Seeing Jordan through the eyes of its people
Jordan is highlighting its rich adventure tourism segment with a wide range of hiking trails through breathtaking landscapes. Along the way, visitors have the chance to connect with locals and experience the Jordanian way of life first hand.
The kingdom will be presenting its many adventures at ITB Berlin next month, with a wide range of action packed activities to choose from, including sky diving, rock climbing, cycling, canyoning, caving, scuba diving and much more. At the same time, visitors get the chance to break bread with locals and learn about their culture. Here are just three of the many trails which visitors can take on…
Located in the southern part of the Dead Sea region about two hours from Amman, Wadi Hassa, is the perfect adventure for all levels. No ropes are required to complete the 24km (14.9 miles) which cuts through Jordan’s longest wadi (river valley).
Wadi Shqefat (Balou Trail)
For those who are looking to challenge themselves and get wet there is Wadi Shqefat (Balou Trail), a prime location for canyoning, a combination of trekking, scrambling, abseiling and swimming.
There are also more technical climbs for those who feel up to the task, like Jabal Rum with its red cliffs reaching 1,734 metres, hidden canyons, deep fissures and narrow ridges.
These are just some of the many adventures which can be found along the Jordan Trail, a long-distance hike which spans the the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south.
For more information, visit Jordan at ITB Berlin 2023, Hall 4.1b – Adventure Travel – Responsible Tourism. They will also be participating in the 18th Green Business Forum for Tourism Professionals on Tuesday, 7 March at 14:30 -15:00.