Welcome to the perfect 7 day Jordan tour itinerary on the web (IMHO)! I went to Jordan for 7 days in September and had a sensible time with my son and my buddy. Right here’s every little thing we did on our Jordan journey, and why!
Travelling to Jordan for every week was a dream, one which I assumed must wait just a few years as soon as my son got here alongside. My companion wasn’t eager to go to Jordan, so, fellow journey blogger and ex housemate Emily stepped as much as be part of my 20-month son and I on a 7 day Jordan itinerary to beat all different Jordan itineraries.
I spent ages on this, not wanting something to go mistaken. The stakes had been excessive with a toddler alongside for the trip. I deliberated over lodges, rearranged routes, and altered my thoughts so much alongside the planning journey. However with expertise I can say that this 7 day Jordan itinerary WORKS.
With Jordan’s comparatively small dimension you may get a very good look around the nation in 7 days, though you may undoubtedly keep for longer. I’ve listed a few of the actions we didn’t get to do on the finish, for when you’ve got further time.
Travelling spherical Jordan
We determined to journey Jordan by taxi and personal transfers, which, having seen the roads I’m glad we did. There are alternatives for buses, in the event you go searching, and excursions. You might additionally rent a automotive, though having travelled on a few of the mountain passes now, I wouldn’t!
Between us, I didn’t assume that the price of the taxis was too unhealthy. Particularly because it gave us time to sit down and look out the window, seeing extra of the nation in a relaxed means fairly than worrying about instructions, street guidelines, bathroom stops and timings.
Easy methods to do every week in Jordan
Let’s crack on and get to the Jordan 7 day itinerary…
Map of the 7 day Jordan itinerary
Day 1: Flight and journey to Useless Sea
Should you’re flying from Heathrow to Amman through British Airways, like I did, you’ll arrive into Amman Queen Alia Airport simply after midnight. This was okay, though not preferrred for a toddler. I packed a toddler service so he may keep asleep on me as I travelled by means of the airport, which turned out to be a nice thought.
With baggage, visas and the Jordan move, we had just a few queues earlier than we may depart the airport, though it was quiet and didn’t take too lengthy. I’d undoubtedly suggest you try to get off the aircraft ASAP although to get forward.
As soon as we had been out, it was straight to our lodging by the Useless Sea, prepared to begin our Jordan journey itinerary.
After an hour’s journey with loopy evening drivers, police verify factors and being squashed in with buggies and automotive seats, we had been glad after we received there!
Reggie and I had a beautiful room, though, sadly it had just a few ranges in it so I used to be too anxious to go away him for any longer than a fast wee. It’ can be attractive’d be nice for households with older youngsters. Emily’s room didn’t have the completely different ranges, so be certain to verify earlier than you e book. She additionally had a greater view.
Aside from that, it was great. A HUGE mattress, that Reggie and I had been asleep in inside 20 minutes of getting within the room. What a day!
Visiting the Useless Sea on a day journey from Amman
Should you’re rejigging your 7 day Jordan itinerary from my ideas right here, it’s good so that you can know that the Useless Sea is definitely solely an hour’s drive from Amman. You might go to it in a day journey.
I made a decision we’d keep there on our Jordan journey as a result of it was £100 an evening per room and also you get earlier entry earlier than the tour buses come. The excursions I noticed had been about £100 anyway. I additionally didn’t need to need to stand up for a tour on the primary day, and it simply labored higher for our itinerary for eager to be in Petra on a day that they do Petra by Evening. I additionally wished to get up when Reggie awakened, so to ease the stress, we began our Jordan 7 day itinerary on the Useless Sea.
We stayed on the O Seashore Resort – primarily as a result of it was the perfect priced and we simply wished to expertise the Useless Sea. We didn’t want the bells and whistles of the higher resorts just like the Kempinski and the Marriott as we solely actually had one morning. I used to be proud of our determination, though after all, in the event you’ve received the cash, spend it!
Finest Inns on the Useless Sea, Sowayma
O Seashore Resort: The place we stayed. Nice swim up pool, common meals, unimaginable room – one of many least expensive.
Kempinski Ishtar Useless Sea: Swanky. Instagrammy pool, breakfast is supposed to be fab – mid value.
Useless Sea Marriott: The premium choice – in the event you can afford it, go for it!
Day 2: Journey to Petra & Petra by Evening
We spent a beautiful morning at O Seashore Resort and within the Useless Sea.
We loved the (common) breakfast on the resort after which went to discover the Useless Sea. God it was a mission! As I’m certain you realize, the Useless Sea is the bottom level on earth so there have been a LOT of steps to get down. With a pushchair and a toddler I didn’t really get spherical to taking an image of them, however I’d say it was over 100 steep steps down, in just a few completely different instructions, throughout completely different terrains.
I couldn’t course of how we had been going to get again up, however knew we’d come this far to expertise the Useless Sea, so I couldn’t again out now. I needed to take care of one step at a time, actually.
I’d learn on-line how the excessive density salt water can harm any cuts or delicate areas – undoubtedly don’t shave within the 24 hours earlier than getting into!
Because of this I made a decision to not let my son go in. I didn’t need to be caught 100 steps down with a toddler screaming as a result of it’d received in his cuts, or it harm his winky (I had messages from girls after saying it’d stung their VJJ after they’d gone in, FYI). Mine was fantastic you’ll be happy to know.
As a substitute, Reggie was completely glad sat safely within the shade, strapped into his pushchair, watching YouTube only a few toes from us, whereas we ventured in.
Gawd it was salty!
Don’t get any in your face, after which attempt to wipe it off along with your hand. Voice of expertise.
The child wipes got here in useful that day.
As soon as I’d discovered my circulation within the buoyant water although, it was nice! It made the final 24 hours of journey all value it. Mendacity within the Useless Sea, in Jordan, with my son in speedy imaginative and prescient, and laughing with Emily – the vacation had begun!
We stayed down there about an hour. May’ve stayed longer however time was ticking on our journey to Jordan, and we had 100 steps to stand up with a toddler and a pushchair. Additionally they say to remain in a max of 15 minutes for the total advantages, and so that you don’t get dehydrated. If in case you have time on the airport be certain to select up some Useless Sea mud to use after and let dry within the solar. You’ll be able to wash it off within the bathe afterwards.
I’m eternally grateful to the Useless Sea Gods for the person who supplied to take the pushchair up for us after about 10 steps. Significantly, what a hero. I feel it might nonetheless be there if it was left to us.
Avoid wasting power for the best way up!
A freshly squeezed orange juice from the resort’s swim up bar, a litre of water, and a swim within the solar, and we had been feeling good. Rejuvenated even.
We had an (common) buffet lunch on the resort after which it was onto our subsequent cease, Petra.
Our Useless Sea to Petra switch was the perfect of the 4 journeys we took. We booked with this man from Viator. I’d strongly suggest getting in contact with him to see if he’ll take you elsewhere in Jordan as his automotive was superb and spacious, it was very clear, he helped with becoming the automotive seat I took and was simply very nice and pleasant however respectful of our want for some quiet!
Petra by Evening
We’d deliberate our Jordan journey round seeing Petra by Evening, when the Nabatean historical metropolis is lit up majestically to wander round.
Petra by Evening is held each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30pm. The ticket is 17JOD, and isn’t included in your Jordan Cross.
There are just a few articles on-line about whether or not Petra by Evening is definitely worth the 17JOD price. For me, it was. Regardless of a extremely difficult stroll there, due to the pram and terrain, I nonetheless thought it was superb, and undoubtedly value it. I cherished seeing it by evening and I’ll keep in mind it as one of many stand out moments of the journey.
Greater than a 1000 lanterns mild the 2km / 1 mile route from the customer centre to the Treasury – superb in itself. Then, when you get to the Treasury you sit down (it stinks btw) with a free tea, and also you watch a Bedouin present that includes a flute (extra like a recorder). Then there’s a little bit of chat in regards to the environment, and it’s throughout. The entire present lasted about 45 minutes. I simply loved the sit down in such stunning environment, with my son in my lap.
I dreaded the stroll again, however we really managed to get a raise again with a employees member, which means we had been a few of the final there.
The place to remain in Petra
I’d suggest you keep in Wadi Musa, which is simply exterior of the Petra grounds. We stayed at Petra Jewel Luxurious Resort which was a 10-minute stroll up or down a hill from the doorway. I selected Petra Jewel due to its location and value, and it turned out to be a terrific selection. The employees there have been pretty to Reggie, and it had every little thing you wanted. There was additionally just a few slides and a swing over the street.
If in case you have cash to spend, the Movenpick Resort Petra was fab. That may be my high advice and it’s simply over the street from the doorway.
Two mid choices financially and geographically, are the Petra Moon and the Venus Resort.
These are the closest and greatest lodges to remain at in Wadi Musa.
Finest Inns in Wadi Musa, Petra
Petra Jewel Luxurious Resort: The place we stayed. Glorious rooftop restaurant, nice location, pretty employees, cheaper choice.
Movenpick Resort Petra: With a premium location, eating, a pool and all of the fanciness you may dream of, that is the one!
Petra Moon Resort: Mid-priced, nice location, with a swimming pool – e book early to ensure a room!
Day 3: Petra
We received a glimpse final evening, as Petra by Evening solely goes so far as the Treasury, however in the present day, we had been going for it. Petra is the long-lasting landmark of Jordan. It’s so distinctive and gorgeous that its a UNESCO World Heritage Web site and is without doubt one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Indiana Jones and The Final Campaign was filmed right here.
After final evening’s journey, and a later begin than deliberate, we determined to skip the primary 2km / 1 mile stroll by means of the sig and save our power for after we had been in there. We paid 25JOD to get a golf buggy return – completely no regrets. The joureny would’ve been enjoyable for a bit, however I’d’ve ended up carrying my son for many of it and being exhausted earlier than we even received there.
This fashion Reggie had enjoyable waving at everybody as we drove by, and we had been dropped proper on the Treasury filled with the day’s power.
We had breakfast exterior the Treasury on the small cafe throughout the brief interval of the day that The Treasury (Al-Khazneh) is lit up, between 8 and 9am. The remainder it’s within the shade.
With just a few biscuits and (grim) long-life stuffed croissants in us, and a robust espresso we had been able to go. We’d shared the desk with a stunning Dutch man and his three youngsters. He was decided that being a father wasn’t going to cease his adventures. I really like that outlook!
Petra is unimaginable. I’m going to jot down extra about visiting Petra with a toddler, as a result of it’s undoubtedly value it. There’s a lot to see, absorb and discover. This was Reggie and I’s massive mission, the primary lookout level by the Treasury. After some misunderstanding with a neighborhood lad about whether or not we would have liked a information or not (you do in order for you a pic like this), he helped us stand up to the point of view, and to hold my heavy nappy bag, so we had been free to discover.
It was nice to be up above the motion, Reggie cherished being trusted to climb up, and I used to be glad we’d managed it between us. We received the illustrious Petra image!
After coming again down, we wandered alongside the ‘Avenue of Facades’ and all of the market stalls, and into the ‘Starbucks Cafe’. It was cool and darkish in right here – a welcome change from the solar and stress of climbing up an historical construction. We sat and had a drink, and one thing candy, to achieve the power to get again on the market.
There are a variety of issues to do in Petra, and see. I didn’t anticipate it to be so massive and sprawling, up in addition to throughout. I wouldn’t suggest bringing a buggy right here, you must stroll and carry.
I managed to see the Treasury, the Theatre, the Avenue of Facades and the Royal Tombs, earlier than I had to surrender. You might get a donkey, or a carriage, however I simply didn’t really feel comfy doing both with Reggie, and I used to be proud of what I’d seen, and will see from a distance.
Issues to Do in Petra
As a substitute, Reggie and I climbed again down from the tombs and went and sat by the Petra Theatre having fun with a juice and a few toddler snacks. We had been glad.
I debated staying round for Reggie’s nap, however simply determined to get out so he may have it at house. I didn’t need to be out too lengthy presently anyway.
We left Petra at about 1pm, and it was a lot busier.
We received the golf buggy on the best way again, and he fell asleep en route. Fortunately there have been taxis ready simply by the golf buggy cease. I undoubtedly paid a premium simply to go up a hill, however it was value it to get again to the resort for a nap with Reggie already asleep.
Some folks suggest utilizing the ‘again door’ into Petra, by climbing to the Monastery (or Advert Dier), after which strolling to the primary entrance. This fashion you’ll finish at one of the vital gorgeous spots, The Treasury, fairly than beginning at it.
Come 3pm and I used to be hungry, we wandered again all the way down to the Petra web site. We went to Purple Cave purely on the premise that it wasn’t up a hill and it was serving shawarma, AND falafel, each of which I hadn’t had but. We ordered each – low cost, cheerful, and fast too.
As soon as we had been completed we strolled over to the well-known Cave Bar, lower into the rocks close to Petra, to have a chilly beer and anticipate Emily to return again from her odyssey as much as The Monastery.
Time for dinner
The Movenpick Petra
We went for a luxurious dinner at The Movenpick after such a busy day. Starters had been the native fare with moutabal, falafel and hummus. However for predominant, Reggie and I shared an avocado salad, and spaghetti bolognaise with prawns. It tasted higher than my image seems to be!
The Movenpick Restaurant was stunning, and there’s additionally a gelato bar subsequent door, and a rooftop bar to observe the solar set too. Positively suggest!
Day 4: Little Petra & Wadi Rum for sundown jeep tour
We had been about to get a taxi to Little Petra, after which our resort man informed us in regards to the free bus from the guests centre. So off we popped down the hill and onto the bus. It was a 15-minute drive out to Little Petra and we had been dropped simply exterior.
Little Petra is because it sounds, a smaller model alongside the strains of what we’d seen at Petra. It’s so much much less busy, and way more relaxed, particularly for toddlers. We had enjoyable enjoying within the caves, and climbing up the viewpoints. We had been right here about 90 minutes.
Simply to handle your expectations on this Jordan journey itinerary, you may be a bit of dissatisfied by the ‘greatest view on this planet’ marketed at Little Petra. Though the recent orange juice and the cats made all of it value it for Reggie, and the adventurous climb up.
There are just a few spots for refreshment, some market stalls, and many cute little kitties. It’s tremendous chill right here and a pleasant morning journey out.
Seeing as we wished some brunch, and wanted to be again for our taxi to Wadi Rum that afternoon, we received a taxi again to Petra, fairly than anticipate the bus. It wasn’t a lot.
We brunched at Mamas Recipe Kitchen which took so much longer than anticipated, however was a very good feed all the identical. Simply couldn’t get sufficient of that Moutabel!
That afternoon we headed out to the Kings Freeway, a surprising drive from Petra to Wadi Rum. We stopped on the ‘Finest View’, and will see out for miles.
Arriving into Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum is so putting, it’s been used for units like set for films like The Martian and Lawrence of Arabia. It’s one of many absolute should stops on a visit to Jordan.
When reserving our Wadi Rum lodging I used to be completely bamboozled by all of the camps on provide. A lot selection!
Some divine intervention led us to Desert Magic Camp & Resort, which was the good selection. Staying right here was an actual spotlight of our 7 day Jordan tour itinerary.
From the second we arrived they had been so pretty and welcoming, particularly to Reggie. In truth, they taught him find out how to fist pump, which is a fairly cool lesson to study from the bedouins!
Desert Magic Camp was unimaginable. I went for the tremendous luxurious room, as is my means now. So glad I did. We had an enormous room, with only a mattress, couch and chest of drawers in it. This meant there was loads of area for Reggie to maneuver about and play along with his toys, with out worrying about him hurting himself or damaging resort property. Each of us may calm down.
Desert Camp run many excursions, however with Reggie, we simply went for the shortest sundown tour. The 2-hour sundown tour was good for us. We drove round to five completely different spots within the desert, noticed the Lawrence of Arabia Home, some cool rock formations, after which settled with tea on an open fireplace whereas we watched the solar set.
I really feel emotional writing about it now, it was simply the perfect day!
One of many highlights was Reggie sitting within the sand, getting a bit aggy, after which our driver came visiting and took Reggie’s sneakers off and dug his toes into the sand and informed him to really feel the power. A smile unfold throughout Reggie’s face, it simply warmed my coronary heart.
On our return to the camp our Zarb barbecue dinner was about to be taken out of the bottom.
“Zarb is a conventional Bedouin type of cooking the place marinated meat and greens are buried in an oven dug in sandy floor. This methodology permits the meals to slow-cook in its juices, leading to tender, flavorful meat and completely cooked greens.”
After a very good feed we sat across the campfire with the remainder of the company watching the bedouins jam, whereas Reggie danced alongside to the music and stalked for cats.
Many of the camp went out stargazing that evening, however Reggie and I went again to our luxurious hut and he went to sleep and I sat on the terrace stargazing with an app on my telephone. That vivid star there may be Uranus!
This was an actual spotlight on our Jordan journey itinerary, and felt like the primary time I’d correctly relaxed since a few week earlier than setting off!
Finest camps at Wadi Rum
Desert Magic Camp: THE place to remain, you don’t want to have a look at the others! We cherished it right here.
Captains Desert Camp: Will get rave opinions and people tents look magical!
Bubble Luxotel: One other that comes extremely really useful. Will get booked out VERY early!
Day 5: Wadi Rum & journey to Amman
We determined to only chill on the Camp this morning. We may’ve completed a camel trip, or exit on one other jeep, however we chilled within the grounds as a substitute. It was good.
We tried a little bit of sandboarding, had a beautiful breakfast and lunch, and relaxed within the conventional Bedouin space. Reggie received to have some YouTube time within the room in entrance of the fan, I received to lie on the hammock, and we simply received to relax earlier than the lengthy journey that afternoon.
It’s a 4+ hour journey from Wadi Rum to Amman. Reggie fell asleep as quickly as we received within the automotive, seeing as I’d given the man the mistaken decide up handle so my rigorously deliberate taxi nap was out of whack. Be sure you know the place to get picked up from – ask your camp employees to intervene in the event you want!
After about three hours we stopped at a providers, fortunately. The employees in there have been so good to Reggie and he had a run spherical to interrupt up the journey.
After we lastly arrived in Amman (the visitors!) we had been hungry, and drained, and sick of vehicles and journey.
So, we determined to go for the best choice and went over the street from our resort at Shams Alweibdeh Resort Residences to Cafe Maestro for dinner. It turned out to be a superb selection.
We received just a few issues to share between the three of us, as is the Jordanian means.
Up to now we’d been fairly vast ranging in our meals alternatives, however up till now the meals hadn’t been centre stage as we’d had a lot else happening. That was undoubtedly about to alter in Amman!
The place to remain in Amman
I spent hours and hours searching for the proper resort in Amman for us. We really booked a unique resort however then realised it was fairly far out. We cancelled and moved to the Shams Alweibdeh Resort Residences a few week earlier than. This was nice for our wants, and launched us to the fabulous Cafe Maestro so I’m fairly glad we did it. We had a two-bedroom house right here. Our rooms had been good, it was nice to share a lounge and the employees had been pleasant. One of many predominant causes for our selection was the pool, which sadly was actually chilly and within the shade so we didn’t use it a lot.
It was solely a JOD or two away from every little thing we went to through taxi although, which was nice.
Finest lodges in Amman
Shams Alweibdeh Resort Residences: The place we stayed. Good location, pretty employees, (chilly) pool & breakfast. Bit darkish.
Nu Fifty Two: Virtually stayed right here however was booked up. Pretty and ethereal, nice location, tremendous fashionable.
Nomads Resort: Situated on Rainbow Avenue that is within the thick of the motion. Primary for anybody on a funds.
Day 6: Amman
All of us had the 4JOD breakfast buffet at our resort. There was numerous choice, and it had a fab view over the town. It was good for someday, however I wouldn’t have wished it day-after-day. I really like an a la carte breakfast served sizzling – particularly when you’ve youngsters concerned. An excessive amount of faff getting up and down on a regular basis.
That morning Reggie and I went off to the Prince Hashem Fowl Backyard, whereas Emily went for an grownup day in museums and hammams.
I’d deliberate our day trip round all of the toddler actions, however sadly inside about 5 minutes of arriving on the playground within the hen backyard, Reggie fell off the climbing body. It was terrible, so I’m going to breeze over it. He hit his head, the person on the ice cream store gave me ice from the aspect of his freezer to placed on it, and I purchased two ice lollies – one for his head and one for him. I used to be frantically trying up paediatricians and head accidents…
I can be ceaselessly grateful to that fluffy hen for making Reggie chortle once more, and to Emily who I used to be desperately texting on the opposite aspect of the town, who was saying all the suitable issues again to me.
Briefly, he was fantastic, simply with a pink head. We determined to go away the park and go to a smooth play I’d marked. Referred to as Yippee, it was within the Abdali Mall, and was completely sensible. After the trauma of the morning, it was only a welcome secure area for us each. I may really feel us each calm down because the acquainted sounds of Cocomelon songs performed over the speaker and he had someplace secure to discover the place I may let him roam free. Workers had been superb too, particularly Lemonie. She made us really feel so a lot better in regards to the fall.
We stayed about two hours, though you may really drop your baby off and buy groceries in the event you like. It additionally runs as a nursery.
Yippee is true subsequent to a meals courtroom with about ten completely different choices. We determined to go for Lebnani Snack – the place you may order salads and smoothies galore. And I wished to attempt the Jordanian Manaqeesh – flatbreads (oily however scrumptious).
We went again to the resort to recharge, after which again out to fulfill Emily from her hammam.
We determined to do our personal meals tour of Amman, fairly than paying the extortionate quantities for group journeys just for it to be too rushed or TMI for Reggie to maintain up.
We began at Gerard ice cream store on Rainbow Avenue. Reggie and I shared a blueberry cheesecake one and simply sat on the step exterior and ate all of it.
Stroll down Rainbow Avenue and also you’ll arrive on the well-known Al Quds Falafel. Simply subsequent door is this glorious juice store the place you may drink freshly squeezed pomegranate juice exterior, which is strictly what we did with our shared falafel.
The remainder of our tour didn’t go so effectively. Going up and down steps and the rickety pavements was tiring with a toddler and a pushchair. Locations had been closed after we received in, because it was early to eat (about 4pm). We simply wished a rooftop bar for a drink, however then most didn’t serve alcohol.
In the long run we discovered the great Prego Bar and Restaurant rooftop, and ended up staying just a few hours, placing a giant pause on our ‘Nice Amman Meals Tour.’ All of the food and drinks was HALF PRICE, we had been the one ones there, and it was all tasty and great, so why transfer?
We ordered a spherical of dynamite prawns and hen tenders, after which did it once more because it was all so scrumptious. Reggie had a spag bol and we watched the solar set over the town, with a glass of wine and simply… relaxed. It wasn’t fairly the few hours of the meals tour we had in thoughts, however it was great after the busy week / day / hour we’d had.
We determined to go again house and go to the Cafe Maestro rooftop bar reverse our resort. One other swift 2JOD Uber trip later and we had been house. We stashed the pushchair within the resort reception and wandered over the street and up within the raise to the Cafe Maestro rooftop. The employees had been pretty and welcoming to Reggie – I anxious they wouldn’t need him at 8pm however, they did.
We went for it with the desserts right here – Um Ali Bread Pudding, the native Knafeh, and a fried banana for Reggie. Together with a glass of native wine every too. It was a really stress-free night – my boy was glad, so I used to be glad too.
Our self guided, made up as we went, meals tour of Amman was completed. For in the present day.
It was additionally nice to know that house and mattress on the Shams Alweibdeh Resort Residences was only a few steps away, in reality we may see it from our rooftop.
Day 7: Amman
It was our final day in the present day, so we went to discover the large sights of Amman. Beginning with the Roman Theatre and the Citadel. After a fast, very low cost, breakfast at a bakery we ventured in.
Amman Roman Theater
Situated on the base of the Citadel, you’ll discover the outstanding Roman Theatre, serving as one more testomony to Amman’s Roman heritage. Constructed throughout the 2nd century, throughout the metropolis’s Philadelphia period, this amphitheater can accommodate roughly 6,000 spectators. Even in the present day, it continues to host concert events and varied musical performances.
It’s one of the vital well-known Jordan landmarks, and an unmissable cease in your Jordan journey itinerary.
The Amman Citadel
Only a fast trip away, the Amman Citadel dates again to the times of Roman occupation over Amman in 162AD. One of the common websites right here is Hercules’ hand. It was very popular up right here, and with a toddler the perfect factor to do was sit below the timber and go searching from there.
We did go within the Byzantine Church, and the Jordan Archaeological Museum – though Reggie set off an alarm getting too near the reveals. Bit cooler than the skin although!
Entrance to each is included in your Jordan Cross, and I’d strongly suggest getting a taxi up there because it’s excessive up on the hill. It was about 2JODs from the Roman Theatre.
There’s a bit of cafe up there. We arrived and received a espresso to evaluate what there was to see first. There are bogs up there, and naturally, epic views.
Wild Jordan Heart
One other taxi to the Wild Jordan Heart and we had been in Jordanian meals heaven. This was my favorite meal of the journey. Brunch on the Wild Jordan Heart is an absolute should while you’re in Amman.
The Heart has a store, a restaurant, a toddler pleasant area and many enjoyable available within the life, in accordance with my son. It additionally has gorgeous views out to Amman – you may see the citadel you had been simply at from the consolation of an air-conditioned couch.
Excellent spot for a toddler nap!
King Abdullah Mosque
That afternoon we went to the King Adbullah Mosque – the one mosque in Amman that lets vacationers in. We needed to don a head to toe gown for entry and pay just a few JODs, however it was fascinating to see inside. We arrived simply at a name to prayer and it was superb to be so shut and listen to it play out.
There have been fairly just a few areas to discover within the mosque, however we solely went in the primary room, and noticed a little bit of the skin. Reggie was undoubtedly getting antsy by this level, and I used to be too within the sweaty gown.
We had been right here about half-hour earlier than heading again to the Yippee smooth play on the mall a 10-minute stroll up the street. We each cherished it there!
Dinner in Amman
Hasham is without doubt one of the most infamous eating places in Amman, due to its legendary falafel and the very fact it’s additionally the oldest. It’s a big restaurant within the coronary heart of Downtown Amman with upstairs seating, and down. Downstairs was undoubtedly extra atmospheric, however when you’ve got little ones, upstairs was simpler to maintain them confined!
Reggie simply ate chips right here sadly, however there’s bread, falafel, hummus and falafel for all. It’s a preferred spot for breakfast if that works higher for you.
The entire meal for the three of us got here to lower than £10 – unimaginable!
We tried to discover downtown after, however it was simply too loopy. I used to be undoubtedly feeling the week of travelling with a toddler, and Reggie simply wished to have a look at all the brilliant lights and funky issues. We stood on what was I feel, the busiest avenue nook of Amman, and flagged a taxi house (ultimately).
Mattress time, prepared for our 5:30am airport alarm.
Day 8: Flight house from our week in Jordan
Our taxi by means of the resort to the airport was 25JOD. I’d really suggest utilizing the GetTransfers web site although, you may decide your automobile and will journey to the airport in a Tesla! It was the identical kind of value.
The roads and airport had been fairly quiet at 7am – we arrived in loads of time.
And our journey to Jordan was completed!
Prime suggestions for a household vacation in Jordan
Should you’re planning a household journey to Jordan, listed below are just a few tricks to pay attention to…
Take your individual journey seat
I took this transportable journey seat from Kanga. Regardless that I ordered them in each automotive we took, I didn’t belief them to be adequate. I’m glad I trusted my instincts as just one automotive of the 5 turned up with a seat. This one helps your baby’s head for street journey naps, and is comparatively simple to hold round. Though because the opinions counsel, the bag it is available in wants some reinforcement – it’s garbage!
Don’t anticipate there to be cots
Once more, one other inkling. Reggie is glad in his cot as of late, and though we now have co slept prior to now, these days are very a lot gone. Being 20 months he’s not prepared for a mattress so I ordered a cot in all of the rooms – this additionally didn’t seem.
Aside from the one above in Petra which was by no means appropriate for my chunk.
We ended up sharing the double beds, which I moved in the direction of the wall every time I may, though it wasn’t attainable within the O Seashore Resort, which meant I had a wakeful sleep worrying about him falling off the massive mattress. It wasn’t a large drawback all through our Jordan journey, however it did imply I couldn’t totally calm down at evening.
Bear in mind, you may take a cot on BA as a part of your two items of free baggage (though I already had a buggy and a automotive seat).
Think twice about whether or not you want your buggy
In every single place we went in Jordan the pavements had been horrible.
General, I’m glad we had the buggy because it meant I may strap Reggie in within the shade once I went within the Useless Sea, and once I went within the resort pool, however that’s all it was good for. It was ineffective for getting him round – and sadly Emily ended up pushing it fairly a bit because it was too onerous to carry Reggie and push that with the uneven pavements.
It was additionally actually annoying making an attempt to suit it within the taxis on our journey to Jordan – for 3 of the 5 journeys (fortunately the shorter ones) the three of us, with the automotive seat, had been squashed within the again whereas the blummin pushchair was folded within the entrance passenger seat. There was simply no solution to get all of the folks, baggage and pushchair within the automotive in any other case.
It was completely ineffective in Petra and Wadi Rum due to the sand. I ended up carrying Reggie so much!
Take sufficient nappies and wipes
I often suggest selecting up these chunky and heavy gadgets while you’re in your vacation spot while you’re travelling with little ones, however for Jordan I’d say take them. Ever since trawling the streets of Playa D’en Bossa in Ibiza searching for dimension 6 nappies I’ve simply determined it’s simpler to take them. I took about 40 nappies and three packets of wipes. I had loads of nappies however did find yourself shopping for a packet of wipes whereas I used to be there, as we’d used so many for restaurant dinner clear ups and to wipe our personal arms out and about too.
We tried about 5 little outlets earlier than discovering some close to the Citadel in Amman.
Should you’re beginning in Amman, you need to be fantastic with all the department stores, however in the event you’re doing all of your week in Jordan following this itinerary, I’d suggest you are taking sufficient to cowl these first few days at the least.
Take some tried and examined meals from house
I undoubtedly wouldn’t class Reggie as a fussy eater, however he didn’t actually need to attempt something new in Jordan. He ate pasta, bread, bananas, avocado and ham, on repeat. Fortunately I’d clearly taken numerous snacks to substitute this weight loss program, however I additionally took a few of these Hipp Natural toddler meals too.
Use SMA milks
My 20 month previous has been on cow’s milk for ages however I wasn’t certain how it might be completely different, or how I’d retailer it safely on our travels. I made a decision to only use the SMA toddler milks as a substitute, as they’re completely sanitised. These labored effectively.
Take a look at my article on what to put on in Jordan for extra recommendation on what to pack for Jordan.
The Jordan Cross
The Jordan Cross, an initiative by the Jordanian authorities, offers entry to a few of Jordan’s most famed sights. It’s a terrific selection if you wish to save time, cash and trouble in your 7 day Jordan tour itinerary. Even in the event you simply go to Petra throughout your week in Jordan, the move will prevent cash. We additionally used it on the Citadel and the Roman Theatre in Amman.
One of many key benefits of this move is that it consists of the waiver of the standard vacationer visa price of 40 JOD. This exemption applies if you buy the move earlier than arriving in Jordan and plan to remain within the nation for at least 3 nights.
You should buy The Jordan Cross right here, and also you discover a complete checklist of included sights as effectively. Even in the event you go for a guided tour, acquiring the Jordan Cross stays useful, as most excursions don’t cowl attraction tickets or vacationer visa bills.
Simply to notice, though youngsters can enter sights without spending a dime on an grownup Jordan Cross, you’ll nonetheless need to pay the visa price. I didn’t realise this and so was coughing up the 40JOD on the airport on our midnight arrival. It wasn’t a trouble, however simply sudden.
You completely MUST print this earlier than you go. In truth, I’d suggest you print a spare.
Is Jordan secure?
Once I visited in September 2023, Jordan was a really secure nation to go to.
My household and associates had been apprehensive about my go to, however I used to be assured in my selection and had completed a variety of analysis. You’ll need to do your individual based mostly on present occasions, however traditionally Jordan has stayed out of battle, regardless of its geographical location.
The place is Jordan?
Jordan borders Syria, Iraq, Israel and Saudi Arabia, a few of the most controversial international locations within the twenty first century.
Politics apart, I felt very secure in Jordan with my younger son. We didn’t get any trouble strolling the streets, anybody we interacted with was very pleasant to Reggie, and all of the resort employees and taxi drivers had been type too. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a household go to Jordan for a 7 day journey.
My solely grievance and security fear in Jordan was with the quantity of individuals driving and utilizing cellphones. I really needed to request our taxi driver cease whatsapping on his TWO telephones whereas he drove us. It’s really unlawful in Jordan, I seemed it up whereas sat within the again, however you may simply go searching whilst you’re on the street to see that nobody appears to care.
Extra locations to go to in Jordan
I didn’t go to any of those locations on my week in Jordan, however possibly you need some inspiration to remain longer, or see extra of the nation. These are all locations I’d’ve cherished to discover, however simply didn’t have the time.
Dana Biosphere Reserve – Jordan’s largest nature reserve at 308 sq km. It has an enormous variety of crops, birds, and mammals. You’ll be able to camp right here, like in Wadi Rum. Rummana Campsite comes extremely really useful.
Wadi Mujab – the ‘Grand Canyon of Jordan’.
As-salt – aka Salt, As-salt is a historic metropolis within the north of Jordan identified for its wealthy historical past, structure, and cultural heritage.
Jerash – one other Jordan itinerary should see as one of the vital well-preserved and spectacular Roman archaeological websites on this planet.
Aqaba – the seashore resort vacation spot in Jordan.
Madaba – a captivating metropolis identified for its mosaics.
The Baptismal Web site of Jesus Christ – you may go to the spot the place John the Baptist baptised Jesus, though you must be part of a tour. You’ll be able to even be baptised there your self!
Mount Nebo – Mount Nebo is believed to be the place the place Moses glimpsed the Holy Land earlier than he died. It has superb views!
7 Day Jordan Tour Itinerary
I had an excellent time with Reggie and Emily in Jordan. I’m so, so glad we did it. I don’t really feel like I missed out on a lot, having Reggie. Possibly the odd further drink right here and there, just a few further websites at Petra, and I’d’ve cherished to have gone purchasing in Al Balad in Amman, however that was about it.
It was value these minor sacrifices to have been in a position to see his pleasure with the cats of Little Petra, the epic array of breads at meal occasions, at fist pumping with the bedouins in Wadi Rum, and splashing within the swimming pools within the Useless Sea and Amman.
Jordan is a good vacation spot for an adventurous household. I hope this 7 day Jordan itinerary lets you plan your journey there, and let me know when you’ve got any questions in any respect!