There are a lot of beautiful and exciting places to visit in the Middle East, but few are as full of wonderment as Jordan. Found on the East Bank of the Jordan River and bordering Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Israel, and the West Bank of Palestine, it is a hub of history stretching back thousands of years. Despite its relatively unknown status as a travel destination, it has plenty of offer curious and adventurous travelers.
While other backpackers and holiday-makers choose to spend their time off exploring Southeast Asia or road tripping through the USA, Jordan offers something a little different but no less rewarding. For those hoping to jump off the traditional tourist trail, here’s what to expect when making Jordan your next travel destination.