10 Places To Visit In Jordan This Summer

26 November 2015

Compiled by Discover Jordan

#Discoverjo brings you the top places you need to visit in Jordan this summer.

 

1. Wadi Mujib


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Description:
Dramatic narrow canyons & fast flowing rivers provide the perfect recipe for a hiking adventure. Wadi mujib will be featured in Nicole Kidman and James Faranco’s new movie, Queen of the Desert.

Where is it?
Wadi Mujib Reserve is the lowest Reserve on the planet as it is situated close to the Dead Sea.

How to get there?
It is a 45 minute drive away from Amman. You can take a cab, rent a car or by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.

 

2. Wadi Ghwayr


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Description:
More than 10 miles of canyon cut scar through mountains, dropping thousands of feet following rare desert water which flows towards the lowest point on Earth.

Where is it?
It is close to the Feynan Ecolodge. Around 120 miles away from Amman.

How to get there?
You can rent a car, take one of the local buses that operate between the village of Qurayqura (Greigra) and both Amman and Aqaba or arrange transportation either from the Feynan Reception Center or by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.

 

3. Wadi Karak


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Description:
A running stream, waterfalls, dripping springs, hanging gardens and a breath-taking surprise at the end

Where is it?
The Wadi Al Karak Waterfalls Trail is in a beautiful valley near the Dead Sea. Around 90 miles away from Amman.

How to get there?
It is a 45 minute drive away from Amman. You can take a cab, rent a car or by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.

 

4. Ajloun Reserve


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Description:
Mild Mediterranean climate overlooking rolling hills covered by dense woodlands of evergreen oak, carob, and wild strawberry trees.

Where is it?
50 miles north of Amman.

How to get there?
You can take a cab, rent a car, take a local bus or by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.

 

5. Feynan Ecolodge


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Take a break away from technology and enjoy your time with wonderful views and a perfect night sky for star watching.

Where is it?
Feynan Ecolodge is located at the Western edge of Dana Biosphere Reserve - near the villages of Qurayqura (pronounced Greigra) and Feynan - approximately 140 miles south of Amman off the Dead Sea-Aqaba highway.

How to get there?
You can rent a car, take one of the local buses that operate between the village of Qurayqura (Greigra) and both Amman and Aqaba or arrange transportation either from the Feynan Reception Center or by by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan..

More info Here.

 

6. Wadi Rum


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Description:
Wadi Rum is a protected area covering a large area of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.

Where is it?
Wadi Rum is situated 200 miles south of Amman. East of Aqaba.

How to get there?
By renting a car or by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.

 

7. Wadi Mukheirs


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Description:
A great sandstone Canyon that ends at the Dead Sea. A cool year round water stream, many little waterfalls and dense vegetation of wild mint and reed throughout the hike.

Where is it?
Located around the Dead Sea hotel area which is situated 40 miles from Amman.

How to get there?
By renting a car, taking a cab, hopping on a local bus or by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.

 

8. Sad Al Malek Talal


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Description:
A great place to go and have a picnic or just relax while enjoying the amazing scenery that happen around the dam.

Where is it?
Located around 35 miles North of Amman.

How to get there?
By renting a car or taking a cab. It is not that far from Amman, where you can take a local bus as well.

 

 

9. Ma’in Hot Springs


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Description:
The springs are located 264 m below sea level in one of the most breathtaking desert oases in the world. The hot spring is filled with mineral-rich waters. These falls originate from winter rainfalls in the highland plains of Jordan and eventually feed the 109 hot and cold springs in the valley.

Where is it?
Ma’in Hot springs are located 45 miles away from Amman.

How to get there?
By renting a car, taking a cab or by arranging transport offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.

 

10. Petra


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Description:
Who can forget Petra. Voted as one of the worlds New 7 Wonders and featured in plenty of Hollywood blockbusters such as Indiana Jones and Transformers. The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value - as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.

Where is it?
Petra is 160 Miles south of Amman.

How to get there?
By renting a car, by hiring a Cab driver to take you there, by going on the daily buses or by arranging transportation offered by the many local tour companies in Jordan.

More info Here.