Jordan is a long-time fan of Stubborn Mule. This attractive Middle Eastern destination is safe, only a five-hour trip from the UK, and is jam-packed with world heritage monuments and the ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ landscape.
Jordan is an excellent site to visit during the Easter holidays, May and October half terms, and is too hot to stay comfortable during the peak summer months and too cold in some places at Christmas. To give you a taster, we’ve chosen our top ten activities to do on your tour to Jordan with kids. Moreover, you can check the official Trail Follow website to know more before you plan your tour to Jordan.
List of Things to do on your Tour to Jordan
There are a lot of things that you can do on your next tour to Jordan. The list of things that you can explore is as follows:
1. Float in the Dead Sea
It’s one of Jordan’s most famous photos. People float like starfish in the Dead Sea’s hypersaline waters. Traveling to Jordan with children, regardless of age, will provide an out-of-this-world experience. And, if you coat yourself in the therapeutic mud beforehand, you might look twenty years younger when you emerge. Both of our sample Jordan itineraries include time at the Dead Sea. You would not want to miss this place during your tour to Jordan.
2. Make like Lawrence of Arabia in Wadi Rum
Climbing over the rocks in Jordan’s Wadi Rum is fun for kids of all ages (and adults). Anyone planning a family trip to Jordan would know that Wadi Rum (also known as “The Valley of the Moon”) is a must-see. The desert’s crown treasure. Moreover, there are numerous ways to enjoy the scenery. You can enjoy this in multiple ways. Either, on the back of a camel, on your own feet, or in the back of a four-wheel drive. You would love to enjoy this place on your next tour to Jordan.
3. The Iconic Lost City of Petra – By the Back Road
It’s the most well-known of Jordan’s attractions, a sprawling city built out of sandstone over 2,000 years ago. The Nabateans, who painstakingly carved tombs, funeral halls, bath facades, arched entrances, and colonnaded avenues and temples out of rose-pink rock, may be unknown to the children. However, they will be familiar with the image of the Treasury, which immortalize in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Like any world-renowned archaeological site, things might get crowded in high season. Including this on your next tour to Jordan might be a good idea.
4. Take a Camel Trek into the Desert
As you might expect, this family trip with children will have multiple adventures in Jordan. With only 27 kilometers of coastline, the desert is its main selling point. And what better way to explore it than on a camel walk among Wadi Rum’s towering sandstone cliffs? There’s a reason these nearly hilarious monsters are known as desert ships. We’ll let you figure it out for yourself.
5. Haggle for Souvenirs in a Jordanian Souq
Any journey to the Middle East should always involve a stop at the local souq. It is the name of the neighborhood market, where your senses will awaken by sights, sounds, tastes, and scents. You can shop for souvenirs or absorb the unique environment on a Jordan with a kids’ family vacation. Amman, the capital, has the most souqs out of them all. The oldest market in Amman is Al Balad, while souqJara is famous for its crafts and food. You can also check out Petra tours from Amman to explore more.
6. Visit Little Petra
Avoid the crowd at Little Petra by allowing your children to explore the cave rooms etched into the rock. Little Petra (Siq al-Barid in Arabic) may be smaller than its more excellent namesake, but it makes up for it in exclusivity. The coachloads of tourists who rightly wander through Petra’s principal ruins are conspicuously absent here. If you arrive early, you will almost certainly have the wonderfully sculpted sandstone canyons to yourself. It’s north of ‘the real’ Petra, but it’s still in the Petra Archaeological Park, and you may admire its magnificence in peace. You should go ahead if you plan a tour to Jordan with your children.
7. Hike a Hidden Wadi
Hiking through the hidden wadi’s deep canyon is a fantastic experience for people of all ages. On a recent reconnaissance mission to Jordan, we uncovered a wadi known only to locals – and now, to Stubborn Mule families. You won’t see another person exploring this wonderful oasis hidden between stunning canyon walls, located down a secluded trail that follows the river downstream into a deep canyon where water rises to knee height. Older children and teenagers will enjoy clambering on rocks and scaling ladders while staying cool in the shade. The wadi has a gently sloping gradient rather than a severe one.
8. Overnight camp in Dana Nature Reserve
You will have breathtaking beauty when you wake up in the Dana Nature Reserve. In Dana, the country’s largest wildlife reserve, you can sleep overnight in an open Bedouin bell tent surrounded by spectacular surroundings. It is arguably one of the most memorable activities you can undertake on a family trip to Jordan. While you can join one of the many walking paths that range from 30 minutes to 4 hours in length during the day, the highlight is sitting by the campfire watching the stars appear with no one else for kilometers around.
9. Secret Tunnel in Shobak Castle
Shobak Castle provides something for everyone, with spectacular views and secret corridors. Look away now if you’re claustrophobic. Shobak castle, erected in 1115 by Crusader King Baldwin I, is a commanding site. Perched on a towering hilltop, it provides stunning views of the surrounding desert and many opportunities to notice intruders. It’s a magnificent ruin to explore and has a fascinating history, as its occupants repelled repeated Saladin raids. The 375 steps down a secret staircase leading to a ladder and ‘escape hatch’ are fascinating aspects of the visit for children.
10. Hike WadiFeynan
The WadiFeynan walk near Dana is popular among older, more energetic children. A day hike down WadiFeynan will be one of the most memorable days of your Jordan holiday with the kids for active families. The path descends through an unusual and stunningly gorgeous desert valley surrounded by sheer rock cliffs. For lunch, your Bedouin guide will prepare flatbread and warm mint tea over an open fire as you rest in the shade of a tree.
These are some of the best things you can do on your next tour to Jordan. Moreover, follow the official Trailfollow website for more such articles.