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2 Days in Jerash, Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum

Jerash ancient ruins; Amman cityscape; Petra archaeological site; Wadi Rum desert landscape

Our painstakingly planned two-day trip begins at the Northern Jordan-Israeli border and takes you through the essence of Jordan’s rich heritage and breathtaking surroundings. Beginning with the ancient treasures of Jerash, you’ll be whisked back in time as you explore its well-preserved remains steeped in Roman history. Next, explore Amman City’s dynamic heartbeat, where modernity meets tradition among bustling marketplaces, ancient landmarks, and panoramic views from the Citadel.

As the journey continues, expect to be awestruck by the famous Petra, a marvel of architecture carved into rose-red rocks. Wander down its small Siq and see the renowned Treasury, immersing yourself in the history and mystery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Finally, see the magnificent desert environment of Wadi Rum, where towering sandstone mountains and huge open areas await.
Embark on an exciting desert adventure, enjoying panoramic vistas and Bedouin hospitality beneath the starry sky.
This journey ends at the Arava border and offers an unparalleled blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, masterfully selected to provide you with enduring impressions of Jordan’s eternal charm.


Day 1: Northern Jordan to Jerash and Amman City

Morning: Departing from the Northern Jordan-Israeli border, your journey begins with a visit to Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Explore its ancient ruins, including the impressive colonnaded street, temples, and theaters, while soaking in the rich history and architectural marvels.

Afternoon: Continue to Amman, the vibrant capital of Jordan, where a blend of modernity and antiquity awaits. Visit the Citadel to admire panoramic views of the city and explore the ancient Roman Theater, a testament to Jordan’s rich past. Stroll through the bustling streets of downtown Amman, where traditional souks, cafes, and landmarks abound.

Evening: Conclude your day with a delicious Jordanian dinner, sampling local delicacies and immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of Amman’s culinary scene.

Day 2: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Drop-off at Arava Border

Morning: Rise early to journey to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Explore its iconic rock-cut architecture, including the famous Treasury, Royal Tombs, and ancient temples, while learning about its fascinating history and significance.

Afternoon: After lunch, continue your adventure to Wadi Rum, a mesmerizing desert landscape known for its stunning vistas and unique rock formations. Embark on a thrilling 4×4 desert safari, traversing through sand dunes, narrow gorges, and towering cliffs, while soaking in the tranquility of the desert.

Evening: As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to Jordan as you are dropped off at the Arava border. Reflect on the memories made during your unforgettable two-day journey, filled with history, culture, and natural wonders, before continuing on to your next destination.

Tour Highlights:

Amman, History, Roman Heritage, Karak Adventure, Spiritual Ascent, Desert Odyssey, Mountain Summit, Nature’s Beauty,  Petra, Petra’s Wonders, Wadi Rum, Petra visitor center, The Siq, The Treasury, Facades Streets, The Theater, The Royal Tombs, Petra Church, The City Centre, Roman Road, Petra Basin

The program includes:

  • Pickup and drop off.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites.
  • Meals.
  • 1 – night accommodation. 

The program does not include:

  • Personal travel Insurance expenses.
  • Tips / gratuities.
  • Government tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
  • Optional excursions and activities (are subject to availability).
  • Any beverages with meals, unless mentioned and upon request.
  • Carriages and camel rides.
  • Extra costs due to unanticipated changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
  • Any other items not listed in the “includes”.

Tour options:

  • Optional activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional private or onsite local guides.
  • Guides in languages other than English are available upon request and subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles are available upon request.

Changes overview:

The itinerary may change due to unanticipated circumstances, factors beyond our control, or at the guide’s discretion.

Important notes:

  • Staying Healthy
  • The time frame for this tour is approximate and subject to change according to the client’s preference.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to factors beyond our control and event of unforeseen circumstances or at the guide’s discretion.
  • In the event of an increase in fuel prices, Via Jordan Travel & Tours reserves the right to raise the prices for its services without prior notice.
  • Optional excursions and activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles available upon request.
  • Copies of your passports are required in advance to issue port permits (if needed).
  • You need to take your passport or a good quality photocopy of it with you.
  • Reservations made less than 20 working days before the start of the service may be subject to change.
  • Your booking is confirmed only upon the provision of 50% prepayment.
  • Using sufficient amount of sun protection lotion is essential for avoiding sun burn.

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