Jordan - Touring Holidays
An escorted tour to Jordan will introduce you to a Middle Eastern land of sweeping deserts and stunning coral reefs, ancient treasures and fascinating archaeological wonders.
The modern capital Amman
The former farming village of Amman was established as Jordan’s capital in 1921, and your explorations of the country are likely to begin here. From its humble roots, the city grew rapidly and it is now home to millions of people.
Despite its urban feel and modern skyline, Amman’s intriguing history reveals itself in the fascinating ruins dotted across the city. At the heart of Amman’s Downtown area is an enormous Roman theatre. Built in the 2nd century AD, it seats about 6,000 people and if you make the climb to the top tiers, you’ll be rewarded with sensational views. Also worth a visit is the Citadel, a complex of ruins including the Umayyad Palace and Temple of Hercules.
The ancient city of Petra
Without a doubt, the mysterious city of Petra is Jordan’s top attraction and nothing will prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of this remarkable place. Intricately carved out of pink sandstone cliffs, it lay hidden from the world for centuries until a Swiss explorer stumbled upon it in 1812. Now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll want to allow at least a day to fully appreciate Petra’s amazing treasures.
The Dead Sea
Lying at the lowest point on earth, virtually no marine life can survive in the salty, turquoise water of the Dead Sea. That said, the therapeutic benefits of the sea’s salts and minerals have been extolled for many years and bathing in these eerie waters is an experience not to be missed.
Spectacular desert landscape
Another memorable highlight of your holiday to Jordan will be a visit to the spectacular desert landscape of Wadi Rum. This vast expanse of ochre-coloured sand is punctuated by mountains and rocky outcrops which rise from the desert floor to create a network of canyons and ravines. You can explore this incredible natural wilderness on foot, by camel or in a 4x4 vehicle, and if time allows you can also meet with local Bedouin people and listen to their fascinating tales.
The Red Sea town of Aqaba
If you want to spend some time relaxing in the sunshine, head to the Red Sea town of Aqaba, where glorious golden sands await. If you’re feeling active, there are plenty of water sports on offer and the town is renowned for being one of the best places in the world to snorkel and dive. The waters and coral reefs are simply teeming with multi-coloured fish and fabulous marine life – but don’t worry if you’d prefer to stay dry, a trip on a glass-bottomed boat is another way see this incredible underwater world.
Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.
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The lost city of Petra
Petra, Jordan’s most famous attraction, is an incredible 2000-year-old city carved out of red sandstone cliffs. Once a wealthy trading centre, in its prime Petra was ruled by the Nabataeans – an ancient Arabian tribe