27 Special Things to Do in Jordan

If you’re planning a trip to Jordan, it’s likely that you have the famous city of Petra on your mind. Or even a float in the Dead Sea.

That said, there are many equally special things to do in Jordan that shouldn’t be overlooked on your visit.


The souks and daily street life will introduce you to a wonderful view of culture that will have you aching to explore more.

Dive into the Culture and History

You can explore Roman ruins, Byzantine churches and the excellent Archeology Museum to learn more about the long, long history of Amman.

Visit the Amman Citadel

Drive the King’s Highway

Take the road less traveled, though, stopping off in wadis and gorges and marveling at Crusader castles along the way.

See the Mosiacs in Madaba

Madaba is an ancient and biblical place. It’s famed for its Byzantine mosaics, which are some of the most finely preserved in the Middle East.

Contemplate Roman History in Jerash

The Roman ruins are incredibly well preserved, featuring huge colonnades and statues and wide avenues that have somehow survived the ravages of the desert sands.

Sitting on the Jordanian border, the imposing summit of Mount Nebo offers incredible views over the Jordan Valley, and far into Israel and Palestine.

Take in the Views at the Top of Mount Nebo

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