1 Aqaba

Red Sea diving, snorkelling and year-round sunbathing at Jordan’s only beach resort, ranged alongside spectacular coral reefs.

2 Wadi Rum

One of the world’s most alluring desert destinations, rugged, majestic and endlessly memorable. Think immense vistas, towering cliffs, red dunes and sleeping under the stars. Book ahead with a bedouin guide for an experience to savour.

3 Ras an-Naqab

Take in stupendous panoramic views out over the sandy Hisma desert from this roadside stop at the edge of Jordan’s highland plateau.

4 Desert driving

Three long desert drives capture the spirit and look of southern Jordan’s epic landscapes: the Desert Highway from Amman, the Wadi Araba road, and, least travelled of all, the Ma’an–Azraq road through Jafr.

5 Feynan Ecolodge

This remote desert hotel offers a unique experience of environmentally friendly low-impact nature tourism amid traditional bedouin cultures. A stylish, evocative retreat for canyon trekkers and desert dreamers alike.

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Jordan features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

The Middle East is a paradox. Located at the cultural crossroads between east and west, the region nowadays tends to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, b…

16 Nov 2016 • Gavin Thomas insert_drive_file Article
Middle Eastern majesty: 17 beautiful pictures of Jordan

Middle Eastern majesty: 17 beautiful pictures of Jordan

We chose Jordan as one of the top destinations to visit in 2016, and after looking at these stunning photographs from Picfair's best photographers, you'll und…

31 Oct 2016 • Rough Guides Editors insert_drive_file Article
Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here a…

27 Aug 2014 • Eleanor Aldridge insert_drive_file Article
View more featureschevron_right

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month