A Scenic Journey: Driving from Amman to the Dead Sea

Natasha Dury

Jordan is a land of diverse landscapes and ancient wonders, and one of the most captivating road trips you can embark on is the drive from Amman to the Dead Sea. This journey takes you through a rich tapestry of history, culture, and stunning natural beauty, with several attractions to explore along the way. Buckle up for an unforgettable adventure!

I was in Amman for the launch of the new KIA Seltos and we began our road trip adventure in Amman, Jordan’s capital city. As we left the urban hustle behind, we found ourselves on a winding road that leads to the Dead Sea. The drive itself is a scenic delight, with picturesque views of rolling hills and distant mountains.

Ideally, before you hit the road, make a pit stop at the Citadel of Amman if you have time. Explore the ancient ruins, including the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace. From the citadel’s vantage point, you can enjoy panoramic views of Amman and its surrounding hills.

Next, make a detour to the Mujib Nature Reserve, a hidden gem known for its breathtaking canyons and adventurous hiking trails. Explore the Siq Trail, which takes you through the narrow gorge and leads to awe-inspiring viewpoints.

As you continue your journey, keep an eye out for local roadside eateries. Savor traditional Jordanian dishes like mansaf or falafel sandwiches. The flavors of Jordan are as diverse as its landscapes. We stopped at the Dead Sea Panorama Restaurant which was perfect for eating and relaxing.

Finally, at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth has a lot to offer visitors. Float effortlessly in its salty waters, indulge in the therapeutic mud, and soak up the stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape. The Dead Sea is a natural wonder that offers a unique experience like no other.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a relaxing escape, the drive from Amman to the Dead Sea promises an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Jordan as you embark on this remarkable road trip.

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