karak, the crusader castle; and Dana for one night, or even an excursion the next day in the magnificent nature reserve; then visit of the castle of Shawbak before reaching Petra.
- Petra: add to the tours already offered over 2 days (see previous itineraries) a day trip to Mount Aaron, the highest peak in Petra, where the brother of Moses is buried. Magnificent view.
- The end of the itinerary resumes that of 10 days: wadi ram in 1 day and 1 night before continuing the Desert route
to Aqaba, where we bubble 2 days before going up over a whole day by the wadi Araba, passing by the sanctuary of Lot and the Museum at the lowest place on Earth, then the reserve of Mujib and the beaches of the Dead Sea.
- Spend the last night at Madaba or push to Amman before taking the plane.