Desert landscape near Wadi Rum

Jordan Travel Guide

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Jordan in a few words...

Jordan is a small kingdom with a huge amount to offer for those looking for an adventure packed with fascinating history and culture, beautiful desert landscapes, crusader castles and Roman ruins.

The vast majority of the country's population is based in the north west where the highlands and Mediterranean climate provided comfortable temperatures and arable soil.  In the south east the endless desert stretches away over the border into Saudi Arabia, where the only signs of life are the caravans that plod their steady rhythm through the sand dunes. To the west, the Dead Sea can be found on Jordan's border with Israel, at 415m below sea level the water is thick with an incredibly high salt content making it near impossible to sink! In comparison the Red Sea is illuminated with multicoloured fish and coral, set within warm, gentle water this is every snorkellers paradise. Further inland, the Jordan Trail has been named by National Geographic as one of the best hiking routes in the world. This 650km long path passes through the ancient ruins of Petra, the forest reserves of northern Jordan and the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum in the south.  

If you want to experience the Middle East, sleep under the stars in the desert, explore ancient ruins and discover unreal landscapes, you need to be looking at going on an adventure in Jordan.



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Amman

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Come and visit our desert Kingdom. Let us show you the secret paths and tell the stories of our ancestry in the walls of Petra.

Highlights in Jordan

View of Amman from the sky

Amman

The capital of Jordan is a modern city dotted with ancient Roman ruins. Take a trip to the temple of Hercules or the 2nd century roman theater. With a population just over 4 million, this is the largest city in the Levant.

Sunset on the Red Sea

Aqaba

Found in the south of Jordan on the shore of the Red Sea, the town has been inhabited since 400BC. This is a great place to relax on the beach or perhaps have a go at windsurfing or scuba diving.

Petra treasury in Jordan

Petra

Dating back to 300BC this city carved into sandstone was once the capital of the Nabatean kingdom. The striking facades intricately carved into vertical walls attract thousands of visitors each year.

Ruins of Jarash in Jordan

Jerash

The northern city of Jerash is known for having the largest well preserved Greco-Roman ruins outside of Italy. Dating back some 6,500 years these architectural wonders display the amazing beauty of human feat in this historical Jordanian city.

Wadi Rum desert landscape

Wadi Rum

Known as the Valley of the Moon, the Wadi Rum is an amber desert landscape, with sandstone and granite rock formations standing tall amidst the otherwise barren lands. Lying in the South of Jordan, the Wadi Rum reflects the hot, dry climate that engulfs this area.

The Dead Sea

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation of any body of water on Earth, lying just over 400 metres below sea level. The high salt levels present in it's waters mean that little life can survive here, hence the name the 'Dead Sea'. It also makes it very easy to float due to the density of the water.

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