Best Sightseeing Places in Jordan
Before visiting Jordan, you must know the best places you must visit during your
Jordan vacation, so read on.
The Rose City of Petra:
The Rose City of Petra is a jewel in this country's gleaming archaeological crown, and
is now listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This ancient rock-carved
sandstone monument gives off blue, orange, red and green hues.
Wadi Rum Desert :
An infinite, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, amazing rock formations (known as
jebels) and pastel-coloured stretches of sandy desert. You can explore the desert by
taking 4X4 desert jeep ride through the heart of the stunning wadi, enjoy a traditional
Jordanian grilled dinner and camp under the stars or in tents.
Located on the tip of the Red Sea on the Gulf of Aqaba, the laid-back resort of Aqaba is
the only gateway to the sea. This destination is known worldwide for its unspoiled sandy
beaches, colorful reefs and clear waters studded with marine life. Aqaba is just the best
place to enjoy sun, diving, snorkelling and swimming in the sea.
The Dead Sea :
Often referred to as the lowest point on the earth's surface, the Dead Sea is a
mesmerizing natural phenomenon. Spanning the border between Israel and Jordan,
the mineral content of this 75-km-long and 10-km-wide saltwater lake tops out at 33%,
or about six times as salty as a normal ocean. But, the beauty of this place is simply
Roman Ruins of Jerash :
The second only to Petra in touristic appeal, the 2,000 year-old Graeco-Roman ruins of
Jerash are recognized as one of the best-preserved member cities of the Decapolis, a
confederation of 10 Graeco-Roman cities.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some other places are Azraq & Shawmari, Karak, Jerash, Ajhun, Madaba, Hammamat
Ma'in / Ma'in Hot Springs, Desert Castles, Dana and Pella etc. You can explore any of
these destinations during your Jordan tour.
Best Time for Holidaying in Jordan
Jordan has hot dry summers (which get cool in the evenings) and very cold winters.
Summer temperatures vary between 36o C (97 F) and 49° C (120F). While, winter
temperatures vary from 12° C (54F) in Amman to 20° C (68 F) in Aqaba. Occasional
snowfall and freezing cold winds occurs in the desert in winter that makes January
the coldest month in Jordan. Most of the rainfall is between November and March.
Therefore, the best time to visit Jordan is during spring and autumn. With this way, you
get to avoid the summers and freezing winters. So, whenever you plan a Jordan travel,
choose the most appropriate time.
Must Buy Things from Jordan
If you are a shopping freak, then Jordan won't disappoint you in any manner. The souk
(also called as local market) is the best place to go shopping for souvenirs. Jordanian
and Syrian crafts are nice-looking and make good gifts to take back home. The tiny
bottles of coloured sand in intricate patterns from Petra are very famous and a must buy
item. Other things that you can buy are Hebron glassware, embroidered tablecloths,
woodwork in the form of chess sets and backgammon boards, cushions, quilts and
kaftans, Bedouin rugs and tapestries, and also the mother of pearl boxes on your
Jordan trip. Another special buy is intricate and exclusive filigreed gold and silver
jewellery. You must note that shops are open from 8.30am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm in
summer (3:30pm to 5:30 pm in winter) daily except Friday. Friday is a weekly off for the
market. Apart from the markets, you can go shopping for many of branded stuff in elite
shopping malls located in Amman, the capital of Jordan.
Explore Options to Reach Jordan
Before booking your Jordan holiday packages, you must checkout the ways to reach
this beautiful country. To know more, read on:
There are two major international airports serving Jordan, namely the Queen Alia
International Airport (QAIA) in Amman and King Hussein International Airport (KHIA) in
Aqaba. Besides these, the Amman Civil Airport is also served by flights plying on the
nearby international routes. All these airports offer solution to the query of how to reach
Jordan. Air Arabia, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Emirates and Royal Jordanian are some
of the carriers operating regular flights to Jordan.
One can take the Hejaz railway line from Damascus (Syria) to Amman – like the
pilgrims on their way to Madinah often use it.
From the Red Sea port of Nuweibe in Egypt, passenger and car ferry service connects
to the port Aqaba, twice a day. You can rent a car; take a taxi or a bus to any part of the
country from Aqaba, which being the main port of Jordan is well connected.