The captivating sites of Jordan have lured visitors throughout history. From the spectacular lost city of Petra to the Wadi Rum desert playground and the healing waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan beckons with its heady mix of historical and natural wonders.
If there’s one attraction you can’t miss while in Jordan, it is Petra, a bucket-list sight bound to sweep you off your feet. Surrounded by imposing mountains, this Nabataean city is carved out of rose-red rock cliffs. Get a private guide to show you the highlights, like the iconic Treasury, and the hidden nooks and crannies of this vast ancient city.
The dazzling desert landscape of Wadi Rum calls for exploration; head out into its wilderness in a 4WD or see it from above while riding in a hot-air balloon. Consider staying overnight to take in star-sprinkled night skies from your Bedouin-style luxury camp. The six tented suites at the Bespoke Hideaways Desert Camp have all the bells and whistles of an upscale hotel, including copper sinks in the bathrooms.
Now there are even more reasons to visit Jordan, the Middle East’s most peaceful destination. A clutch of luxury hotels is in the works, and a new five-star, the Fairmont Amman, just opened in the capital’s glitziest neighborhood. A contemporary hideaway featuring vistas of the Amman hills, it showcases the signature Willow Stream Spa, a luxe retreat with six treatments rooms, a Dead Sea pool and mud treatments and a top-rated hammam.
To get a glimpse into Jordan’s heart and soul, don’t skip a wander around the colorful Souq of Amman. Another way to take in the vibrant new Jordan is a stroll down Rainbow Street, lined with cafes, bookstores, galleries and bars. To sample fine organic wine produced in Jordan, check out the Zumot Winery headquarters.
Reasons to visit Jordan abound. The country is on the rise as an adventure travel hotspot. Unveiled in spring 2017, the epic Jordan Trail is a 650-kilometre route that spans the entire country, from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba on the Red Sea in the south. You can catch a glimpse of this great walk by hiking one of its smaller portions, such as the trail from Dana to Petra that drops from dramatic mountain plateaus to bucolic valleys.
There’s no sweeter way to wrap up your stay in Jordan than with a spa retreat. With its natural hot springs and mineral-rich mud, Jordan has been a magnet for kings and queens since the time of Cleopatra. For a fine finale that features a float in its curative salty waters, book a couple of days on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, also known for the medicinal powers of the minerals right from its muddy floor. Five-star resorts that line the Dead Sea, such as Kempinski Hotel Ishtar and the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea, showcase top-notch spas.
Another appealing alternative is a relaxing sojourn at the Evason Ma’In Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa Resort, a gorgeous oasis in the midst of striking mountain landscapes to the southwest of Amman. At this delightful retreat, guests can enjoy unwinding treatments and therapeutic benefits of hot spring waterfalls. Just the right way to end your Jordan journey.
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