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Top 10 experiences you must not miss while in Jordan

BY: Think Strawberries

POSTED ON 12/03/17

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Jordan is an amazing destination - home to a wealth of 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Petra one of the 7 wonders of the world, also known as the Biblical Holy land; it offers a unique mix of rich history and culture. A traveler’s paradise of warm and welcoming people, nature, and history, here’s a list of some promising adventures:

1. Tour a 2000 yr old City Built Into a Mountain: Petra

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Petra by night

It’s true, the best reason to visit Jordan is without a doubt the most well known: to tour the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site – City of Petra. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams & water channels, Petra now tops among the Seven Wonders of the World!

2. Experience the Sensation of Floating at the lowest point on Earth : Dead Sea

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Sun moon lake in Taiwan

At 410m below sea level, soak into the mineral rich waters of an extraordinary sea, polishing smooth like oiled skin and 8% higher oxygen levels – an all natural first class rejuvenating spa.

3. Get as Close to Mars as Possible on Earth: Wadi Rum

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Wadi Rum Mars on Earth

Detach from reality! Narrow gorges, towering cliffs and natural stone arches - home of the Bedouins who have inhabited this land for nearly 12,000 years. Here, T.E. Lawrence began his journey through the Arabian Desert. You can take a jeep tour deep into the desert and make sure to ride a camel living out your own Lawrence of Arabia fantasies.

4. Aqaba: Red Sea Diving & Snorkelling

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Aqaba Underwater 3

You don’t have to be a diver to come nose-to-nose with a turtle: coral reefs and multi-coloured fish await just beneath the surface of this warmest and clearest of seas.

5. Cosmopolitan Amman – Shopping Capital!

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Shopping in Amman

Take time out from deep historic discoveries to explore the capital’s Downtown, buzzing Cafés, Galleries and Restaurants – a side of the city you need to experience.

6. Go canyoning in Wadi Mujib

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Wadi Mujib Waterfall

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.

7. Follow in the footsteps of Moses to gaze out over the Promised Land: Mount Nebo

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Mount Nebo Sunset

One of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. Mount Nebo is a vast complex around a small memorial church built in the 4th century.

8. The city of Mosaics: Madaba

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City of Mosaics Madaba

Just 30km from Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land and is the origin of mosaic.

9. Meet & Greet with the warm & friendly people

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Friendly People

The hospitality of Jordanians is legendary: whether you’re passing through a city or crossing the desert, you’re bound to be invited in for tea.

10. World class Food

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World class food

Sample some of the Middle East’s finest restaurants in Amman or go traditional! Join the community to share Jordan’s national dish, Mansaf.

Jordan is an easy country to explore and get close to, and we hope to lead you to experiences that will be both personal and rewarding. Enjoy!

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