Jordan


Safe, hospitable, beautiful – these are just some of the reasons to visit Jordan. A nation just less than 90,000 square kilometers, Jordan manages to pack in world-famous historical sites, stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and unique culture.

Epic Landmarks

Recognizable the world over from films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the Rose Red City of Petra is usually top of every traveler’s list when in Jordan. An ancient city supposedly dating back to the 4th century BC, Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom and a major trading hub. Now you can be aw...

Safe, hospitable, beautiful – these are just some of the reasons to visit Jordan. A nation just less than 90,000 square kilometers, Jordan manages to pack in world-famous historical sites, stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and unique culture.

Epic Landmarks

Recognizable the world over from films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the Rose Red City of Petra is usually top of every traveler’s list when in Jordan. An ancient city supposedly dating back to the 4th century BC, Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom and a major trading hub. Now you can be awestruck wandering around this vast complex set into dramatic mountains and gorges. Another Jordan landmark made famous by Hollywood – this time in Lawrence of Arabia and featured in many movies since then – is Wadi Rum, an impressive red desert with fantastic rock formations, and the home to semi-nomadic Bedouins for generations.

Wonderful People

One thing that people always say after a trip to Jordan is how hospitable the people are. Of course, lots of countries have lovely people, but Jordanians take it to the next level. Jordanians want guests to enjoy their time in the country and will go out of their way to make this happen. Expect to be invited around for dinner or tea, and if you get lost and need some directions, don’t be afraid to ask; people in Jordan are happy to help.

A Country of Adventure

Jordan isn’t just for history buffs; there’s plenty to satisfy the most hardened of adrenaline junkies too. Wadi Rum on its own offers a wide range of activities, such as camel riding, horse riding, rock climbing, and hiking. Sky diving is fast becoming one of the top adventure activities in Jordan, allowing you a bird’s eye view of its majestic landscape. The canyons and rock faces of Petra make a great hiking destination, but if you need something more exciting than that, head to Wadi Mujib, which offers amazing terrain for canyoning. Down in the south of the country, you’ll find the Red Sea, where you can strap on either your snorkel or your scuba mask to swim amongst the many sea creatures that make their home there.

Diverse Cities

Cities in Jordan vary widely, from modern and lively to cozy and traditional. The capital of Amman is the country’s cultural and economic hub, with a thriving arts scene due to the influx of immigrants over the last few years; it’s possible to see exhibitions by artists from Palestine, Iraq, and Syria. Downtown Amman has lots of important historical sites to explore during the day, from the Citadel to the Roman Theatre, then in the evening, you can head to one of the many bars and restaurants. Aqaba is a beautiful beach resort and the gateway to the Red Sea, Jerash boasts some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, and Madaba is a small-town notable for its churches and mosaics.

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Petra: The stunning Rock City of Jordan