Published Oct 22, 2019
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While the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, carved into pink sandstone cliffs, is often considered one of the Middle East's most stunning attractions, it's only the beginning of what the Kingdom of Jordan has to offer the modern traveler. From its impressive rocky formations and hidden oases to bustling cities and remote villages, this well-traveled land has it all.
 
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From the bustling city of Amman and the otherworldly vistas of Wadi Rum to the red-rose ancient city of Petra and the shores of the Dead Sea, experience the land of Lawrence of Arabia & Indiana Jones
 
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From the sparkling sea to the dry desert, Jordan’s diverse and stunning landscapes are begging to be explored. Drive through the sprawling sands along the 5,000-year-old King's Highway, one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land. Towering sandstone and granite structures stand stark against the flat desert horizon of Wadi Rum. Though a harsh environment, many prehistoric civilizations thrived here as evidenced by the primitive paintings still visible on the red-rock walls. With so much to discover, take some time to rest in between adventures. The healing properties of the Dead Sea’s hypersaline waters have attracted visitors from around the world for thousands of years. Be sure to visit Jordan's uniquely beautiful landscapes to experience the magic for yourself.
 
 
 
In Jordan, remains from long ago are found at every turn. The Greco-Roman ruins in Jerash are among the best-preserved ancient structures in the world. A short trek through a narrow path in the desert leads to Petra, an impressive architectural feat that exhibits the ingenuity of the Nabateans. Journey to Madaba and marvel at the meticulous detail of the Umayyad mosaics, including the world’s oldest map of the Holy Land. With a storied past almost as old as humankind, Jordan is a history buff's dream come true!
 
 
 
Come face-to-face with traditions of the past, shared lovingly in our modern world. Invited in like old friends, enjoy fragrant cardamom-spiced coffee with Bedouin locals. Journey to Umm Qais village and indulge in a home-hosted lunch. Make yourself at home as you learn about a culture that has endured for centuries.