1. Posted by frsydtke (Budding Member 35 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hey all.

I am in Jordan 7th October leaving on the 12th. IF any one is about and fanices a day trip or two to share the burden of travel / tour guides.
Any one been or knows of top things to see & do in my few days.

Was looking at going into Israel for a day trip but read a lot of bad reviews about that.

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 969 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

>top things to see & do in my few days.

Amman: first, the amazing Citadel then the Roman amphitheatre, the Jordan Museum, 'Rainbow Street'.

Petra is 100% unmissable. It's as simple as that. Petra is a *huge* site and you need at least one whole day to explore (though you won't see anywhere near all of it), preferably two. You should also try to visit nearby Siq al-Barid ('Little Petra') if you can.

Wadi Rum. Of course. Words can't do it justice. Bedouin-run jeep trips are good, camel trips are better (if you're happy riding)......but best to stay overnight in a Bedouin camp if you can.

Dead Sea For obvious reasons. It is entirely unique.

Jerash Very well-preserved Roman town about an hour's drive from Jordan.

Kerak castle
A stunning Crusader castle in pretty good repair, given its age & history.

Aquaba on the Red Sea. Diving, watersports, glass-bottomed boats, beaches, some Roman remains.

If you're in or near Amman, a daytrip to see the 'desert castles' (drive yourself or hire a driver). I'd particularly recommend Qasr al' Amra (a hunting lodge/bath-house rather than a castle) for its wonderful frescoes, Qasr Kharana (a huge block-house of a castle with a warren of rooms to explore) and Qasr al-Azraq , a fort used by Lawrence of Arabia with the most amazingly-crafted stone door.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Oct-2019, 16:33 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by frsydtke (Budding Member 35 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much! Great ideas.

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 969 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

You're welcome!

I absolutely loved Jordan: its landscape, its history, its culture, its food and its people. I hope you do too. :-)

5. Posted by jordanfun (Inactive 1 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Listen I'm from jordan I work also with travel agency
Don't waste you time & money just visit petra ,wadi rum,aqaba
Petra visit sight over there with English guied for 3 hours
Wadi rum take jeep tour with sunset 2 hours and take good camp there to spend one night with alot of stars
Aqaba make city tour fir 2 hours and snorkeling, diving

6. Posted by khaledb (Budding Member 10 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I also recommend you visiting the amazing historical Petra first, Amman and Wadi Rum.
leics2 summarized it.
Enjoy your trip!

7. Posted by MilesTX (Budding Member 34 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Add the city of Madaba of worthwhile places to visit. It's small enough to be walkable, and has a museum with a section of a Roman road that you can walk on. It's a good place to spend the night upon arrival and/or before departure from the international airport.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Oct-2019, 12:16 GMT by MilesTX ]

8. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 969 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Agree about Madaba...no idea why I missed it out!

Apart from the section of Roman road the museum (outdoors) has a collection of wonderful Roman mosaics....and, of course, there is the unique mosaic map (dating from the 500s) in the nearby Church of St George.

Mount Nebo is also well worth visiting, just a short drive from Madaba. It is, supposedly, the place where Moses died but, for me, its highlights are the mosaics inside the Byzantine church (church dates from 300s, mosaics from 500s) and its superb views towards Israel.