Our classic elements include the main highlights of Jordan that most clients decide to incorporate into their programs. These areas feature the best in Roman, Nabatean, and Bedouin history and if you were to only visit these sites, you would leave the kingdom quite satisfied.
To describe Petra in just a few lines is impossible, but we’ll try! It has natural beauty, art and architecture, history and a thriving modern culture which no visitor can avoid interaction with. Ultimately, Petra is so intriguing because of its ambiguous history and the countless mysteries that surround it. Petra is sure to exceed your expectations!
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Just 45 minutes north of Amman is the best preserved Roman city in the world, Jerash. You can truly imagine yourself walking amongst the inhabitants of this ancient city as you admire its spectacular architecture and ancient charm. The site itself claims all the elements of a Roman city and even offers visitors the chance to see a working Hippodrome with real chariots.
As you travel through the Jordan Valley en route to Umm Qays, take time to enjoy the lush and beautiful landscape of the area. A visit to this interesting Hellinistic-Roman city includes exploration of the strange basalt stone ruins and views of the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee.
“Vast, echoing, and God-like” is how TE Lawrence once described this land. Wadi Rum is a fascinating desert landscape, favored mostly for its incredible rock formations that have developed over the years with the help of Mother Nature. They are best seen by way of a jeep safari, combined with an overnight in the desert allowing for both a sunset and sunrise experience. For those seeking adventure, there are some less traditional methods to visit this Nature Reserve which is considered to be the most beautiful desert in the region!
The famed Desert Castles of Jordan can be visited in a half or full-day format. We do suggest a guide to accompany you on this program, given the complicated history of these Ummayad, Ayyubid, and Ottoman outposts. This day-trip from Amman or Ajloun is also an amazing way to see more of the country and to be exposed to its rich and varied history.
The Desert Castles: Qasr Amra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and arguably the most interesting of the castles, as a result of its beautiful frescoes and mosaics. Azraq Castle is a wonderful fort that was constructed of black basalt, making it particularly unique. Finally, you have Qasr al Kharrana, a beautifully restored castle of excellent condition.
Dead Sea / Aqaba
The Dead Sea is truly amazing! The water itself is said to have healing properties and no one can argue with the exfoliating properties of its black mud. You may wish to spend your day soaking up the water’s rich minerals or experiencing a professional Dead Sea Spa treatment in what is quickly becoming the region’s premier spa destination. Those not interested in spending their time in a state of complete relaxation can make the Dead Sea a half day stop with any itinerary.
Aqaba is a Red Sea resort town that tends to attract tourists from Jordan itself, as well as the surrounding Arab states. It is certainly not off limits to foreigners, though, thanks to its world class snorkeling and diving. We use trusted local operators that will ensure for you a safe and pleasurable Red Sea experience during introductory dives, multi-day dives, and short snorkeling trips.
Recommended from April to October.
Available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.