Jordan where adventure awaits!
Jordan has a diversified nature and distinguished social fabric that combines the past and present in a harmonious way, making the Kingdom “the best destination” for adventure tourism.Jordan offers a variety of adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities to complement its famous tourist sites.
Our travel guide to adventurous holidays in Jordan leads you by the hand and takes you hiking, cycling and horse riding in Jordan in order to discover some truly majestic adventures in nature as you experience the very best in adventure holidays in Jordan.
Canyoning in Wadi Mujib and many more wadis
Despite being known primarily as a desert, Jordan actually has a surprising amount of water, and even a rainy season. This helps fill many of the siqs (canyons) and wadis (valleys) with gently flowing creeks and rushing rivers. One such place is Wadi Mujib, where you can strap on a life-vest and hike in the river through the narrow canyon. Guides help with some of the more technical climbing and trekking, but otherwise it’s a self-guided experience.
Fly above Jordan in Micro, Ultralight and Diamond aircraft
Return to the roots of aviation with this small and versatile aircraft.
Fly above the beautiful rock formations of Wadi Rum in an open aircraft with our experienced pilot. Discover Aqaba or Wadi Rum, Lawrences’ springs, the 7 Pillars Of Wisdom, or follow the ancient incense route from the comfort of our two-seat aircraft or single or twin-engine Diamond Aircraft. Discover the Dead Sea surrounding – the Baptism Site, the Lot’s Cave, and Wadi Al-Mujib from Above. A memorable journey is guaranteed to stay with you for a long time!
Hot Air Balloon
Get ready for an unforgettable experience. Flying up, up and away on a hot air balloon ride is a truly unforgettable experience like no other. Float silently over Wadi Rum and enjoy the breathtaking natural rock formations. See the seven pillars of wisdom and the natural dunes of the desert from 6,000 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views, landmarks and the wonder of nature from a new and unique perspective.
Hiking through Dana Biosphere Reserve
Often passed for more well-known sights, Dana Biosphere Reserve is a must-do for any adventure traveler. The massive – nearly 200 square mile – area contains a valley that could easily rival Yosemite in both scope and beauty. There are hundreds of miles of designated hiking trails, and plenty of unofficial backcountry you can forge on your own. Like the U.S. National Park system, you’re advised to leave no trace as to preserve the area’s nature.
Mountaineering in Wadi Rum
Most people visiting Wadi Rum don’t make the considerable effort to climb its eponymous mountain, instead preferring to stay on the valley floor. But this kind of adventure is getting more and more popular across Jordan, from rock climbing to caving to canyoning to mountaineering.
Explore unnamed caves in the northern Ajloun region. Famed for its mighty 1,000-year-old castle, this area has been the site of human settlement for millennia, but for all the millions of people who have passed through here over the years, very few have made it to the bottom of that particular cave.
The climbing potential in Jordan is limitless! Several crags have been discovered and bolted, yet there are still countless cliffs with beautiful lines just waiting for a first ascent. The main attraction is Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a desert wilderness with towering sandstone massifs and has more than 1000 trade routes established, some historically by the Bedouin themselves. You will discover here world-class routes, a community of strong Arab and Bedouin climbers, and the finest cup of tea you have ever had—all in the region’s emerging climbing capital.
Jordan is an amazing country to explore by bike! Passing through some of Jordan’s stunning landscapes from the green and rolling hills and forests of the north, to the numerous descents to the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea, crossing majestic canyons in the central region to the mountains and deserts of Petra and Wadi Rum, show its huge diversity!
Hiking through the Jordan trail
It is a long distance hiking trail in Jordan connecting the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south. Offering 40 days of hiking over more than 650 kilometers of trail, and travelling through 52 villages and towns on its way. The trail traverses the diverse landscapes and vistas of the country, from the rolling wooded hills of the north, the rugged wadis and cliffs overlooking the Jordan Rift Valley, the rose rock of Petra, the dramatic sands and towering mountains in Wadi Rum, to the crystal waters of the Red Sea.
Skydiving above the Dead Sea …over the world’s lowest point on earth.
Experience the thrill of jumping from a plane and skydiving above amazing landscapes without previous training! Tandem parachuting with some of the most professional skydiving instructors in the world will allow you to enjoy firsthand this once in a lifetime free fall experience above the Dead Sea!
Nothing gives you a sense of the desert like quad biking at the Dead Sea. Experience the quad ride of a lifetime! Drive a quad bike through the ever changing dunes. Weave through the trackless desert and tackle the highs and lows of the sand.Stop for a breather and soft refreshments before you set off again. This adventure safari is suited for the discerning outdoor adventure enthusiast and nature lover.
Horse riding from Petra to Wadi Rum
Embark on a lifetime experience from the ancient Nabatean city of Petra to the depths of the majestic Wadi Rum desert on pure locally-bred Arabian horses! Reenact the Indiana Jones movie in front of Petra’s Treasury, follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia throughout the magnificent Wadi Rum and ride to the discovery of the thousands years old scriptures discreetly carved on the towering mountains. One of the highlights of this experience being to get the unique opportunity to ride across the deserted city of Petra at dawn, before the site opens its doors to the public!
Camel riding in the desert
Several kind of tours are available in Wadi Rum, from a few hours to a few days, so cover your head with a keffiyeh, get on your desert mount and leave for a memorable camel ride! If you come to Jordan, don’t miss out on camel riding in the Wadi Rum desert! Even if most of them have long been replaced by jeeps and pickups, camels have always been an essential part of the Bedouins’ lifestyle.
Tired of sliding down snowy slopes in the freezing cold winter? Come try sand-boarding and test your surfing skills on the sandy slopes of the dunes, deep in the Wadi Rum desert! Come early in the morning to avoid the hottest hours of the day in the summer and slide down the biggest sand dunes you can find!
Water sports activities in Aqaba
A wide range of water sport activities including water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat, inner tube rides and more are organized by our professional and friendly team, as well as easy access to a variety of yachting cruises all set within the context of an authentically styled sandy beach. Cruises include: sunset cruise, coral viewing and snorkeling cruise, Pharaoh’s Island (Egypt) cruise as well as daily cruises available in Aqaba.
Snorkeling and diving
The seaport town of Aqaba sits at the southernmost point of Jordan and is home to one of the best snorkelling and diving coastlines in the world, with many centres and professional instructors catering to these sports. You can revel in captivating sea reef colours and the incredible biodiversity, complete with approximately 130 species of coral and hundreds of species of fish and other animals.