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Jordan

Visit the land where unparalleled local hospitality prevails, a country of mesmerizing lunar landscapes and rich culinary heritage … a place where history and cultures converge in ancient Roman cities, replete with important biblical sites, desert adventures and modern trappings.

The land of Ancient Wonders

Images of the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, carved from the rock over a thousand years ago, has long been most people’s first impression of Jordan, the jewel of the Middle East.

 

While Petra is indeed one of the most stunning attractions in the Middle East, Jordan offers so much more for the modern traveler.A well-traveled caravan route between the seas and the desert, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the ever changing Jordan Valley to the remote and eerie desert canyons.

 

Visitors can explore splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the medicinal waters of the Red Sea.

 

 

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People, food and culture

The majority of Jordan’s population is of Bedouin origin, Bedu meaning “Desert Dwellers”. The bedouin are nomadic by birth, constantly wandering through the desert in search of food and water. The country is a potpourri of diverse cultures where on the one hand rural life revolves around the extended family, agriculture, and hospitality, while the urbanite Jordanians enjoy all the trappings of modern life - theatrical productions, music concerts, operas and ballet. As with every country, Jordan has its set of culinary favorites. Jordanian cuisine is a delicious melange of the country's diverse heritage, a vibrant mix of Bedouin flavors and local takes on its most iconic dishes that go beyond Falafel and Shawarma. The country’s national dish is the Mansaf, which is a dish of tender meat layered with paper-thin flatbread and great piles of aromatic rice and a tangy yogurt sauce. This delicacy has its roots in the Bedouin kitchens. Another popular snack is the Kunafa, a Turkish inspired pastry with a syrup-filling that is perfect for those with a sweet tooth! Omnipresent at every Jordanian meal is a cup of Bedouin tea or coffee. Not only will you be in for an infinite number of refills, but sharing tea is an important facet of Bedouin culture and hospitality.

  • Languages spoken:

    Arabic

  • Fun Fact

    Etiquette in Jordan allows anyone offered a meal to refuse three times before finally accepting the invitation.

  • One reason you should go here

    Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest water body on earth!

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