Jordan is a land of natural beauty and rich history, and there are countless places to explore and discover. Located in the Middle East, bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Palestine, the country has a diverse landscape that includes deserts, mountains, and coastal areas.

From ancient cities carved into the rock to desert landscapes and coastal beaches, there is something for every kind of traveler in this fascinating country. Here are five must-see places to add to your itinerary:

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Time: GMT +3

Telephone Code: +962

Languages: Arabic

Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Visa: Depends on the nationality of the traveler.

Weather: Jordan has mild winters and hot summers, with temperatures averaging between 15-30°C (59-86°F).

Best time to visit: Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November)

 

Places to Visit in Jordan

Petra: The Rose-Red City

This ancient city, carved into the rock, was the capital of the Nabataean kingdom and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walking through the narrow Siq (a gorge) and beholding the Treasury (Al-Khazneh) is an experience that is hard to put into words, it's simply breathtaking. Petra is also referred to as the "Rose-Red City'' because of the color of the sandstone rocks that make up the majority of the structures.

Wadi Rum: The Desert of the Moon

Wadi Rum, a desert valley located in southern Jordan, is a popular spot for camping and exploring the unique desert landscape. The vast desert expanse (spanning over 74,000 hectares) is mesmerizing, with towering sandstone mountains, deep canyons, and wide, flat valleys. The Bedouin people, who have lived here for centuries, call it "The Desert of the Moon" and it's not hard to see why.

The Dead Sea: The Saltiest Lake on Earth

The Dead Sea is a salt lake located between Jordan and Israel. It's known for its high salt content, which makes it easy to float on the surface, and for the healing properties of its mud. The water of the Dead Sea is so salty that it's impossible to sink, which makes it a fun and unique swimming experience.

Jerash: The Ancient Roman City

Located in northern Jordan, Jerash is an ancient Roman city and is easily one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. It features a well-preserved theater, temple, and colonnaded street. Walking around Jerash is like stepping back in time, as you can imagine how the Romans lived, worked, and played.

Aqaba: Red Sea Haven

Aqaba is a coastal city located in southern Jordan. It's a popular spot for diving and snorkeling, as well as for visiting the nearby beaches. Aqaba is considered one of the most popular diving and snorkeling destinations in Jordan, and it's easy to see why. The crystal-clear waters and colorful coral reefs make for an unforgettable underwater experience.

 

Must-Do Things In Jordan

Explore the Capital City

Visit the ancient city of Amman, the capital of Jordan, to explore its Roman ruins such as the Citadel Hill, the Temple of Hercules, and the Roman Theater. Take a stroll through the colorful souks and enjoy the local cuisine.

Travel the Desert by Air

Take a hot air balloon ride over Wadi Rum, to see the desert landscape from a different angle, and admire the beauty of the towering sandstone mountains and deep canyons.

Take a Hike

Hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, one of the most diverse and scenic reserves in Jordan, where you can explore the rugged mountains, and see a variety of flora and fauna.

Ride a Horse

Take a horseback ride at Petra, to see the Treasury and other impressive rock-cut structures from a different angle and enjoy the stunning views of the Petra Mountains.

Enjoy a Bedouin Dinner in a Desert

Attend a traditional Bedouin dinner and enjoy local music in a desert camp in Wadi Rum, where you can learn about the Bedouin culture and lifestyle, and enjoy the starry sky and the tranquility of the desert.

These five places are a great starting point, but there is so much more to explore in Jordan. Each place has its unique character, and you'll be sure to have an unforgettable time. What are you waiting for? Just book a package now!

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Explore the Capital City
Explore the Capital City

Visit the ancient city of Amman, the capital of Jordan, to explore its Roman ruins such as the Citadel Hill, the Temple of Hercules, and the Roman Theater. Take a stroll through the colorful souks and enjoy the local cuisine.

Travel the Desert by Air
Travel the Desert by Air

Take a hot air balloon ride over Wadi Rum, to see the desert landscape from a different angle, and admire the beauty of the towering sandstone mountains and deep canyons.

Take a Hike
Take a Hike

Hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, one of the most diverse and scenic reserves in Jordan, where you can explore the rugged mountains, and see a variety of flora and fauna.
 

Ride a Horse and Enjoy a Bedouin dinner in a desert
Ride a Horse and Enjoy a Bedouin dinner in a desert

Take a horseback ride at Petra, to see the Treasury and other impressive rock-cut structures from a different angle and enjoy the stunning views of the Petra Mountains.

Attend a traditional Bedouin dinner and enjoy local music in a desert camp in Wadi Rum, where you can learn about the Bedouin culture and lifestyle, and enjoy the starry sky and the tranquility of the desert.

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CurrencyJordanian dinar (JOD)
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Best time to travelSpring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November)
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