Take a trip to Jordan
All of Jordan will take you on a journey to the heart of the fascinating civilizations that made it their home. Thus, you will discover Jerash, an extremely well preserved Gallo-Roman site, the fortress of Kerak where you will discover the ruins of a Crusader castle dating from the 12th century and, of course, Petra, the ancient and mythical Nabatean “pink city”. The Hashemite kingdom surrounded by the Jordan River, the Red Sea and the Dead Sea offers a multitude of varied excursions. In the desert of Wadi Dum, which can be crossed by 4×4 or camel, you will be enchanted by the yellow and orange dunes of the Wadi al-Mujib valley and its amazing biodiversity. Don’t forget to take a rest in a seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh or Aqaba.
Tour guides in Jordan
Five ideas for guided tours in Jordan
The ancient city of Jerash
Thanks to its excellent state of preservation, the Roman city of Jerash, 50 kilometers from Amman, is nicknamed the “Pompeii of the Middle East“. Its foundations date back to the first century of the Christian era, at the time of Emperor Hadrian. The visit begins by passing under an arch built to his glory and continues with, at the top of a hill, the ancient sanctuary called Temple of Zeus. We will then go to observe the forum of oval shape near what was the main artery, the cardo maximus, this long paved street of 800 meters is lined with 500 columns. Every year, the superbly restored North and South Theaters host a great festival of music, theater and dance.
Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world
Exceeding anything you may have heard, coming to Petra is an unforgettable experience. The lost city was built by the Nabatean people over 2,000 years ago. At the end of the Siq, the narrow one kilometer long gorge, you will see the majestic Al-Khazneh Tomb, carved in the rock and 40 meters high. Then go on an expedition worthy of Indiana Jones as you walk through the monuments and temples scattered in the ochre cliffs. Be careful! The heat is intense and you will need to keep your strength up to climb the 800 steps leading to the Al-Deir monastery. The area of Petra is huge and, to get the best of it, we advise you to stay at least two days and sleep in the nearby town of Wadi Musa.
The desert of Wadi Rum
The desert expanse of Wadi Rum is located in the south of the Arabah region, near the Gulf of Aqaba. This absolutely magical site is well worth a visit during your trip to Jordan. The desert is dotted with rocks carved for millennia and around it, the sand dunes with colors ranging from red to gold provide a fabulous spectacle. One comes to admire the landscapes in 4×4 or dromedary, but it is on foot that you will savor the best the plenitude of the places. The sceneries like the cliffs of Burda or the canyon of Rakhabat will not finish to bewitch you. Above all, do not hesitate to spend at least one night in a Bedouin camp and fall asleep under a starry sky.
Dana Nature Reserve
To take a little height and enjoy a corner of quietness, direction the reserve of Dana. Coming from the city of Tafilah, a village bearing the same name as the park is located on top of a small mountain. It will be your base to start your activities in the area. The walks are varied and the company of a guide with sharp logistics will allow you not to miss anything. Thus, you will not miss any point of view of the valley or of the edge of the desert of Wadi Araba. Short treks can be done in total autonomy and you can even stay overnight in equipped camps like Rummana Camp or Feynan Lodge, at 6 hours walking distance. And why not let yourself be tempted by the adventure with canyoning sessions in Wadi Hidan?
Canyoning in the Wadi Mujib Gorge
For those who are sporty or simply looking for thrills, go to the Wadi Mujib gorge near the Dead Sea. Embark on a canyoning session on the hot streams. The most popular route is the Siq Trail, a route through the red and ochre colored rocky cliffs with walls sometimes only two meters apart. You are often immersed in water up to your waist and you pass on the more difficult sides with the help of ropes. Don’t worry, everything is perfectly safe and guards are present to help you in the most complicated places. A beautiful waterfall welcomes you at the end of the hike and the return is easier, because in the direction of the current this time. There are several other types of trails, all of which are open from April to October.
The Canyon Trail and the Malaqi Trail are the longest and most complicated. They can last up to 6 hours and can only be done with a guide.