Solo travel is on the rise globally with more explorers than ever enjoying the flexibility, spontaneity, and all-round adventure that comes with striking out alone.
And there’s no better place to embrace the experience than in the glorious country of Jordan. With a wide variety of exciting activities and guided group tours on offer as well as friendly locals and easy-to-navigate transport options, it’s easy to successfully solo travel in Jordan.
Why not team your solo travel adventure with the comforts of luxury resort Ayla, and enjoy an opulent base as you experience the magic of the Middle East? You might just find it suits you to go it alone.
The varied range of things to do in Jordan means that as a solo traveller, you’ll never grow bored. From hiking the challenging monastery route at Petra to exploring the colourful underwater kingdom off the coast of Aqaba, Jordan offers activities to suit a range of tastes. Why not try your hand at quad biking through the endless stretches of the Wadi Rum desert? Or enjoy a rejuvenating mud mask treatment on the banks of the Dead Sea? As a solo traveller in Jordan, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Whether you need to ask for directions, barter for unique souvenirs at the local market or ask about the food in a traditional restaurant, you’ll find the people of Jordan are open, welcoming, and very used to solo travellers. Sit down to a communal meal of the national dish Mansaf or visit a Bedouin camp to share a time-honoured Zarb barbecue, and you’ll get to know the locals on a more meaningful level.
Even if you’re an ardent independent traveller, Jordan offers a range of fantastic group tours that you really can’t miss. Whether you’d relish the adrenaline-fuelled challenge of canyoning the fast-flowing waters of Wadi Mujib or a group cooking tour where you whip up a Jordanian storm in the kitchen, you could meet like-minded people and make new friends as you push yourself out of your comfort zone.
While it’s perfectly possible to explore the ancient tombs of Petra or browse the famous souks independently, smart solo travellers understand there’s a time and a place for a guide. By utilising the skills and knowledge of a local who understands the sites of interest and the country inside out, you can unearth the greatest secrets of Jordan in an authentic and unforgettable way. Learn Bedouin wedding dance moves or discover a hidden eatery that only the locals visit – with so much culture to explore, you’ll want to dig deeper every day.
While renting a car is certainly preferable to navigating the bus system if you’re strapped for time, the most common way of getting between cities is to book a space on a minibus or negotiate with a taxi. You’re unlikely to have to wait for long to journey the most popular inter-city routes, but for longer trips or destinations that are off the beaten path, simply ask at your accommodation for a nudge in the right direction.
Add solo travel in Jordan to the top of your to-do list, and book your stay at Ayla for a trip you’ll never forget.