Jordan is the ideal place where you can experience relax, quiet and wellness.
The Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea is full of hotels where you can enjoy sunbathing, spa treatments and mud baths. Floating in the Dead Sea is a unique experience because this is the lowest land of the world (415m below level sea) and here the salt concentration is the highest of the world!
Jordan is also the land of thermal locations rich of magnesium, potassium and many other minerals. Here the temperature of the water is between 38 and 42 C so it is best place where relief your body and restore your mind. Plan some day in Hammamat Burbita or Hammamant Ma’in along the king’s road or close to Madaba in a unique wonderful landscape. Experience a truly steam bath in an Hamman in Petra or in Amman drinking a glass of tasteful karkad.
In Amman of course you can have a walk inside the Old City or you can do shopping in the elegant Shmeisani. Once a while take a rest at the Wild Jordan Cafe or taste a felafel at Hashem Restaurant. But we can also drive you in experiencing other very popular restaurants or cafe.
If you have children you can take them outside Amman, at Amman Waves, the acquatic park. But if you want to stay in the city go to Haya Cultural Center or to the Luna Park where your children will enjoy entertainments specially designed for their age.
We can plan for you a relaxing route along Jordan: starting from Amman, passing through the Dead Sea, with a stop in the Wadi Rum and finally in the Red Sea. Here you can have easy snorkeling tours to enjoy the wonderful garden under the water or you can just read a book sipping a drink at the diving center!
But if you do not love water you can enjoy a peacefuland colourful walkin the northern hills or in the Ajloun Reserve. Or why noy doing birdwatching in Azraq Reserve ? Jordan can surprise you and we’ll make your vacation a real travel and an unforgettable memory!
Jordanian cuisine is a traditional style of food preparation originating from Jordan that has developed from centuries of social and political change with roots starting in Paleolithic period (c. 90,000 BC).
There is wide variety in Jordanian cuisine ranging from baking, sautéeing and grilling to stuffing of vegetables (grape leaves, eggplants, etc.), meat, and poultry. Also common in Jordanian cuisine is roasting, and/or preparing foods with special sauces.
As one of the largest producers of olives in the world, olive oil is the main cooking oil in Jordan. Herbs, garlic, spices, onion, tomato sauce and lemon are typical flavours found in Jordan. Jordanian food can vary from being extremely hot and spicy to being mild.
The most common and popular appetiser is hummus, which is a puree of chick peas blended with tahini, lemon, and garlic. Ful Medames is another well-known appetiser. A workers meal, today it has made its way to the tables of the upper class. A successful mezze must of course have koubba maqliya, labaneh, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, olives and pickles.
The most distinctive Jordanian dish is mansaf, the national dish of Jordan, a symbol in Jordanian culture for generosity.
Although simple fresh fruit is often served towards the end of a Jordanian meal, there is also dessert, such as baklava, hareeseh, knafeh, halva and qatayef a dish made specially for Ramadan. In Jordanian cuisine, drinking coffee and tea flavored with na’na or meramiyyeh is almost a ritual (notes copied from Wikipedia)
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