A holiday of biblical proportions
A safe haven in a region riven by conflict, Jordan has been beguiling travellers for millennia. Generations of explorers and conquerors have left behind a trail of imposing monuments that continue to delight visitors today. Discover fascinating ancient civilisations, vast awe-inspiring deserts, modern metropolises and the warmest of welcomes.
Comb through the red desert expanses of Wadi Rum, described by T E Lawrence as “vast, echoing and godlike”. For a total contrast, swing by the modern city of Amman with its souks and cafes, stopping for a tasty falafel at the legendary Hashem Restaurant. Visit Jerash, a vast Greco-Roman settlement 30 miles outside Amman that boasts well-preserved theatres, colonnades, a hippodrome, triumphal arches, squares and intricate mosaics. Then revive yourself by bobbing about in the healing, salty waters of the Dead Sea, whose shoreline is the lowest point of dry land on the earth's surface. Allow two full days to explore the jewel in Jordan’s bestudded crown, the incredible Petra, which is stuffed to the gills with prized antiquities amid a vast rocky landscape that seems to shift shapes as the day’s light gradually fades. Book your flights to Jordan today and let your adventure begin.