- Dead Sea
Make your way through narrow gorges flanked by sheer cliffs to 2,000-year-old Petra. This unique, UNESCO-listed city is all that remains of the ancient Nabataean people. Lose yourself in elaborate tombs and temples carved out of the pink-hued rock.
How can we keep the Dead Sea alive? This is just one of the many fascinating questions posed and answered by the Dead Sea Museum, whose exhibits explore geological, ecological and historical aspects of one of the worlds iconic natural wonders.
Be sure to visit Jordan's biblical sites. Enjoy dramatic views over rolling hills from the top of Mount Nebo, where Moses reputedly first glimpsed the Promised Land. On the banks of the River Jordan, see the spot where John is said to have baptized Jesus.
It's a good idea to wear sandals when swimming in the Dead Sea. The sharp grains of crusted salt on the sea floor can scratch your feet, and the highly salty water makes even small grazes sting. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated in the desert heat.