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Experiences of a lifetime in Jordan

Jordan is an often forgotten about destination in the Middle East. However this hidden gem offers a range of unique experiences that will make your trip one to remember. We have included some of the country’s highlights below; The Treasury, Petra One of Jordan’s most famous experiences is the tour of the Treasury. The building also known as the Al Khazneh, is carved out of a sandstone rock face. Its style is reminiscent of classical Greek-influenced architecture. To get to The Treasury you will be guided through the Siq, a narrow gorge of over 1 kilometre in length. The path is flanked on each side by 80 metre cliffs and builds expectation for the great experience you are about to have. The Treasury has featured in many films and is famous for being the home of the Holy Grail in the Harrison Ford movie “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade”. Tip: While you are at The Treasury we would recommend you also explore the Monastery, another great piece of architecture that is frequently confused for the Al Khazneh. Star Gazing, Aqaba & Tala Bay While you can try to see stars on a clear night in the UK, Jordan offers amazing star gazing opportunities. Without the city lights you are able to see numerous constellations including the famous Milky Way. During July and August there is an annual meteor shower with an average of 60 meteors per hour. That is something you definitely would not want to miss while on your trip. Wadi Rum The Wadi Rum desert, also known as “The Valley of the Moon”, is one of the most impressive desert landscapes on the globe. One of the rock formations found in the area is called “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” in memory of T. E. Lawrence, a British officer who fought in the area. Tip: Take a jeep tour of the area just before night fall and watch the beautiful sunset. We recommend watching the sun fall with a traditional cup of Bedouin tea. Sabina Shaida is Managing Director at Mosaic Holidays. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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