15 Places to Visit in Jordan

The Middle Eastern nation of Jordan has fast become a big player in the tourism game, attracting millions of visitors every year. And those tourists have good reason to travel.

There’s hiking, diving,  four-wheel driving, and much more to experience all over Jordan. To inspire your next adventure, here are our favorite places to visit in Jordan.


Amman is the sprawling capital of Jordan, but hidden beneath the bustle of what is one of the largest cities in the Middle East can be found a wealth of history and culture.


This ancient city is known for its dramatic temples and buildings, which were painstakingly carved from the red rock of the canyons where Petra has lain for centuries.


Little Petra

Little Petra is much smaller, which is why it doesn’t receive as much attention, but the small city was constructed in the same era and by the same kingdom that created Petra.

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is famed for its desert sands and tall red rocks, and it’s been a popular tourist destination since it first appeared in the iconic movie, Lawrence of Arabia.


One of the best places to visit in Jordan is the city of Jerash. This is where ancient history hits modern Jordan head-on, as an ancient Roman city lies in ruins next to the new city.

This is the country’s famous Red Sea port city, where you can find dive shops and beachfront hotels and resorts. The Red Sea here is brimming with coral, marine life, and the wrecks of sunken ships.


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