Must-sees in Jordan other than Petra - Ciconia Travel

Every country has their iconic landmark, from The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt to the Parthenon in Greece. For Jordan, its most famous attraction is the historical and archaeological city of Petra. This breath-taking rose coloured city has been around since 312 BC, and is a national symbol of the city (and so it should be). However, once you have visited Petra, there is still plenty of other attractions in Jordan that will leave you with the same WOW feeling!

See our top attractions other than Petra that are definitely worth adding to your itinerary!


The vibrant capital city of Jordan, Amman, is a mix of tradition and culture, with a modern atmosphere and flourishing art scene. See ancient ruins, like the historic Citadel which sit upon the Jabal al-Qala’a Hill or downtown you can visit the Roman Amphitheatre which is still used for events today.

Wadi Rum

Red desert ✔

Jeep safari ✔

Impressive rocky landscapes ✔

Camp with friends under the starry night sky ✔

Wadi Rum or ‘Valley of the Moon’ has been the home of the nomadic Bedouin people for centuries, and you can experience the desert first hand for yourself!

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, is the lowest place on earth at 431m below sea level and has a salt concentration 10 times more than the ocean! Not surprisingly, you won’t see many sea creatures in this water… Soak up the mineral rich waters, float with ease and enjoy all the Dead Sea has to offer.


Home to the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Gerasa, Jerash is also known as the city of columns (try and count all 1000 of them, if you can). Must-sees also include the Hippodrome and Hadrian’s arch.  These ruins rival those of Italy, even the most archaeological cynic will be impressed!

Ready for a Jordan adventure? Travel Talk has you covered with our 7-day Essential Jordan tour, as well as combination tours of Egypt and Jordan. Find out more here!