Abseiling down the canyons
Canyoning is new in Jordan, but the canyons are gorgeous. "Jumping off the cliff into a pool of warm water" describes it very well!
The hot springs are all along the edge of the Rift Valley, most of them are in the unfrequented valleys, running down to the Dead Sea.
This is a marvellous activity for sporting people, in good physical condition! It can involve several days, or just one, and it brings you into contact with the local Bedouin as well; They are the only people anywhere near these canyons.
Posted by Lulu
Equipment: If you are doing this without a guide you will need both wet suits and abseiling gear.
Pierre Voignier, a French mountain guide, UIAGM qualified, brings groups here each year, and is also based in Wadi Rum when he is not in the canyons.
See his website belowRelated to:
- National/State Park
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking
The Royal Diving Centre in Aqaba
The Royal Diving Centre is the only structure of this kind in Jordan. It is very well run and you can just use the centre premises (bar, chairs, showers, etc) or you can rent diving gear and join the organized diving sessions or PADI courses of any kind of difficulty. They also rent masks, fins, snorkel and there is a catwalk providing an easy access into the sea right across the coral reef.
Diving in Aqaba
Aqaba don't have as many fishes as the Egypt side of the Red sea but in Aqaba the coralls are excelent. The best divesites are south of Aqaba. There is a wreck, a tank, turtels, porkypine fishes, pufferfishes, christmastree worms, Uppside-down jellyfishes, Peppered Morays and much more.
You can read about the differente divesites at:
www.jordanjubilee.com/outdoors/reefs.htm#top%20of%20page (from Ruth's page).
I dived with Seastar divingcenter wich is a very good divingcenter. They visit all divesites south of Aqaba and have good equipment.
The divingcenter is lokated in Alcazar Hotel. They have also got the club Murjan where you can have lunch and stay by the pool between the dives.
Price: I booked via internet and paid 290 JD for 7 nighets at Alcazar Hotel with 10 dives. Plus 60 JD for full Equipment hire.
Equipment: You can rent the equipment at SeaStar divingcenter.Related to:
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Water Sports
fly hot air balloon in jordan.
you can fly hot air balloon in jordan at wadi rum.
it´s organised by a non profit organisation called royal aeroclub of jordan, so if you want to see the desert from above then you should get in touch with these guys.Related to:
- Hot Air Ballooning
Ancient chariot races.
At the ancient site of Jerash you have chariot races on a daily basis that are a very good copy of what the romans used to have 2000 years ago.
It is actually the best place in the world to view it properly as they are non profit and supported by the royal family so they can show the real thing and not some cheap tourist version like you see in a couple of other places around the world.
It takes place once or twice daily and includes some explanation about roman history too and i think it is well worth the 12 jordanian dinars it costs to join it.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Horse Riding
- Historical Travel
(That stone in front,was a normal one 5 mnts ago,try to keep it in water 5 mnts,then take it out,see the difference,covered by salt)..
Infact,nothing to describe,cos cudnt see any activity at Jordan side of deadsea,they were building some hotels and at the other side,Israel,they already built some torusitic places.
If you dunno swimming this is the place where YOU CAN SWIM,cos you feel how to sleep or just sit ( ! )on the saltiest water (27 %).
If you like try to dive,,,i bet you can...
Equipment: No need any equipment to walk on it...barefoot is ok..Related to:
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