Dave and Deb, the founders of The Planet D – is one of the top 10 travel blogs in the world according to Forbes. In this article, they share 7 exciting things to do in Jordan that will make you want to pack your bags NOW!
Visit Ancient City of Petra
Petra is one of the great ancient cities of the world and it definitely lives up to the hype.
With momentous buildings built into high cliffs, Petra will literally take your breath away as you step into the Treasury square after your 2km walk through the deep narrow gorge of the Siq. This legendary setting is so beautiful, Hollywood has since come a-knockin’ using Petra for filming locations in movies such as Transformers and Indiana Jones.
Take a Therapeutic Mud Bath
The minerals of the dead sea have healing qualities and many people book retreats to help with ailments.
Take advantage of the spas utilizing the healing waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy a retreat into pure luxury. If you rub mud all over your skin, it will be as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Float in the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea truly is filled with salt and you can float until your heart’s content. Book a hotel directly on the sea so you can enjoy a daily dip in the healing waters. People have been known to lay on their backs while reading a newspaper in the Dead Sea and it’s true! You really float on top!
One of our favorite activities in all of Jordan was splashing around in the waters of Wadi Mujib for a day.
Wadi Mujib is easily reached from the Dead Sea and can be included during your stay there.
Wadi Rum is an incredible desert valley filled with narrow gorges, towering cliffs, and natural stone arches.
It’s the home of the Bedouins where the human race has inhabited this land for nearly 12,000 years. T.E. Lawrence began his journey through the Arabian desert here.
Sleep in a Bedouin Camp
Experience a true Bedouin experience as you camp in the middle of Wadi Rum in yurts made out of wool.
Walk by candlelight, enjoy a Bedouin meal cooked in the earth and ride a camel at sunset.
But the best part about visiting Wadi Rum was staying in a Bedouin Camp to have a true Bedouin Experience.
If you like Roman ruins, you will love Jerash. Jerash is the most well-preserved ancient Roman city outside of Italy. Jerash dates back 6500 years and was an important city on Rome’s ancient trade route.
Thanks to the dry climate, it laid untouched for centuries to understand waiting to be explored. Excavations began in 1925 and today it is one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture outside of Rome.