Jordan for Adventure Lovers
Collected by Jessica Lee , AFAR Local Expert
If you think Jordan is all about ruins, think again. There are numerous activities on offer for the more adventurously inclined, from scaling cliffs at Wadi Rum to diving into the Red Sea's colorful underwater world.
It's all downhill from Dana village. The Wadi Dana trail has to be one of the Middle East's best one-day hikes. Starting from Dana village, at an elevation of 1100m, the trail threads down the ridge of the Great Rift Valley through a gorge of...
Unnamed Road, Jordan
In the north of Jordan, the Ajloun Forest Reserve provides a variety of trails for keen walkers, whether you're looking for an easy amble or a sweat-inducing, steep climb. The reserve is home to the endangered roe deer, and the forest here is a...
Dead sea road, Sweimeh, Jordan
It's not every day you get to say you've been to the world's lowest-altitude nature reserve. Wadi Mujib (400m below sea level) is the entry to Mujib Nature Reserve and home to Jordan's most exhilarating hiking opportunity. The Siq Trail here...
Jordan's strip of coastline may be a mere sliver, but for divers and snorkelers, there's plenty to see. Although not as famous a diving destination as Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab (in Egypt), Aqaba contains plenty of the Red Sea's renowned underwater...
Umm Qais, Jordan
The Jordan Trail is a long-distance through-hike stretching the length of the country from Umm Qais in the north right down to Aqaba on the shore of the Red Sea. Covering 600km of terrain that ranges from lush valleys to barren desert, and taking...
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