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Jordan Two Weeks Itinerary – How to spend the Perfect 14 Days in Jordan

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to see and feel everything that Jordan has to offer. It may seem to you a long time to travel for such a tiny country, but you will be surprised to discover that there are so many things and exciting experiences. From the vibrant Amman to the amazing Wadi Rum Desert and the refreshing Red Sea. From the old Roman Ruins to the lowest point on earth, and these are just a few things to do. We have put together this itinerary for you to visit as much as possible of the amazing things that Jordan has to offer in a short amount of time. We only hope that this itinerary will take your stress away and it will be on your taste. Here is a quick summary of this itinerary for Jordan in two weeks: Amman: 3 days King’s Highway: 1 day Dana…

15 Amazing Things to do in Jordan

Jordan, the land of the Ancient Wonders. In December, together with our friends, we visited Jordan on a DYI two weeks tour. This epic road trip through Jordan made us fall in love with its stunning scenery, delicious food, amazing historical sites and much more.  So, we bring you this list of 15 amazing things to do in Jordan…and get ready to immerse in the Arabian night of the old times. 1. Camp under the stars in Wadi Rum desert Wadi Rum is probably the most beautiful desert in the world. A place that seems completely out of this world with its enigmatic red dunes and breath-taking cliffs. Spending the night in a Wadi Rum desert camp is truly a once in a lifetime experience. During the day, you can follow the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and explore a magnificent landscape; instead, during the night you can listen to…

Drinking tea with the Bedouins in Jordan

Most of the Jordanian population is of Bedouin heritage, sometimes called “pure blood”. They are the original population of Jordan long before the borders where established. Drinking tea in Jordan is never about tea. It is not about its benefits, it is about the ritual, about the welcoming you and the chance to have a good chat. It is a perfect way to understand another way of life and the way they guide themselves.  You will be surprised in a good way by this enigmatic people. While in Jordan, we met our share of Bedouins; some of them businessmen, guides, and shepherds, others just simply people living their normal Bedouin life. Although most of the Bedouins in Jordan have traded their traditional existence for the convenience of modern life, nonetheless, Bedouin culture still survives in Jordan. Along the way, our Bedouin hosts shared some of their life, traditions, and customs…

Petra – The lost city of the Nabateans

We wanted for so long to visit Petra and this year we had the chance to do it. We had two days to visit the famous city. Historical facts The history of the Ancient city of Petra dates back to 300 BC. Back then it was one of the richest and largest cities in the world. It all began with the Nabateans, a desert Bedouin tribe, very skilled in commerce. They took advantage of the trade route between Asia and Europe. And transformed the place to a great hub for endless caravans transporting frankincense, myrrh, and spices. Hidden in a huge canyon of red stone, Petra, the capital of a Nabatean Kingdom, appeared. Petra rivaled Rome or Jerusalem. At that time more than 30,000 people lived in houses dug in the rock, surrounded by majestic monuments and amazing infrastructure. Later, Petra was annexed to the Roman Empire and continued to rise and flourish…

Staying at Little Petra

We spent two weeks road tripping around Jordan and one of our favorite moments was the visit of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After exploring the great Jordanian cities of Amman, Jerash, Kerak and amazing Mount Nebo, Baptism Site and fascinating Dana Nature Reserve, we drove on the King’s Highway to the beautiful Petra. We planned to spend two nights and two days here to try to enjoy as much as possible. When you plan to visit Petra you have two options for accommodation: To stay in Wadi Musa, which is a whole town that had grown around Petra. Here you can find hotels for any budget. Most of the tourist take accommodation here. To stay in Little Petra area full of stunning rock formations, similar to Petra’s. Little Petra was once an important suburb of Petra. Like Petra, it has carved toms, temple, water…

Hike in the Dazzling Dana Biosphere Reserve

Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest protected area and it is home to fascinating geology: mountains, deserts, and canyons, not to mention many plants that only grow here. It is also home to several Bedouin villages that live here for centuries. This natural reserve cuts through the Rift Valley going all the way to Africa. King’s Highway an ancient fascinating road After spending a few days in Amman, we drove our rental car to Dana. We used an ancient road, called The King’s Highway which dates back to several centuries BC when Nabataeans who lived in Petra already used it.After a few hours of driving we had a stop for lunch and to visit Kerak Castle which was one of the most important crusader castles in the region. Located on the King’s Highway it could influence the trade on the most important commercial route of that time. Whoever controlled the castle…

Walking along roman streets of Jerash ancient city

When you think of the Middle East, you don’t think that you will find Roman ruins. But Jerash has one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world besides Pompeii and Herculaneum. You will be able to walk in the hippodrome which hosted chariot races watched by 20,000 spectators, or Hadrian’s Arch, built to commemorate the visit of the Emperor. The site is well preserved and it’s easy to imagine the grandeur of the city that one was. We had our accommodation in Amman and only had a day trip to Jerash, which was quite close. So early morning, we picked up our rental (rentalscars.com) and drove north to Jerash, for about an hour. When we first arrived in Jerash, it seemed that nothing could surprise us: modern buildings, and chaotic traffic. Nothing relieved the Roman treasure. Only after we stepped under the “triumphal” Hadrian’s Arch we started to realize the grandeur…

Things to know before visiting Jordan

Jordan is a country in the Middle-East and it might not be on your travel list, but definitely, it should be. From the amazing Petra to the modern malls, from the Red Sea to the Death Sea, Jordan packs a lot of experiences and landscapes out of this world. Tourism in Jordan started to grow, more and more people started to visit this little amazing country. But before your visit, you should know some things to make the most of your trip. Jordan is safe to travel to. Jordan borders countries like Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia and of course the first thing that comes to your mind is safety. This was also our first though, but we started to look for information about it and we decided that it was safe to travel to. After two weeks in Jordan, we can say for sure that it is a safe…

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