From Mars-like alien landscapes to literally the set of Indiana Jones, Jordan has so much to offer for travellers willing to go just slightly off the beaten path. Amazing people, stunning sights, great food, and perhaps less known of all, a really safe destination. Read on to find out what you can find in Jordan, and why it should next on your travel list!
Another popular day trip from Amman is the Dead Sea – Mount Nebo – Madaba circuit. Itineraries offered throughout Amman are pretty standard, but prices can vary quite a lot. I got ripped off by my hostel and would not recommend them here, but will instead show you what you can expect on one of these standard packages, as well as possible ways to get a decent price for this one day tour.
Jerash, known for the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, and Ajloun, known for the 12th century castle on a hill, are perfect for a day trip from Amman. If you’re into Greek or Roman history, Jerash is one site out of Europe that you’d definitely not want to miss. Read on to find out how you can complete this day trip on your own!
Amman, the bustling capital of Jordan with thousands of years of history. It is an amazing city with much to see and experience, but if you’re just passing through to the famed ruins of Petra, here’s how to make the most of 2 short days in Amman!
The more famous Crusader castle of Jordan, Karak (or Kerak) Castle. While there are a few Crusader castles in Jordan, Karak is probably one of the larger ones, and possibly the most visited one. Whether it’s a day trip from Amman or a stop along the Desert Highway, try not to miss this highlight in Jordan!
In the middle of the deserts of Jordan, Shobak castle stands tall on a mountain. Shobak (or Showbak or Shawbak or Shoubak or Montreal) Castle played a role in the Crusades and the subsequent conquest by Saladin, hundreds of years ago. I made a day trip to check out this relic from Jordan’s colourful history during my trip to Jordan in 2017, and here’s how you can do it too.
After Aqaba, I headed to Wadi Dana in search of spectacular mountains and a little more greenery. Dana did not disappoint, and it was unlike anything I’ve seen. If you’re looking for day hikes you can do on your own in Jordan, you definitely have to check this out.
Murphy’s law at play again as I attempted to get from Aqaba to Dana. After checking with locals (no written schedules) around the bus station in Aqaba on the bus timings to Tafilah the day before (and feeling confident of catching the 7.30am bus at 7.00am), I arrived at the bus station on a chilly Friday morning at 7.00am to find out from everyone around that the only bus to Tafilah for the day had left half an hour earlier.
Aqaba, the Jordanian city by the Red Sea. Steeped in history but with a more industrial focus in recent times, Aqaba could prove to be a bigger tourist destination than its current role as a transit point and a diving destination as it discovers more of its past and make its history more accessible to tourists.
Ever dreamed of living it out in the desert, chilling in the wilderness by day, sleeping under the stars by night? How about all that, with modern day comforts such as having a bed under a sheltered tent, warm water to shower in, running electricity, along with fresh hot meals? Well I discovered recently that I could do all of that without breaking the bank at any of the many desert camps in Wadi Rum, in Jordan. Read on to