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Budget Travel in Jordan - Overland Style!by Tania Wheeler


As one of the most travel-friendly destinations in the Middle East, Jordan budget travel offers the chance to explore a country rich in culture, tradition, history and natural splendour, with a warm Mediterranean climate, vast desert, steep mountains and many fascinating attractions to enjoy.

Situated in the Middle East, Jordan is almost entirely landlocked aside from a small outlet on the Red Sea in Aqaba and a frontage to the Dead Sea. Jordan borders Israel and the West Bank to the west, Syria to the north, Iraq to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, and is widely considered one of the most liberal and modern nations in the world. From the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea to the vast and beautiful desert valley of Wadi Rum, Jordan overland tours offer a wide range of things to see and do, ensuring a memorable travel experience in one of the friendliest and most welcoming destinations in the world. petra

Key highlights include the following:

Wadi Rum Desert Situated in the heart of Jordan, Wadi Rum is a spectacular desert valley that dates back thousands of years. It was here that Lawrence of Arabia was based, and where many ancient treks were also made – the rocky outcrops and vast expanses of desert make this one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country, offering plenty of photographic opportunities.

Mount Nebo Mount Nebo backpacking tours offer the chance to visit one of the most ancient landmarks in the world – where Moses was said to have been buried. From the top of this elevated ridge, one can look out over Jordan to take in panoramic views of the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, spanning as far as the eye can see. No Jordan budget travel adventure is complete without a trip to Mount Nebo – just be sure to bring along binoculars and a camera to take in these incredible views.

Dead Sea Famous all over the world for its strange and wonderful mineral-rich waters that bring many visitors to this region every year, the Dead Sea is a sea like no other. The high mineral content of these waters makes it possible for you to float on the surface rather than sink, which results in an experience that is quite out of this world. Due to the restorative and rejuvenating properties of these waters, many locals and foreigners come to the Dead Sea to enjoy a spa break, making this hot-spot a must-visit on any Jordan overland tours.

Amman The thriving capital city of Jordan, Amman is a cosmopolitan blend of cultures, influences and landmarks. In a country that is widely known for its modern and liberal approach, Amman is a not surprisingly one of the most diverse cities of the Middle East – here you will find representatives from all walks of life, including native Jordanians, Turks, Bosnians, Egyptians and many other cultures speaking a host of languages from Arabic to French, English, Spanish and even Armenian to some degree. Markets, coffee houses, bath houses and many other attractions can all be enjoyed on these Jordan budget travel adventures in the capital city.

Petra Last but certainly not least, the ancient city of Petra is another attraction that cannot be missed on your Jordan backpacking tour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises of an ancient walled city containing a number of fascinating well-preserved ruins. The city can be easily explored by foot, horse, donkey or camel, and is widely considered one of the top highlights on any Jordan overland tours.

For all Jordan budget travel and Jordan overland tours contact the team at OverlandingAfrica.com or post your comments below.

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