Southernmost destination part of Jordan with UNESCO Mixed World Heritage Site – Wadi Rum protected area and the Red Sea
Hiking in Wadi Rum and passing the Jordan Trail
Mountain and Rock Climbing at Wadi Rum, including the highest mountain in Jordan – Jabal Umm Al-Dami
Experiencing Wadi Rum on horse or camel
Birdwatching at Aqaba Observatory – around 390 species, including a lot of migrating birds
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Aqaba
Local experiences: Pottery making, sand bottle creation, weaving workshops and soap workshops.
Lawrence of Arabia, The Martian, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Aladdin, Red Planet, Passion in the Desert, Prometheus, Last Days on Mars, Dune. The list of blockbuster movies shot in the red desert of Wadi Rum goes on and on. The film industry is rather fond of this unique piece of the planet because the sand is red and almost surreal.
Wadi Rum looks like an enormous red beach where towering sandstone and granite rock formations have been tossed haphazardly. Pustules resemble melting chocolate ice cream, dragons, or a gorilla, depending on how the rocks have eroded and how big your fantasy is. Wadi Rum lives up to its name. It means Valley of Airborne Sand and sandstorms are one of the adventures you may encounter here.
The Aqaba Governorate has two major reasons to visit. Wadi Rum is one. The Red Sea is the other one. Both Wadi Rum and the Red Sea are not to be missed places for adventure; hiking, trekking, desert safaris, sand-boarding, jeep rides, camel rides, rock climbing, Bedouin camping experiences, and Hot Air Balloon rides. Wadi Rum offers it all.
The Red Sea offers diving, snorkeling, shipwreck hunts, surfing, coral reef diving, and other water sports. All that, and Aqaba is the cherry on top with its beautiful beaches, beach clubs, and resorts. Aqaba is very different from other cities in Jordan. It has a historical side, be sure to visit the Aqaba Castle and the Aqaba Church, as well as an adventurous & blissful side. Which one will you discover first?
With its fertile Gilead mountains, a slice of the Dead Sea coast, and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Balqa Governorate is one of Jordan’s most unique areas of outstanding beauty. Get your adventure on.
Of all the twelve governorates in the Kingdom of Jordan, Madaba looks out over the most significant chunk of the Dead Sea coast. But that’s not all. Madaba has unique canyoning spots and impressive nature in Wadi Al Hidan and the northern part of the Mujib Biosphere Reserve.
You’ll find Karak located south-west of Amman, Jordan’s capital. It’s home to the lowest nature reserve on Earth, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, and the Fifa Nature Reserve and it boasts some truly majestic canyons.
From dry deserts to cool mountaintops, the Tafileh Governorate is a true discovery. Located about 180 km southwest of Jordan’s capital Amman, this region is home to the unique Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan’s largest nature reserve.