Its main attraction is Petra, the ‘Red Rose’ city which attracts hoards of visitors each year and is worth the flight alone.
The year 2012 saw the 2000th year of rediscovery of this magical site that belonged to the Nabataean civilisation.
Go off the beaten track and you’ll encounter restaurants with separate areas for women to eat as well as a separation on public transport. Yes if you dress modestly and respect the culture, this mystical country is an experience that you won't forget.
Nestled in-between the war torn countries of Syria and Iraq, Jordan is the last neutral Arab state and solo travel in Jordan can be challenging but it is a fascinating country to explore.
Don’t forget to try Knafeh, a traditional sweet made of cheese and sugary syrup and the cardamon coffee.
Bedouin families live here in the Jordanian desert and some even have up to 2000 relatives!
If the climb gets too much, donkeys are on hand to give you that well-needed ride.
Visit Petra at night for candlelit tours, held on Mondays and Thursdays (12 JD) but being there at dusk is just as magical in this heritage site, half as old as time.
It is a place of timeless beauty with a kaleidoscope of colours and royal tombs.
The Treasury itself is enough to leave you breathless before climbing the 800 steps to the Monastery that stands 50 metres tall.