With so much to do in Jordan you might be overwhelmed with decision. Lucky for you I recently visited this amazing country and put together my top 5 things to do in Jordan! Enjoy.
5. Visit Aqaba
Where Pierre ended his first trip to Jordan was at the port city of Aqaba. Aqaba is located at the very southern end of Jordan. It takes a fairly serious drive to get there but if you break it up it’s quite manageable.
Once you arrive you’ll enter paradise. While there I stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel and Resort. You must read the article! Pierre was there for a full 48 hours and enjoyed the luxurious lifestyle he’s accustomed to. Make sure you get a room with lounge access and you can thank me later! The view was stunning and a real treat to wake up to. An amazing spot and a great place to clear your mind and enjoy life!
4. Visit the Dead Sea
Another amazing place to rest and recuperate in Jordan was at the Dead Sea. All you have to do is pick from the many resorts and get ready to relax and enjoy life. Pierre stayed at the wonder Movenpick Dead Sea Resort. You must check out the full in-depth review here.
Infinity pools, good food, unlimited places to relax and amazing service make this a resort that’s hard to beat! Not to mention that it has super easy access to the Dead Sea!
3. Eat Mansef
The most memorable thing I ate in Jordan was Mansef. Everyone who lives there kept urging me to try it. It’s a very traditional dish in Jordanian culture. It’s a piece of super succulent lamb resting on a beautiful bed of tasty rice. It comes with a bowl of light yogurt that you put on the rice. It really brings the whole dish together!
The part Pierre really likes is the fact that Jordanians love olives, peppers and pickles as much as I do! On the side you’re served a large bowl of olives. I’m in love!
2. Visit Jaresh
Jaresh came in nearly in the top spot at number two. This was the first place I went to see ancient ruins in Jordan. The architecture that people were able to create during the time period is mind blowing. To even come up with the idea for these structures is something that really impresses me!
To think that nowadays we model our buildings after concepts like these makes my head spin. I’m sure the people back then could not fathom that 2,000 years later we would still be building structures similar to theirs.
1. Visit Petra
Jaresh was beautiful but not quite as magical as Petra. It’s a bit of a drive from Amman and the entry ticket price is quite high but I must say that it’s worth it!
After you get down the foot path and enter the rocks you enter a different world. Imagining what it must have been like 2,000 years ago is insane. Back then it was a bustling place full of trade and now it’s a bustling place full of tourists. While walking through I imagined what it must have been like back then. Wow! Pro Tip: You absolutely must hike to the monastery. Seriously! Absolutely breathtaking. It’s a little farther to hike but so worth it!
There you have it! What more could you possibly need? I hope you’ve enjoyed my list! Feel free to write me if you have any questions, comments or concerns about life or Jordan. Take care and happy travels!