Activities and Events
Jordan’s natural attributes whether from the monolithic rock scapes of Wadi Rum to the lively centre of urban Amman; from the majestic ruins of bygone civilizations to the historical and spiritual splendor of the Dead Sea, are all unveiled as unique destinations offering breathtaking and mysterious sights, high standard accommodation, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that provide visitors with inspiration, motivation, and rejuvenation.
Choices for incentive experiences are countless. Adventurous individuals can enjoy a desert experience to discover the challenges and wild beauty of some of the country’s outstanding natural sites like Wadi Rum or Petra, where 4x4 vehicles, camels or Arabian horses are the preferred mode of transportation. They can soar with the eagles over the towering desert mountains in a hot air balloon, learn to fly, go skydiving, or climb and explore the challenging cliff faces to discover the ancient rock carvings and manmade tombs of those who lived in the area thousands of years ago. They can experience the Bedouin lifestyle and dine under a million stars to the haunting sounds of Arabic music.
Aqaba, in the south, offers the best diving sites one can imagine. Vast coral reefs are home to countless species of fish and underwater life. Here, visitors can dive with whale sharks, dolphins and turtles and marvel at the kaleidoscopic colours beneath the warm, gentle waves of the Red Sea. Above the waves there is sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and just about every other water-related fun activity imaginable.
Jordan is also famous for its massive ancient castles, such as Karak and Showbak where mock battles can be fought and won (or lost), and mediaeval banquets are served under the vaulted walls and mighty ramparts. Also, there is Jerash – a Rome away from Rome, where chariot races and gladiator-style challenges are par for the course.
Jordan’s famous Dead Sea resorts provide a more relaxed, therapeutic experience. Here are the exclusive spa resorts, where self-indulgence and pampering are the order of the day. Work-worn delegates and other visitors experience a boost in their moral and energy that will make them feel at least 10 years younger and ready to face the challenges of life with newly discovered vitality.
If you want to feel good about yourself and help others, you can participate in the Dead Sea Marathon which takes place every April and raises money for The Society for the Care of Neurological Patients.
Jordan’s nature reserves also provide some great adventure opportunities like: Jeep safaris, cycling trips, hiking and horse riding .These adventurous activities are an excellent ways to discover the beauty, fauna and flora of this outstanding country, where thermal springs, cascading waterfalls and deep canyons provide a natural playground for energetic incentives.
All this is backed by Jordan’s commitment to providing the very best in conference and meeting venues and facilities. The new stream of luxury hotels emerging in Amman, Petra, Aqaba and the Dead Sea is just adding quality to an already refined product that is distinct, accessible and friendly. All of Jordan’s top hotels have fully-equipped conference and banqueting rooms with dedicated staff. Both the Zara Conference Centre in Amman and the King Hussein Conference Centre at the Dead Sea provide world-class facilities for very large events. These are backed by a full range of support facilities to ensure every event, large or small, is a resounding and memorable success.
Whether it is a conference for 5000 people, a lavish dinner in the peerless desert of Wadi Rum, a barbecue at the shores of the Dead Sea,or a reception atop a medieval castle overlooking the Jordan Valley, the amicable and competent people of Jordan will ensure a once in a lifetime experience.