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 taste the world-class diving in the Red Sea or smear yourself with healing mud from the Dead Sea, Jordan's most lasting impression always seems to be its warm, welcoming people.
Highlights of Jordan (DWHJ)
Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine with the locals amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra's fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty, and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. This 8-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture and history of a country that's small in size but big in adventure.
Highlights: Explore ancient cities and crusader castles, relax at the Dead Sea, camp overnight in the desert, visit the ancient rock-cut city of Petra
Jordan Active Adventure (DJAA)
Jordan is famed for its ancient past, but its present is pretty darn compelling, too. The natural and man-made wonders of Petra and Wadi Rum have been drawing travellers here for ages, but the rough-hewn grandeur of Jordan has remained a secret known only to the boldest of thrill-seekers. Trek the rocky hills to isolated villages along the trails near Ajloun, hike down canyons towards the Dead Sea and discover the Dana Biosphere Reserve. See for yourself why Jordan is a secret we just couldn’t keep to ourselves any longer.
Highlights: Wander the Roman city of Jerash, trek Aljoun and Dana Nature reserves, float in the Dead Sea, go canyoning and abseiling through Wadi Mujib, set your eyes on the Rose City of Petra, savour a local Bedouin meal in the desert of Wadi Rum