For those looking to experience all the best that the Middle East has to offer, Jordan could be the place. From its biblical sites and Crusader castles to ancient Roman ruins, rolling deserts and the turquoise waters of the Red Sea, this small nation of 6 million could require lifetime or more to fully experience. A mostly arid country with breath-taking desert panoramas, wadis (dry river beds), lush oases, and sandy beaches, Jordan provides visitors with a generous helping of natural beauty.
Despite containing vast expanses of sandy desert, you can also participate in a number of unique aquatic activities here- try snorkeling through some of the Red Sea’s most striking underwater scenery, or floating in the salty Dead Sea. Also make sure to visit the ancient city of Petra- the stunning rock-carved ancient city that has been a featured backdrop of such classic Hollywood films as Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Expect to be warmly welcomed by the people of Jordan and don’t hesitate to take them up on their offers to share their nation’s exquisite history, culture and beauty with you.