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sully1976 Jan 9th, 2008 02:41 PM

jordan trip
Hi, I have just booked flights for two week trip to jordan in October and have roughly made the following itinerary. Arrive in Amman, day 2 city tour, day 3 Jerash Day 4 trvel to Madaba.Day 5 - check out Madaba & Mt Nebo -Day 6&7 Dead Sea, Day 8&9 Petra, Day 10 Wadi Rum, Day 11&12 Aqaba Day 13 Amman for flight home.I would really appreciate guidance from previous travellers.Regards.

bkk95 Jan 11th, 2008 03:13 AM

We packed a lot in our 4 day jaunt through Jordan and can only speak to Petra and Madaba.

In Madaba, we stayed at the Madaba Inn which is right down the street from the Greek Orthodox Church. We could actually see the church from our second floor window. This is where the mosaic maps are.

Also, go to a restaurant called Haret Jdoudna. You can access it by walking south on King Talal Street, about a 10-15 minute walk from the Mosaic Church. Haret Jdoudna is an upscale restaurant and shopping complex. The night we went for dinner, the restaurant was populated by groups, couples and travellers and the meals were not that expensive. I especially liked the cheese somosas (sp?) as an appetizer.

In Petra, we stayed at the Crowne Plaza, which is right next door to Petra. We did not get a guide as we had done a lot of reading up on the site and took our LP guide with us.

Do the monastery (Al Deyr) in the morning as soon as Petra opens. This way, you avoid the heat, esp as you traverse the 800+ steps. You will be rewarded with solitude and a handful of people for at least an hour before the crowds start coming in. Make sure you check out the surrounding trails when you get there.

Great pictures of the site can be had by climbing on top of the rocks on the hillside. There is a hollowed out rock wall where you can sit in the shade and enjoy the grandeur of Al Deyr.

rickandpat Jan 13th, 2008 04:09 PM

Sounds like a nicely paced itinerary. You have time on days 3 or 4 to see more of the northern part (it's not that long of a drive down to Madaba), so you might want to consider Umm Qais and Aljun.

okc4520 Feb 10th, 2008 06:50 AM

I stayed 4 weeks in Um Qais and I found it to be a friendly village. and the ruins were very interesting with a view of Syria, Israel, and Talibia. I would recomend it to anyone.

Aqabasky Feb 11th, 2008 10:02 AM

Dear Sully,

The Trip will be as the following:

Day 01: Arrive Amman - Transfer to hotel Overnight.
Day 02: Amman City Tour - Jerash - Ajlun - Amman, Overnight
Day 03: Amman - Madaba - Mout. Nebo - Dead Sea, Overnight.
Day 04: Dead Sea, Overnight.
Day 05: Dead Sea - Petra, Overnight.
Day 06: Petra , overnight.
Day 07: Petra - Wadi Rum , overnight.
Day 08: Wadi Rum - Aqaba, overnight.
Day 09: Aqaba, overnight.
Day 10: Aqaba, Overnight.
Day 11: Aqaba - Dead Sea - Baptism Site - Amman
Day 12: Amman, Overnight,
Day 13: Amman - Final departure.

I hope you will be happy with this programme as it is more relaxing one!

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