Highlights of Jordan
Destinations Destinations
Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Amman, Dana Biosphere Reserve
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Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Photography, Hiking

Start in Jordan’s capital city of Amman with a step back into an ancient world at its formidable Roman Amphitheatre. From Amman, head south to the canyons of the Wadi Dana. Here you can tackle a section of the Jordan Trail with breathtaking views as your reward. Continue south to the red-rose sands of the Wadi Rum where an overnight camp is the perfect spot for unspoilt desert stargazing. As you head back north, schedule at least a couple of days to see the incredible stone-carved structures at Petra, before finishing as you began, with a step into the incredibly well-preserved Roman city of Jerash.

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Get a taste of Jordan at Amman’s famous falafel stands and kunafa stalls
Amman

Get a taste of Jordan at Amman’s famous falafel stands and kunafa stalls

Work up an appetite with a sight-seeing stroll around Jordan’s capital of Amman before sampling some of the city’s mouthwatering street food. The many falafel stands and stalls selling the traditional Middle Eastern dessert kunafa are great places to try delicious, safe and authentic Jordanian dishes.

Hike the Al Khubtha trail for views of ancient Petra
Petra

Hike the Al Khubtha trail for views of ancient Petra

Take in the key architectural features of Petra - Jordan’s hidden city carved into stone - with a short but steep trek along the Al Khubtha trail, which provides stunning views of the amazing ancient metropolis, culminating with a view of the Treasury - one of the city’s most elaborate temples.

Wander the chariot-rutted streets of Jerash
Jerash

Wander the chariot-rutted streets of Jerash

The Roman city of Jerash, with its border marked by the imposing Hadrian’s Arch, gives a remarkable insight into life in an ancient civilisation. The ruins here are well-preserved and archaeological treasures plentiful, including an incredible oval plaza lined with 56 limestone columns.

Fly through Wadi Rum on a pickup truck safari
Wadi Rum

Fly through Wadi Rum on a pickup truck safari

Spend a day exploring the rose-red desert sands and meandering through the sandstone and granite siqs (canyons) of the Wadi Rum in a pickup truck. If you can, spend the night in a desert camp for an unforgettable experience.

Day hike with a Bedouin shepherd and his flock in Wadi Dana
Dana Biosphere Reserve

Day hike with a Bedouin shepherd and his flock in Wadi Dana

Dana Biosphere Reserve in south-central Jordan is the country’s largest nature reserve and is home to the remote valley of Wadi Dana. Join a Bedouin shepherd for a hike through its chiselled sandstone cliffs to experience the area the way the locals do.

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