Jordan is a land of mesmerising beauty and contrasts, rich in ancient sites, unique landscapes and cultural experiences. From the fertile Jordan Valley to remote desert canyons, visitors can explore splendid desert castles and Roman ruins, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.
Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city where modern commercial centres rub shoulders with traditional coffee shops and artisan workshops. The ancient city of Jerash is acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world, and Jordan's desert castles, beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture, are fascinating.
Petra, the ‘rose-red city’, a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Less than an hour’s drive away, Wadi Rum is the largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes, with monolithic mountains (‘jabal’), towering above a small Bedouin Village.