Jordan Highlights

Use the highlights we have prepared for you here as a template for your own dream holiday to Jordan.
Begin by exploring the historic capital, Amman, and the citadel there. Go on to marvel at the stunning mosaics of Madaba. Gaze upon herds of gazelle and oryx at Dana Nature Reserve, and the awe-inspiring desert landscapes of legendary Wadi Rum. Follow ancient caravan roads to isolated Roman columns, scattered, early-Christian churches, and the fabulously-preserved Crusader castle of Karak. Experience the unique natural beauty of the salt-crusted shores of the Dead Sea, the sparkling corals of the Gulf of Aqaba and the magical, Old Testament vistas of the Jordan Valley. Discover for yourself the fantastic Nabatean pink-stone city of Petra, lost to the world for millennia, and the warm welcome of the Bedouin.

Amman, a modern city built on the sands of time

Jordan’s capital Amman enjoys a temperate climate, and a stunning and timeless location set at an altitude of dramatic desert wastes and the lush green Jordan Valley below.

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Aqaba on the Red Sea

Set timelessly in its own gulf on the Red Sea, Aqaba is a place of unique and special natural beauty.

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Desert Castles of East Jordan

The wonderfully atmospheric desert castles of Jordan date to the 8th Century. The distinct early-Islamic art and architecture however is infused with elements both of the Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions.

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Jerash, Ancient Greco-Roman city

Jerash, dating more than 6500 years stands as one of the most fabulously preserved Greco-Roman cities anywhere in the world.

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Kerak Castle

Set upon a plateau over 3000ft above sea level, this massively imposing castle has in varying forms since biblical times utterly dominated the region it commands.

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Madaba, City of Mosaics

Located 30km south of the capital, Amman, on the 5000-year-old Kings’ Highway, the celebrated ‘City of Mosaics’ dates back more than 3000 years, predating both Christian and Muslim traditions by centuries.

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Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo remains since the 4th Century AD one of the most revered sites in the Christian world, recorded in the Bible both as the place from which Moses first saw the Holy Land at the end of the Exodus, and believed also by the faithful to be the site of his burial.

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Petra, the Red Rose city

The extraordinary Rose city of Petra, carved from a mountain valley 2000 years ago and lost to the world in antiquity, was re-discovered only in the 19th Century. Only local Bedouins knew of its existence and guarded the secret. Petra is breathtakingly beautiful, and one of civilisation’s most amazing stories.

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The Dead Sea, 400 m below sea level

and lightly populated, the stark beauty of the Dead Sea is framed to stunning effect by high mountains to the east and to the west by the rolling hills of Jerusalem.

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Wadi Rum: the Valley of the Moon

he Natural Resort of Wadi Rum “The Valley of the Moon” a unique place unlike anywhere else you have ever visited. There are several options for exploring Wadi Rum. First, head for the Visitors' Centre. Here you can hire a 4x4 vehicle, together with driver/guide, and then drive for two or three hours into the Wadi system to explore some of the best-known sites.

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