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Experience Winter: Visiting Jordan during the Cold Season

You may be wondering, is winter a good time to visit Jordan? Does Jordan get cold? Or, how can I make the most of my trip while staying warm? And of course, what should I pack?   - Don't worry! We have the answers to those questions and more below. There are...

Experience History: Amman Citadel

Jordan has more amazing historical sites than most people realize. This historic fortress, the Amman Citadel, is located on top of Jabal al-Qal’a, the highest of seven hills on which the city was built (jabal means 'mountain', qal’a 'castle').   Travel through time...

Experience Adventure: Wadis and Waterfalls

​There is a strip of road by the Dead Sea where you will find a dozen or so hotels on the water's edge. Their entrances with the glittering golden letters sit proudly at the roadside. You couldn’t be blamed, therefore, to be looking at them when driving past. Nor for...

Experience Petra: Enter via the ‘Back Door’

If you come to Jordan, you absolutely have to take the opportunity to discover the Nabataean city of Petra. Carved in beautiful red rock more than 2000 years ago, the impressive buildings and long staircases take present day visitors back in time and hold many secrets to discover.   We highly recommend...

One Week in Jordan

Amber Stowell's 4 Week Journal (Week 1)   One of our summer interns has shared with us her four week journal, and now we are sharing it with you! Check out week 1 below:   Upon arrival to Queen Alia Airport in Amman, I could feel my curiosity peaking. After a few months of...

Cycling in Wadi Rum

Amber Stowell's 4 Week Journal (Week 4)   We, at Experience Jordan, have thoroughly enjoyed having Amber working for us over the past month. We are equally happy to see that in her final journal she embraces the enthusiasm we all have for wanting to get out and experience Jordan.  For those who...

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From Um Qais to Wadi Hidan

Amber Stowell's 4 Week Journal (Week 3)   Amber's third journal is chalk full with adventures throughout Jordan. Check out Amber's third week below:   On Friday afternoon, with a group of about 10 people, I learned how to make some traditional cookies in a local woman’s home in Um Qais. We all helped...

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Experience Jordan’s Guide to Getting Around

For visitors to Jordan, navigating the complicated roads and the somewhat chaotic driving can be a daunting task. The good news is that there are plenty of options for getting around! We at Experience Jordan are always willing to help you arrange transportation inside and outside Amman, though if your...

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Break Time: The Great Coffee Stops of Amman

Unless you're a seasoned expat, it might seem daunting finding basic lifestyle comforts that you generally get back home. For many tourists a day or two in Amman might seem overwhelming or dull as you are unsure of where to go and what to do. If you are like myself...

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Experience Taste: Bekdash Ice Cream from Syria to You

While you are in Amman, Jordan don't miss the opportunity to experience the many tastes you won't have in other places. Maybe you wouldn't think to look for or find Syrian ice cream in Jordan, but we think you should not miss the opportunity to taste this delightful substance.   Bekdash is a...

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Experience Petra: Travel Tips for the Adventurous Traveller

Petra, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is undoubtedly on the "MUST VISIT" list of all travellers to Jordan.   As an attraction holding so much prestige, it is important to us that no one should go and return feeling underwhelmed or disappointed.   Here are a few tips on what...

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Experience the Red Sea: Discover Life Under the Sea

Visiting Aqaba, right at the bottom of Jordan, offers an entirely new experience. This seaside city, bordering a bright turquoise body of water, is the last thing you expect when driving south in Jordan through seemingly endless expanses desert sand.   Upon arrival to Aqaba you are met by the beautiful blue...

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Experience Art in Amman: Fantastic Art and Where to Find It

Art is the mouthpiece for culture. If you want to experience the rumbles of the emerging culture, visiting local Arab art galleries is the way to go. Not only will it provide a unique adventure, but you will learn what many people often miss when they visit Jordan. The heart...

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Experience Culture: Traditional Tastes from Syria- Rosa Damascena

One of the best experiences to participate in when visiting Jordan is trying the food. In Jordan you can find food from all over the Arab world making it a dream come true for foodie travelers. One such place is Damascus Rose, a traditional Syrian restaurant. Delicious doesn't event begin...

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Experience Culture: Madaba

Madaba is a city that may on the offset may seem less historic than modern, but it is a city with ancient roots (mentioned two times in the Old Testament of the Bible) that can still be explored today. We wouldn't want anyone to miss out on experiencing a unique...

Experience Hospitality: Your Visit to Jordan Must Include Mansaf

Mansaf is Jordan’s national dish; as such it is essential that any and everybody who comes to Jordan tries it.   Mansaf is magic.     Served on a large platter, the base is a layer of shrak, a flatbread so thin it is almost translucent; this is topped with lightly spiced rice, then slow-cooked...