If you are looking to take a unique and unforgettable vacation, Jordan holidays are a great option. Jordan is a country full of wonders, history, and culture. Moreover, the geography and wildlife of Jordan are so diverse that there is something to do for every kind of traveler.
Jordan is situated between Israel, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. The territory is situated along the Dead Sea, and the Jordan River empties into the great water body. Jordanian people have been rated by many travel agencies as being the most welcoming and passionate hosts any traveler could hope for. This attitude is reflected in the fact that 10% of GDP, or $800 million, comes from tourism.
Apart from the courteous and hospitable environment, there are a number of benefits associated with Jordan holidays. One of the best known sites in Jordan is Petra, a city carved in stone which is considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. For this honorable position, Petra beat other well-known sites such as Machu Picchu in in Peru and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Petra can truly be called the world’s most spectacular lost city. If you are journeying to Petra, don’t miss out on the village surrounding it, known as Wadi Musa (which means the Valley of Moses).
There are a number of great restaurants and shops in this small town.
The capital city of Jordan is Amman. It is a modern and diverse city which is among the most beautiful in the region. It is known for its fine dining scene and the constant evolution of its night life. Amman has a number of large malls and a chic, modern business district.
For those interested in religious tourism, there is no better place to go than Jordan. The fortress of Muwakir is a significant site in religious history, gaining fame as the stronghold of Herod the Great. In addition, it is the place where John the Baptist was beheaded. The Jordan River is the place where Jesus was baptized. Mount Nebo is said to be the site where Moses glimpsed the Promised Land before he died. Finally, an interesting religious site is Madaba, which hold the Madaba Map. This map is the oldest depiction of the Holy Land, dated back to the 6th century.
If you are interested in sea views and enjoying the night life, Aqaba is the town for you. It is known for its beautiful coral reefs and the unparalleled marine life that come with it. International DJs hold many concerts, parties, and raves in Aqaba. Currently the town is in the midst of a lot of development, with a reported $20 billion invested in real estate and tourism projects. It has been named by some as the ‘new Dubai.’
Finally, one of the most tranquil places to venture for Jordan holidays is Wadi Rum. This area is a desert filled with hills and mountains, located in the southern region of the country. The site is connected with Lawrence of Arabia and features many interesting sporting activities including rock climbing.