If you’re looking for that perfect getaway to take your mind off all the work piling up on your desk, take a chance on going to Jordan for a relaxing and exhilarating trip. Here are a few reasons why you should go to Jordan.
- The Dead Sea
The name sounds eerie, but in contrast the experience is almost spiritual. In fact, it was named so because the salinity of the sea is so high that life ceases to exist in it. This in turn gives rise to a very amusing phenomenon, floating; anyone and everyone who dips into the sea will instantly float like a mermaid. An additional plus point to this spot is the black mud of the Dead Sea which is rubbed onto the body before entering the water. This mud, said to be highly beneficial for the skin, calms the body like any other 5-star rated spa treatment.
- The Lost city of Petra
This beautiful city, which was quite literally carved into a cliff, was ‘lost’ from the western world for over centuries until European travelers discovered it. It’s perfectly carved edges, of red, pink white and sandstone, is an alluring element for anyone who likes to feel as if they’ve just travelled through time. To add on, lying in this city is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Petra Archaeological Park, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- The Red Sea
If you like the beach, then you’re going to love the fact that Jordan borders two different seas, giving you not one, but two different beach-side experiences. Unlike the Dead Sea, the Red Sea is quite alive and is surrounded by lavish resorts of all sorts. It is not actually red but in fact very blue, and home to over 1000 species of different colors, shapes and sizes.
- Bedouin for a night
Camp out under the stars in Wadi Rum, a dessert home to many a Bedouin. Sit around a warm fire listening to a captivating story while your new Bedouin friends make you some hot Arabian tea to top off the night.
- Be a part of history
Mount Nebo, which is featured in the Hebrew bible, is a mountainous peak with religious history and significance. A massive mosaic signifying ‘The king’s way’ is being put together and every guest is invited to join in the project by getting their names added to a tiny piece of the mosaic. When complete, your name will be a part of the world’s largest known mosaic ever built. Now how’s that for a once in a lifetime experience!
- Knaffeh in Amman
If you’re a foodie like I am, then you’re going to want to try this special Jordanian street-side food; Knaffeh. Rich in calories, this butter-soaked snack is made by cheese pressed between angel hair soaked in syrup, which is sprinkled generously with rosewater and pistachios. Tastes as mouthwatering as it sounds!
- Canyoning in Wadi Mujib
Once you’ve had enough of the tranquility and need more adventure and adrenaline rushes, this activity is just the right thing for you. Canyoning is a sport which is alright for people of all ages, and Jordan is home to numerous canyons perfect for this heart racing sport. Just make sure you tag along with a guide.
- Sunset cruise from Aqqaba to Tala Bay
This relaxing cruise is the best thing to top your trip off as you watch the sun set over a shadowy mountainous landscape. Tala Bay, not far from Aqqaba, provides a breath taking view of the red sea as you sip on some organic Jordanian wine, which you definitely need not miss out on!
Whether you’re a beach person, a foodie or looking to experience a different culture, Jordan’s got it all covered. And if you’re travelling on a budget, you can easily find many cheap Jordan tour packages online.