Jordan is well known for the red-rock city of Petra, the baron, desert landscapes of Wadi Rum and the north Eastern desert – sand, sand, rocks and more sand right?…Well, actually, there is so much more to Jordan that usually gets overlooked.
Azraq wetlands is beautiful spot in the north eastern desert of Jordan, natural and man made pools turn Azraq in to a green and blue oasis.
Perfect for bird watching – Azraq is home to herons, kingfishers and desert finch as well as a resting point for many migratory species which are passing through on their way back to Europe for the summer.
From left to right: Viper’s Bugloss (Echium judaeum), Eastern Groundel, (Senecio vernalis), Spiny Alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria) and Jordan’s national flower the Black Iris (Iris nigricans),
Dana is a great place for hiking in spring – full of greenery, wild flowers and not to mention the animal species that can be spotted along the trails such as the Syrian wolf, Caracal (wild cat), kestrels and if you are lucky the endangered ibex.
Of course if you still want to see the main historical sites and highlights of Jordan on your trip – even these iconic places look completely different in full bloom.