Jordan overview

Jordan is one of the most welcoming of all the Arabic countries. It is safe and easy to travel around and it is not yet spoiled by tourists and visitors. It has a rich history, stunning desert scenery and some amazing sites.

Amman is Jordan’s capital. Here you will find several ancient Roman sites dotted about the city, including an odeon amphitheatre, the restored Roman Theatre, and the Roman Citadel. Jerash, a beautifully preserved Roman city just 50kms north of Amman, is another must-see.

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Just a few hours south of Amman is the amazing city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by wealthy Nabateans and the entire city is cut out of the rocky valleys and canyons of this incredible landscape. To enter Petra, you walk along a rock passage known as the siq until you arrive at the breathtaking fascia of the Treasury.

Aqaba is a small resort town on the Gulf of Aqaba. Here you can relax on the beaches or try scuba diving. About 40kms north of Aqaba is the remarkable desert landscape of Wadi Rum where you can take a camel ride and stay in Bedouin camps.

Accommodation in Jordan

The most basic accommodation in Jordan comes in the form of shared rooms. A good mid-range hotel will cost you more while the top of the range singles and doubles are priced on par with European hotels and come with all facilities. Big-name brands such as Four Seasons are found in the capital.

Airports in Jordan

There are direct flights to Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport from most cities in Europe and the Middle East or you can take a ferry across from Egypt or travel over the border from Israel or Syria.