Jordan is a compact country, brimming with sights and experiences worthy of any bucket list. Within just a few short days, Explore travellers can take in the incredible city of Petra, ancient ruins of Jerash, spend a night under the desert stars and float effortlessly in the Dead Sea. Jordan may be a young country but its lands are ancient and full of history, just waiting to be explored.
Petra is Jordan’s most well-known site and undisputed jewel in the crown. A vast site of pink-tinged facades hewn into rock; the size is on a truly staggering scale. Sharing the narrow walkways with camels, donkeys and horse drawn carts, you’re whisked off to an exotic and chaotic but mesmerising land.
However ancient treasures and mysteries are not the only reasons visitors choose Jordan. The stunning and diverse landscapes are a perfect fit for more active holidays and the numbers of travellers coming here to trek and cycle are increasing. Covering relatively short distances, efforts are rewarded with sites and experiences around almost every corner. A perfect fit for families and small group adventures; the terrain is varied, accommodation hospitable, locals friendly and climate comfortable. Adventurers are truly spoilt for choice. Within just a few days you can take that iconic Dead Sea selfie, trek through the desert sands of Wadi Rum, explore the rocky hillsides harbouring ancient Bedouin camps, stumble across ancient castle ruins, and that is all before reaching Petra – a wonder of the world! If that all sounds too exhausting the chilled out town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea coast is a perfect place to relax, although this also has much to offer with incredible marine life waiting to be explored.
For most people, the real beauty of Jordan holidays is that you can combine all these experiences in just one visit. A few short days off work and you have seen and experienced a myriad of sites and gathered a host of life long memories.