The ancient civilisation of Jordan runs along the coast of Dead Sea. It is home to some of most important archaeological sites from the Roman Empire. The capital, Amman, is its centre.
Jordan is a country that is considered to be one of the most open and liberal in the Arab world. It is also a very safe country to visit, as it is not like many other Middle East countries.
Jordan has a population of just 10 million people, making it a great destination for history lovers and nature lovers.
The generous spirit of Jordanians will welcome you to their world-famous biblical sites and lush nature reserves. Social entertainment is a major part of daily life. If you’re lucky, you might be invited to dinner or even just to have tea and coffee while you experience the country’s unique hospitality.
This is everything you need to know about planning your trip.
What are the top places to visit in Jordan
Petra is one of seven wonders in the world.
It dates back to around 300 BC and was once the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. It was the capital of Nabatean Kingdom’s Nabatean Kingdom around 300 BC.
Petra was carved into pink-sandstone cliffs. It is now known as the “Rose City”. It is half-built and half-carved into rock. Surrounded by mountains with passages, gorges, it is a mix of both.
The ancient city is now recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Relax in the Dead Sea
The famously buoyant Dead Sea is a part of Jordan’s western border. This area allows you to relax on your back and move around peacefully.
The Dead Sea’s salt content is 34%, which is nine times more salty than the ocean. This body of water is not suitable for sealife, so the name. However, you can still float on the surface in safety.
As soon as you enter the water, you’ll be able to float. It takes only a few feet to feel comfortable floating. You can’t swim, but it’s possible.
If you don’t mind paying entrance fees, Amman beach is the best place to take a dip.
If you don’t mind paying entrance fees, Amman beach is the best place to take a dip. You can easily access it, you can use the free sunloungers and rent a locker and towel for the day. If you want a more luxurious day, OH Beach is the best option. You will find beautiful sandy beaches, sun loungers, pools, and plenty of bars and restaurants that will keep you busy well into the night.
Go to Wadi Araba desert
Wadi Araba is a large desert with canyons, dunes, and rocky landscapes. It runs from Aqaba to Dead Sea, and is part the Great Rift Valley that runs from the Middle East through Southeast Africa.
If you feel brave enough, you can also take a guided walk or jeep tour. You can camp out in the desert for the night and visit a Bedouin camp on most guided tours. You might have the opportunity to try a traditional Bedouin meal that is slow-cooked over hot coals beneath the sand. This includes a variety of meats and vegetables.
Walk all the way from North to South Jordan
Get your hiking boots on and prepare for a 40-day expedition. The Jordan Trail connects 75 towns and villages along the length of Jordan, from Umm Qais (the north) to Aqaba (the south).
This route is not for beginners. It traverses rolling hills and sheer cliffs, as well as dramatic mountains over 675 km. It’s a great way to explore the country and soak up its rich history. There are ancient pathways and other civilisations that you will encounter along the route.
What are the opinions of experts on Jordanian tourism?
We asked Nayef Mohammed Al-Fayez (Jordan’s Minister of Tourism) about the best things to do and places to visit in this beautiful country.
Visit the baptism site of Jesus and Jordan, where Moses saw the Promised Land on Mount Nebo.
It’s impossible to answer. Jordan has so many amazing things to offer.
“When it comes to culture and heritage, there is a lot of choice. The Jordan Trail is a great option for adventurers and provides real exposure to local culture. Where do you begin when it comes to religious tourism? Visit the baptism site of Jesus, and Jordan is the place where Moses saw the Promised Land on Mount Nebo.
He said, “We are so excited to receive guests back to Jordan so that they can experience it again.” Already we have seen a significant uptake in tourism, and we look forward to the 2022 and future.