If you are planning to go on a tour in the Middle East, then visiting Jordan is a must. Get ready to indulge in the right mixture of authenticity, modernism, and mesmerizing nature. The country has something for all; those interested in diving into the history of ancient nations can enjoy ruins bearing witness to the greatness of the Kingdom. As for adventure seekers, they can go on intriguing trips to uncover the country’s hiding gems.
Here is a list of the must-visit attractions in Jordan:
Petra has captured the minds of the world, being one of its 7 new wonders. For years this Nabatean marvel has attracted millions of visitors, who often find themselves asking how this architectural masterpiece was built.
You have probably seen some pictures of Petra featuring what looks like a building carved in pink stone, but there is much more to see than this. There are 800 historical sites to visit, from tombs, temples, and more. What you see in the popular photos, is the first thing to see after reaching the end of the 1.2 kilometers ‘’Siq’’.
The sanctuary in the middle of the desert, where you can get away from the noise of the city and rest your mind in majestic silence. At Wadi Rum, you can enjoy hikes while marveling at the canyons and golden sand dunes. At night you can stay in one of the many camps there, circle around the fire, and gaze at the twinkling stars that you can’t see in the city.
Located on the Red Sea, Aqaba is Jordan’s breathtaking waterfront destination. The city promises visitors of many exciting things to do, from water activities like scuba diving to one-of-a-kind dining experiences and more. To keep up with the increasing number of tourists, Aqaba witnessed the construction of many luxury hotels to cater to tourists of different interests.
Don’t be intimated by the name; the lowest point on earth is a popular destination that people around the world travel to Jordan to visit. The “dead” part stems from the fact that the Dead Sea is too salty for any marine creatures to live in. But the fun part of being too salty is that even if you’re not trained to swim, you’ll be able to float with no help.
While at the Dead Sea, don’t forget to test the Dead Sea mineral mud that has been proven to help in skin exfoliating, hydrating, and pores tightening. Many beauty products companies use the Dead Sea mud as an ingredient in their skincare products.
Very close to the Dead Sea is Wadi Mujib. It is a river canyon extending over 70 kilometers, offering nature lovers the experience of their lifetime. Visiting Wadi Mujib, you can spot many wild creatures such as the Egyptian Vulture, Nubian ibex, and others. The canyon is great for hikes, where it is possible to enjoy walking through water in Wadi Mujib Gorge.
Why Leave the Capital?
When you travel to Jordan, your plane will land at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. But before you start planning your itinerary, it’s important to know there is a side to discover in the capital of Jordan as well. Amman hosts some astonishing archeological sites.
Head to downtown Amman to experience the life of its people and visit the Amman Citadel. The citadel is assumed to be inhabited since the Bronze Age. Next is the Roman Theater, where you can look into the history of the city that was once occupied by Romans and referred to as Philadelphia.