Things to Do in Jordan
Jordan is an archaeologist and historian’s paradise. Just outside Amman is Jerash, which has been around since the Bronze Age, and is one of Jordan’s most impressive sites. Your guide will walk you through the endless columns and ruins while educating you on everything from the mosaics to the hippodrome that have been rediscovered after centuries of being buried under sand.
Petra, a UNESCO world heritage site, is of course the crème de la crème of Jordan. There is a huge amount to see in this ancient Nabatean Capital, as you walk through the stone canyon towards the Treasury, you will feel like you have been transported to another world. For those who are more active then there are fantastic hiking routes up to the high place of sacrifice where you can gaze down on this ancient city. The Monastery is also a must visit, at the other end of Petra there are a lot of steps to get there but the views and sweet tea at the end is worth the strain. For those looking to get off the beaten track then our experts would be happy to advise and suggest experiences and sites for the more discerning adventurous traveller, there are plenty on offer in Jordan.
Cooking and Dining at Beit Sitti
Spend the evening at the charming Beit Sitti, learning how to cook traditional Arabic cuisine which you can then enjoy for dinner. This is a wonderful introduction to Middle Eastern cuisine, in a warm and welcoming setting.
Ad Deir Monastery
For most visitors, the spectacular views of the towering Ad Deir Monastery is easily Petra's most beautiful sights, with ever-expanding horizon of surrounding mountains in sight.
Ajloun Castle sits on top of Mount 'Auf, towards the north of Jordan. The castle has a fascinating history, offering an insight into the many changing empires, armies and societies that have inhabited this part of the Middle East through the centuries.
Ajloun Forest Reserve - Houses Trail
The Houses Trail is guided and takes 3-4 hours, stretching 7-8km. Winding through the lovely Ajloun Forest Reserve, you eventually reach Orjan Village where you visit the Soap House and the Biscuit House, and then the Calligraphy House in Rasun Village.
Ajloun Forest Reserve - Orjan Village Tour
Covering a distance of 12km and lasting around 6 hours, this tour explores Orjan Village, giving visitors the opportunity to explore the Jordanian rural lifestyle. With beautiful scenery, you will hike through orchards, past dramatic rocks and springs.
Ajloun Forest Reserve - Soap House Trail
The Soap House Trail is guided lasting 2-3 hours over a distance of 7km. It begins at the visitors centre of Ajloun Reserve, a beautiful evergreen forest reserve, ending up at the Soap House in the village of Orjan where local ladies make natural soap.
Ajloun Soap House Trail
The Soap House Trail lasts 2-3 hours over a distance of 7km. It begins at the visitors centre of Ajloun Reserve, a beautiful evergreen forest reserve, ending up at the Soap House in the village of Orjan where local ladies make natural soap.
Al Kubtha Trail
Detour from the main trail for a panoramic view of the Petra mountains, ending off with a rewarding viewpoint of the Treasury at Al-Khubtha High Place and Cistern.
Visit the downtown market and city center, the beautiful houses of Abdoun neighbourhood, Rainbow Street and Jabal Amman.
Explore the best of Amman, including the Citadel Hill, Roman Amphitheatre and Archaeological & Jordan Folklore Museums.