Culture, cuisine and chilling in Jordan

After spending a week or so exploring the sights and delights of Jordan you may have a few days on your hands and are wondering how to make the most of your time – whether you are a culture vulture, adventurous foodie, discerning traveller or history buff, there is something for everyone! 

Experience the magic of Petra after dark
Experience the magic of Petra after dark

For culture vultures: Explore Petra by night

Fancy combining one of Jordan’s most famous sights with an evening of traditional Bedouin culture? Then head to Petra after dark, when the rock facades are illuminated by the glow of over one thousand candles and the star lit sky. Enter the city by the Siq and head to the iconic Treasury, where you can enjoy a relaxed evening drinking local sweet flavoured tea against the backdrop of traditional Bedouin music. This truly unique night time experience is available locally in Jordan; just remember to ask about it while you are there!

For adventurous foodies: Cook Jordanian cuisine

After just a few days in Jordan it is likely that you will have developed an insatiable hunger for Middle Eastern cuisine, and trust me, once you get home it will only get worse. So why not prepare in advance for the inevitable withdrawal by learning how to prepare some of delectable Jordanian dishes. At Petra Kitchen, a wonderful locally-run business, wannabe chefs can try their hand at preparing the likes of baba ghanoush, fattoush, authentic huumous and much more with the guidance of an experienced chef. Learn to cook, enjoy the fruit of your labours and then take home the recipes to keep that unquenchable appetite for Middle Eastern cuisine at bay.

For discerning travellers: Relax by the Dead Sea

We all know the feeling of returning from an exciting trip abroad only to feel in need of a nice relaxing holiday. Put a stop to this post vacation blues with a few days of rest and recuperation by the Dead Sea at the end of your tour through Jordan. Pitching up at the luxurious Movenpick Dead Sea Resort Hotel, enjoy freshwater swimming pools, tennis courts and a world-class spa, where you can indulge in anything from salt scrubs and stone therapy to mud body wraps. Plus, just a few steps away are the buoyant therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea itself. Bliss!

For history buffs: Pop over to Israel

Keen to see more sights? Learn more history? And experience different cultures? Journey on to neighbouring Israel at the end of your Jordan tour and spend four days discovering some of the best known historical and sacred sights of the Promised Land. From Jerusalem’s Old City and its famous Wailing Wall, to the Biblical landscapes of Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and the picturesque Sea of Galilee, experience the best of Israel on a short and sweet tour bolt-on.

Discover Jordan a group tour or private holiday, plus why not take advantage of our fantastic 2 for 1 offer on our 8 day Totally Jordan tour. For a limited time only, get two tours for the price of one on select departure dates when you book and pay in full before 31 May 2014. For more information, please visit our website

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