MY JORDAN JOURNAL STORIES OF ADVENTURE, CULTURE, AND FAITH IN JORDAN

The Latest Adventure Travel Trends in Jordan

May 17, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Samer Abu Taleb

4x4 wadi rumAre you looking for an adventure abroad? Look no further than Jordan, where your next adventure awaits.

Jordan is full of wonders, which many travelers are beginning to explore for themselves. Start your journey with exploration of the ancient city of Petra, or you can explore other adventurous opportunities rising in popularity throughout the country of Jordan.

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Explore the Dunes of Wadi Rum

Take a camel ride to Wadi Rum, a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It has natural sandstone structures that are great for rock climbing. Local Bedouin guides from the area are also available to assist you in experiencing the best places to climb.

There are plenty of other great ways to explore Wadi Rum, including its famous 4-Wheel Drive, ATV, and Off-Road Tours. If you prefer being in the air, see the amazing view of Wadi Rum from above with a skydive over the sand valley.

Start Your Canyoning Adventure in Wadi Mujib

Canyoning is another great adrenaline rush that can be found in Jordan, especially in the popular river canyon of the Wadi Mujib. Climb up and wade through the canyon to the heart of the Wadi Mujib where a waterfall awaits.

Here, you can abseil down the waterfall and return through the natural water slides of the canyon.

canyoning in wadi mujib

Dive Head First Into the Gulf of Aqaba

If you’re looking for an even more extensive water experience, head to the coastal city of Aqaba, where you can find water sports of all types. Snorkel or scuba dive in the Gulf of Aqaba (at any time of the year!). Embrace the coastal lifestyle of Aqaba with windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, and sailing.

Hike the Country

Hike the highs and lows of the beautiful Jordan landscape on the The Jordan Trail, a hiking route that is quickly growing in popularity. With 400-miles of hiking path to choose from, you can start north at the beginning in Umm Qais and end in the south at the Dead Sea.

The entire trail can take about 40 days to travel, but if a shorter trail is your desire, start from any of the designated eight regions in between.

A Relaxing End to Your Thrill in Jordan

Explore Jordan after sunset with a candle lit tour of Petra by night or camp under the stars of Wadi Rum. If luxury camping is more your style, you can find glamping in Wadi Rum as well.

No journey to Jordan is complete without a trip to the Dead Sea! End your Jordan experience with a relaxing float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, as the sun sets over the sandstone mountains of the horizon.

There is something for everyone in the beautiful country of Jordan. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush, or simply want to explore the countryside, you are sure to find something to cross off your bucket list there.


Seek and you will find a Jordan adventure to call your own! Not sure where to start? Check out the current featured adventure tours on our website!

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Samer Abu Taleb

Written by Samer Abu Taleb

Samer manages Jordan Tourism Board's trade partnerships & consumer marketing in both the North American and Latin American markets. Enjoys travel, writing, photography and a big sports fan. Born and raised in Jordan, currently lives in Washington, DC.


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