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kathryn77
post Sep 18 2009, 02:53 PM
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Hi all,
Someone I know is going to Jordan next week, but has been really busy and not had much time to plan. Thought I could ask if anyone has been lately and could quickly sum up some 'must-sees' and 'quirky/unusual' things not to miss when there? They are going for a week - any tips most welcome, and I'll pass on. I'm afraid I don't have any more detail than this.
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post Sep 19 2009, 02:41 AM
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Hi. We visited Jordan for five days in April this year, during a holiday in Sinai, and very briefy visited:

Wadi Rum with a gentle desert 'stroll' to the Seven Pillars of Wisdom), although the highlight of many people's visit is to camp under the stars at one of the desert camps.

Petra, the Rose-Red City created from towering rock walls is one of the must-sees of not only Jordan but of the whole Middle East.

We hired a car and then drove up the King's Highway and Dead Sea Highway, via Dana and Kerek, to the shores of the Dead Sea. Floating in the waters at the lowest point on earth was amazing.

For more details of our trip look at my Blog: Red Sea to Dead Sea

or let me know if you need any more detailed information.


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post Sep 19 2009, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE(manzara @ Sep 19 2009, 03:41 AM) *

Wadi Rum with a gentle desert 'stroll' to the Seven Pillars of Wisdom), although the highlight of many people's visit is to camp under the stars at one of the desert camps.

Petra, the Rose-Red City created from towering rock walls is one of the must-sees of not only Jordan but of the whole Middle East.

We hired a car and then drove up the King's Highway and Dead Sea Highway, via Dana and Kerek, to the shores of the Dead Sea. Floating in the waters at the lowest point on earth was amazing.


That is pretty spot on for the highlights. I spent 6 days in Jordan last month and hit all these places. You could send them to my blog too, if you like

A desert camp in Wadi Rum is a must with a long 4x4 ride in the desert.

Petra is great, it is much larger than what I had anticipated. 1 day will only scratch the surface. If they are big on hiking they may want to do two, but it is quite expensive for entry fees and such [it was included in my tour price, but the number was quite shocking how large].

We did the same thing driving up the King's Highway and Dead Sea Highway. Some of the stops that are worth it are the Dead Sea, Kerak Castle, and Shobak Castle. I also really enjoyed Mount Nebo as well, which is the mountain that Moses is rumored to be buried at. In the winter time it has views all the way to Jerusalem [better in the mornings]. Maybe they could start a day out in Madaba [nearby city] and hit Mount Nebo first thing before it gets too hot and the view obstructed, then drive to the public beach at the Dead Sea, then go down to Kerak and Shobak castles. It would be quite a long day, but that is what I did. I am sure there are day tours that are offered to include a lot of this too though.


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post Sep 19 2009, 11:11 AM
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Madaba is pretty cool. It's a christian town with a catholic church. Inside the church you can find the mosaic floor of a map of the holy land...Mount Nebo is great too and you can see over the holy lands.

You can do this on the way to the Dead Sea (from Amman)


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post Sep 19 2009, 12:42 PM
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Fantastic! Thank-you all soooooo much. I will pass all of these tips on smile.gif
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post Sep 20 2009, 10:43 AM
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The church of the map in Madaba was pretty good. Inside the city itself there is not much else to do though, but its a great location for all of the other places that are within an hours drive.


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QUOTE(kathryn77 @ Sep 20 2009, 01:40 PM) *

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for any information about jordan your contact is welcome

jetaim1967@hotmail.com

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Thanks hisham - the person I wrote in for has been to Jordan now and returned, but thanks for adding to this flowers.png


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hi
for any feedback or questions about tourism in jordan plz contact me
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QUOTE(kathryn77 @ Sep 18 2009, 02:53 PM) *

Hi all,
Someone I know is going to Jordan next week, but has been really busy and not had much time to plan. Thought I could ask if anyone has been lately and could quickly sum up some 'must-sees' and 'quirky/unusual' things not to miss when there? They are going for a week - any tips most welcome, and I'll pass on. I'm afraid I don't have any more detail than this.
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