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Hiking in Wadi Rum

Things to do in Jordan

Jordan lies on the path of an ancient trade route and the successive waves of voyagers left behind an impressive array of castles, forts and churches, the most famous of which is Petra, the magnificent rock-cut city. Hidden from outsiders until the early 19th century, it’s worth at least a full day to explore.

Other things to see and do include a trip to the Dead Sea to enjoy its numerous spas and test its healing properties, a jeep tour through the arid, rocky scenery of Wadi Rum to admire the desert landscape, or a hike through the Dana Nature Reserve, home to over 200 bird species.

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Ideas for experiencing Jordan

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Jordan, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • The Roman theatre, Amman

    Amman City Tour

    Amman

    The tour of Amman will include the Roman theatre, and a visit to the Citadel to get a wonderful view of the city, as well as to visit the ruins there.

  • Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

    Dana to Feynan Lodge Hike

    Dana Biosphere Reserve

    En route there is a high chance of spotting many of the 200 different bird species of the area and depending on the season seeing many wild flowers as well.

  • Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Camel riding in the Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum

    One of the best ways to experience Wadi Rum is to take a camel ride in the area. Lasting around an hour, the ride will give you a real insight into traditional Bedouin life in the deserts of Arabia.

  • View from Ajloun Castle

    Full Day Tour of Jerash, Umm Qais & Ajloun

    Amman

    Located about an hour outside of Amman, Jerash is one of the real highlights of a trip to Jordan. It is one of the best-preserved Graeco-Roman cities in the Middle East, although it traces its origins right back to Neolithic times.

  • The Treasury, Petra

    Petra City Tour

    Petra

    The tour begins with the walk down from the site entrance to the beginning of the Siq. This path is flanked with typical rock-cut tombs that are a very small precursor of the drama to come. The most impressive of these preliminary tombs is the Obelisk tomb.

  • Mosaic, Madaba Archaeological Park

    Madaba, Mt Nebo & Kerak Castle

    The Dead Sea

    Mt Nebo is the site from which Moses first saw the Holy Land at the end of the Exodus. It is also the presumed site of his death and burial.