Highlights of Jordan

Spend 5 nights exploring Jordan from top to bottom and experience the best it has to offer. From its capital city, the famous Treasury and the wild desert landscape of the Wadi Rum, to the Red Seas’ marine life and the strange sensation of floating on the Dead Sea, Jordan offers a whole range of sights, sounds and smells that will excite and entertain you throughout your trip.

Start in the capital, Amman, and stay for one night to recover from your flight. Rise early the next day to get a head start on the road to Petra. Petra by night is quite an experience but you must get there on the right day not to miss out. Spend a couple of nights here and enjoy Petra’s sights at dawn. The Wadi Rum is next and the only way to experience it is to be in it. Dive into the Red Sea and then go back north to float in the Dead Sea.

Day 1: Arrival in Jordan

Arrive in Amman International Airport (IHG) and transfer to your first accommodation, Four Seasons Hotel Amman. You will stay here one night before travelling on to Petra early tomorrow morning.

Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Day 2: Amman - Petra

This morning meet your guide who will drive you 3 hours down to Petra to your first port of call, Movenpick Resort Petra for your stay of two nights.

Movenpick Resort Petra is located at the entrance to the historic city of Petra. It has an oriental flair evident in all 183 newly renovated rooms and suites, and has a wide spectrum of culinary options.

Having settled in you will get to visit Petra with your guide. Without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, Petra is a vast and unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans who settled here more than 2000 years ago.

Explore the stunning and mystifying Al-Khazneh (Treasury), as well as a massive Nataean-built, Roman-style theatre which could seat 3,000 people.

Stay: Movenpick Resort Petra

Day 3: Petra - Wadi Rum - Aqaba

After an early rise, watch the sunrise in Petra before heading to the Wadi Rum for your jeep tour. This drive is approximately 2 hours long and the tour is 4 hours. Stop and explore many stunning sites including Lawrence Springs, Khazalee Mountain and Little Bridge.

Continue down to Aqaba where you will check into your hotel for the next two nights, the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

Stay: Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

Day 4: Aqaba

After breakfast, head to the city of Aqaba and visit the Aqaba Forte, Museum and the Great Arab Revolt Square. Stroll round downtown Aqaba and experience a more traditional experience amongst the spice shops and authentic souvenir stalls.

Aqaba’s greatest asset is the Red Sea itself. Make sure to experience some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world and experience the unforgettable sensation of swimming with turtles and dolphins.

Depart for the Dead Sea through the scenic Zara (Wadi Araba). Arrive at your accommodation for one night, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea.  With infinity pools and treatment rooms, this is a sanctuary of healing and health. Enjoy its private beach and spectacular views over the Dead Sea while there.

Stay: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar

Day 5: Amman - Home

Spend the day by the Dead Sea before departing back to Amman for your return flight.


Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival in Jordan Four Seasons Hotel Amman
Day 2: Amman - Petra Movenpick Resort Petra
Day 3: Petra - Wadi Rum - Aqaba Kempinski Hotel Aqaba
Day 4: Aqaba Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
Day 5: Amman - Home


Amman Red Sea

From US$ 2,000 per person, based on two persons travelling (excluding flights).

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant