EXPLORE JORDAN

The Dead Sea

The storied Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, 400 meters below sea level. This large lake has the highest salt concentration in the world and gives visitors a unique swimming experience.
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 50 kilometers

Petra

Arguably Jordan’s most famous attraction, the 2,000-year-old red sandstone city of Petra is an extraordinary and compelling sight. Carved from sandstone cliffs by the ancient Nabateans in the third century BC, it was forgotten for 1,000 year and only rediscovered in 1812. The red rose city of Petra is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 250 kilometers

Pella / Umm Qais

Umm Qais is the most dramatically situated of the Roman Decapolis cities. With stunning views of the Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights, this city of ruins includes a black basalt theatre, a colonnaded main street and a city gate. Umm Qais was a bustling trade centre in Graeco-Roman times, located at the junction of important trade routes
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 2 hours drive / 120 kilometers

Wadi Rum

Rum the magnificent … vast, echoing and godlike" is how a captivated T.E. Lawrence described Wadi Rum. Massive pillars of sandstone rock rise from the rose-red desert floor. Uniquely weathered these majestic cliffs tower over 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) high. Dawn and dusk bring an amazing spectacle of changing colors of light on the rock and sand. Wadi Rum is a protected area, with plans in place to create a 500-square-kilometre (193-square-mile) national park. Opportunities for climbing and trekking abound in the area, and the flora and fauna are exquisite and numerous.
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 350 kilometers

Jerash

Jerash is a beautifully preserved Roman and Byzantine city – one of the largest and best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world, outside Italy. Jerash is a wonderfully complete record of the layout and architecture of a typical Roman city of its time. With temples, colonnaded streets and a theatre with a capacity of 5,000, Jerash is a delight to explore. Every summer it hosts the Jerash Festival, now a major cultural event offering music, dancing, singing and crafts
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 45 kilometers

Aqaba

Located on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba and surrounded by rugged and dramatic mountains, the town offers 27 kilometers of sandy beaches. Warm water and coral reefs add to the attraction of this charming and friendly destination. 
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 360 kilometers

Madaba

Madaba is a city of breathtaking mosaics. Pre-eminent among them is a magnificent map dating from 200 AD. This unique piece of art represents the biblical lands from Egypt to Lebanon, including Sinai, Israel, Palestine and Transjordan. It is considered to be the best topographic representation done prior to modern topography.
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 60 kilometers

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo, the final resting place of Moses, offers panoramic views over the Great Rift Valley and the Dead Sea. The hills of Amman are visible in the distance. The Church of Moses here is a sanctuary and memorial dating from the fifth century.
-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 70 kilometers