QUOTE(manzara @ Sep 19 2009, 03:41 AM)
Wadi Rum with a gentle desert 'stroll' to the Seven Pillars of Wisdom), although the highlight of many people's visit is to camp under the stars at one of the desert camps.
Petra, the Rose-Red City created from towering rock walls is one of the must-sees of not only Jordan but of the whole Middle East.
We hired a car and then drove up the King's Highway and Dead Sea Highway, via Dana and Kerek, to the shores of the Dead Sea. Floating in the waters at the lowest point on earth was amazing.
That is pretty spot on for the highlights. I spent 6 days in Jordan last month and hit all these places. You could send them to my blog too
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A desert camp in Wadi Rum is a must with a long 4x4 ride in the desert.
Petra is great, it is much larger than what I had anticipated. 1 day will only scratch the surface. If they are big on hiking they may want to do two, but it is quite expensive for entry fees and such [it was included in my tour price, but the number was quite shocking how large].
We did the same thing driving up the King's Highway and Dead Sea Highway. Some of the stops that are worth it are the Dead Sea, Kerak Castle, and Shobak Castle. I also really enjoyed Mount Nebo as well, which is the mountain that Moses is rumored to be buried at. In the winter time it has views all the way to Jerusalem [better in the mornings]. Maybe they could start a day out in Madaba [nearby city] and hit Mount Nebo first thing before it gets too hot and the view obstructed, then drive to the public beach at the Dead Sea, then go down to Kerak and Shobak castles. It would be quite a long day, but that is what I did. I am sure there are day tours that are offered to include a lot of this too though.