“The Ultimate Guide to a 2-Day Tour: Exploring Petra, Dead Sea & Wadi Rum from Amman, Jordan”

If  you are like me, who loves to explore places but with limited number of days [ ticking your bucket list ], you should check out my travel blogs often. [ I write 2-3 days travelling itinerary ] 

I have heard a lot about “Dead sea” but never got an opportunity. But this time, I am really getting lucky. 

So it all begins. Its a 2 days plan to Jordan. I decided to take my family and have a quick vacation.

Wait, before we go further. Some quick answers to your questions [ I am sure you must be having in your mind ] :

    • 2 days enough in Jordan?
      Its all about “Ticking off your bucket-list destinations”. Are you in !!
    • How much is the Jordan visa fees?
      A Jordan Tourist Visa on arrival fee is JOD 40 per person.
    • Is Petra hard for walking?
      Yes, and No ! If you do not want to walk much, you still can understand it without walking much.
    • Why is Petra famous ?
      Petra city is an important archeologic site and Jordan’s biggest tourist attraction. [ Before it extinct, you should see this natural miracle ]
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Amman is the capital of Jordan. Its about 2hour 55 min distance from Dubai.

While I am big fan of Emirates, so I decided to watch a movie on ICE [ Emirates airlines on air movies ].  

while enjoying a glass of cosmo, I stumbled upon Julia Roberts & George Cloony movie “Ticket to Paradise”. Its a nice romantic movie and shot in BALI [ Indonesia ].

Immigration process was easy. VISA is on arrival. You need to buy from the airport after landing. Visa on arrival is issued for a period of 14 days, which means travellers can stay for up to 14 days in Jordan.

If you are travelling alone, you can check my post : Is it safe to travel to Jordan as a woman.

The Dead Sea is a natural wonder that is located in Jordan. This famous body of water is a must-visit destination for travellers who are looking for a unique experience.

 7 Reasons why you should visit Dead-sea, Jordan

Here are seven reasons why you should visit the Dead Sea in Jordan:

  1. Unique Natural Beauty: The Dead Sea is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including the desert and the mountains. The salt formations along the shores of the sea create a unique and breathtaking landscape that can only be found in this part of the world.
  2. The Lowest Point on Earth: The Dead Sea is located at the lowest point on earth, 430 meters below sea level. This makes it a unique destination that is unlike anywhere else on the planet.
  3. Salt and Mineral Rich Waters: The water of the Dead Sea is extremely salty, with a salinity level of 34.2%. This high level of salt concentration makes it impossible for swimmers to sink, and the water is said to have many health benefits due to its mineral content.
  4. Therapeutic Mud: The mud from the Dead Sea is known for its therapeutic properties. The mud is rich in minerals, and it is believed to help with a range of skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema.
  5. Relaxation and Wellness: The Dead Sea is a popular destination for those looking to relax and rejuvenate. Visitors can enjoy a range of spa treatments that utilize the mineral-rich water and mud from the sea.
  6. Rich History: The area around the Dead Sea is rich in history, with many ancient sites and landmarks to explore. Visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient city of Jericho or visit the famous Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
  7. Adventure Activities: In addition to relaxation and wellness, the Dead Sea also offers a range of adventure activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and ATV tours.

In conclusion, the Dead Sea is a unique and beautiful destination that offers a range of experiences for travellers. Whether you are looking to relax and rejuvenate or explore the rich history and natural beauty of the area, the Dead Sea is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Jordan.

Jordan is a country that is full of history, culture, and natural wonders. The capital city of Amman is the perfect starting point for exploring the many incredible sites that Jordan has to offer. One popular tour that visitors can take is the 2-Day Tour of Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. 

This tour is an excellent way to experience some of the best attractions in Jordan in just two days.

Day 1: Dead Sea

The second day of the tour starts with an early morning visit to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. The Dead Sea is famous for its high salt content, which makes it impossible for swimmers to sink. 

Visitors can also enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea mud, which is said to have healing properties for the skin.

After a few hours at the Dead Sea, the tour will head back to Amman. Along the way, visitors will have the chance to stop at a few additional attractions, such as the King’s Highway, which offers stunning views of the Jordanian countryside. 

The tour will end with a drop-off at the hotel in Amman.

In order to really see Jordan and experience it you do need to stay, my first visit was a day trip and I decided on that day that I would have to return and spend a chunk of my time away there, it is such a lovely place and really does make you relax and holiday, I would say go for at least 3 nights. 

Day 2: Petra & Wadi Rum

Did you know that Petra is one of the 7 Wonders of the world? Yes, it is one of the 7 wonders of the world an ancient cultural heritage.

Before we go further, some interesting facts about Petra :

  • Petra is one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • It’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • The name ‘Petra’ means ‘rocks’

Since, tour starts early morning ( about 3 hours from dead ), I have finished my breakfast which was thankfully having lots of vegetarian options like falafel, bread & fresh fruits.

By 7 am my tour guide picked up from my hotel “Holiday Inn”.

While i am on the way, lets know little bit more about this place. Petra is one of the most famous historical sites in the world.

Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is often referred to as the “Rose City” due to the pink hue of the rock formations.

The city was carved out of the rock by the Nabataeans over 2,000 years ago and is an incredible sight to behold.

Once you reach there, you need to buy tickets. Entrance to Petra is only permitted with a valid entry ticket and these can be purchased at the ticket office at the entrance to the site.

Its about 50 JD per person. you can check their official website for more details.

visitors have two options : Day ticket and night tickets.

You will have entire day to explore Petra, including the famous Treasury, the Monastery, and the Amphitheatre.

The walk through the Siq, a narrow canyon that leads to Petra, is also a highlight of the visit.

This walk is around 1km long and is surrounded by stunning rock formations on either side.

There battery operated small 8-10 seater Baggi are available. you can opt for it or you can walk by your own. Don’t forget to take some fresh fruits & water bottle with you.

Since I can’t walk that long, I opted for Baggi ride to “The treasury”.

The caves are so much beautiful, you might forget the time and mesmerised by the natures gift to human. Its quite meditating there.

After taking 100’s of photos and videos of every corner of the rocks, I decided to end my Petra tour.

And now heading to Wadi Rum, a beautiful desert landscape that has been used as the setting for many movies and TV shows.

Visitors will have the chance to take a jeep tour through the desert and enjoy the stunning views of the sand dunes and rock formations.

In the evening, my tour guide took me to one of the oldest Bedouin camp where visitors will stay for the night.

Bedouin camps are a unique and authentic way to experience the local culture in Jordan. Visitors can enjoy traditional Bedouin food and music around a campfire under the stars.

Where to book : Hotels to check inn

There are plenty of options when coming to hotels in Jordan. There are not many options to stay near dead sea. Some of the best ones
are : 
I decided to stay in Holiday Inn. Seeing beautiful scenic view from “sea side balcony suite” which was luxurious, and super spacious. 
Tip : Always check their reviews on “Tripadvisor” or “Klook” before booking any hotel. (This is what i always do 😉
check room and hotels stunning view on instagram here.

How expensive is Jordan for a Tourist : currency & budget

Jordan is a popular tourist destination in the Middle East that offers a wide range of experiences, from ancient historical sites to stunning natural landscapes. The cost of travel to Jordan can vary depending on several factors, including the time of year, the type of accommodation, and the activities you choose to participate in. Here are some estimated costs to help you plan your budget for a trip to Jordan:

Accommodation: Accommodation costs in Jordan can range from budget-friendly to luxury. A budget hotel room can cost around $20-$50 per night, while mid-range hotels can cost around $50-$100 per night. Luxury hotels and resorts can cost $200 or more per night.

Food and Drinks: Jordanian cuisine is delicious and affordable. Street food and local restaurants offer a variety of dishes, including falafel, shawarma, hummus, and fresh salads. A typical meal at a local restaurant can cost around $5-$10. Alcohol is not widely available in Jordan, but it can be found in some hotels and restaurants at a higher cost.

Transportation: Public transportation in Jordan is affordable and reliable, with buses and taxis available in most cities. Taxis are metered, and the starting fare is around $1.50. A taxi ride from Amman to Petra, for example, can cost around $50-$60. Private tours and rental cars are also available, but they can be more expensive.

Attractions: Jordan has many famous historical sites and natural attractions that are worth visiting. The entrance fee to Petra, one of the most popular attractions in Jordan, costs around $70 for a one-day pass. Other sites, such as Jerash and Wadi Rum, have lower entrance fees. Some attractions, such as the Dead Sea, do not require an entrance fee.

Overall, the cost of traveling to Jordan can vary depending on your travel style and preferences. A budget traveler can expect to spend around $50-$70 per day, while a mid-range traveler can expect to spend around $100-$150 per day. Luxury travellers can expect to spend $200 or more per day.

Your packing list : Tips as to what to Bring and what not to bring to the DEAD SEA

What to Bring:

  1. Sunscreen – The sun is very strong in the Dead Sea area, so it’s important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  2. Water shoes – The bottom of the Dead Sea can be rocky and uncomfortable to walk on, so water shoes can help you walk around without hurting your feet.
  3. Hat and Sunglasses – To protect your face and eyes from the sun.
  4. Swimsuit – The Dead Sea is a unique place to swim because of its high salt concentration, so make sure to bring a swimsuit to experience the buoyancy.
  5. Towel – To dry yourself off after a swim.
  6. Camera – To capture the breathtaking views of the Dead Sea.

What NOT to Bring:

  1. Jewelry – The salt water in the Dead Sea can damage metal, so it’s best to leave your jewelry at home.
  2. Electronic Devices – The salt and minerals in the water can damage electronic devices like phones and cameras, so it’s best to keep them in a dry place.
  3. Soap and Shampoo – The Dead Sea has high levels of salt and minerals that can cause irritation to the skin and eyes, so it’s best to avoid using soap and shampoo in the water.
  4. Food and Drinks – It’s not recommended to eat or drink while in the water to avoid swallowing the salty water.
  5. Open Wounds – If you have any open wounds, it’s best to avoid swimming in the Dead Sea because the salt can cause pain and irritation.


The 2-Day Tour of Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea from Amman is an excellent way to experience some of the best attractions that Jordan has to offer. Visitors can enjoy the stunning beauty of Petra, the unique landscape of Wadi Rum, and the therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea, all in just two days. The tour is also an excellent opportunity to experience the local culture in Jordan, with a stay at a Bedouin camp and traditional Bedouin food and music. Overall, this tour is a must-do for anyone visiting Jordan and looking to experience the best of the country in a short amount of time.

You can always email me (Preeti) to know more about the trip at :joybliss666@gmail.com