Images of the ancient n city of Petra, carved
from the rock over a thousand years ago, have long been
most people’s first impression of Jordan.
But while Petra is indeed one of the most stunning
attractions in the Middle East, Jordan offers so much
more for the modern traveller.
A well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and
west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of
mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the Jordan
Valley, fertile, ever changing, to the remote desert
canyons, immense and still. Visitors can explore
splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting
wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the restful waters
of the Red Sea.
For adventure lovers, there’s horse riding, 4x4 safaris,
rock climbing and hiking. For taking it easy, nothing on
earth compares to the Red Sea and its many spa
Modern Jordan was founded by King Abdullah I after World
War I. It was ruled by his grandson, The Late King
Hussein, for 46 years until his death in 1999, when his
son King Abdullah II assumed the throne. Jordan has
grown into a modern nation which has enjoyed a
remarkable measure of peace, stability and economic
growth in recent decades.