Still considered somewhat of a traveler’s secret, Jordan is home to a number of the world’s most extraordinary historical sites, including the “Lost City” of Petra, the Roman ruins of Jerash, the desert of Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
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EXPERIENCE…the spiritual view from Mount Nebo, where Moses first saw the Holy Land and on a clear day you can see Jericho and Jerusalem
SPLURGE…on a private boat to go scuba diving on the Red Sea, which has one of top coral reefs for snorkeling and diving in the world
EAT… a Middle Eastern breakfast of pita with lebneh (thick yogurt) and zatar (olive oil and thyme)
DRINK…delicious Middle Eastern lemonade, which is served with lots of crushed mint and ice
SAVOR… the best local food in the country at a former residence that has been turned into a charming restaurant
VISIT… Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, equaling Turkey’s Ephessus and Rome’s Colosseum in terms of scale and importance
SEE… Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
SHOP…for Dead Sea mud products (Re-Life is the best line) with healing mineral benefits
KNOW… which guide to tour the country with and which books to read for historical context before you arrive
Read an Indagare Member postcard about their week-long trip to Jordan
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