Welcome to Jordan
Home to the Lost City of Petra
Jordan is an Arab nation and is best known for the lost city of Petra with its famous Treasury and Monastery, however if you delve deeper into Jordan you will find that it offers so much more with red desert sands, warm coral-filled waters on the Red Sea and therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Jordan makes for a truly perfect holiday destination whether for a few nights or a week with Crusader castles, views of the Promised land from Mt Nebo, Amman, Roman Jerash and the Sea of Galilee.
The country now known as Jordan was originally inhabited by the Nabataeans thousands of years ago. Like Egypt, Jordan has been a place conquered and inhabited by many different cultures including the Romans, Greeks, Assyrians, Ottoman Turks, Egyptians and Mamluks (people of Kurdish origins). Influences from all cultures can still be seen today in the ancient ruins, architecture, crafts and arts. Many battles were fought in Ancient Jordan, including the Christian crusaders who clashed with Islamic Forces in Jordan during the 11th and 12th centuries. The first Muslim Dynasty began with the Umayyad Empire in 661.
The Rose City of Petra covers a vast site of rough desert terrain with incredible red sandstone formations. In fact, hiking in and around Petra is unavoidable so make the most of the experience. Petra is an example of the blending of ancient cultures, once a city of a thriving caravan city the incredible city of Petra is now considered one of the worlds finest archaeological sites. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”