Far from simply being a cultural destination reserved for adults, Jordan’s wealth of offerings make it an adventure playground for all ages and the perfect family escape. From camel riding in the desert, to re-living Lawrence of Arabia’s journey, to lost cities, ancient ruins, mountains, beaches, and water that makes you float, there is something for everyone here.
DANA BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Basing yourselves in the authentic Feynan Ecolodge, the Dana Biosphere Reserve shows off the wonders of nature; home to 555 species of plants and 200 species of animals, of which many are endangered. If this doesn’t keep the kids occupied, then you also have a ton of activities to do, such as mountain biking around the area, discovering old copper mines and archaeological ruins, and making bread with the native Bedouins, to name a few. This is eco-adventure at its best.
DISCOVER THE ANCIENT CITY OF PETRA
Regardless of whether Indiana Jones is a film you know and love or not, exploring Petra is a crowd-pleaser for everyone. As you enter the gorge you will see the well-known Treasury, followed by a theater, elaborate tombs and temples; there is no end to the sense of excitement and adventure you will find here. The vast buildings carved out of pink mountain rock are a visual spectacle unlike anything you will have seen before. Petra will captivate the imagination and make a lasting impression on you all.
FLOAT ON THE DEAD SEA
What better way to spend a day with your family than a day than floating in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. This is one of the most unique experiences in the world; just lay back, relax and enjoy this natural phenomenon. Many believe the Dead Sea has healing qualities, due to the highly unusual conditions making it a treasure trove of minerals, rather like a natural spa. You can also smother yourself in the local mud which is thought to be full of goodness as well… but even if you don’t believe that, it’s lots of fun for the family.