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Best Things to Do in Jordan

Planning a trip to Jordan? Here’s a list of the top things to do in Jordan if you don’t know where to start.

Explore temples, traverse the sandy dunes, or soak yourself in the dead sea. There are plenty of awesome things to do in this unique destination. 

A Dip in the Dead Sea

A visit to Jordan just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Dead Sea and we highly recommend taking a soak here. 

It’s impossible to sink in the Dead Sea because it’s the saltiest body of water in the world.

The locals massage the mud of the Dead Sea into your skin before you take a dip. We found that there are many benefits to rubbing mud on your skin, including a reduction in skin impurities, arthritis relief, and improved psoriasis.

Ride a Camel

Jordan has many deserts waiting to be explored, and we think that a camel is one of the best modes of transport when traversing the sandy dunes.

Camels are majestic creatures that adore humans. You’re able to feed them and pet them as you ride.

The camel rides can last anywhere between 30 minutes and 4 hours. It all depends on where you’re going and what you’re doing.

Some tour guides will stop at ancient ruins or historical landmarks, making your camel ride extra interesting. 

Safari Drive

Maybe you want something a little faster than a camel. Then we recommend exploring the Wadi Rum desert via Jeep. This is the fastest way to explore the desert and is an exhilarating adventure.

You’ll see a variety of desert animals and interesting fauna, and there are plenty of stops where you’re given Jordanian tea.

The Treasury

Chances are that you’ve seen the Treasury, or Al-Khazneh, if you’ve watched Indiana Jones. 

The Treasury is the biggest tomb in all of Petra and is carved into the sandstone surface of the mountain.

Tourists were previously allowed in the tomb, but you can’t do this anymore to prevent possible damage to such a historical landmark.

But believe us, the sight of this monument alone was enough to make our jaws drop!

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is right outside Amaan, and it stands 710m above sea level.

You’re able to see beautiful vistas at the top of the mountain while learning about the mountain itself. You can see the holy city of Jerusalem along with many tombs, mountains, and much more.

The mountain is mentioned in the Hebrew bible where Moses was granted a view of the promised land. So not only is this mountain beautiful to look at, it holds a significant religious and historical background.

Bedouin Camps

The Bedouin Camps are perfect for those not knowing where they want to stay or those not wanting to spend a fortune. 

We definitely recommend seeing these camps and spending a night under the stars. Locals prepare tea and meals for you during your stay. 

The camp leaders guide you to your room and show you the facilities. Each room has a bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet, and bath, which we found very accommodating.

These camps also have activities during the night such as dances, henna tattoos, and much more. The locals adore visitors and love to share their culture.

Climbing a Mountain in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is filled with many mountains and summits, each with their own climbing routes and paths. 

Jabal Umm ad Dami is one of the most rewarding hikes in Jordan and is excellent for those who like an uphill challenge. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to see the mountains of Saudi Arabia and the waters of the Red Sea.

Burdah Arch, Jebal Al Hash, and the Rakhabat Canyon are also some of Wadi Rum’s best hikes. These include a good mix of flat, trail-like surfaces as well as steep rocky terrains. 

Explore Jordan Today

Now that you know the top things to do in Jordan, you can plan what you want to do first and make a day out of it. 

Tourists will learn new things, meet new people, try amazing food, and bear witness to the most breathtaking sights. Jordan is only a flight away, so come onboard and enjoy your stay.

Source : Travel Pulse