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2-Day Trips from Amman

Amman is a captivating city but you haven’t really experienced Jordan without venturing further afield. If you are strapped for time, multi-day trips from Amman are the perfect way to see more remote corners of the country without rushing through the sites.

From the desert to the Dead Sea, a 2-day trip from Amman includes all the major attractions in the Jordanian landscape for you to explore.

2-Day trips from Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea

Explore the most popular sights in Jordan with a whirlwind 2-day tour from Amman. See the majesty of Petra, spend the night in a traditional setting and unwind in the Dead Sea all-in-one comprehensive overnight adventure.

What is the typical itinerary?

Day 1

Leave Amman in a comfortable car and drive just over 200 kilometers to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Walk through the iconic narrow path of the Siq that leads up to the dramatic entrance of the city. Spend a few hours marveling at structures like the Treasury, monastery and Altar of Sacrifice.

Later in the afternoon, you will be transported to the Martian landscape of Wadi Rum. Here you will spend the evening under the expansive starry skies in a traditional Bedouin camp. Indulge in a hearty Jordanian dinner before resting up for another day of adventure.

Day 2

Start the day with a delicious breakfast followed by a thrilling 2-hour jeep safari. Wind through the rock formations and over the dunes of Wadi Rum, appreciating the stunning colors and shapes of the landscape.

The final destination for the day is the southern tip of the Dead Sea, where Sodom and Gomorrah were once located. Swim in the glistening water and experience a unique phenomenon due to the salt and mineral contents of the sea. After free time for swimming, you will return to your hotel in Amman.

Which types of 2-day trips to Petra – Wadi Rum – Dead Sea are available?

Private tours

Taking a private 2-day tour from Amman allows for some flexibility and a luxurious, intimate experience. Although prices might be higher, you will have the benefit of a private guide and transport and a more personal experience.

Group tours

Overnight tours to Petra and Wadi Rum can be done in a small group setting. These tours are affordable and very social, but group sizes are still manageable and comfortable.

Bubble Tents

This itinerary stays the same but you can enjoy luxury accommodation in a bubble tent in Wadi Rum.

Martian Tents

This is another luxury option with “martian tents” offering 4 or 5-star accommodation. The structures are domed tents with diamond paneling, creating an otherworldly formation in the desert.

How much does it cost?

A basic private 2-day trip to Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea will cost about US$600 per person. Tents are for 3 people, so a booking for 2 and 3 people will be cheaper per person. This is for basic bedouin accommodation, transport and a guide, but does not include entry fees to any of the locations.

Small group tours are the cheapest option, starting from US$250 per person in a classic tent. Entry fees are not included either.

An all-inclusive private tour with bubble tent accommodation costs around US$1200 per person, while martian tent accommodation costs around US$1,100 per person.

Which places are seen during a 2-day tour to Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea from Amman?


This iconic location needs no introduction and is one of the most recognizable places in the world. The ancient city was carved into the red rocks of Jordan almost 2,000 years ago and today it is one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Walk through the perfectly preserved city to see massive temples and cave dwellings, imagining what life could have been like in biblical times.

Wadi Rum

Southern Jordan is home to this protected desert landscape. It shot to fame as the setting for "Lawrence of Arabia" but it is a gem in its own right. The red sandy landscape has dozens of striking sandstone features interspersed between the dunes. You will see magical formations like the domed Jebel Um Ishrin or arches like Burdah Rock Bridge, canyons, rock art and watering holes.

The Dead Sea

This is one of the most famous bodies of water in the Middle East and weary travelers flock from all over to experience its healing waters. It is the lowest laying point on earth and is more than 400 meters below sea level. It is also the saltiest body of water in the world, so pack your swimsuit and float on the mineral-rich water.

2-Day trips from Amman: Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Maximize your time in the Middle East by adding an overnight trip to Israel to your Jordan itinerary. Take a short drive to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to visit significant religious and historic locations in Israel, the perfect complement to your Middle Eastern adventure.

What is the typical itinerary?

Day 1

The tour starts with hotel pickup around 7 AM, from where you will depart to the Allenby Bridge border crossing. On the first day, you will have free time to explore Jerusalem on your own before being transferred to the hotel of your choice. You will be served dinner at the hotel for extra convenience.

Day 2

The second day starts with breakfast at your hotel before the 3-hour tour of Jerusalem’s significant attractions starts. The first stop is the Mount of Olives, where Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven. Here you will have the best views imaginable of the city.

You will walk down the mountain on the Palm Sunday road and stop at the Chapel of Dominus Flevit. You will also see the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations before visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

These are all deeply rooted in religion and tie to Jesus’s last days on earth, crucifixion and resurrection. The last points of interest in Jerusalem are the remnants of the ancient Temple at the Western Wailing Wall, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

The second half of the day sees you going 30 minutes south of the city to the biblical city of Bethlehem. Visit Jesus’s birthplace at the Nativity Church and move on to the Grotto Church, the Church of Saint Catherine, and Saint Jerome Caves. The last stop is at Shepherds’ Field in Beit Sahour where angels announced the birth of Jesus.

Some tours also include a visit to Hebron to see Masjed El Ibrahimi, the burial place of Nabi Ibrahim & his wife Sarah. You will return to Amman through the King Hussein Bridge Border Crossing and be dropped off at your hotel.

Which types of 2-day trips to Jerusalem - Bethlehem are available?

Private tours with 3-star accommodation

Enjoy comfortable accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Jerusalem on a private 2-day tour to Israel from Amman.

Private tours with 4-star accommodation

Choose a slightly more upscale option and stay in a 4-star hotel like the Jerusalem Saint George Hotel.

How much does it cost?

This is a private tour and tour prices depend on the group size. If you stay at a 3-star hotel, you will pay around US$830 per person sharing, while a 4-star hotel costs around US$890 per person sharing.

2-Day trips from Amman: Madaba, Mount Nebo and Ma'in Resort

Visit captivating biblical locations not far from Amman in combination with a sumptuous hot spring & spa experience. This tour puts serenity and sightseeing together in a convenient overnight experience.

What is the typical itinerary?

Day 1

The private tour starts with hotel or airport pickup before heading directly to Madaba. This is where you will admire the remarkable 6th-century mosaic map of Palestine inside St. George’s church.

From there, you will visit Mount Nebo. This is said to be the location where the Prophet Moses stood and gazed upon the Promised Land before his death. You will then check into Ma’in Resort and Spa, where you can indulge in the luxurious treatments on offer.

Day 2

Enjoy the morning, making the most of the resort’s facilities before checking out at noon. Your driver will transport you back to your hotel in Amman or the airport.

How much does it cost?

These luxury private tours include 5-star accommodation with breakfast, a driver and all entry fees for US$500 per person.