Updated on November 26th, 2018
If you have never thought of traveling to Jordan before, you should be sure that this Middle Eastern country has been experiencing a touristic boom for a good reason in the past few years.
Due to the political and security situation in the region of Middle East, this country has not been on the list of main destinations for tourists for a long time; however, Jordan is a place that lovers of history, nature, and enjoyment should not skip.
Primarily known for the Dead Sea and the ancient town of Petra, Jordan has much more to offer. Jordan vacations have become highly sought-after touristic arrangements.
Petra for History Fans
In ancient times, Petra was a metropolis in the then world, in every sense. What was left behind was the unique architecture of the location itself, where over 90% of the buildings are carved into the walls. And most of the ancient town hasn’t been excavated yet. What is currently available to tourists is monumental; you can imagine what is still hiding behind the massive walls and the stack of stones.
A one-day trip to Petra is an excellent experience, but it would be better if you could spend two or three days there.
This kind of open-air museum is enormous; we honestly doubt that you will be able to visit and see everything that’s worth it in just one day. For adventurers, there is an option of a night tour to Petra, with pretty cheap tickets.
What to See and When to Go
The most pleasant tours are in the morning, while the Sun doesn’t heat the walls, and the walk becomes unbearable.
No matter how adventurous you are, you should not risk collapsing. In the evening, boring mosquitoes will be your companions, so this part of the day is not the best choice for Petra tour. Night visits are a specific experience, with the light show, music and the narration of local Bedouins.
The Treasury, the Royal Tombs, and the Sacrificial Altar are something you should visit for the first time. Dress well and bring comfortable footwear; you can expect a lot of stairs and walking. Do not forget the water, snacks and a cap.
Although there are tourist areas where food and drink stands, restaurants and bars are located, you will be exhausted before you get to any of them.
Feel the Benefits of Dead Sea
The unavoidable attraction in Jordan, the Dead Sea, is something that you definitely should see if you come to Jordan in the nearest future. Its water level is in constant decay, and it slowly disappears, due to water evaporation.
The areas around the Dead Sea are beautiful and perfectly fit into the desert landscape that surrounds it. Even the luxurious hotels built in recent years have been adapted to this environment.
People don’t come here just to relax but also to take advantage of the healing properties of water that has the highest salinity in the world. Many diseases, starting from the skeletal disorders to skin problems, can be treated with water and mud from the Dead Sea. Coastal deposits are rich in minerals and salts that many cosmetic brands use widely.
Most of the beaches have pay entrance because they offer all the comfort of the most luxurious resorts. However, for those who want to enjoy the Dead Sea at no additional cost, there are public beaches like Ein Gedi, which are much more peaceful and less crowded.
If you decide for Jordan, keep in mind that, as a tourist, you must respect the laws and rules of Islamic world. This is primarily related to dressing and acting in public. Although Jordans are very open and friendly people, your appearance may offend them.