PLACES TO VISIT WHILE IN
JORDAN

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Jordan is a gorgeous country with lots and lots of sites worthwhile seeing. You've heard of the ancient city of Petra, and the magical Wadi Rum where Lawrence of Arabia and the Bedouins made history. But there is so much more than that to Jordan. And we'd like you and your spouse to see as much as possible of that.
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Amman

Amman (ancient Philadelphia), the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is one of the easiest cities in the region to enjoy the Middle East experience in. Amman is built on hills, or jabals, each of which more or less defines a neighborhood. The hills of Amman are an enchanting mixture of ancient and modern cultures. During its long history, Amman has been inhabited by several civilizations. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, yet it is a modern Arab city embracing an internationally and culturally diverse vision of the future. Houses, kabab stalls, and cafés are intermixed with lively markets, known in Arabic as souqs. The greatest charm of Amman however is found in the hospitality of its residents. Visitors to Amman and the rest of Jordan, for that matter, are continually received by a genuine warm welcome.

THE DEAD SEA

One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world, the Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into a major hub of religious, health, and wellness tourism in the region. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea's rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.

BAPTISM SITE

The Baptism Site “Bethany beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) is located in the Jordan Valley, north of the Dead Sea. The site contains two distinct archaeological areas, Tell el-Kharrar, also known as Jabal Mar Elias, and the area of the Churches of St. John the Baptist. “Bethany beyond the Jordan” is of immense religious significance to the majority of denominations of Christian faith, who have accepted this site as the location where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist. This reference encouraged generations of monks, hermits, pilgrims and priests to reside in and visit the site, and to leave behind testimonies of their devotion and religious activities, dating to between the 4th and the 15th century CE. 

MADABA

The trip south from Amman along the 5000-year-old Kings' Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city you come upon is Madaba, "the City of Mosaics". ​In many respects Madaba is a typical East Bank town which differs in one major aspect: underneath almost every house lies a fine Byzantine mosaic. Many of these mosaics have been excavated and are on display in the town's museum, but it is estimated that many more lie hidden waiting to be discovered. Madaba's chief attraction, in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George, is a wonderfully vivid 6th-century Byzantine mosaic map showing the entire region from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south.

MOUNT NEBO

Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 817 meters above sea level, located 30 kilometers southwest of Amman. Mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. It is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2000, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful.

JERASH

​Jerash, located 48 kilometers north of Amman is considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. To this day, its colonnaded streets, baths, theaters, plazas and arches remain in exceptional condition. Within the remaining city walls, archaeologists have found the ruins of settlements dating back to the Neolithic Age. ​

WADI RUM

Wadi Rum is a protected area covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.

PETRA

Petra is considered the most famous and gorgeous site in Jordan located about 262 km south of Amman and 133 km north of Aqaba. It is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an 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 and one of The New Seven Wonders of the World that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe. ​​

AQABA

​Aqaba, is located in the south of Jordan and is Jordan’s only coastal city. The Gulf of Aqaba is renowned worldwide as a tourist's paradise overflowing with wildlife and adventure. It hosts about 110 species of soft corals, 120 species of hard corals and countless varieties of brightly colored fish. Its preserved coral reefs, diverse marine life, clean sandy beaches and transparent waters, make it one of the most rewarding scuba diving and snorkeling spots in the world. ​