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Petra

Have you ever been to a place where it made all your body hairs stand up on end? This is the feeling that Petra gives you when you first see its Treasury façade after coming out of its Siq. The Siq which is the natural gorge that leaves you wondering, not knowing what you will encounter at the end! And then, magic begins!

If you are ready for this enchanting experience, our guides are ready too. They are here to dazzle you with the greatness of the Red Rose City. This spot in the middle of the desert that became so distinguished in ancient times. Be prepared to know how Nabataeans in the first century B.C made it a Caravan city, a crossroad and the capital of their famous kingdom, how it played a major role in the history of the region during the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine and ending with the Islamic period until now.

Be the explorer and let Petra capture your breath as it did the same once to worldwide archaeologists and western scholars, trying to reveal its mysteries for ages.

Recommendations:

  • The visit to Petra includes a lot of walking, so comfortable footwear and clothes are highly recommended.
  • Camels, donkeys, horses and horse carriages are available.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Sun screen and head cover, e.g. hat are highly recommended, to avoid sun burns and strokes.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.

Activities in Petra:

  • Hiking.
  • Trekking.
  • Petra by night.
  • Little Petra.
  • Petra Archaeological Museum.

Wadi Rum

Have you ever heard the sound of silence? Have you ever been to a place that is so much larger than you? Are you ready for a once-in-a-life time desert experience, full of adventure, culture, spirituality and history?

Why Wadi Rum?

This place is able to take you back in time through its sandstone mountains to where it all started 2 million years ago, when you can see the traces of water flow on its sedimentary rocks, illustrative what this area looked like; a very gigantic lake. This lake evaporated through time, leaving a magnificent spot of a breathtaking desert, calling it the Valley of the Moon.

It witnessed the changes happened to Mother Nature, ancient human achievements, such as Thamudic inscriptions that go back to 8th century A.D, the Nabataean temples, the Early Islamic inscriptions, and the major role it played in the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan back in 1917. This wild desert which is now a reserve for a variety of flora and fauna, has been as source of attraction to Hollywood cinema production, which made 12 famous films so far.

Wadi Rum and its people welcome you to live the experience of exploring this mystical place, through a jeep tour, hot air balloon, ultra-light flights, hiking, camel safari, star gazing, and being a Bedouin for one day. Your wish is our command.

Recommendations:

  • For Wadi Rum visit, you might consider having a sunscreen, head cover, e.g. hat to protect you from sunstroke, and mosquito repellent.
  • For hiking you might consider wearing comfortable footwear and clothes.
  • Light clothes in summer, it can get up to 45 C. Heavy clothes are recommended for winter time.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.

Activities in Wadi Rum:

  • Live like a Bedouin.
  • Camping.
  • Camel Caravans.
  • Horseback Riding.
  • 4*4 Jeep Tours.
  • Star Gazing.
  • Sand Sky.
  • Hiking.
  • Climbing.
  • Animal Print Tracking.
  • Night walking.
  • Hot Air Baloon.
  • Micro-light aircraft.

Aqaba

To know what Aqaba is, imagine that you are, Coming out of the blue sky, the golden sun rays are hitting the surface of the crystal clear water of the Red Sea. The sea breeze is taking you to another world, enjoying the moment while it plays with your hair while cruising or perhaps laying on the beach. Are you feeling the magic of the sun warming you up, preparing you for a cool dip?

Maybe you imagined yourself living your life to the edge! Flying high up in the blue sky; parasailing, flyboarding! Speeding it up with a jet ski or a speed boat, or screaming your lungs out on the banana boat!

Perhaps you are all that and a little bit more; a marine life fan, wishing to explore the underwater world of the famous Red Sea, and its colourful corals and fish? Or are you a city lover, interested in city life, downtown markets and nightlife? Are you more of a history admirer, you would like to learn more about the Great Arab Revolt, or you wish to go more back in time, to be introduced to Aqaba’s famous castle, or possibly know about Aqaba as a Roman city?

Let us take you back to reality to make your imagination come true. Allow this magnificent city of Aqaba to pamper you with its charm and beauty, from the point where you can see 3 countries, making friendships from around the world, tasting the Jordanian culture; its cuisine, its spices, and its generous people, to giving you the experience of your life.

Recommendations:

  • For water activities, you might consider having a sunscreen, head cover, e.g. hat, and your swimsuit.
  • Light clothes in summer, it can get up to 45 C.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.

Activities in Aqaba:

  • Water activities: Cruising, fishing, water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling.
  • Golf.
  • Aqaba Castle.
  • Aqaba Archaeological Museum.
  • House of Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.
  • Great Arab Revolt Plaza.
  • Old Islamic city “Ayla”.
  • Marina Science Station.
  • Aqaba Birds Observatory.
  • Old Souk.
  • Middle Eastern beauty treatments
  • Souk by the Sea.

Dead Sea

One of the best moments in life is when you let the Dead Sea with all its components carries you perfectly, taking care of your joy and comfort while being at the lowest point on Earth; at 1312 ft below sea level.

The generosity of Mother Nature here, gives you the pleasure to discover the Dead Sea fascinating qualities of its famous mud, salt, oil, crèmes to help you have a very soft skin, which at the same time have healing features for many skin and bone diseases.

There are many things to do while being here. You might consider visiting the Dead Sea Panorama Complex, where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the whole region including the Palestinian mountains and Jericho. Plus, you can learn about the formation of this unique geological wonder and its history throughout ancient times. This formation made the area of the Dead Sea very rich in sights, that attract sports lovers, such as; Wadi Mujib where tourists like to hike mountains.

This area is fascinating to many tourists for the religious attribute it holds, starting from the cave of Prophet Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah story, the proximity of the Baptism site of Jesus Christ and Madaba the land of Byzantine Cathedrals with the astonishing mosaic floors.

Recommendations:

  • For relaxing in the Dead Sea, you might consider having a sunscreen, head cover, e.g. hat, and your swimsuit.
  • For hiking you might consider wearing comfortable footwear and clothes.
  • Light clothes in summer, it can get up to 45 C.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.

Activities in Dead Sea:

  • Hiking.
  • Relaxing Walks.
  • Climbing.
  • Ma’in Hot Spring
  • Body, facial, and Hair Mud Treatment.
  • Wadi Mujib adventure.

Madaba

Are you wondering where scholars got the names of the Dead Sea, Egypt, and River Jordan from? Madaba and its famous 6th-century-A.D mosaic floor of St. George’s Basilica (The Church of map) revealed all these secrets when it was first discovered in the 200 years ago. It displays all the renowned places concerning the Holy Land.

Ever since, Madaba started to the spotlight of the archaeological research and later on for tourists. Building on this, we assure you that nothing is more spiritual than walking on the streets of this city. You would feel the holiness of its buildings, churches, mosques, and the friendliness of its people all around you. Its colorful and rich mosaic floors with its flora, fauna and human drawings, are reason that makes this city striking to history explorers, covering the periods of the Romans, Christians and Muslims.

While in Madaba, you can visit Mount Nebo with its marvelous Church of Siyagha, overlooking the Dead Sea and Jericho, the Church of the Virgin, the Church of the Apostles and the Archaeological Museum.

Recommendations:

  • For sightseeing tour, you might consider having a sunscreen, and head cover, e.g. hat to protect you from sunstroke.
  • For hiking you might consider wearing comfortable footwear and clothes.
  • Light clothes in summer, it can get up to 45 C, and heavy ones during winter.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.

Activities in Madaba:

  • Baptism Site.
  • Mount Nebo.
  • Madaba Archaeological Museum.
  • St. George’s Church (The Church of the Map)
  • The Archaeological Park
  • Madaba La Storia Museum.

Amman

Where modernity embraces the past.

What is more fascinating than being in the city of the 7 hills? It is Jordan’s capital city, offering you the ultimate experience of its popular downtown, walking to the Roman Theatre, looking up at its mysterious citadel, full of Roman, Byzantine and Islamic antiquities, exploring its history at the Museum of Jordan. Amman can tell you all about the Jordanian history by its buildings, people, and proximity of surrounded Archaeological cities, such as; Jerash, Madaba, Salt, Karak and Ajloun.

Amman’s atmosphere is famous for being very welcoming to guests, as it offers them many activities to do and sights to explore; local and international brand shopping, different cuisines, variety of nightlife places; such as; Rainbow Street, Al Waibdeh, or Abdoun.

Recommendations:

  • For visiting Amman, you might consider having a sunscreen, head cover, e.g. hat to protect you from sunstroke, and mosquito repellent.
  • For sightseeing you might consider wearing comfortable footwear and clothes.
  • Light clothes in summer, it can get up to 45 C. Heavy clothes are recommended for winter time.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.

What to see:

  • Amman Castle.
  • Roman Theater.
  • Jordan Archaeological Museum.
  • Jordan Folklore Museum.
  • The Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions.
  • The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts.
  • The Royal Automobile Museum.
  • Amman's Waves” Water Park”.
  • Cultural Village.
  • The Royal Film Commission of Jordan.
  • Hammam “Arabic-style communal bathhouse”
  • The King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque.
  • Hourse Riding.

Jerash

A Rome away from Rome

Agreed by most of Roman archaeologists, Jerash is the Pompeii of the East. It is left intact since the ancient times of the Roman Empire, challenging the strong earthquakes that hit this part of the world.

Jerash the Greco-Roman city, managed to stand still and keep itself immortal, telling the story of its importance since the beginning of human settlement; the pre-pottery Neolithic period (8500 B.C) until now.

Jerash captivated the minds of the leaders in the Hellenistic, Romans, Byzantine, ending with the Islamic Kalifate until the modern times. Being situated only 48 kilometers to the north of Amman, it played a significant role in each one of these periods as attested by its intact colonnaded street, souk, nymphaeum, theatres, gates, cathedral and mosques.

Recommendations:

  • For visiting Jerash, you might consider having a sunscreen, head cover, e.g. hat to protect you from sunstroke, and mosquito repellent.
  • For sightseeing you might consider wearing comfortable footwear and clothes.
  • Light clothes in summer, it can get up to 45 C. Heavy clothes are recommended for winter time.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.

What to see:

  • Hadrian’s Arch.
  • Hippodrome.
  • Colonnaded Street.
  • Cathedral.
  • North Theater.
  • South Theater.
  • Jerash Archaeological Museum.

Ajloun

When we say Ajloun, we mean greenery as far as the eye can see, pine and oak trees, fresh air, great summer time picnics, climbing, and last but not least, archeology and history.

Just 46 Kilometer to the north of Amman, Ajloun has one of the most famous forest reserve in Jordan, which is responsible to protect the nature and conduct sustainable development in the area. This reserve is part of the Royal Academy for Nature Conservation projects in Jordan. It is a perfect place for eco-tourism, and for environment lovers.

Speaking of nature, Ajloun has high mountains that allowed the city to become an important centre in the history of the region, especially during the Crusaders period. It is very well-known for its giant castle, which was built by Saladin Ayoubi in 1148 A.D. on one of these mountains. It overlooks the Palestinian mountains and all the valleys surrounding it. This castle played a key role to keep the region’s stability and protect the trade and pilgrimage road amongst Damascus, Mecca and Cairo.

Ajloun witnessed great historical moments and achievements as well as an evolution in the Islamic military architecture. If you are a mystery solver, we welcome you to visit Ajloun, its reserve and archaeological museum to decode its secrets.

Recommendations:

  • For visiting Ajloun, you might consider having a sunscreen, head cover, e.g. hat to protect you from sunstroke, and mosquito repellent.
  • For hiking you might consider wearing comfortable footwear and clothes.
  • Light clothes in summer, it can get up to 45 C. Heavy clothes are recommended for winter time.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to take loads of pictures.