1. Skip to Menu
  2. Skip to Content
  3. Skip to Footer

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$text in /home/content/35/10804735/html/plugins/content/fb_tw_plus1/fb_tw_plus1.php on line 286

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$text in /home/content/35/10804735/html/plugins/content/fb_tw_plus1/fb_tw_plus1.php on line 286

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$text in /home/content/35/10804735/html/plugins/content/fb_tw_plus1/fb_tw_plus1.php on line 286

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$text in /home/content/35/10804735/html/plugins/content/fb_tw_plus1/fb_tw_plus1.php on line 286

Dead Sea


 

At the northern end of the Great Rift Valley lies the Jordan Valley, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. The Dead Sea is more than 400 meters below sea level. The valley is typically Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. Because of the low elevation, it is a natural greenhouse, rich in minerals and in water from the river valleys nearby. In ancient times, the Jordan Valley was one of the most fertile places in the Middle East, and some of the world's oldest civilizations sprang from this soil



Relax in the gently lapping waters . . . you will discover it is impossible to sink! Treat yourself to a soothing massage or experiment with the renowned healing powers of minerals from the sea's muddy floor. The Dead Sea is an ideal destination for those seeking spiritual destinations, leisure and relaxation

 

PETRA

 


Petrais the astonishing, mesmerizing rose-red city. Once the stronghold of the Nabataeans, industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO world heritage site that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe. Much of Petra's appeal comes from its spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge. The site is accessed by walking through a kilometer long chasm (or siq), the walls of which soar 200 meters upwards. Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury, appears dramatically at the end of the siq. The towering facade of the Treasury is only one of myriad archaeological wonders to be explored at Petra



Various walks and climbs reveal literally hundreds of buildings, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples, arched gateways, colonnaded streets as well as a 3000 seat open air amphitheatre, a gigantic first century Monastery and a modern archaeological museum, all of which can be explored at leisure. A modest shrine commemorating the death of Aaron, brother of Moses, was built in the 13th century high atop mount Aaron in the Sharah range

 

AQABA


With its balmy winter climate and idyllic setting, Aqaba is Jordan's year-round aquatic playground. The thriving underwater marine life and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba make diving conditions there among the acknowledged best in the world. As the Gulf of Aqaba is an inland sea with few strong currents, its waters remain warm and clear throughout most of the year. Conditions are ideal for underwater photography and a lavish array of exotic fish and plant life makes for excellent snorkelling and diving. Over 140 species of coral have been identified in Aqaba's waters. Sun bathing, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, paddleboats, and other water sports are also popular. One small word of advice - have lots of fun, but don't forget your sunscreen!

 

 

Wadi Rum


Perhaps the most magnificent landscapes in the Kingdom abound in Wadi Rum, one of the truly most breathtaking experiences of Jordan. Life does not seem to have changed in Rum for a long time. As soon as one steps foot on its pinkish sand, one is transported back to the days of Lawrence of Arabia. It was here where this brilliant British officer conducted important military liaisons with Sherif Hussein of Mecca. To this day Lawrence's spring is still used as a water source for the Bedouins and their cattle


 


Stunning in its natural beauty, the famous Wadi Rum epitomises the romance of the desert. With its "moonscape" of ancient valleys and towering sandstone cliffs, Wadi Rum is home to several Bedouin tribes living in camps throughout the area. Climbers are especially attracted to Wadi Rum because of its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, while hikers enjoy its vast empty spaces. Adventurous visitors may explore the area via four-wheel driving, excursions, on camel caravans or simply hiking on foot. The desert sunsets of Wadi Rum are unbeatable, so we recommend an overnight camping experience