Round trips in Jordan typically start and end in the nation’s capital, Amman. This colorful, lively city is full of historic sites like the Roman Amphitheater and the Citadel, both of which can be seen by visitors going on Jordan guided tours. Take a stroll downtown and purchase souvenirs from the bazaar or sample some delicious Middle Eastern foods.
Want to get outside the hustle and bustle of the city? Take a quick jaunt to Jerash, the ‘Pompeii of the East’, to explore the wonders of this Greco-Roman city, built over 2,000 years ago. And, just 73 kilometers from Amman, explore the brick passageways, towers, and staircases of the Ajloun Castle where you can sleep in the nearby Ajloun Forest Cabins.
Ancient Desert Treasures
Later, take a breathtaking drive on the King’s Highway, one of the Middle East’s most scenic and ancient roads that is 280 kilometers long. The King’s Highway was once a trade route and has left history in its wake. On this road, you’ll visit 6th-century mosaics, churches, Crusader Castles, and Mount Nebo, the memorial site to Moses.
As you enjoy the wonders and beauties of the King’s Highway, prepare yourself for the adventures of the Wadi Rum desert, also known as the ‘Valley of the Moon’. Go for a jeep ride to see the highlights of the desert like the Nabataean inscriptions and Lawrence of Arabia’s house. See rock skyscrapers and formations and eat an authentic Bedouin meal under the light of the stars.
For history buffs, customize your trip to see the remarkable Pyramids of Giza and the treasures of King Tutankhamen. Wave at locals as you cruise down the Nile on a ship set to Kom Ombo, and on your way, visit the Temple of Sobek and the Horus Temple of Edfu.
A majority of trips to Jordan also offer the exciting opportunity to see the iconic Nabataean city of Petra, one of Jordan’s key tourist places that have been named one of the ‘new Seven Wonders of the World’ and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The way you arrive at the Rose City is your call. Travel by horseback or trek on foot through the Siq or Petra’s backdoor.
A Water-Filled Vacation
Take your time discovering the desert treasures Jordan is home to, but for those looking for a splash in their trip, explore the waters at the South Beach in Aqaba where you can swim alongside exotic fish and gaze at the colorful coral reefs. Take private diving tours for an underwater visit to the Cedar Pride Shipwreck and the Hercules Airplane Wreck. Later, find your way to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea – and relax in a warm mud bath.
For those longing for a mixture of a water and hiking-filled vacation, trek through the Mujib Gorge. Splash water on your face and neck as you wade upstream through the river in the rock trench and climb up smaller waterfalls on your way to the grand waterfall.
Jordan tours have something for everyone. Whether you enjoy hiking, swimming, relaxing, or learning about history, this is a perfect trip for you. Exploring this beautiful country is something you’ll never forget and you have complete control as you book your holiday today.