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Jordan for Adventure Lovers

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.
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محمية ضانا, Dhana 66666, Jordan
Dana Biosphere Reserve is the largest nature reserve in Jordan. For hikers and trekkers, it’s one of Jordan’s top places to get out into the wilderness, but even the less adventurous will enjoy a stop here simply to enjoy the...
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قلعة عجلون، Ajloun, Jordan
It’s easy to assume that any castle in the Middle East was built by a Crusader, but the one at Ajloun is a notable exception. Constructed in 1184 by Izz ad-Din Usama bin Munqidh, general and nephew of the great Saladin, it commands a...
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Madaba Governorate, Jordan
An epic canyon, Wadi Mujib serves as the last gasp of the Great Rift Valley. Where one of its many mouths opens to the Dead Sea, you’ll find the Mujib Biosphere Reserve—the lowest nature reserve in the world. Within the park, there are...
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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...
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Wadi Musa, Jordan
Petra flourished more than 2,000 years ago, trading with Rome as an equal before being abandoned after a series of earthquakes in the 4th and 6th centuries C.E. It wasn’t until the 19th century, when European explorers...
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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...