Tired of sitting on your couch all day? Ironic — I know — but all staycationers can relate.
Pass time and get your heart rate flowing instead with these five fun, physical and adventurous activities perfect to do with friends during summer days, and even nights.
1 || Experience Jordan Activities
If you’re searching for a fun way to incorporate physical activity into your staycation routine, Experience Jordan has already done the work for you. From day trips, bike rides, hikes, and even full-on two week or more excursions, this company scours the ins and outs of our country to organize ultra-adventurous activities, and all you need to do is book whichever one calls your name. Upcoming day trips include a trek through Ajloun and its wonders followed by a traditional dinner with locals (Aug 10), a hike through Wadi Mujib (Aug 11), and even a ka’ek making session with a mini hike (Aug 17), but stay tuned to their website for even more ventures — or even customize your own!
2 || Glamping | Wadi Rum Night
You could go camping, but let’s be real — us Jordanians can be boujee and prefer the term glamping instead, which, luckily, is also an option at establishment, Wadi Rum Night, particularly the Full of Stars hotel. “Rough it” in their luxury tents while admiring endless red Wadi Rum views by day and and starry skies by night through the panoramic, surrounding windows. Enjoy all the perks of this beautiful Mars-esque desert but with 5-star amenities, such as a cozy bed, bathroom, and traditional delicious food. Opt for their package options for all-inclusive desert tours, or book activities, like a Jeep adventure or a camel ride, at your own leisure.
3 || Feynan Ecolodge
This eco-friendly hotel gem situated in the middle of the desert is a Jordanian prized possession, where both luxury and a range of adventurous activities are at your fingertips. Strategically located near the Dana Biosphere Reserve, amidst endangered land, Feynan Ecolodge was built to diminish the region’s destructive mining industry and economically aid locals, thereby creating Jordan’s quintessential sustainable escape from city frenzy. Enjoy the candle-lit luxury rooms, rooftop, and traditional dining, but certainly don’t skimp on their range of offered activities, like a sunrise or sunset hike, exploring Wadi Dana, and even a cooking class. Craving an extra challenge? Embark on the 7-hour hike to the lodge from Wadi Dana for an unforgettable workout.
4 || Canyoning at Wadi Mujib | Wild Jordan Center
Jordan may be a desert, but the occasional waterfall and canyon are perfect spots for aquatic fun. Wild Jordan Center offers a range of activities, one being canyoning at Wadi Mujib with levels that cater up-to-the-challenge confidence, or more slothful moods — the fun and adventure, though, is served up in equal amounts. Climb, hike, swim through and explore Jordan’s beautifully kept and geologically idyllic canyon with your staycation squad.
5 || Amman Walking Tours | Zaid Tours and Travel
Want to keep your adventures regionalized to Amman? Not a problem! Our hilly city and all its wonders are prime for traversing through, and if you need some guidance, guidance is what you’ll get with prearranged walking tours. Zaid Tours and Travel offer multitudes of Amman excursions guaranteed to catch you up to speed on everything you didn’t know our awesome city boasted. Go for the Amman city tour where you’ll hit ancient landmarks, theaters and museums, or simultaneously fuel, get your heart flowing and explore with a downtown-localized falafel walking tour.