Thanks to everyone who participated in our “Highlights of Jordan Week” (April 21–27). In co-operation with ‘Visit Jordan‘, we’ll announce the winner of the adventure of a lifetime in an upcoming post right here on the Looptail—and on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned!
This week, we’re taking you to Jordan with our “Pics of the Week” to give you a taste of what you may experience in this mesmerizing country! Browse this week’s photos and learn all about Jordan’s astounding sites, including the capital Amman, the magnificent Nabataean city of Petra, the spectacular Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, Lawrence of Arabia’s famous Wadi Rum, and many other historical and impressive sites throughout the Kingdom. A well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and west, Jordan is a land of impressive beauty and contrasts, from the Jordan Valley, fertile, ever changing, to the remote desert canyons, immense and still.
Exploring Jordan’s Wadi Rum by camelback. A maze of monolithic rockscapes rise up from the desert floor to heights of ~1,750m. In fact, the name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning ‘high’ or ‘elevated’.
A local merchant selling his wares in Amman’s bazaar. The souk is a maze of shops selling aromatic spices and Arabic delicacies, alongside consumer products—and features an animated fruit and vegetable market, as well!
Did you know? Petra is home to over 800 individual monuments that include buildings, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples, arched gateways, and colonnaded streets—most of them carved from kaleidoscopic sandstone. Of them, the Treasury is the most popular—it is estimated to be over 2,000 years.
Qasr Amra is an early 8th century castle located in present-day eastern Jordan. Known for its well-preserved wall paintings, it is considered one of the most important examples of early Islamic art and architecture, which had led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As our ‘Highlights of Jordan Week‘ comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect on the beauty of the sun setting over Amman’s skyline.
G Adventures runs a number of departures to Jordan encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this enchanting country as you’ve never seen it — check out our small group trips to Jordan here.