You may be the wanderlust of the eccentric kind or the one who is instinctive while choosing the destination of their liking. No matter where your interests lie, or what your reasons are for travelling, a luxury tour and trip in Jordan can always be a reason to smile for the country ticks the right boxes each time. Home to an expanse of desert that’s ideal for adventure seekers, cosmopolitan cities whose foodie haunts are temptation enough for any culinary aficionado and a history that culture hunters can happily immerse themselves in for days; this is a country that keeps everybody happy. Here are four of our favorite things to do in Jordan. Moreover it is definitely going to bust the myth of Jordan being a state of unrest.
Hot air balloon rides over the desert- Sometimes the greatest views of Mother Nature’s landscapes are from above, and overlooking the Wadi Rum desert from the basket of a hot air balloon is no exception. Marvel at the towering granite and sandstone peaks that sparkle in the sunset as you float across the 720 km stretch of Wadi Rum desert and absorb these weathered landscapes. From such a vantage point you’ll begin to comprehend the true scale of this Jordanian beauty, from the majestic mountain formations to the canyons cutting deep into the rocks, creating deep golden valleys.
A visit to the capital city of Amman- The capital of Jordan happens to be the largest city of the country with over 4 million inhabitants. The archaeological museum’s artefacts trace the country’s history, a country that was ruled by ruled over time by the Greek, Romans, Umayyad, Ottoman and British. In your luxury family travel destination in Jordan, the citadel of Amman is the best translation for a brief history in time. The citadel of Amman is one of the places in the world which has seen the habitation for a continued period of time, and perhaps the longest as well. It now stores the artefacts from the 17th century BC that have been put up on display in the Archaeological Museum located within the citadel. In the past, it was annexed by many civilizations until the 3rd century saw the Greek set their empire, and three centuries later by the Romans.
A hike to Petra- Voted by National Geographic as one of the best hikes in the world, the five to six day trek to Petra is ideal for the cultural explorers amongst you. Wander through some of Jordan’s most remote and untouched landscapes and you’ll find yourself dwarfed by its vast and dramatic desert beauty. While the day will be an exciting dip through the dipping canyons discovering an abundance of flora and fauna whereas in the night you will be up for getting your culinary skill brushed up by knowing how to to cook authentic Jordanian cuisine before resting your head under a stunning star-strewn sky.
Camping beneath the iconic Wadi Rum- Camping out in the Wadi Rum under a blanket of stars has to be one of the most iconic adventures that luxury tour and trip in Jordan has to offer. It’s an adventure that will begin as soon as you settle down on a hand woven carpet and watch as your expert guide prepares a traditional dish that is baked under the sand. Having seated around the camp fire, you’ll be tucking into a flavoursome meal whilst listening to ancient stories about the exploration of the desert. With no artificial light at hand, you’ll see the stars at their brightest as you bask in the impregnable silence of the desert.
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