Jordan tours provide a rich mix of attractions for today's traveller, with more variety and beautiful scenery than you may expect. The country's main highlight, and one of the world's must visit places, is of course the fascinating hidden city of Petra, which we always allow plenty of time to explore. Close by are the towering cliffs and rock formations set amidst the desert at Wadi Rum, and also the spectacular coral reefs and fish of the Red Sea at Aqaba. Contrasting completely is the Dead Sea, in which swimming is a strange, surreal experience, and one not to be missed. Other highlights include the extensive Roman ruins at Jerash and mosaics at Madaba, the crusader castles at Kerak and Shobak, and the Baptism site at Bethany.
As well as its rich history and ancient monuments from several different ancient civilisations, Jordan also has some beautiful countryside, and we always like to include a drive up the scenic King's Highway between Petra and Amman, crossing the massively deep Wadi Mujib en-route. The forested hills north of Amman, close to Jerash and Ajloun Castle are also well worth a visit and time exploring. We also like to take our travellers into the desert to see the less visited 'Desert Castles' and desert nature reserves, and to Dana Nature Reserve near Petra.
Several of our tours that cover Jordan also take in time in Egypt or Israel, and we can tailor-make itineraries for you to fit any budget, accommodation level and personal interests.
Jordan’s beautiful desert landscape has seen its fair share of turmoil through the ages until the country finally achieved independence in its own right after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Since then many refugees from Palestine and Iraq have shaped the history and culture of the country and we have seen its borders change on more than one occasion. Read more...