gates of petra in jordan

Visiting Jordan is the kind of trip you plan around the sights and return talking about the people. There's no shortage of sights: even in a region full of must-sees, Petra – an entire city carved from reddish sandstone cliffs – is one of the most awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Jordan's desert landscape and strangely familiar names evoke romantic images in the West; here, you can literally walk in the footsteps of Jesus or Lawrence of Arabia (or Indiana Jones, if you prefer). But whether you tastes, be they the world-class diving in the Red Sea or the healing mud treatments of Dead Sea spas, Jordan's most lasting impression always seems to be its warm, welcoming people.

Featured blog posts

Announcing our ‘Highlights of Jordan’ winner!

May 8, 2014, 3:44 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 'Highlights of Jordan Week'. Today, we’re pleased to announce the winner of the adventure of a lifetime to Jordan—including airfare up to US$1,000. The envelope please

Pics of the Week: Highlights of Jordan

April 25, 2014, 12:48 p.m.

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

48 Hours in… Amman

April 25, 2014, 9 a.m.

See Wanderers-in-Residence Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott's recommendations for how best to spend 48 hours in Amman, Jordan

Jordan Tours

Countries we visit in the Middle East