5 Days in Magical Jordan

Jordan has always been high on my bucket list. Everyone knows about the magical Petra (one of the seven wonders of the world), the capital of Amman, the ancient city of Jerash and Wadi Rum desert.

Taking advantage of the time off we had over Easter, we did a whirlwind 5 days, 6 nights trip to Jordan. We covered a lot of ground in the 4 days (as day 5 was a travel day) including Amman, Jerash, the Dead Sea, Karak, Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba. Although our itinerary was jam packed, it was a fantastic way to cover the country in a short period of time.

The direct flights from London were around £500 so it wasn’t cheap but as it’s a 5 hour flight, it was worth going direct.

DAY 1 – AMMAN / JERASH / DEAD SEA

Amman

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Umbrella lane way
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Jerash

Jerash is known as the ancient city and an hour drive north from Amman.

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Jerash
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Anni, Anna & I
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Dead Sea

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DAY 2 – DEAD SEA / MOUNT NEBO / KARAK / PETRA

Dead Sea

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One of the many pools at Movenpick
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Chilling poolside
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Private pool area
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Mount Nebo

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Turtles

Karak

We stopped by at Karak to visit the castle. We had the best falafel and hummus at a hole in the wall here (that was the highlight of Karak).

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Whether you are in a less conservative or more conservative country, I am always mindful of best cultural practice. Please do not be like this lady below and wear the shortest shorts and be ignorant. You will get stared at and and may make yourself more vulnerable and because of your dress, you might be caught in uncomfortable situations.

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The restaurant is super basic but the food was far from it!

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All the baklava

Petra

We arrived at Wadi Musa in the evening, checked into our hotel then went for dinner.

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DAY 3 – PETRA / WADI RUM

Petra

One of the seven wonders of the world and famous for it’s rock cut architecture, Petra has been very high on my bucket list.

We had another early morning start so we could get to the Petra Visitor Centre by 6am. This meant we were able to be at The Treasury (which is around 20 mins walk from the entrance) with no crowds.

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The Treasury
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The Monastery
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Overlooking the Treasury
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Wadi Rum

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Camel chilling
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Desert sand
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Camels
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Dinner

DAY 4 – WADI RUM / AQABA

We had a good 8 hour sleep and woke up in the desert. We had breakfast which was included and chilled out and played cards.

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Aqaba

The drive to Aqaba was one hour and we checked into the hotel, went to a restaurant that served falafels.

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Mojito on the beach
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Sunset
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Dinner
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Dinner

DAY 5 – AQABA / AMMAN AIRPORT

We started early again as the drive from Aqaba to Queen Alia Airport is around 3.5-4 hours.

In hindsight, as there are flights from Aqaba to London (with a short stopover in Amman), it is definitely worth doing if the prices are reasonable, to avoid the drive back up to Amman.

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Our driver, Ahmed and us!

The trip was jam packed but we saw so many different things, experienced a variety of scenery and it was with a great group! I highly recommend spending some time in beautiful Jordan!

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