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Jordan Holidays   by Thom Sanders

Sales on Egypt holidays have plummeted. The once packed out pyramids and crowded museums are almost empty. Tourists are keeping away from the popular, pocket friendly beach resorts by the Red Sea amidst fears of further rioting and general unrest in the Middle East. But what about Jordan holidays? Considered safe by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - and once hopeful as an obvious alternative to Egypt and a warm winter sun destination over the cold winter months-holidays to Jordan are also on the decline.
Horse and Carriage in Front of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh), Petra, Unesco World Heritage Site, Jordan
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Over February half term, I visited this vast, dramatic desert land deep in the Middle East to discover why tourists are still keeping away and what life's really like on the ground in Jordan.

On arrival in Amman, a shrug of the shoulders is the first reaction. The hotel owners, tour guides and local café owners are at a loss to explain what's happened. The small demonstrations in Jordan have largely been peaceful and have not been cause for worry by tourists.

There is some silver lining on this dark cloud. For the intrepid traveller like me, Jordan holidays are a breath of fresh air. Gone are the fleets of 4WD vehicles across the Wadi desert, gone are the chattering tourists, gone are the shouting and bawling kids. You have this vast and godlike land almost all to yourself.

Even with a trail of tourists, Petra is spectacular. The sheer scale of the famous Lost City - no matter how many times you've seen it splashed on film and in the magazines - has to be seen to be believed. As you approach the unending wall of rock, you follow your guide through the single narrow chink before you catch first glimpse of the pillared 'Khazneh' or treasury.

My advice? Go now, don't wait for the crowds to return…


About the Author: The Adventure Company offer a wide range of exciting Jordan Holidays and Egypt holidays.

Top 5 Jordan Attractions To Enjoy   by Isla Campell

If you're interested in exploring other worlds, take a trip to Jordan to discover some truly amazing historic sites and a real taste of the Middle East. From jaw dropping architecture to the surprisingly welcoming waters of the Dead Sea, there's something to please all travellers in Jordan.
For a sightseeing opportunity not to be missed, make sure you carve out a little time to visit Petra. This historical city has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985, and when you catch a glimpse of its astounding rock-hewn architecture you'll understand why. Petra is one of Jordan's most visited attractions, but don't let the thought of crowds put you off, the sheer scale of the buildings mean you won't miss anything. Take a little time to also visit Little Petra (Al-Beidha), where you'll see some gorgeous natural rock and cave formations.

Another experience to enjoy during your Jordan holiday is an excursion to see Wadi Rum. Also known as The Valley of the Moon, this is an unusual valley cut into sandstone and granite rock in South Jordan. 

The Monastery, Petra, Unesco World Heritage Site, Wadi Musa (Mousa), Jordan, Middle East
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A popular filming location for Hollywood films, Wadi Rum offers some spectacular views of natural beauty. Take a day trip to see Wadi Rum from Petra, or book a camel ride, trek or hiking trip to see this amazing attraction.
Rocky Shoreline with Salt Crystals Formed by High Salt Content of Dead Sea, Jordan
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There are plenty of attractions to enjoy in the cities of Jordan too, and Jerash is one of the best. Boasting an unbroken chain of human occupation stretching back more than 6,500 years, this is a city packed with historical significance. Pay a visit to the well preserved ruins of time past then pay a trip to the east, where you'll be able to find somewhere to eat and drink in the modern city of Jerash.

Make sure you also take a dip in the Dead Sea when you're in Jordan, to see the lowest point on the face of the earth. The extremely high salt content of the Dead Sea makes it a fascinating sight as well as making it possible for you to float on the surface with very little effort at all. If you prefer to stay on dry land, check out Kerak Castle to see an impressive and imposing Crusader castle up close. 

You'll also find the Karak Archaeological Museum in the lower court of the castle, perfect for learning about its varied history.

Witness all of these wonders and more when you book Jordan holidays and plan an amazing sightseeing trip.


About the Author: Isla is a part of the digital blogging team at who work with brands like Voyages Jules Verne. For more information about me, or to keep up to date with the latest in travel news, check out my posts at or visit my Twitter account, @dcrosstalk


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