Last updated: 8 December 2017
Jordan has had a stable government for decades, making it one of the safest destinations in the Middle East. Civilisation in Jordan goes back millennia. The capital, Amman, was established around 1200 BC.

There are thousands of archaeological wonders all over Jordan. In Jerash, Roman Greco ruins include magnificent temples to Hercules and Zeus and the remains of a Hippodrome where the Romans once held chariot races.  

The remains of the city of Petra built amongst the red stone rocks and gorges of the desert in the first century are simply breathtaking. The area is full of facades and splendid tombs. Approached through a natural gorge, the magnificent Treasury is cut into the cliff face and is beautifully preserved.


Although eighty percent of Jordan is desert, the small coastline on the Red Sea has some of the world’s best coral reefs world. Jordan shares the Dead Sea with Israel.

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