Things to do in
Western Jordan

Our most recommended things to do in Western Jordan

From Amman: Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Madaba, & Baptism Day Trip

1. From Amman: Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Madaba, & Baptism Day Trip

Begin with a private tour service from your Amman hotel and enjoy a scenic ride to your first stop. Uncover the profound Christian legacy in Madaba, one of the world's oldest Christian cities. Explore the famous map of Christian cities that tells the story of centuries of faith. Ascend to Mount Nebo, a renowned Christian pilgrimage site and home to the sacred shrine of the Prophet Moses. Marvel at the breath-taking panoramic views from this sacred peak. Descend 300 meters below sea level to visit the very place where Christ was baptized, a spiritually enriching location. Then, it's time for ultimate relaxation and recreation at the Dead Sea with an optional lunch and 5-star resort entry upgrade. Float on the water's surface with the extraordinary buoyancy of the saline waters. Finally, enjoy a relaxing and convenient return transfer to your hotel in Amman.

From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea 3-Day Tour

2. From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea 3-Day Tour

Discover the highlights of Jordan on a 3-day trip with a driver-guide from Amman. Marvel at the monuments of the rock-carved city of Petra, witness the sunset over the Dead Sea, and experience Bedouin life at a camp in Wadi Rum. After pickup from your hotel in Amman, Visit Mount Nebo, and Madaba city Churches, then travel along the desert highway toward Petra. Stop at the Dana Reserve and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Continue to Shobak Castle, visit Little Petra, and admire the cut-out rock tombs. Be dropped off at your 3-star hotel in Wadi Mousa for your overnight stay. Spend the day at Petra and marvel at this well-preserved archaeological city. Take your time to explore this architectural feat before heading to Wadi Rum, where you will spend the night in a Bedouin camp. Explore the valley on a Jeep safari and admire the stunning landscapes. Then depart for a Dead Sea beach, passing through the Great Rift Valley to Aqaba City. Enjoy floating at the Dead Sea, and return to Amman in the evening.

From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

This fully-packed two-day tour begins in Jerusalem. Driving through the Judean desert, head towards the border and go through the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein crossing into Jordan. Once in Jordan, visit the historical site of Mount Nebo, a unique viewpoint of the Jordan River's west bank. After lunch at a local restaurant, take your time and gaze at the ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George at Madaba. From there, enjoy a scenic drive south. Eventually, arrive at your accommodation for the night, a Bedouin camp near Petra. The Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner, will open your heart. Before going to sleep on a comfortable bed, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you have a cup of local tea. Wake up and start the day with breakfast in camp before heading out to Petra. One of the world's seven wonders and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. A licensed tour guide will lead you through the Siq (a narrow gorge), the Treasury, and the Amphitheater while you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Following, you will have time to explore independently: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo or hike up to the Monastery. Meet the rest of the group again for lunch in Wadi Musa, before returning back to Jerusalem via the King Hussein/Allenby border crossing.

Jordan: Private Tour to The Dead Sea and Baptism Site

4. Jordan: Private Tour to The Dead Sea and Baptism Site

The Baptism Site on the banks of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea are two iconic destinations in Jordan, offering unique experiences for different tastes. Here's a glimpse into each: The Baptism Site: Spiritual Significance: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is believed to be the place where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist. Pilgrims and visitors from all faiths come here for spiritual reflection and immersion in the Jordan River. Historical Importance: Archaeological discoveries reveal a long history of religious activity at the site, dating back to Roman and Byzantine times. Explore ancient churches, mosaics, and hermit caves. Peaceful Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the serene setting of the desert landscape and the gentle flow of the river. Enjoy guided tours or quiet contemplation. Activities: Many visitors choose to be baptized in the Jordan River, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Other options include boat rides, hiking trails, and cultural performances. The Dead Sea: Natural Wonder: Float effortlessly on the surface of the saltiest body of water on Earth due to its high mineral content. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the mud and the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Relaxation and Wellness: Pamper yourself with spa treatments using Dead Sea mud and minerals, known for their rejuvenating properties. Relish the warm sunshine and the feeling of weightlessness. Unique Landscape: Explore the stark beauty of the Dead Sea shore, dotted with salt formations and offering a glimpse into the unique desert ecosystem. Activities: Take a boat tour, visit nearby archaeological sites like Masada, or indulge in watersports like kayaking and paddleboarding.

From Amman: Petra and Dead Sea Private Day Tour

5. From Amman: Petra and Dead Sea Private Day Tour

Begin with a morning pickup from your hotel in Amman and enjoy a scenic drive. Then, step into the legendary Petra City and immerse yourself in its ancient wonders, majestic tombs, and fascinating history. Next, head to the extraordinary Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Soak up the sun as you float effortlessly on its salty water and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of its minerals. Continue to the Dead Sea's resort beach (if option selected ) , relishing the stunning views and rejuvenating atmosphere. As the sun sets, your driver will safely bring you back to your Amman hotel, leaving you with unforgettable memories of a day filled with history, wonder, and relaxation.

From Amman: Dead Sea and Madaba Tour with Hotel Pickup

6. From Amman: Dead Sea and Madaba Tour with Hotel Pickup

Begin your 10-hour tour with a drive from Amman to Madaba. Madaba is one of the oldest towns in the Middle East, and home to a number of churches. Many are now in ruin, but you can still see extraordinary mosaics from the 7th and 8th centuries. Visit the St. George and Martyrs churches, and later the Mount Nebo Church. Take in views of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit. Jericho is usually visible, and on a clear day you may see Jerusalem. Continue to the Jordan River Baptism Site, and then the Dead Sea for an amazing panoramic view. Stop at the Dead Sea Beach for an hour to relax and enjoy lunch, before heading back to Amman.

From Eilat: 2-Day Petra & Wadi Rum Tour with Camp Stay

7. From Eilat: 2-Day Petra & Wadi Rum Tour with Camp Stay

Petra is the most famous tourist site in Jordan today. Petra was once occupied by the Nabateans, and almost everything in Petra was constructed by them. Visiting Petra, you'll be able to see over 800 objects, including the famous treasury, temples, mourning houses, caves, and more. Wadi Rum is everything you'd expect of a quintessential desert: extreme in heat in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter. It is violent and moody as the sun slices through the chiseled canyons at dawn or melts the division between rock and sand at dusk. It is exacting on the Bedouin who live in it and vengeful on those who ignore the dangers it presents. Experience its power and beauty with your expert guide. Your tour will begin with a pick up from your hotel in Eilat at 08:30 AM. After crossing the Arava border, you will drive to Wadi Musa Petra and tour the site. After the tour, you will eat lunch in Petra and drive to Wadi Rum and stay overnight at an authentic Bedouin camp. Along the way, you will learn all about the Nabataeans, their history, their art, gods, and the Bedouin way of life. Upgrade your experience in the desert to a 4-star tent with a private bathroom which includes a shower and a toilet in the tent.

From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour

8. From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour

Departing daily, our Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem is one of the most comprehensive tours offering two full days in Jordan and is one of the best ways to visit two of Jordan’s most exciting sites. Leaving from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, the tour starts with a scenic drive through the Negev Desert en route to the Jordanian Border. Once crossing the border, drive to Aqaba city, overlooking the Red Sea and enjoy some spare time for lunch, coffee and shopping before continuing into the Wadi Rum Desert to the Bedouin Camp accommodation. In the afternoon, enjoy a memorable Jeep Safari tour adventure and gain insight into Bedouin culture. Once back at the Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum, take in the starry night sky and enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner. The following morning, eat a leisurely breakfast in the campsite before heading to the lost city of Petra, a UNESCO recognized archaeological site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide, explore the hidden gems of this ancient city. There will also be time to explore Petra at your own pace, taking in the beauty and magnificence of the historic site. From Petra, travel back to the border to Eilat before returning to Jerusalem.

From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

9. From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

Start at 08:00 am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Amman by your private leisure air-conditioned vehicle and taken to the Mujib Bridge by your English-Speaking Driver. Enjoy the drive and pass by the beautiful scenery to reach Wadi Mujib. The most amazing breath-taking gorge in Jordan at 400 meters below sea level. The Wadi Mujib Reserve is the lowest natural reserve in the world, located in the mountainous landscape to the east of the Dead Sea, approximately 90 kilometers southwest of Amman. The trail is graded easy to moderate and starts at the visitor’s center. A self-guided trekking tour, where you will follow the course of the river towards the dam. Once the waterfall and gorge are reached, you will be able to enjoy a swim depending on the season rainfall levels. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water shade, especially in the heat of the summer, after this amazing unforgettable easy – moderate hiking experience! Walk towards your car that is waiting for you, as you will be taken for a short panoramic tour in Amman and then returned to your hotel by your own private vehicle. Please note customers must be at least 18 years old, know how to swim, and be in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for clients with health problems. Wadi Mujib The most amazing breath-taking gorge in Jordan at 400 meters below sea level. The Wadi Mujib Reserve is the lowest natural reserve in the world, located in the mountainous landscape to the east of the Dead Sea, approximately 90 kilometers southwest of Amman. The 220 square kilometers reserve was created in 1987 by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and is regionally and internationally important, particularly for the bird life that the reserve supports. It extends to the Karak and Madaba mountains to the north and south, reaching 900 meters above sea level in some places. This 1,300-meter variation in elevation, combined with the valley's year-round water flow from seven tributaries, means that Wadi Mujib enjoys a magnificent biodiversity that is still being explored and documented today. Over 300 species of plants, 10 species of carnivores, and numerous species of permanent and migratory birds have been recorded until this date. Some of the remote mountains and valley areas are difficult to reach thus offering safe havens for rare species of cats, goats, and other mountain animals. Wadi Mujib Siq Trail 01.04 – 31.10.2015 Grade: A self-guided trekking tour. Easy to Moderate depending on the season. Clients must be at least 18 years old, know how to swim, with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail starts at the visitor center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer.

Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

10. Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

Discover Wadi Mujib and the Dead Sea on a private day trip from Aqaba. Take in sweeping views of the area's natural scenery and explore one-of-a-kind landscapes. Enjoy plenty of free time to swim, sunbathe, and savor a buffet lunch. Start your excursion from Aqaba with a visit to Wadi Al Mujib, the lowest nature reserve in the world (closed during the winter). Admire the scenery that stretches along the east coast of the Dead Sea. Marvel at the views of the deep Wadi Mujib Gorge. Continue on to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Located in the Jordan Valley southeast of Amman, it is one of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and the richest source of natural salts. It also hides treasures that accumulated over thousands of years. Take advantage of three hours of free time to spend swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a buffet lunch at a 5-star hotel (included). After your free time, head back to Aqaba for drop-off.

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We had an amazing trip with Masa Tours. 100% highly recommended. Hamza is the kindest, most considerate chauffeur and guide. Always accommodating our needs and wishes. Hamza also provided transport to and from airport on request. The hotel pick-up was timely and our drive to Petra and the Dead Sea was most enjoyable, with great service like wifi on board, water and frequent stops and breaks. We had the best of times at the Dead Sea and our visit to Petra was even beyond words. After expressing our wish to taste a traditional Jordan dish called mansef, Hamza went beyond his way to find an establishment that serves this dish. Our delayed overlay in Amman due to the rains in Dubai turned out the be one of the best experiences we ever had. Again, 100% highly recommended and we hope to come back for a longer visit of Jordan in the future. We will definitely book again with Masa Tours.

Had the absolute best day in Jordan thanks to our lovely driver Safwat who took us to all of the locations! This experience was so amazing and I highly recommend for anyone visiting Jordan. Thanks again Safwat for a lovely day!

What an incredible experience! My driver Safwat did an amazing job from arriving on time, providing wifi in the car, and letting us know exactly what to see. I highly recommend this tour and request Safwat- he is the best!

Ihab gave his all to give us a complete and in-depth experience of Jordan, from his advice, stories and extras that made the tour a trip that exceeded our expectations. We fully recommend doing this tour with him.

our guide Mohamed was a true gentleman, he explained everything to us very well and also offered us various things to eat... highly recommended tour.