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Wadi Rum is a breathtaking desert landscape that has been featured in several movies. Visitors can take a jeep tour or go on a camel ride to explore its sand dunes and rock formations .
Have a nap on a sand dune and count the stars at night! Staying overnight in “Wadi Rum”, does not mean that you are not able to leave your camp for a midnight walk on your own, and experience the sensation of a solitary nap on top of one of the countless untouched dunes inside the desert.
It’s a magical place to collect your thoughts and reflect on what life is all about. On a moonless night you can see the Milky Way in all of its glory, while if the moon is out you can literally see for miles around you. Don’t miss this opportunity; you will thank us for suggesting it!
One of the most famous and iconic destinations in Jordan, Petra is an ancient city carved into the rock. It was once a major trading hub, and today visitors can explore its tombs, temples, and amphitheater.
Enjoy the sunset from a vantage point outside the archaeological Park. Suitable areas to watch the sunset include the roof terrace of The Petra Moevenpick Resort, or better still, watch the sun set over the vast valley of Petra by stopping at a vantage point on the road that goes south towards Hayat Zaman Hotel and Wadi Rum. From there you can see the main monuments of Petra like “Mount Aaron” as well as the “Araba Valley”.
We would recommend you chose a quiet spot and maybe take a drink with you. Your driver can certainly help with the arrangements.
The Dead Sea is a unique salt lake located on the border between Jordan and Israel. It is known for its high salt content and therapeutic properties, making it a popular destination for relaxation and wellness .
Watch the sunset as the sun dips under the Mountains of the holy land over a cold drink. The sunset can be seen all the way from north to south along the “Great Rift Valley”, which the Jordan valley is a part of. Some of the best areas to watch the sunset would be on the shores of the Dead Sea and at the Dead Sea Panorama complex. Moreover, sites near Mount Nebo also afford spectacular sunset views. The area past the monastery of Petra overlooks the “Araba Valley” which has mesmerizing views as well.
Amman is a bustling metropolis with a rich history. Visitors can explore its ancient ruins, museums, and markets, and enjoy its modern amenities .
In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisan workshops. Amman’s neighborhoods are diverse and range in cultural and historical context from the hustle and bustle of the downtown markets, to the art galleries of Jabal Al Lweibdeh and the modern shopping district of Abdali
Located in the north of Jordan, Jerash is an ancient Roman city that has been well-preserved. Visitors can explore its temples, theaters, and arches, and attend a reenactment of a Roman chariot race .A close second to “Petra” on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan is the ancient city of “Jerash”, which boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years.
“Jerash” lies on a plain surrounded by hilly wooded areas and fertile basins. Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities of the Decapolis League.
The city’s golden age came under Roman rule, during which time it was known as “Gerasa”, and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.
Hidden for centuries in the sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years.”Jerash” reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.
Beneath its external Graeco-Roman veneer, “Jerash” also preserves a subtle blend of east and west. Its architecture, religion, and languages reflect a process by which two powerful cultures meshed and coexisted – The Graeco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the traditions of the Arab Orient.
The modern city of “Jerash” can be found to the east of the ruins. While the old and new share a city wall, careful preservation and planning have seen the city itself develop well away from the ruins so there is no encroachment on the sites of old.
located on the Red Sea. It offers a range of water sports and activities, as well as stunning coral reefs for diving and snorkeling .
Situated on the southern tip of Jordan, approximately 4 hours from the capital of Amman, Aqaba is a beach town with Jordanian appeal. Equipped with the local watering holes, to water sports, and a historical flair for those looking to revisit the past Aqaba is a delightful complement to the metropolitan appeal of Amman.
A beach lover’sAqaba is a beach lover’s wonderland, with many wonderful family-friendly resorts, and five star hotels that offer lots of activities for everyone. You can relax on the beach and enjoy the spectacular views, or go wild with a waterskiing lesson or a parasailing flight. If you prefer to keep your feet dry, then why not go for a glass bottom boat tour? The Red Sea is known for its great variety of reef types. If you prefer to be immersed in it all, then you can opt for a trip on the Neptune, which is a submarine-like boat that actually takes you underwater for spectacular views of the natural aquarium beneath the surface.
DivingDiving is the number one attraction in Aqaba. Choose from over 20 dive sites, most of which are within the port of the Aqaba Marine Park; an organization that is responsible for protecting the coral reefs and maintaining safety standards. Recommended dive centers include” Ahlan Aqaba Scuba Diving Centre” and “Sea Guard Tours”. Beginners should start out at “Ras al Yamanya”, a site that drops from standing depth to 5m, and then to 30m and offers a great diversity of species including lionfish, pipefish and crazy-looking nudibranchs. More experienced divers can try the Power Station for sharks and moray eels, or the famous wreck -the Cedar Pride- while those on the lookout for the gorgeous hawksbill turtle should try “Black Rock” or the “King Abdullah Reef”. Almost all the sites are accessible from the shore, which means they are ideal for snorkelers too. Try the First Bay area for its beautiful shallow fringing reef or take a boat and visit the Japanese Gardens, where a depth of up to 6m yields a large area of coral, some of which reaches up to the surface.
Duty-free zoneAqaba is a duty-free zone so you’ll get the best prices on everything from liquor to electronics and even Dead Sea skincare products. Shops all over town offer handcrafted pottery and glass, textiles, home remedies and traditional Bedouin jewelry, but some of the best souvenirs of Aqaba are found at the spice stalls and nut shops. Cashews, almonds and pistachios are abundant and irresistibly cheap, or follow your nose to find cardamom, saffron and the classic Jordanian spice mix zaatár.
For Art loversArts of Sham Countries Art Gallery is a must see, it is a gallery that showcases the ancient and rich civilization and culture of the sham countries (Jordan, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon). Get a sense of Aqaba’s history with a visit to the fort, also known as Aqaba Castle or “Mamluk Castle”. This was the scene of a great Arab victory in 1917, when the Arab Revolt, along with Lawrence of Arabia, overcame the Turkish occupation. Alongside the fort is Aqaba’s Archeological Museum, housed in the former palace of Sharif Hussein bin Ali (founder of the Hashemite dynasty). Displays include artifacts dating back to the Bronze Age that were excavated in and around Aqaba.
Known as the City of Mosaics, Madaba is a town located south of Amman that is famous for its Byzantine-era mosaics. Visitors can see these stunning works of art in several churches and museums
Madaba is the cultural epicenter for Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Just a short distance from the capital, visitors are just a stone's throw away from the holy monuments of religious iconography.
Mount Nebo is a holy site for Christians, believed to be the spot where Moses saw the Promised Land. Visitors can see the ruins of a Byzantine church and enjoy sweeping views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea .
Mount Nebo is the highest point in the ancient Kingdom of Moab, referenced in Abrahamic texts as the site of Mount Nebo this township was first inhabited by a Christian nomadic tribe in the 4th century. Explore your religious roots in the religious town or visit Mt. Nebo where it is believed that Moses died as he viewed the Holy Land. "And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho." (Deuteronomy 34:1). On a clear day there is a magnificent panoramic view over the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley with the towers of Jerusalem visible on the skyline.
“Umm Qais” is a town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient Gadara. It is the largest city in the “Bani Kinanah Department” and “Irbid Governorate” in the extreme northwest of the country, near Jordan’s borders with Israel and Syria.
Today, the site is divided into three main areas: the archaeological site (Gadara), the traditional village (Umm Qais), and the modern town of Umm Qais. “Umm Qais” is located 28 km north of “Irbid” and 120 km north of “Amman”. It expanded from the ruins of ancient “Gadara”, which are located on a ridge 378 meters (1,240 ft) above sea level, overlooking the “Sea of Tiberias”, the “Golan Heights”, and the “Yarmouk River” gorge. Strategically central and located close to multiple water sources,
The marvels of nature and the genius of medieval Arab military architecture have given northern Jordan two of the most important ecological and historical attractions in the Middle East: the sprawling pine forests of the Ajloun-Dibbine area, and the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajloun, which helped to defeat the Crusaders eight centuries ago.
Locals often take advantage of the green landscapes of Ajloun to take a break from city life and connect with nature.
Located in the north of Jordan, Ajloun Castle is a 12th-century fortress that was built to defend against the Crusaders. Visitors can explore its towers, galleries, and dungeons, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside .
“Ajloun” Nature Reserve has winding valleys and walking trails filled with evergreen oak, carob and black iris (the national flower of Jordan). The local animal life is the most thrilling part; especially the Roe deer, a local species protected in the reserve by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.
Dana Biosphere Reserve
The Dana Biosphere Reserve is a protected area in southern Jordan that is home to a variety of wildlife and plant species. Visitors can go hiking, birdwatching, or simply enjoy the peaceful scenery .
Dana Biosphere Reserve is an area of staggering beauty, history, and biodiversity. The only reserve in Jordan that encompasses the four different bio-geographical zones of the country (Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian and Sudanian), it is a melting pot of species from Europe, Africa and Asia. Such a combination of natural communities in a single area is unique in Jordan and many of Dana Biosphere Reserve’s animals and plants are very rare. So far, a total of 800 plant speciesand 449 animal species have been recorded in the Reserve, of which 25 are known to be endangered, including the Sand Cat, the Syrian Wolf, the Lesser Kestrel and the Spiny Tailed Lizard.