Welcome to
Jordan

Since time immemorial Jordan has been a crossroads for migrating peoples, invading armies and international trade.  With a history dating back over two millennia, the country teems with mementoes including walled Canaanite cities, Byzantine churches and monasteries, Crusader castles, Biblical sites, Greek and Roman palaces, Muslim shrines, the huge Roman city of Jerash and the lost city of Petra.  With the stunning lunar landscape of Wadi Rum and the health spas of the Dead Sea, Jordan is a fascinating country to visit.

Amman
The capital is a cosmopolitan city, yet only a short ride away from a very different world where Arab style houses cling precariously to the city's seven hills.

JerashJerash
To the north of the capital, Jerash is undoubtedly one of the world's best preserved Graeco-Roman cities. Triumphant arches, ornate pillars, intricate mosaics and a 5000 seat amphitheatre remain beautifully intact.


Petra
Petra

A World Hearitage site built more than 2000 years ago. Reached through a narrow gorge that winds and twists between 100 metre high cliffs are magnificent tombs and temples hewn from the solid
pink rock.


The Dead Sea
Dead seaAt the lowest point on the earth's surface, is a landlocked salt lake that has drawn visitors since ancient times with its warm, soothing waters reputed to ease the rheumatism and arthritis and its therapeutic black mud said to the good for the complexion. Visitos should also not miss the opportunity to visit some of the many medieval desert castles dotted throughout the terrain of east Jordan and the central hills, whose galleries and ramparts recall the daring of bygone crusaders.


Aqaba

This is a 13th century Red Sea resort that is warm, sunny, inviting and ideal for relaxation, water sports and winter Aqabawarmth. Fringed with palm trees, lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba and ringed by mountains that change colour. Snorkeling, water skiing, wind surfing, para-sailing, fishing and a variety of other water sports are available, as is scuba diving. The Gulf of Aqaba is a natural haven for scuba diving and snorkeling, its unique ecosystem includes soft and hard coral and countless varieties of brightly coloured fish and warm waters all year around. For the history enthusiast there are many sites reflecting Aqabab's past; there is also an excellent museum.

One of the best ways to see Jordan is to take a tour, a suggested itineary could be:

4 nights / 5 days
Day 1
Arrive in Amman.  Take an afternoon tour visiting the Amphitheatre, Citadel, Souq and
Jerash.

Kerak CastleDay 2
Depart for Petra visiting en-route Madaba with its 6th century mosaics and the home of St. George's church which houses the Madaba Map, a 6th century Byzantine mosaic map; Mt. Nebo - believed to be home to the Tomb of Moses and where there is a Franciscan Church with 4th & 6th century mosaics; and the desert castle at Kerak.

Day 3
Full day tour of Petra, the lost city and ancient capital of Nabataens who built it by carving magnificent buildings and tombs from towering red-rose rock walls.

Day 4
Visit Wadi Rum for a Bedouin jeep ride before returning to Amman via the desert highway.

Day 5
Visit the Dead Sea, where the highly saline water makes floating easy but plant or animal life impossible.  Depart Amman.

Prices on request

When to go

Summers are uniformly hot and sunny with average highs between 31°C - 32°C. The highest rainfall is expected between December and March peaking in January. Winters can be cold.

Additional Information

Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 2 DST applies Jordanian Dinar Arabic 2 hours 35 mins