A fascinating and mesmerising country, Jordan is rich in significant Biblical and historical sites and extraordinary desert landscapes that promise to take your breath away. It’s a legendary land that has been greatly influenced by many major empires and civilisations, all of which have left their everlasting mark in history.
When you go on a tour holiday in Jordan, you’ll discover a country bursting with natural beauty, hidden history and amazing sites of interest. Many of the best attractions are easily accessed from the capital city of Amman, an exciting hubbub of museums, mosques, shops, maze-like souks and tempting eateries. Amman is also a convenient gateway to Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea – all must-see landmarks, included in escorted tours to Jordan.
Travel to the east bank of the Jordan River to connect with Biblical Bethany where John the Baptist lived and Jesus was baptised, and follow in the sandy footsteps of Thomas Edward Lawrence to admire the landscapes that inspired his world-famous book, ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom.’ Also, head south to Wadi Rum for a camel ride or desert camp adventure, and journey north to take a float in the salt-saturated waters of the Dead Sea. There are just so many unique escorted Jordan tours waiting to be discovered, from riding across the desert on a 4x4 to scuba diving in the Red Sea and visiting the Crusader castles.
The well-preserved Roman ruins of Jerash might be an attraction that you haven’t come across before, but it’s one that should not be missed. It’s easy to venture to Jerash from Amman, and, when you get there, you’ll find an impressive Roman city with some of the most remarkable ruins from Roman times. The ruins were hidden under the desert for centuries and rediscovered in the early 1800s. As it’s such a massive and often crowded site, it’s recommended that you hire an escorted Jordan tour guide to help you navigate the ruins and stay one step ahead of the tourists.
And, of course, your Jordan holiday isn’t complete without a visit to the ‘lost’ city of Petra, which was built thousands of years ago by the Nabatean people and is now a World Heritage Site that’s famous for its rock-carved architecture and dramatic red sandstone landscape. Petra spans an enormous area and is surrounded by mountains, valleys and narrow passages, so it is recommended to use a Jordan tour guide to get you around this breathtaking city. Expert guides are included in all escorted tours to Jordon. Boasting a huge range of interesting things to do and see, it’s easy to understand why Jordan is such a popular bucket list destination.