These 9 Photos Will Get You Fired Up to Visit Jordan

One of the most misunderstood destinations, Jordan is a safe and hospitable country in the Middle East. Those who travel to Jordan discover a peaceful country full of lost cities, epic adventures, and life changing views.

1. Dead Sea

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Dead Sea landscape on a summer day. Photo: Oleksandr Lysenko

By far one of the world’s most amazing destinations, the Dead Sea is a 67-kilometer-long lake that sits at the lowest point on earth. Because it’s one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, people travel to Jordan to effortlessly float and take advantage of the black mud’s skin-friendly benefits.

Stay at the gorgeous Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. Your kids will love their great kids club, lazy river and nine—yes, nine!—swimming pools. (Read reviews on TripAdvisor | Book here)

2. Wadi Mujib

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The green waters of the land-locked Dead Sea in Jordan from a cottage by the entrance to Wadi Mujib, on the Jordan side. Photo: Grazia Neri

The eastern shore of the Dead Sea houses Wadi Mujib, a nature reserve consisting of rugged mountains with a 1,300-meter elevation variation, several flowing rivers, and various plants and animals.

3. Amman

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Blue Mosque in Amman, Jordan. Photo: Matej Hudovernik

The largest city in Jordan, historical capital, and home of the King, Amman was built on rolling hills at the Ajlun Mountains’ eastern boundary. Today, it’s Jordan’s main commercial, financial, and international trade centers.

Stay at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Amman. Book the Crown Two-Bedroom Suite, which has a living room and a dining room with a service kitchen, and can easily accommodate a family of four. (Read reviews on TripAdvisor | Book here)

4. Petra

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The treasure tonight, Petra, Jordan. Photo: Francisco Javier Gil Oreja

Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, is a city carved into the surrounding sandstone cliff faces by the Nabataean empire. Once a thriving trading center, it became lost to the Western world for hundreds of years.

Stay at the lovely Mövenpick Resort Petra, which offers many family-friendly room configurations. Choose between connecting rooms with a king and twin, or an oversized single unit with an optional extra bed or baby cot. (Read reviews on TripAdvisor | Book here)

5. Wadi Rum

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Wadi Rum in Jordan. Photo: Adrian Wojcik

Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, offers one of the world’s most gorgeous desert landscapes. The 74,000-hectare property contains over 25,000 rock carvings that trace the evolution of human thought and language formation.

6. Ajloun Castle

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The Ayyubid Castle of Ajloun in northern Jordan, built in the 12th century. Photo: Vladimir Zhuravlev

An Islamic castle built atop Mt. ‘Auf around 1183, Ajlun has fantastic views of the Jordan Valley, which was once part of an elaborate strategy against invaders.

7. Umm Qais

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Roman ruins at Umm Qais, a town in northern Jordan near the site of the ancient town of Gadara. Photo: Vladimir Zhuravlev

At its peak, Umm Qais was established by the Greeks as a creative and intellectual hub, home to famous poets, mathematicians, philosophers, and poets.

8. Quseir Amra

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Quseir Amra desert castle near Amman, Jordan. Photo: Vladimir Zhuravlev

The Ancient Arab palace, Quseir ‘Amra, is a well-preserved red limestone palace located on near a desert oasis. Its impressive vaulting system demonstrates eastern arches and painted fresco decorations.

9. Aqaba

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People on urban beach in Aqaba town. Photo: vvoennyy

A mix of history, nature, and city life surrounded by picturesque mountains and blue waters, Aqaba is warm year-round, making it perfect to relax on the beach and explore the coral reefs of the Red Sea.

Stay at the beautiful InterContinental Aqaba Resort. Your kids will love the Planet Trekkers Kids Club, which offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities all day long. The property’s suites offer family-friendly set-ups. Some even have separate kitchens and extra bathrooms. (Read reviews on TripAdvisor | Book here)

Jordan is famous for tourism – whether for religious pilgrimages, exploring history, or taking in amazing scenes and landscapes. Take a step back, travel to Jordan, and delve into the magic and wonder of history at every turn.

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Jordan is a safe and hospitable country in the Middle East. Those who travel to Jordan will discover lost cities, epic adventures, and life changing views.

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