When EasyJet added flights from the U.S. to Jordan last year, it paved the way for easier travel to this mountainous country. Now, a newly developed rural hiking route in the north of the country, The Abraham's Path, allows hikers to meet and interact with local people in a genuine way.
Two new eco-lodges, one set in a remote part of the Dana Biosphere Reserve and the other at a hot spring near the Dead Sea, are offering newfound comforts. And KE Adventure Travel is pioneering long-haul cycling itineraries across the country this year. Boundless Journeys' new-for-2013 trip, meanwhile, will focus on hiking.