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Active vacation in Jordan - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Jordan offers a broad range of activities that can make any vacation even more exciting and fill the time between sightseeing. Wadi Rum Desert is one of the most unique and fabulous destinations in this country. It appeals to different groups of tourists: fans of hiking and camping, alpinists, and connoisseurs of history. The best way to explore the area is to rent an off-roader or… a camel! Certainly, tourists are not left alone as there is always an accompanying guide. However, the length of this adventure depends on the type of “transport” chosen. A camel ride lasts two days while the car ride is twice faster.
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Hot air balloon flights have become very popular in Wadi Rum. It is a thrilling experience that allows tourists to see the endless sand dunes from a bird’s eye view. Hot air balloon flights are available in April, May, June, September, October, and November. To try this amazing activity, tourists need to arrive at the spot early in the morning as that is the time when the wind is optimal for flights. The service is provided by the Royal Aero Sports Club. It also offers parachute jumping and light aircraft flights.
In Jordan, there are extreme excursions for tourists who crave for some adrenaline burst. As a rule, the program of adventure tourism includes exploring the route of Emperor Hadrian from the north to south in an off-roader or following the steps of Lawrence of Arabia on a donkey or camel. This is not only a perfect way to quench the thirst for interesting activities but also an opportunity to listen to many interesting stories and legends from the guide. Cycling routes are also quite widespread. The same applies to hiking tours to the mountains. There are tours that require rock climbing gear and trails that are not so complicated and do not need that. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Camping and hiking enthusiasts will genuinely enjoy their vacation in Jordan. They can stay in the desert and sleep among sandy dunes of the famous …
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How about diving? All fans of scuba diving simply cannot fail to visit Aqaba, a resort located approximately thirty kilometers from Amman. At this resort, there are six diving centers that can teach beginners or help experienced divers to polish their skills. Local coastal waters are clear and have water visibility of more than 35 meters. April and May are not the best months to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling as blooming plankton makes water less visible. Summer is an excellent time for this activity – water visibility can reach 50 meters.
Royal Diving Center, which is located fifteen kilometers to the south of Aqaba, is one of the most popular diving centers in the country. It has its own beach and one of the best diving sites in the country nearby. SeaStar Water Sports in Aqaba is one more popular diving center that is perfectly suitable for beginners. SeaStar also organizes nighttime diving. Aqaba has the best infrastructure for fans of scuba diving. Many clubs offer not only diving sessions but also have cafes, showers, and gear rental offices. In total, there are approximately three dozens of interesting diving sites in the water area of Aqaba. Many of them can be conveniently reached by boat. For snorkeling, tourists do not need to go anywhere as there are gorgeous coral reefs just near the coast.
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Do not forget about local aqua parks – the most favorite destination for all young travelers. That being said, adults also have nothing against having fun and trying different water slides. Consider visiting Al-Wadi Water Park located at the Dead Sea coast. This park features a swimming pool with artificial waves and a manmade river. The water park offers a shallow pool for small kids and two wonderful restaurants with a broad range of dishes. There is one more popular water park that is located in the east of Amman. It has two levels: the first level is dedicated to water activities and the second one has a spacious swimming pool and several restaurants.
Amman Do nighttime entertainments look more attractive? In this case, Jordan is also a good choice. In the capital, visit JR The Wine Experience, a popular wine club that is ideal for leisure talks with a glass or two of premium wine. Murphy’s Pub & Garden Restaurant offers a broad range of beer and alcoholic drinks. H2O is a unique club that offers an unusual experience for its guests. The secret is hidden in the name of the club – H2O has a charming lounge and a wonderful pool. Tourists in search of a bar to relax after sunset in Aqaba are always welcome at Sea View. Billiards and delicious cocktails simply cannot leave visitors indifferent.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Jordan

Unique attractions in Jordan

Amphitheater Amman

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In the early 2nd century AD, one of the new provinces of the Ancient Rome, Arabia Petraea, was located on the territory of modern Amman. The modern city of Amman was then called Philadelphia and was the capital of this province. So it is no wonder that one of the most majestic amphitheaters has been built in this city. Its bowl has been carved right in the rock. The unique antique building has been well preserved up to our days and is now actively used for music and theater performances.

The construction of the theater was finished in 161 AD. It was designed to hold 6000 spectators. According to the historical data, formerly a large cemetery was located in place of the amphitheater. This places were used for sacred rituals for thousands of years ago. After a series of researches, … Read all

Al-Khazneh

From the series “The Oldest Surviving Monuments on Earth”
Among the desert landscapes of Jordan is the ancient Petra town, which was still founded in the prehistoric era by the native inhabitants of these places - the Nabataeans. Petra is often called «the city of the pink rocks», because their numerous buildings were carved in the rocks. Today you can see the unique temples, the necropolis and the altars during the walk through the strange city, whose age is more than 3 000 years.

The most famous and impressive building is Khazne al-Firaun Temple, whose majestic façade simply looks magical. The age of this building is not so great and makes about 2,000 years. Fortunately, the temple has preserved the carved sculptures and columns that adorn its façade. The height of the facade is about 40 meters, and the width - about 25 meters. According … Read all
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Nobu Hospitality, a luxury hotel company with roots in fine dining, will add one more property to its portfolio. Founded by star chef Nobu Matsushita, Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, Nobu will soon open a hotel in Hamburg, Germany. For this project, Nobu partnered with SIGNA Real Estate, a famous developer that is behind the Elbtower project. The new Nobu hotel and restaurant will be located in this large mixed-use space, which is recognized as the tallest in the city. Read this

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Jordan

Amman
There are also large equestrian centers in Amman, and they are getting increasingly popular. You will find a beautiful Hussein National Park not far away from the city. The park is the location of several sports complexes, playgrounds and restaurants. Fans of water activities will simply fall in love with Amman Water Park. At the first level of the park you will find numerous swimming pools, water slides, rides and terraces for relaxation, as well as several cafes. The second level is the … Read more
Aqaba
If you like strolling, don’t forget to visit Aqaba Bird Observatory. This is a popular local reserve. The landscape of Aqaba Bird Observatory is not formed by nature – it took several years to make multiple small lakes on the site of the reserve. Today, this is a marshland with perfect climatic conditions for hundreds of different bird species. More than 350 species of migratory birds visit this area throughout the year. For them, the reserve became an important stop on their way … Read more

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