Jordan! Yes, I went to JORDAN! Never did I imagine I would end up going to such a fascinating destination that is centuries old! So rich in history and culture, this amazing country is a must visit for everyone, at least once in their lifetimes. I came across an opportunity to go on a group trip organized by one of my favorite travel influencer and without much thought, I signed up! The great thing about this was, I did not have to plan the trip myself, just give my money to them and go on the trip. Keep on reading my post on 7 day itinerary to Jordan.
Alright so let’s talk about my expectations prior to the trip. So as mentioned, this trip was organized by the amazing travel group, Gojolley. It was my first time traveling on a trip hosted by a group, so I certainly was a little apprehensive, even though, I had the entire itinerary in my inbox. I think my fears were about socializing with complete strangers, sharing a room with a complete stranger and spending my entire trip again with complete strangers. This was the introvert in me talking.
Apart from this, there are a few things that need to be done to prepare for 7 day trip itinerary to Jordan. That includes: purchasing your flight, purchasing mandatory travelers insurance, applying for a visa, etc.
I grew up in U.A.E. and having traveled around, I am pretty familiar with different cultures and customs and quick to adapt. Honestly though, I did not know what to expect from Jordan. I knew about Petra, which is one of the 7 wonders of the world and that’s about it. I was in for a pleasant surprise!
Let the journey begin! Day 1 in Jordan! How very exciting! I arrived late, almost mid-night, thanks to the limited flight availability from Orlando. But nevertheless, I made it safely. I was picked up by my amazing driver and after a 30 mins drive from the airport, I made it to the fantastic, Four Seasons Amman. Another incredible Four Seasons property! I have been a huge fan of the Four Seasons group after visiting the one in Orlando. A 5 stars hotel where you truly receive 5 stars treatment.
We had an arrival dinner planned for day 1, however, that had to be postponed to another day. Generally, I recommend taking it easy on the first day, maybe just a casual dinner. Hopefully, this gives enough to rest after the long flights.
Today’s agenda —–>> Arrive to Jordan
-Arrival to Jordan
After a good night of sleep, we met the crew for breakfast which was at one of the hotel restaurant. Hands down the BEST breakfast I have ever had! I am not even exaggerating. Everything was prepared with the finest ingredients, cooked fresh per request by their chefs, right in front of you. There were several buffet style stations set up with a large selection of items to chose from as well as food made by order. Our breakfast was included in the package, so I did not have to pay anything additional.
Then we headed out for a tour of the capital city, Amman. During our tour, we explored and learned about the historic Amman Citadel, Roman Amphitheater, a food tour, and explore downtown Amman. I don’t think I have made this clear but the food in Jordan is the BEST I have ever had! If you get a chance, just try it! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
We spent our entire day exploring the capital city. Expect to do a lot of walking around on uneven grounds, so I highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes such as these here. Bring some cash too incase you plan to shop at one of the local markets.
Today’s agenda —–>>Explore Amman
-Breakfast @Four Seasons Amman hotel
-Sightseeing in Amman- visit Amman Citadel and Roman Amphitheater
-Food tour around Amman
-Visit the local markets in downtown Amman
This where the real magic happens! We went to visit Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world! I got to check off my visit to my 4th out of the 7 wonders. The experience is nothing less than magical, walking on the land where our ancestors walked and carved something so extravagant.
We were picked up from our hotel and headed on a 2 hours drive to Petra with a stop at a souvenir shop on the way. We checked in to our hotel for the night, which was Movenpick Petra and walked across the street to visit Petra. The hotel is literally a couple of minutes walk to the Petra Visitors Centre.
Once we entered, you are welcomed with some small souvenir shops which surprisingly sold items a lot cheaper than the other stores we stopped by. Having said that, I recommend shopping on your way back as you have a lot of walking to do and you probably don’t want to carry the stuff around. Having said that, there is a ton of walking/hiking involved here. You are walking through valleys where the grounds are dusty. We wore white outfits (for cute pics), if you are planning to do the same be prepared for reddish brown dust to be all over your clothes and shoes. Click here for my exact dress. Another thing to note, in order to get to the top you have to climb really high rocks, as you can see below, I needed a helping hand (do not recommend doing this in a pretty dress). In addition, we rented some horses/mules to take us around the ancient city because walking uphill for 10+ miles will get really really hard. By the end of the day, I had become a pro-mule rider.
We left Petra and had a traditional Jordanian dinner at one of the local restaurants and spend the rest of the evening mingling with the group in the hotel.
Today’s agenda —–>>Visit Petra
-Breakfast @Four Seasons Amman
-On our way to Petra
-Check in to Movenpick Petra for 1 night
-Explore the ancient city of Petra
This trip just keeps getting better and better! After an incredible day spent exploring the ancient city of Petra, the next morning we had another delicious breakfast, this time at the Movenpick Amman hotel. After breakfast, we checked out of our rooms and headed to our next bucket list destination, Wadi Rum desert, to sleep under the stars!
The drive was over an hour, once you arrive to the main area, there are SUVs that take you to the campsite. You guys, I stayed at the Luxotel Wadi Rum Bubble Hotel! Click here to check out my room tour on this incredible hotel!
Food options are limited here, the hotel provides breakfast/lunch/dinner at dedicated hours, there are no other restaurants nearby as you are in the middle of the desert. All the visitors must head to the main camp to dine in.
Today’s agenda —–>>Sleep in a bubble hotel
-Breakfast @Movenpick Petra
-Drive to Wadi Rum desert
-Stargaze the night sky
Waking up in the middle of nowhere under the sky, just sand and peace around me. Absolute bliss! We had breakfast courtesy of the hotel. Technically, we were supposed to be on a hot air balloon ride on that day, however, due to poor weather conditions that had to be cancelled, very disappointing. But we all know, things don’t always go as planned so our backup was a 4X4 jeep tour in the desert which was pretty cool too.
In case you didn’t know, some of the popular movies such as Indiana Jones and the Martian were shot here in the desert. Pretty cool! We headed out to explore the desert and beautiful rock formations, it literally feels like you are on another planet, possibly Mars. We also stopped by Bedouin’s tent where had some mint tea to warm us up. By the way, March was surprisingly extremely cold, the desert winds made the jeep tour extremely cold. After watching the sunset in the desert, we headed back to our bubbles and enjoyed some freshly cooked dinner.
Today’s agenda —–>>Desert adventure
-Breakfast @Luxotel Bubble hotel
-Hot air balloon ride or 4×4 jeep tour of the desert
-Dinner @Luxotel Bubble hotel
Day 6- Head to Dead Sea
We are almost at the end of our 7 day Jordan itinerary. We had a slow start to our day which was great because I felt well rested. I am not going to lie, the night in the bubble hotel was the first night I got 7+ hours of sleep in since the beginning of the trip. Thanks to the time difference, I had been running on 2-3 hours of sleep.
We headed to the Dead Sea for our final adventure of this trip. Our package included a day pass for Movenpick Dead Sea hotel which gives access to the Dead Sea, and the hotel amenities such as bathrooms/showers, pools, etc.
For reference, Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth, and the water is 35% salt, and you actually float in the water because of it. The mud contains healing properties which is why it is found as a popular skin care ingredient. There were lifeguards on duty that wash you up with clean water as soon as you step out of the water because we do not want the salt to burn in your eyes, nose, etc.
We headed back to Amman before the end of the day and couple of us wanted to visit the local shopping mall just too browse.
Today’s agenda —–>>Dead Sea adventure
-Visit the Dead Sea
-Visit a local shopping mall
-Night at Movenpick Amman hotel
Day 7- Itinerary for Jordan
Alas, all good things must come to an end. After spending an amazing 7 days in Jordan, it was time to head back home, well for me it was to Dubai. Honestly, this was one of the best trips I have ever taken! Gojolley did an amazing job planning the entire trip, I had 0 stress! Unbelievable!
I stayed in 4-5 star hotels, ate the BEST food I have ever had, visited Petra, slept under the stars in a luxury bubble hotel, floated in the Dead Sea, and did so much more! I would 100% recommend visiting Jordan, the country is nothing less than amazing. And if you planning such a big trip seems like a daunting task, definitely check out Gojolley as they are planning another trip to Jordan in 2023.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post about 7 day itinerary to Jordan and plan to take your first trip there soon! As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have about Jordan or any other destinations that I have visited.