Low season in Jordan. The summer heat was unbearable at the dead and the red sea. But we had magnificent Petra all to ourselves in the breezy late afternoons. The country offers numerous hikes through wadi's, canyons, deserts and historic sites, with the play of light ever changing. The Jordanian food is delicious with plenty of choice for vegetarians!
It is worth spending three days or more in the mind blowing landscape of Wadi Rum, the largest wadi of Jordan, where yellow, green and red colours blend. Things are quite touristy in the area where day-trippers make their rounds past the highlights and anything called 'Lawrence'. The hikes and jeep rides past this area awarded us with more peaceful and impressive desert moments.
Petra is one of the highlights in Jordan. We spent three days in this huge area, enjoying the impressive rock-cut architecture and beautiful scenery. Because of the low season we had the privilege to walk around without the crowds and even enjoyed the site almost completely alone after sunset.