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1. Posted by overkill (Budding Member, 28 posts) 14 Aug '12 14:27

Hey travellers!

Will be in Jordan in october.

I start with the Dana Trek down to Petra and Wadi Rum. After this Tour I have 6 days left to discover Jordan. Pretty sure I'll go back to Petra for 1-3 days to take a few photos. I'm also interest to see Karak, Jerash, Amman, and Azraq.

Any other ideas what I can discover in 6 days? I'm interest in landscape, history, architecture, archaeology, culture and taking a lot of good photos with my 5DII.

cheers Fabian

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 15 Aug '12 00:58

I think your itinerary looks great and I'd definitely agree with your suggestions regarding Karak, Jerash and Amman. (I haven't been to Azraq.) Another place worth a visit is Madaba which has some interesting historical sights and also Mount Nebo. If you hire a driver you should be able to do Mt Nebo, Madaba and Karak Castle in a day. I also managed a trip to the Dead Sea which I thought was worth it just for the experience of being able to float!

Petra is worth 2 days at least - the area is huge. Are you going to sleep in the desert at Wadi Rum?

3. Posted by overkill (Budding Member, 28 posts) 15 Aug '12 02:03

Hi bex

I'll fly to Amman and get organised transfer to Madaba after arrival in Amman. Will have more or less time for a dinner in Madaba (arrive 3:00pm in Amman, need to get visa, transfer Amman-Madaba) before we start the next morning the Dana trek.

We will be 2 days in Wadi Rum and sleep in a bedouin camp.

After Wadi Rum we go down to Aqaba for a short night and morning and then up to Madaba again by passing the Dead Sea for a swim.
And here comes my question mark. Should I go up to Madaba with the Tour and then again down to Petra or should I just stay in Aqaba and go by myself up to Amman in this 6 days. I'm not really interest in Dead Sea, I get bored very quick on beaches. ^^

I already read a few times about hire a driver. Common in Jordan? Cheap?

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 15 Aug '12 03:08

Perhaps go up to Amman by yourself or with a driver: I hired a driver in Jordan for 2 days and he was absolutely brilliant - totally made my trip and it was good value too. It's quite common to do that in Jordan - I heard of plenty of other travellers doing the same.

Beaches bore me too, but you'd be going for the sea not the beach! I didn't spend any time on the beach there, just dipped in the sea for a bit then got back on the road.

5. Posted by overkill (Budding Member, 28 posts) 16 Aug '12 10:46

When you visited Mt. Nebo, Madaba and Karak Castle, the driver came visit the things with you or you just met him again a few hours later?
Hire drivers - guess easiest ways are in hotels, hostals, tourist offices, Tour companies?

I know already the feeling of floating in water from Chile. So, guess I really kick out the Dead Sea.

Is Mt. Nebo really worth to see?

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 17 Aug '12 01:19

Our driver just pulled up outside our hotel in Amman on our first night and asked if we wanted to hire him for our trip; we hadn't planned to get a driver but am so glad we did! Do you want me to send you his details? I've recommended him to lots of people. He came to most of the places with us - he gave us a guided tour in effect.

Mt Nebo is nothing amazing I suppose, but as it's on the way to Madaba you might as well stop there.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Aug-2012, at 01:20 by bex76 ]

7. Posted by overkill (Budding Member, 28 posts) 17 Aug '12 11:19

This would be nice! :)

8. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 17 Aug '12 11:23

I've sent you a message. Have fun!

9. Posted by overkill (Budding Member, 28 posts) 21 Aug '12 13:00

Thank you!