A 3-day tour to Petra and the Dead Sea will give you a taste of two of Jordan’s most iconic and contrasting destinations, offering a mix of history, adventure, and relaxation. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your trip:
Day 1: Arrival in Amman
- Arrive at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.
- Transfer to your hotel in Amman and check-in.
- Depending on your arrival time, you may have some free time to explore Amman or relax at your hotel.
Day 2: Petra
- Early morning departure from Amman to Petra (approximately 3-4 hours by car). Alternatively, you can take a domestic flight to Aqaba, which is closer to Petra.
- Arrive in Petra and start your exploration of the ancient city. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
- Begin with a walk through the Siq, a narrow canyon that leads to the famous Treasury (Al-Khazneh).
- Explore Petra’s archaeological wonders, including the Royal Tombs, the Theater, and the Monastery.
- If time allows, consider hiking to the “High Place of Sacrifice” for stunning views of Petra.
- Overnight stay in a hotel near Petra.
Day 3: Dead Sea
- Drive from Petra to the Dead Sea (approximately 2-3 hours by car).
- Arrive at a Dead Sea resort or hotel and check-in.
- Spend the day at the Dead Sea, floating in its highly buoyant waters and applying the mineral-rich mud known for its therapeutic properties.
- Enjoy the amenities of your resort, such as spa treatments, pools, and restaurants.
- Watch the sunset over the Dead Sea, which is a memorable experience.
- Overnight stay at a Dead Sea hotel.
Day 4: Departure
- Spend your morning at leisure, taking advantage of the Dead Sea’s unique properties.
- Check out from your hotel and transfer back to Amman or the nearest airport for your departure.
Please note that this itinerary is relatively short, and you’ll have limited time at each destination. If you have more time available, consider extending your stay to fully explore and appreciate both Petra and the Dead Sea. Additionally, check the opening hours and any travel advisories related to these destinations before your trip.