Jordan is one of the most stunning spots with beautiful landscapes, ruins and definitely a memorable experience. Here are some must-dos, you cannot leave without.
Updated: 13 May 2019
The land of the wandering Bedouins, the land where the desert meets the sea, the land of many ancient wonders, Jordan, welcomes travelers from all over the world. There are a plethora of things to do in the country that you need at least two weeks for an immersive, once-in-a-lifetime experience which you will never forget. From the vibrant metropolis of the capital Amman to the serene retreats of Feynan Ecolodge, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the best things to do in Jordan.
Among the best preserved Roman ruins in the entire world, the Roman ruins of Jerash also includes a hippodrome which was once the venue for chariot races witnessed by up to 15,000 spectators, Hadrian’s Arch which was built to commemorate the victory of Emperor Adrian, and a cardio maximums which was once the city’s main thoroughfare. Just being in the area transport you back in time when life was a lot more different.
Any trip to Jordan is incomplete without a dip in the Dead Sea. It is filled with too much salt that you can float to your heart’s content. It is best to book a hotel in close proximity to the Dead Sea so you can take a dip whenever you want. The minerals are said to have healing qualities and a lot of people book retreats to help with various ailments. Rub mud all over your skin and it will be as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Located in the south of Jordan is the city of Aqaba. It is a contrast to the arid Jordanian desert with its lush vegetation just off the Red Sea coast. The place has a little bit of something to offer everyone from diving, various other water sports, and all-inclusive resorts where you can relax in delightful spas. Kempinski Hotel is one of the best places to stay in with views from every room and a great base to explore the nightlife of Aqaba. Enjoy the few pleasantries in life after diving by shisha smoking by the sea after enjoying a great evening meal in one of the many cafes.
If you would like an otherworldly experience in the ancient city of Petra then a night at the Bubble Hotel is a must. You can fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the surreal panorama of the surrounding area. Take part in a few activities such as going on a horse carriage ride through the Siq or Siqit in Petra. The main, narrow entrance to the Nabatean treasury starts at the Dam and ends at the opposite side of the vault. The Siq is mainly decorated with Nabatean sculptures which represent deities.
When in the desert, a camel ride is certainly a must. Often called the ships of the desert, camels are a very important part of Bedouin life. There is a collection of camel ride tours in the protected area of Wadi Rum. There are longer, full-day treks that start in the morning but there are also shorter treks which can be taken any time of the day and these usually start and finish in Rum Village.
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