Hikers in the Wadi Rum desert

Jordan Travel Guide

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Jordan in a few words...

Jordan is a small kingdom with a huge amount to offer 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 a Mediterranean climate provided comfortable temperatures and arable soil.  In the south east you will find endless desert stretching away over the border into Saudi Arabia. The dead Sea can be found on Jordan's western border with Israel, at 415m below sea level the water is thick with an incredibly high salt content making it near impossible to sink! 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 Jordan.

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Amman

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89,342

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Jordan is such an incredible country, full of natural wonders, ancient history and unique culture and traditions. The ancient ruins of Petra and Karak will capture your imagination and the vast expanse of the Wadi Rum desert provides the complete escapism that all adventure travellers crave. This is a "must see" destination that we look forward to immersing you in.

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.

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