Travelling is the perfect escape. It helps you gain an exciting new outlook on life whilst getting you ready to return to that oh-so-dreaded Monday to Friday routine. But that’s what holidays are for, right? The priceless memories you gain from travelling all depend on the locations you choose, some which offer once in a lifetime experiences. So why not choose somewhere which offers the chance to see one of the World’s Seven Wonders? Jordan is one such place which offers the most remarkable experiences to its visitors. Located in the heart of the Middle-East, it offers breath taking natural scenery and allows you to embrace its colourful and fascinating culture. Jordan is home to the world famous Dead Sea - one of the many attractions on offer in this historic Arab Kingdom. Although the country has so much to amaze you, we have shortlisted the top 5 reasons why you should try and visit Jordan at least once in your lifetime. After reading this we are almost certain you’ll be tempted to book the next flight out there!
1 .Petra, the city built in the mountains
Established in 312 BCE, Petra is one of the best parts of the Jordan experience. Petra, also known as ‘Rose City’ due to the colour of the stone it’s carved in, is the most famous tourist spot in Jordan and holds the most history. The ‘Siq’ is a mile long trail leading you into Petra and is illuminated with candles at night – make sure you don’t forget your camera! This is one of the most beautiful sights and you won’t forgive yourself if you’re not able to capture the moment. Petra is famed to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Treasury, also known as ‘Al Khazneh’, is world famous due to it’s history and it's appearance in the Indiana Jones movie – there’s something for everyone…
2.Experience the Dead Sea
What’s next on your check list? The Dead Sea! This famous Sea is an unforgettable place with crystal clear waters and depths of up to 304 metres. It has extremely high salinity (9.6 times saltier than the ocean!) and is the lowest point on land. The name ‘Dead Sea’ was given because of the inability of anything to live and survive in the water due to extremely high salt concentration. It is also believed that the water has medicinal benefits, which is why tourists are seen in large numbers in the area. The ability to float effortlessly in the Dead Sea is very relaxing and is sure to make you want to return. A skydiving opportunity near the Sea awaits you, which allows you to traverse the nearby desert whilst being high off the ground
3. Diving in the Red Sea
The Red Sea offers a unique scuba diving spot where you can swim with jelly fish. I know what you’re thinking – you don’t want to get stung, right? The jelly fish here do not sting which is what makes this a once in a lifetime opportunity. The waters are crystal clear so you will have no issue watching them float around you. It is available in the Aqaba region and is highly recommended as something you need to experience in Jordan. You will be sure to fall in love with the sparkling, clear blue waters and the elegant jelly creatures.
4.The capital City of Jordan, Amman
Amman is a large city which offers numerous ancient structures as well as modern amenities. The city is laden with the ruins of the Greek and Roman empires dating back to the 13 century B.C. It has huge markets and is a favourite among the history buffs. Not only is it over flowing with history and culture but the City is well equipped to amaze you with modern life and luxurious hotels. The city is home to some of the major brands we all know and love which makes shopping very enjoyable in this remarkable place. The food is in Jordan is sure not to disappoint – the unique flavours are unlike anything you’ve tasted before. Get yourself ready to pile on the holiday pounds!
Wadi Rum is one of the most beautiful natural sceneries in the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. With the unusual terrain and the colourful view, the desert will leave you mesmerised. It has got many camps for tourists to enjoy, and it has also been a favourite location of movie directors to use the setting as backdrops for Mars and the Moon. Watching the sunset from this desert will make you fall in love with Jordan ten times over – you really must see it to believe how beautiful it is. The Tented camps in the desert are very safe and leave no stone unturned in making you feel like this is where you belong. The desert offers the authentic Middle-Eastern experience…
Jordan offers some of the best experiences for a tourist who wants to make unforgettable memories. The cuisine is mouth-watering and the natural beauty is awe-striking. What more could you want? The local people are very friendly and are happy to help you. The history associated with Jordan connects you with the whole of the Middle-East, enabling you to leave there feeling like you truly have had the whole experience.