Most people know Jordan by the name of Petra which is one of the seven wonders of the world. But apart from Petra, Jordan is also famous for its unique holiday destinations and roman architectural beauty. It is considered as the best country to visit in the Middle East. This Arab country is situated on the bank of river Jordan. It is located in such a way that on one side Siriya is situated and on the other side Isreal. Don’t Worry! Jordan is a quite safe, friendly and thrilling travel destination. From the enchanting vibes of Wadi Rum to the city centre of urban Amman, Jordan is a unique destination which offers breathtaking sights, best accommodations and excellent cuisine. Jordan is home to countless wonders that are sure to leave you in awe.
Your holiday trip to Jordan will give you a perfect blend of history, culture, adventure, religious atmosphere, leisure and luxury. Explorers can visit various beautiful destinations in Jordan. Put on a good pair of walking shoes as you have to walk a lot around the roman ruins and let yourself be impressed by the surroundings at Jordan.
We have listed topmost places that are popular in their own ways. So check them out!!
Petra: Visit the Rose City of Jordan
The Rose City of Jordan—Petra is stretched in an area of 60 km and best-known travel destination of Jordan. Petra is famous for beautiful archaeological sites, massive architecture and ancient civilization. In 1985, Petra was listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Site and today it belongs to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The whole city of Petra is carved into the red sandstone by nomadic Bedouin tribe which remained hidden till 1812.
There are many important sites in Petra but make sure you don’t miss the Treasury (Al-Khazneh), the Monastery (Ad-Deir) and the Royal Tombs. Out of these, Al-Khazneh is the most popular tourist attraction in Petra. Experience the vibrant colours and formations of the rocks at the most ancient city of Petra.
Get Thrilling Experience at the Dead Sea
The most interesting and thrilling place to visit in Jordan is the Dead Sea. It is located at the lowest point of the Earth between the borders of Jordan and Israel. The beautiful colour combination of Dead Sea leaves travellers spellbound. The speciality of this sea is that you can float on this sea without any equipment. This is because of the hyper-saline event.
The surprisingly warm, incredibly weightless and mineral-rich water has attracted many visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. You can perform various activities at the Dead Sea such as cover yourself in mud and take some funny selfies. Then experience the unique feeling of floating in a very salty sea.
Visit Amman— Vibrant City with Blend of Old & New
Amman is the capital city of Jordan and it is also the largest in terms of area. This vibrant city offers many surprises for travellers in terms of historic sites, traditional and cultural aspects and modern buildings. That why Amman is a popular destination for travellers to visit in Jordan. At Amman, you can explore ancient sites such as Amman Citadel, Umayyad Palace Complex which belongs to 8th century, Roman temple of Hercules and Roman Amphitheatre.
Apart from this, for witnessing some of the most expensive buildings of the city along with popular bars, restaurants and for enjoying the nightlife of Jordan you can visit Abdoun. For knowing more about Jordanian culture and art you can visit Jordan museum and art galleries which are situated in Jabal Amman.
Take a Tour in Wadi Rum Desert
Wadi Rum is a bizarre type of desert spread around in an area of 285.7 square miles of Jordan that offers narrow canyons, bridges, sandstone coves, high cliff and amazing viewpoints along with sand dunes. It’s among the most interesting places for tourists to visit in Jordan.
Tourists can stay overnight in Wadi Rum in their tents under the wide blue sky looking at the shooting stars and the dramatically changing colours of the skies is a totally unusual experience for them. The main attractions of Wadi Rum that every traveller should include in their trip are Little Bridge, Lawrence Spring, Nabatean Temple, Khazali Canyon.
Relax on the Beaches of Aqaba
Aqaba is a perfect example of seaside escape from social life. This place will give you full-on relaxation from your tiring tour of Jordan. Aqaba has captivating yellow sand beaches. On these sun-kissed beaches, you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming and can take leisurely walk on the beach to enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset.
Apart from beaches, you can visit the ancient ruins of Tall Hujayrat Al-Ghuzlan, see the date trees of the Shatt Al-Ghandour and you can go for an underwater tour to see the colourful reefs of Red sea.
Try Adventure Activities at Wadi Mujib
The Mujib Biosphere Reserve is the lowest nature reserve in the world which is located near the east coast of Dead Sea, Jordan. The beautiful Mujib Nature Reserve covers many kilometres of mountains and canyons, including the lower part of Wadi Mujib. Wadi Mujib is a deep valley which enters the Dead Sea at 410m below sea level.
Due to its 1,300m elevation, it draws the attraction of many adventurers and daredevils. You can indulge yourself in various adventure activities like hiking, zip-lining, rock climbing, canyoning and many more. The flow of water is from seven tributaries in the valley that makes Wadi Mujib a magnificent bio-diverse place.
Explore the Ancient Roman City of Jerash
Jerash is one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world apart from Italy. Jerash is an amazing blend of Greco-Roman and Oriental attractions. In Jerash, you can explore the ancient Roman city with well-preserved colonnaded (Rows of columns) streets, ancient theatres, historic public baths and fountains.
The Roman ruins destination offer some great viewpoints over the entire site. Jerash has a rhythm not seen anywhere else in Jordan. It is a great place to visit during springtime with its gorgeous hills and lush greenery. You can also participate and enjoy in the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts which Jerash hosts every year. This festival is filled with folk dance, music and theatrical performances.
Admire the Beauty of Dana Biosphere Reserve
Dana Biosphere Reserve is the largest nature reserve of Jordan with tremendous beauty, history and biodiversity. It is the only reserve in Jordan that includes the four different bio-geographical zones of the country i.e. Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo Arabian and Sudanian. This is a wonderful place to go hiking and walking on a breezy day. You can also join the activities organised at camping sites such as cycling, cooking classes and bird watching. Many animals and plants of the Dana Biosphere Reserve are endangered. Till now, 800 plant species and 449 animal species have been reported in the Reserve, including the Sand Cat, Syrian Wolf, the Lesser Kestrel & the Spiny Tailed Lizard are endangered species.
Apart from all these popular destinations, there are many other places in Jordan which can visit. Such as Umm El Jimal, Baptism of Jordan, Ajlun, Wadi of Zarqa. If you want to do a religious tour then you must visit Madaba & the Baptism site.