Day 1: Arrival Queen Alia Airport — Madaba
Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport. Our representative waits for you to help with arranging visa. Your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall, also holding a name sign and he will transfer you to your hotel in Madaba for overnight, including breakfast.
Day 2, 3 & 4: Madaba
At approximate 08.00 am our car representative will meet you at the lobby of your hotel to give you the rental car on day 2. After a small procedure you can start your day.
There are several sites around Madaba you could visit. You could enjoy a city tour of Madaba, with visits to the Madaba Museum, Archaeological Park, St George Church and Apostles Church. Mt. Nebo, Bethany and the Ma’In Hot Springs are close by as well.
If you like to visit Amman, we recommend to park the car in Amman and take taxi’s to the sites around as it can be quite hectic to drive here yourself.
You could also choose to do a day tour of the North, visiting Um Qais, Ajlun Castle and Jerash.
Or if you are more into seeing castles you could go to the Eastern desert of Jordan and do a day of exploring the beautiful Desert Castles.
If you are looking for more adventure you could go to Wadi Mujib for a canyon hike through waterfalls and rivers. The self-guided Siq Trail takes around 2-3 hours.
Having a rental car means you are free to choose which sites you prefer to visit. Let us know your preferences and we can suggest a more detailed day by day program for you. Of course you could still choose to do something else instead.
You will have 3 nights in Madaba so make the most of it!
Day 5: Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Karak – Petra
Today you will travel to the South, you are expected to check in today at your hotel in Petra.
We recommend following the King’s Highway. It is a long road but absolutely stunning. On your way you can make stops at Mukawir, Karak Castle, Dana Nature Reserve, Shobak Castle and/or Little Petra. Overnight at your hotel in Petra.
Day 6: Petra
Full day to explore one of the seven world wonders. A private English-speaking guide will join you from the Visitor Center where he will help you arranging your entrance fees . After your visit to the Siq, Treasury, Street of Facades, Theatre and Colonnaded Street you still have time to see: the Monastery or the High Place of Sacrifice. It is a lot of climbing, but worth the views! Overnight at your hotel in Petra.
Day 7: Petra—Wadi Rum
After breakfast drive to Wadi Rum Visitors Centre. Before starting with the jeep tour you could decide to enjoy an hour camel ride from Wadi Rum Village to Lawrence’s Spring. After start with a half day jeep tour including a freshly prepared barbeque lunch. A jeep tour is the best way to discover lots of sites in Wadi Rum. The jeep will stop at each site giving you time to walk/scramble around and maybe even climb up on some of the beautiful natural formed bridges in Wadi Rum. Dinner and overnight at a campsite in Wadi Rum.
Day 8: Wadi Rum—Aqaba
In the morning you drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba and the Red Sea. Today you have a day of relaxing on the beach, optional you can do some snorkeling, scuba diving or one of the many other available water sports. Or enjoy a snorkeling cruise!
If you are into bird watching you could visit the Aqaba Bird watching observatory. Overnight at your hotel in Aqaba.
Day 9: Aqaba – Dead Sea—Madaba
After breakfast you’ll drive via the stunning Wadi Araba desert to the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth’s surface. You can access the Dead Sea via a hotel, or the local Amman Beach. There is the option to have lunch at the Dead Sea. Float in the salty waters and try out the famous mud. You will also find Lot’s Cave nearby. Late afternoon continue to your hotel in Madaba for overnight.
Day 10: Madaba – Queen Alia Airport
Drive to the airport for departure. You would need to leave the hotel 3 hours in advance (2 hours for the check in and less than one hour driving from Madaba to Amman Queen Alia Airport). At the airport our representative will be waiting for you so you can drop off the car.