Visit Jordan: book your hostel today
In essence, this is the appeal of Jordan: a modern country that celebrates its history and shares its culture with a generosity consistent with its Bedouin traditions. Johann Ludwig Burckhardt might have helped attract the Kingdom’s first tourists when he rediscovered Petra 200 years ago, but the generations since have ensured it remains a continued favourite with those who followed. It is more than just Petra, though, with treasures scattered over every inch of this small Kingdom. There is no doubt: Jordan packs a punch for any young adventurer searching for a trip of a lifetime!
The drama of Petra is built into the very rock. As the narrow track plunges between sheer cliffs of red sandstone, anticipation greets each monument and milestone in a seemingly endless spiral of loops and turns.
|Al Rashid Hotel||93.7%||
|Petra Gate Hostel||85.3%||
|Rocky Mountain Hotel||92.6%||
Amman straddles the modern and the ancient expertly. With roots firmly entrenched in history, being one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world, and a modern infrastructure that is constantly developing, there is no shortage of great things to do in Amman.
|Abbasi Palace Hotel||84.0%||
|Bdeiwi Hostel & Hotel||79.8%||
|Jordan Tower Hotel||88.3%||
Wadi Rum is another place virtually designed to generate adrenaline. The lunar landscape — it is known locally as the Valley of the Moon — has been used in Hollywood films such as Transformers 2 and the Red Planet, and its otherworldly terrain of rust-red sand dunes and pillars of rock is perfect for 4x4 exploration. More sedate viewing is available via the dawn balloon rides that set sail every morning from a Bedouin camp, or even the microlites that skip across the morning thermals.
|Obeid’s Bedouin Life Camp||92.7%||
|Rum Wonders Camp||79.5%||
|Salman Zwaidh Camp||99.4%||