With many exciting ancient sites including Roman ruins and the lost city of Petra - one of the Seven Wonders of the world, Jordan is filled with sightseeing, history and adventure.
From traditional and flavorful food, temperate and reliable sunny weather, beautiful and enchanting natural landscapes and an abundance of first-class luxury resorts, it's easy to see why Jordan continues to gain popularity as a honeymoon destination.
But is it a destination that would suit you? New Zealand Weddings talks to the travel specialists at Tourist Jordan about their 5 reasons why Jordan can offer newlyweds a memorable experience.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World: Petra
The lost city of Petra is notably one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Filled with historical ruins and a long, ancient history, couples can explore the ruins and magical wonder of Petra. Exploring Petra is an excellent way to learn about the historical importance of this impressive site. Furthermore, couples can enjoy a romantic and memorable evening at night, when the ancient city is lit by candlelight.
Unique Floating at the Famous Dead Sea
Visit the famous Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth. The sea is filled with salt water, making it impossible to swim and only possible to float. The Dead Sea is known for it’s healing properties seen both in the salt water and the nourishing mud. There are many spas along the Dead Sea dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for newlywed couples to share together and create lasting memories.
For the thrill-seeking honeymooners looking for a little adventure, the desert is a prime choice for a Jeep Safari adventure. Vast desert landscape, sand dunes, valley, and caverns create an unforgettable experience. The desert is also filled with wildlife, natural springs and endless brimming beauty that can only be seen in the Middle East region.
Newly married couples looking to soak up the sun rays are sure to find wedded bliss under the Jordanian sun. The weather is temperate and almost always sunny with over 310 sunny days a year in Jordan. The summer months can be much hotter, but the country has adapted to the heat, again taking note from the Bedouin - desert dwellers who live in the heat year around. Regardless, Jordan offers sunshine and warmth both from the weather and the people.
What better way to experience Jordanian culture than through the food? Traditional and modern food can be found all throughout from fine-dining to street food with endless authentic dishes, flavours, and spices to taste. Fresh and flavorful falafel, shawarma and hummus are among the local favourites. The cardamom-spiced coffee, sweet mint tea, and honey-soaked deserts are daily offerings in Jordan. Honeymooners can enjoy lavish table-wide dinners of mezze-style dining, a popular way of eating in Jordan.
Take a look at Tourist Jordan's website for more travel ideas, upcoming events and accommodation favourites for honeymooners.