Jordan is an incredible country. We visited because of the ancient city of Petra, but discovered so much more along the way. Among the canyons of Wadi Rum, we uncovered one of the world’s most dramatic desert landscapes. Here, its canyons were shaped by processes from eons ago, when the desert floor was still under the ocean. In the Dana Valley Nature Reserve, we hiked through multiple micro-climates. Starting from the cliffs of Wadi Dana, we descended to the desert floor, where we stayed in a Bedouin run ecolodge.