• 12 things to do in Jordan

    Posted on April 17, 2014 by admin in Blog.

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    Find out the best things you must try and places to visit while exploring Jordan.

    12. Enjoy a tea or coffee with locals

    While in Jordan it is usual you’ll be invited to have a tea or coffee in a shop or someone’s home, give it a try and enjoy Jordanians hospitality. Here having a tea is almost a ritual, the tea is usually flavored with na’na (mint) or meramiyyeh (sage). If you don’t want it, then you should smile and have a reason for not accepting it.

    Arabic Coffee

    Arabic Coffee

    Mint Tea

    Mint Tea

    11. Local Jordanian food

    Your Jordan experience is not complete without having a taste to delicious local cuisine. Within Arabic culture food is used to express hospitality and generosity.

    Mansaf is the national dish, lamb with herbs cooked in yoghurt, served with rice, garnished with nuts.

    Mansaf

    Mansaf

    Other popular dishes are Maglouba, Falafel, Kebabs and more.

    Maglouba

    Maglouba

    10. Visit Jesus Baptism Site

    Bethany Beyond Jordan or Baptism Site is a popular site in Jordan for religious pilgrimage. Thousand of Christian visit the site to retrace the place where Jesus was Baptist by John the Baptist.

    Bethany Beyond Jordan

    Bethany Beyond Jordan

    9. Visit a Nature Reserve

    Although a small country Jordan has several Nature Reserves to offer to nature lover visitors. One of them is the Dana Nature Reserve, with significant variety of landscapes. Hikes ranging from short to several hours are available if you are interested to become close to the nature.

    Dana Nature Reserve

    Dana Nature Reserve

    8. Enjoy Red Sea Aqaba

    Beside from being an ideal place for water sport activities and leisure day, Aqaba is also a recommended winter destination.

    Red Sea Aqaba Diving

    Red Sea Aqaba Diving

    7. Travel along the Kings Way

    On your way to Petra, take the ancient route King’s Highway. Mentioned on Bible’s Old Testament, Kings Way serves as an important caravan route during early days.

    King's Highway Jordan

    King’s Highway Jordan

    6. Day tour to Jerash

    Jerash is popularly known as the best preserved Roman provincial town in the Middle East sometimes referred as the “Pompeii of the Middle East”.

    Jerash also known as Gerasa

    Jerash also known as Gerasa

    5. Visit Amman Citadel

    Citadel is located in downtown Amman, here you have panorama view of the town, explore further more you see Umayyad Palace, Temple of Hercules, Byzantine Basilica.

    Citadel Hill

    Citadel Hill

    4. Visit the city of Mosaic Madaba

    Visit the well known 6th Century Palestinian Byzantine Mosaic at the Madaba St. George Church.

    St. George Church in Madaba

    St. George Church in Madaba

    3. Tour the amazing Wadi Rum desert

    Spend a day or night at the amazing Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. Have a jeep ride to see sand dunes, Nabatean rock inscriptions, canyons and more. Explore the desert by foot, camel, horse or jeep.

    Wadi Rum Scenery

    Wadi Rum Scenery

    2. Float at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth

    Enjoy the Dead Sea take a chance to float at the salty waters without any effort.

    Floating at the lowest point on earth

    Floating at the lowest point on earth

    1. Visit the marvelous Petra

    Your Jordan visit is not complete without touring the famous rock city of Petra, one of new Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The Treasury

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