Trip to jordan suggestions

Old Jul 21, 19, 5:59 am
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Trip to jordan suggestions

hi all, with my Wife and 7 y. O daughter.
planning a trip to’ Jordan at beginnig of september this year.
here my plan:
day 0: arrival amman late evening;
day 1: Amman/ jerash , hotel harir palace Amman;
day 2: Madaba nebo mountain, kerak, hotel: movenpick resort Petra;
day 3: petra hotel: movenpick resort Petra
day 4: wadi rum, hotel: memories aicha luxury camp;
day 5, 6 relax aqaba, hotel: intercontinental aqaba;
day 7,8 relax dead sea, hotel: dead sea spa hotel.
day 9 departure Amman, mid day.

would love to have any hint suggestions from you travel expert.
thanks in advance
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Old Aug 4, 19, 10:14 pm
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This looks good if you're looking for a lot of down time. The only thing I'd suggest would be to not leave Wadi Rum so early on day 5. It's really beautiful there and you should maximize your time.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 7:12 am
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I don't see a need to drive all the way south to Aqaba just to relax, then drive a few hours north to relax some more. Personally, I'd add a day to Amman, in part to recover from jet lag and in part for the Roman ruins in the area, and if you want the down time spend all of it by the Dead Sea. Nothing wrong with the previous poster's suggestion to spend more time in Wadi Rum, either.

(When you're in Petra, don't miss the ice cream at your hotel.)
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Old Aug 12, 19, 1:52 pm
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One thing I really wanted in Wadi Rum was to tour in a newer enclosed 4x4 vehicle since we were visiting in the August heat with 3 kids. I did not want to sit in the back of an old beat up pick up. Most of the jeeps in Wadi Rum are really old and you sit in the back. I used a tour operator out of Eilat, Israel to book my transfer from Petra to Wadi Rum and the same driver/vehicle was used for our 4 hour jeep tour in the desert. It was really really nice since they pre-screen the guides and vehicles - only guides that speak English well and have new cars are used. The guide was really good and he cooked a lunch for us in the desert after arriving. I have the contact of the guide/driver if you want to PM me. It's about half the cost if you book with him directly. He lives in Wadi Musa. The tour operators take a cut so my cost was higher.

cooking lunch

enjoying lunch at a shady spot in the desert

sunset in Wadi Rum
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Old Aug 16, 19, 10:19 am
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I would also skip Aqaba for 1 day at Dead Sea or for extra day in Amman.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 7:46 pm
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If you're not going diving, skip Aqaba and stay another night at one of your other stops. I don't think Aqaba is worth the trip. I would much rather stay in Amman an extra day and enjoy a night out, maybe going out to eat at a place like Kan Zaman.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 11:31 am
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dear all
thanks a lot for all your precious comments. you have been really helpful.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 7:04 am
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Are you planning on self-driving? If so, I'd load all the Amman at one end unless you're more adventurous than me

E.g. I did this:
1. Amman to Dead Sea via Mt Nebo
2. Dead Sea to Petra
3. Petra to Wadi Rum
4. Dropped rental car off at AMM and taxied into Amman city. Ubered for the rest of the trip.
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