6 Days in Jordan - Suggestions
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 4, 2012 12:13 AM Last Post By: gogoterry
Sep 21, 2012 6:14 AM
6 Days in Jordan - SuggestionsHi I'm an expat in the middle east planning to travel to Jordan for 6 days on 26th October. I am flying into Amman and I am aware that 6 days is not a great deal of time - so I was planning on keeping Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba for a separate trip, and focusing my travels on the areas around Amman/ Madaba (I will probably base myself in Madaba). Does this sound like a sensible decision?! Any recommended itineraries would be greatly appreciated!!! :) I am a female who will be travelling alone. Thank you
Sep 21, 2012 9:11 AM
1It sounds reasonable to me. Most people who post here about a six day itinerary list ten places they want to go.
I will add that with Petra only being a few hours south of Amman it would not be totally ridiculous visiting there. On the other hand spending your six days in Madaba, Amman, Jerash, Umm Qaiss and the surrounding area can certainly be enough.
A good web site for you to review is www.jordanjubilee.com. You can find information on itineraries, places to visit and on female travelers.
Sep 22, 2012 5:01 AM
2I would definately base myself in Amman with other similar travelers if I were you. Madaba is OK for one day but 6 !!!!
Madaba is a quiet, traditional town and nothing to do after 6pm... It could be that suits you, if so, go ahead. If not base yourself in the Downtown area where you can walk around until about 10pm as shops are still open. Its also better for doing other areas and I suggest:
Day 1 - arrive Amman and depending on time - walk around and visit local sites like Roman Theatre, Citadel
Day 2 - Madaba area including Mukawir, Um Rassas
Day 3 - Desert Castles in the Eastern desert
Day 4 - Jerash and other areas in north Jordan like Pella, Um Qais, Ajloun etc
Day 5 - Salt and Iraq al Amir..
Day 6 - Nebo, Dead Sea, Baptism site and drop off at airport
Sep 24, 2012 2:51 AM
3"Then the plan is to go to Petra on the Monday, spend the night in a camp and then on the tuesday go to Tala bay for 3 nights"
You need to plan at least two nights and one full day in Petra if you wanna get a peek at some of the highlights of the site. You actually need two full days to really see the site.
Sep 24, 2012 2:54 AM
4The best advice I can give you is" visit Petra first. Plan two nights and two full days to discover what is one of the most beautiful wonders in the world. Amman and Madaba can in now way rival Petra, which should be on top of your list.
You can combine Petra with a trip and overnight in the Wadi Rum desert. Otherwise, the rest of your time can be spent in Amman, with a one-day trip to the Dead Sea. There's not much to see in Amman, you will be done after one day, but there are some cool restaurants and cafes where you can hang out at night.
Sep 25, 2012 1:50 PM
I am an expat living in Dubai and i will also be travelling solo in Jordan from 26th Oct - 30th Oct. I will be landing in Amman on 26th night.
I think you should not miss Petra and stay in Wadi Rum.
If you would like to share a taxi from Amman to Petra on 27th morning then let me know.
We can catch in Amman during stay..
Sep 27, 2012 1:47 AM
6I think some people have misunderstood - I am not planning on spending all my time in Madaba - merely using it as a base to do daytrips to the likes of Jerash, desert castles, dead sea etc. I want to see as much as I can in my short time. I am aware that Petra is only a 2 hr drive - but I dont want to spend my time rushing around. I would rather have quality time at a later date....I only live in Kuwait which is only a 2 hr flight away so I fully intend on returning. I note from the lonely planet 'list of things to do in Jordan' - Petra is actually quite far down the list - and I have spoken to others who would argue that Jerash is more impressive?!?
Sep 27, 2012 2:48 AM
Oct 4, 2012 12:13 AM
8Hi I did the exact thing you are planning, in 2009. I stayed in Madaba for 5 days at the Salome Hotel which was my base. Everything is so close and it is a family -run hotel and is so very helpful for all details pertaining to your day trips. They can help with transport, box lunches and up to the date info. Have a great trip.You will find the country is so safe from all the silliness happening elsewhere.
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