Despite being a safe country with no shortage of breathtaking historical sites, friendly people and some of the world's most stunning wilderness, Jordan is often overlooked by travellers. However a new thru-hiking route, the Jordan Trail, is attracting a wave of adventurers from around the globe. Here are five reasons you need to make the hike:

 

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