42 Things I Love About Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan

If you’re a frequent visitor to LandLopers, then you know that I didn’t just enjoy my trip to Jordan earlier this year, I loved it. I’ve been looking through photos of the trip and reflecting on key moments, so I thought I would assemble a short list of what I love most about Jordan.

1. Echoes of the unified call to prayer in Amman
2. Mysterious and forlorn desert castles
3. The sweetest of treats, Knafeh
4. Baby camels
5. Freshly made falafel
6. Sleeping in a Bedouin tent in the desert
7. Petra at dawn
8. Sparkling sunset on the Dead Sea

Dead sea

9. Watching falcons soar at Dana Biosphere Reserve
10. Food, food and more food
11. Remarkable mosaic floor of Madaba
12. Retracing the footsteps of Moses on Mt. Nebo
13. The unlikely but delicious wines of Jordan
14. Baby camels
15. Enjoying great conversation with friends over shisha
16. Watching ful being made before enjoying this simple and tasty snack
17. Roman soldiers at Jerash
18. Buying hot and savory bread by the kilo

camel desert

19. Climbing the 800 stone steps to the Monastery at Petra
20. Baby camels
21. Rich and dark Bedouin style coffee
22. Floating in the Dead Sea
23. Exploring the moonscape of Wadi Rum Desert
24. 360 degree view of Amman from atop the Citadel
25. Snorkeling in the Red Sea
26. Finding the best angle for a camel photo
27. Buying freshly roasted nuts in Aqaba
28. Petra at night
29. Fresh watermelon at a roadside stand
30. Baby camels
31. Watching a million stars in the middle of Wadi Rum
32. It’s a dry heat
33. Dead sea mud spa treatment
34. Amazing thermal waterfalls of Ma’In

Petra Siq View

35. Wandering the ruins of the Crusader castle at Karak
36. White cheese, there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world
37. Markets of Amman
38. Boating on the Red Sea
39. Entering the Siq at Petra
40. Sunset at Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Red Sea, Amman, you get the idea
41. Enjoying a feast of mansaf with good friends
42. Hummus for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Have you been to Jordan? What are some of your favorite things?

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

23 thoughts on “42 Things I Love About Jordan”

  1. haha glad u enjoyed it here, and so true about baby camels, once i saw 2 of them playing with each other it was so cute!!
    and lucky u got chance to sleep in Bedouin tent in desert, i live here and wish to do so, or at least have my mansaf there!

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for this!

    I’m going to Wadi Rum in a couple of weeks, do you have any recommendations for (not too expensive) camel/trekking Bedouin tours? I’m travelling alone so would feel happier staying with a guide I’d been recommended. I’d really like to stay a couple of days to make the most of those fabulous night skies!



  3. 43) The Quseir Amra castle in the desert, VII century AD, with his bath and his beautiful ancient frescoes
    44) the sage and mint tea
    45) all the archaeological sites
    46) Beidha (Little Petra)
    47) more and more and more…

  4. Really broke into tears … i miss my beloved Jordan … scuba in Aqaba … AMAAAAAAAAAAZING … REALLY REALLY AMAAAAAAZING

  5. Love your list. Living in Jordan I can resonate with all. Especially love: 1, 6, 15, 41.

    Do you ever see yourself in Jordam again or one time visit for you? Just curious…

    – Daniel

  6. I love the focus on the baby camels – in this blog and a few of your others. I feel like if I don’t see dozens of baby camels when I visit, I will be highly disappointed!

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