Jordan is a kingdom layered in antiquity and steeped in history. Jordan is unveiled as a unique destination offering breathtaking and mysterious sights, high standard accommodations, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that can provide visitors with inspiration, motivation, and rejuvenation. More than that, it’s one of the most welcoming, hospitable countries in the world.
Jordan has been home to some of mankind’s earliest settlements and villages, and remnants of many of the world’s great civilizations can still be seen today. As the crossroads of the Middle East, the lands of Jordan and Palestine have served as a strategic nexus connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. Thus, since the dawn of civilization, Jordan’s geography has given it an important role to play as a conduit for trade and communications, connecting east and west, north and south. Jordan continues to play this role today.
The interlacing of unique sites across the land is but a small reflection of the rich and vast cultural heritage of the Kingdom. For over 10,000 years travelers have marveled the majestic archaeological sites and natural wonders of hospitable Jordan. The abundance of unique sights across the land is only but a reflection of the rich culture heritage of the Kingdom. Visitors are charmed, mystified and fascinated by the famous Nabatean red-rose city of Petra; Greco-Roman temples and cities; Crusader and Umayyad castles; the spectacular Wadi Rum desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia; countless biblical sites identified with Moses, Elijah, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ; the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. This ancient culture belies the fact that it is also a modern country with a good infrastructure, a thriving business and arts scene, first class hotels, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. The contradictions between the old and new are astonishing.
Jordan is a relatively small country of varied landscapes, where the fertile Jordan Valley, bordering the entire western side of the kingdom, is separated from the immense desert stretching to the east by the populated highlands. As part of the Great Rift Valley, the Jordan Valley incorporates the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface and most famous for its heavy salt and mineral concentrations, while the main towns are strung out along the length of the highland plateau, including the friendly capital, Amman, as well as plenty of historical sites from ancient civilizations. Jordan offers venues that cannot be duplicated anywhere in the world for special events and theme parties; a wide selection of adventures from 4×4 Jeep rides through the deserts; climbing and hiking; camel caravans; diving in the clear waters of the Red Sea; and “Green Tourism” through protected attractions and nature reserves.