In no particular order, we’ve come up with fifty things to do on your trip to Jordan. We’ve tried to come up with a good mix of adventurous activities, culinary experiences, interesting historical encounters, and more. Some of these activities are almost certainly already apart of your Jordanian itinerary whereas others are more off the beaten path. If you have a suggestion for something that should be included on the list, please send us a note to let us know!
50 Top Experiences in Jordan
Climb Jabal Umm ad Dami, Jordan’s highest peak.
Eat mansaf, the national dish of Jordan.
Visit the Amman Citadel at sunset and listen to the call to prayer echo across the city.
Stop and have a rest at Amman’s Roman Theater which is over 1800 years old.
Hike from Little Petra to Petra.
Walk on the Jordan Trail.
Go sandboarding in Wadi Rum.
Go diving in the Red Sea near Aqaba.
Sleep under the stars in Wadi Rum.
Explore the Umayyad Palace on top of Jabal al-Qal'a, Amman’s Citadel Hill.
Eat zarb, a tasty Bedouin dinner cooked beneath the sand.
Take a day trip to Qasr Amra, one of the best known desert castles.
Check out Qasr Azraq, a desert castle built by the Romans, used by the Ottomans, and Lawrence of Arabia’s desert headquarters in 1917.
Have a relaxing float in the Dead Sea.
Tour Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the baptism site of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist.
Summit Mount Nebo for a panoramic view over the Holy Land.
Visit Wadi Mujib and go canyoning in the Mujib Nature Reserve.
Learn about the biodiversity and rare species in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.
Go for a nature walk in the Dibeen Forest Reserve near Jerash.
Try birdwatching in the Ajloun Forest Reserve.
Visit the Madaba Map mosaic which depicts Jerusalem and the layout of the Holy Land in the 6th century.
Visit the remains of several Byzantine churches at the Madaba Archaeological Park.
Take a journey to Umm ar-Rasas and admire the mosaic floor at the Church of Saint Stephen.
Spend an evening sampling the street food in Amman.
Stop at an arabian bakery and try their baklava.
Try kanafeh, and try not to drip any syrup on your shirt.
Sample many local dishes by ordering a mezze.
Try Arabic coffee, prepared with coffee beans and cardamom, served in a traditional Arabic coffee pot.
Get addicted to tasty Bedouin tea, the perfect blend of black tea, sage, and sugar.
Try the different varieties of locally grown dates.
Mix our delicious, locally produced olive oil with your zaatar, labneh, and hummus.
Hum the Indiana Jones theme song as you exit the Siq and see the Treasury at Petra for the first time.
Sit and enjoy the sunset near the Monastery at Petra.
While visiting Petra, follow the trails to the High Place of Sacrifice.
Ride an Arabian Camel in the desert.
Take a stroll down Rainbow Street in Amman.
Learn about Jordan’s long history at The Jordan Museum in Amman.
Make a stop at Falafel al-Quds on Rainbow Street in Amman to see if the ‘best falafel in the Middle East’ lives up to its reputation.
Take a walk down The Cardo, a 600m collonaded street at the ruins of Jerash.
Climb the stairs of the impressive Temple of Artemis at Jerash.
Visit the Ajloun Castle, a Crusades-era construction with panoramic views over the Jordan Valley and the north Jordan highlands.
Visit the Citadel of Kerak, a former Crusader stronghold later conquered by Saladin.
Get off of the beaten path and go hiking in Wadi bin Hammad.
Explore the ruins of the Shobak Castle, perched atop the former hill known as Montreal (Royal Mountain).
While in Aqaba, try a glass of Jordanian Arak, a traditional flavoured liquor made from anise.
Wake up early and go for a hot air balloon ride in Wadi Rum.
Take a day trip to the roman ruins of Umm Qais and enjoy the view over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
Explore the ancient ruins of Pella in the Jordan River Valley.
Stop in at the city of Salt, the capital of Jordan under Ottoman rule.
Do a Jeep Tour with Wadi Rum Nature Tours.
We had to finish this list with our most popular tour, our Wadi Rum Jeep Tour - One Day and One Night. We hope to see you soon in Wadi Rum!
Wadi Rum Nature Tours offers tours and accommodation in the Wadi Rum Desert, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the south of Jordan. If you are planning a trip to Jordan, click here to read about our tours and our accommodation in beautiful Wadi Rum.