Featured Destination: Jordan

The magnificent Petra and The Blue Mosque of Amman, The Arabian Desert and Wadi Rum, the stomping grounds of Lawrence of Arabia himself, T.E. Lawrence. The mysterious Dead Sea and Red Sea Coast. These are just some of the images that spring to mind when envisioning the Kingdom of Jordan.

We were invited to sample some of the highlights of Jordan earlier this year and with the 200th anniversary of the Swiss Explorer Ludwig Burckhardt’s Discovery of Petra who introduced it to the Western world, there is no time like the present to see this ancient wonder.

But there is so much more to see and do in Jordan than simply visiting the ancient Nabataean city.

We took part in some amazing adventures from Canyoning in Wadi Mujib to Hiking through the Dana River biosphere reserve. We floated in the Dead Sea and quietly meditated under the stars at the Feynan Eco Lodge where we slept by candle light.

camels at sunset in the desert of Jordan

Camels at Sunset in Wadi Rum

Jordan has something for everyone. From high adventures like taking a hot air balloon over Wadi Rum or sleeping in the Desert having a Real Bedouin Experience to visiting the Kings auto museum. Maybe you can try Smoking Sheesha for the First time or witness the Roman Ruins of Jerash and of course you can’t miss visiting the ancient ruins of Petra.

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We are thrilled to feature Jordan as our destination of the month to allow you to learn more about the Kingdom of not only through our past articles but through the eyes of our fellow travellers.


The Monastery of Petra

Along with ourselves, the Travel Bloggers below all visited Jordan in 2011 and it seems fitting to showcase this destination leading up to the 2012 anniversary of Petra. We all had different experiences and took part in different adventures and activities and have come together to give you a comprehensive guide to the country.  We sampled everything to give you the information you need to choose which activity you’ll take part in when visiting Jordan yourself. Just click on their links below to be taken to their home page where you will find their Featured Destination posts on this Jewel of the Middle East.

To help you plan your trip to Jordan you can read posts from some of the most respected travel personalities in the industry as they share their experiences with the world.

Start Planning Your Jordan Adventure by following our links below, we had some amazing adventures and travelled to the farthest reaches of the country. 

If you want to get your own Jordan articles noticed or discuss your travel plans to the country, make sure to tweet them with the #GoJordan hashtag on Twitter. Follow the thread for exciting links to everything Jordan.

Feel free to contact us for any more information on Jordan and in the meantime, happy reading.

Note: This Featured Destination campaign is brought to you by iambassador by Velvet Escape and is sponsored by Visit Jordan. ThePlanetD maintains full editorial control of the content published on this blog.

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