The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which was once a crossroad for ancient people journeying East and West, enthralls a whole new generation of travelers. Jordan's oldest relics still captivate, like the stunning city of Petra and its rose-colored Al-Khazneh, a tomb exquisitely carved into the red mountains by craftsman from a bygone civilization. Feel the presence of the Roman Empire in the ruins of Jerash, a once thriving Roman provincial settlement that was part of the Decapolis League. Not all of Jordan could be tamed, though-the primeval starkness of Wadi Rum is a desert wilderness where nature has trumped most all human settlements. In the modern capital city of Amman, street life bustles and bazaars overflow with colorful textiles, foods, and other exciting goods. Meanwhile, the therapeutic and cosmetic benefits of the ultra-saline Dead Sea have appealed to travelers throughout the centuries. Jordan has so much to offer and unveils itself as a unique vacation destination for inspiration, motivation, and rejuvenation.
Float in the Dead Sea before you go and explore Herod's great palaces at the lowest place on earth. Shop multiple outdoor bazaars for treasures and trinkets in addition to visiting religious museums, churches and tombs with scrolls from ancient history. Ascend the Golan Heights and look over Syria and explore the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Ride the Desert Highway to take in the rose-red city of Petra and you can even ride horseback past ancient tombs, temples and more. Jordan's other treasures include olden mosaic maps and sites where Moses viewed the Promised Land.