#5 Float in the Dead Sea
Floating in the Dead Sea is honestly one of those things that I didn’t even realise needed to be on my bucket list, until I was doing it!
And that’s because it’s hard to imagine just how fun the feeling of weightlessness in a salt lake between Jordan and Israel at one of the lowest points on earth covered in mud really is until you’re there!
So yes, there’s no doubt that floating in the Dead Sea is definitely one of the best things to do in Jordan – just make sure ladies that you don’t shave the night before (stings!) and that you get there early in the morning to avoid the crazy crowds!
5 PACKING ESSENTIALS FOR JORDAN
#1 Jordan Lonely Planet – An excellent resource when it comes to finding out the history of what you’re seeing in this country without the need for a guide, the Jordan Lonely Planet is a must.
#2 Good Camera – With all this amazing stuff to see in Jordan, there’s no question having some great photos to capture and remember it all by is essential. I love my Sony Mirrorless A6000, which I used throughout my time in Jordan. Compact, light and reliable, it’s perfect for travelling in the Middle East.
#3 Sun Hat – Trips to Roman ruins, Crusader castles and Petra will mean many hours in the hot sun of Jordan. Do yourself a favour and bring a wide-brimmed hat to protect you. I love this Hello Sunshine design.
#4 Long Thin Trousers – While Jordan isn’t a super strict Muslim country, you’re unlikely to feel comfortable walking around in anything too short or revealing. As such a pair of long, thin cotton or linen trousers provides the perfect attire for this hot country.
#5 Travel Insurance – A good idea whenever you travel in the Middle East, I love Travel Insurance from World Nomads and have used them throughout my time in Jordan and beyond.