5 reasons to travel to Jordan

Jordan is a pearl in the Middle-East. With neighbouring countries such as Syria and Iraq, it doesn’t seem like an ideal holiday destination, but in opposition to most countries in the Middle-East, it is a perfect safe country to travel. Here are few more reasons why you should travel to Jordan.

1.     Petra: one of the 7 world wonders

The main reason why travelers visit Jordan is to see Petra, the rose-red city carved into rock stone. Since 2006 it is listed as one of the 7 modern world wonders. The Treasury is the best-known monument in Petra and is the first thing you catch a glimpse off after wandering through the Siq.

Tip: Buy a Jordan Pass (cost: 70-80 JOD), as this includes the heavy visa fee and entrance ticket to Petra and several other archeological sites in Jordan.

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2.     Expore Wadi Rum with a camel

Wadi Rum is a red desert landscape with rock towers emerging on the horizon. It was the setting for several movies including Lawrence of Arabia. The desert is inhabited by bedouins, a Arab nomadic people that live in tent camps all over Wadi Rum. While most travelers explore Wadi Rum with a 4×4, a camel ride with a Mars-like landscape in the background is just something you need to experience.

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3.     Float the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is situated partially in Jordan and partially in Israel. It is the lowest place on Earth (400m below sea level) and basically is a huge salt lake. The water is so salty that life in the sea is impossible. For tourists it is a lot of fun, since it means you can float without effort and there are spa treatments in the resorts nearby.

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4.     Spend the night in a bedouin camp

Wadi Rum is one of the best places to see a star sky, so that is one reason for spending the night in a bedouin camp. Another one is to experience the traditional lifestyle of this desert people. You can opt for staying in a luxury tent camp or a basic tent camp. Booking your overnight is possible via Booking.com

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5. Perfect for a short holiday

All of the main attractions of Jordan are located in the south and are easily reachable by public transport or by rental car in no more than 3 hours. Most itineraries include a visit to Amman, Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum and take no more than a week. So it’s perfect for a short holiday.

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What is your favorite thing about Jordan?

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