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12 Reasons We Love Jordan

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Let's face it. Most people come for Petra and Wadi Rum. But Jordan has plenty of surprises up its sleeves, including empty hiking trails, Red Sea diving, foodie experiences, and a mind-boggling array of castles, ruins, and archaeological sites. This easygoing nation makes it simple to cram a lot into one journey, and its small size means you can swing between historical ruins and sprawling desert scenery on even the quickest trip.
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The Dead Sea, which borders Israel and Jordan, is the lowest point on earth, sitting 1,410 feet below sea level, and continuing to drop as both countries divert water from the River Jordan. As one of the world’s most saline bodies of water...
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65, Jordan
This community tourism program, based in the small village of Ghor al-Mazra'a in the Dead Sea region, provides a rare opportunity to experience local village life. Tours here (booking in advance is essential) combine cooking, crafts, and even...
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Madaba, Jordan
They don't call Madaba the "mosaic city" for nothing. This small, relaxed town's heyday came in the Byzantine era when it prospered and became an important center of Byzantine art. Today, this heritage is everywhere you look, from the historic...
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35, Madaba, Jordan
Jordan's greatest road trip has tons of historic sites to check out along the way, but a major highlight is the scenery. This road winds along the ridge of the Great Rift Valley, dipping and diving across the barren hills that roll down to the...
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Arar St 114-148, Amman, Jordan
While Jordan—and the Middle East in general—isn't widely known for wines, Zumot Winery & Vineyards is a legend in the industry. Not only do Omar Zumot and his staff create delicious Saint George-label wines from a variety of grapes, they do it in...