Today, our good friend Adriana Monsalve will take us on a road trip around Jordan. Whether you are planning a week-long holiday or a longer expedition, good roads, friendly locals and stunning landscapes will make a Jordan road trip a holiday to remember.
We flew to Aqaba and made your way north towards Petra and Wadi Rum; then back to Aqaba for some R&R. Another idea is to keep going north till you reach the Dead Sea, and then onwards to Amman and the ruins of Northern Jordan.
That’s what we’ll do, next time.
Jordan Road Trip – Snapshots of a country
Scroll down for full photo story
From the desert of Wadi Rum, between dust and red earth…
Amazing sunsets under the desert sky
Friendly locals, snapshots of life
You can never take enough pictures
The Practicalities of a Jordan Road Trip
When I say ‘road trip’, it’s not meant to be taken literally. It’s just a reminder to enjoy the beauty of the road, and not just the destination. A road trip can be taken on a bus, on the back of a truck, by donkey or camel back… or why not, even in your own car.
You can easily rent a car on your arrival in Jordan, both Amman and Aqaba airports have the offices of several car rental firms. Larger companies let you pick up and drop off at different airports, but smaller firms (despite being cheaper) won’t let you. The choice is yours – but whatever you choose, rest assured you’ll have a wonderful time. Jordanians are some of the most hospitable people we’ve met!