6 Great Things to do in Jordan

Jordan is a magnificent place and there are tons of things to do once you get there. Everyplace has a ton of places to visit and things to see but like most travelers, you would have a limited time to explore a country or city. So to narrow it down, here are the 6 best things to do in Jordan. let’s get started:

1. Taste Knafeh in Amman

Knafeh - A Jordanian Dish

Knafeh (or, Kunafeh), like the stone and sand of the city of Amman itself, has a deliciously rich history (and taste). Delirious with calories, this butter-soaked streetside snack presses cheese between syrup-soaked angel hair and then sprinkles it with rosewater and pistachios. It’s also a great example of Jordanian food you can learn to make yourself.

2. Float Around in Dead Sea

Reading a book floating in Dead Sea

Let’s face it, the Dead Sea has a depressing name. However, it does make adults act like children as they flip about like penguins on an oil-slicked underwater escalator and slather themselves in black mud to create a slick human wetsuit. And who wants to miss that?

3. Take Flight over Wadi Rum

Hot Air Balloon in Wadi Rum, jordan

From the ground, the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum mesmerizes. From the skies above looking down, it provides the kind of views that make you feel lucky to be alive.

4. Witness Petra by Night

Petra Jordan at Night Lit by Candles

Lit only by candles and a shower of stars overhead, Petra’s passageway to the Treasury hides its main attraction beneath a reverential darkness. The curves and ripples of raspberry-rust rock that mesmerize by day disappear at night, lost in the inky silence. Petra by night wasn’t beautiful and it didn’t move me. Amid the half-light in Jordan, it overwhelmed me. PS – Petra by day isn’t bad either.

5. Canyoning in Wadi Majib

Wadi Majib Canyon

If wading through the Dead Sea seems too tranquil, a short trip to Wadi Mujib will soon get your pulse racing again with a spot of canyoning. Don’t be fooled into thinking canyoning is only for those insanely fit folk; it’s an inclusive sport which is demonstrated beautifully by this article. Get a taste for canyoning in Wadi Mujib with this video.

6. Write your Name into History

Mount Nebo MosaicMount Nebo Mosaic Close up

At Mount Nebo, there’s an incredible mosaic in production. It depicts The King’s Way, a route that runs from Aqaba and the Red Sea north to Bosra Sham. When complete, it will run for more than 30 metres involving more than 3.5 million pieces and expects to earn the record of being the largest mosaic in the world. There’s a piece with the Queen’s name on it. She’s not special, though. The city of Madaba invites every guest to take part in the project, no matter your birthplace or background.

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