Jordan is all about discovering the unexpected. Surprises await around every corner in this fascinating and adventurous country. Unearthed ruins provide a spectacular window into an extraordinary past. A past so old and intriguing, it has inspired many a legend or movie setting.
The lost city of Petra is one of the most breathtaking scenes of all time. One of the seven wonders of the world, the ancient city emerges from rose-colored stone, and steep gorges. The treasury of Petra is the most famous, for its mammoth pillars carved into the rock, and it’s electrifying presence. Visit in the day to truly appreciate its beauty, and in the night to witness hundreds of candles burning outside- a spine-tingling moment that entirely lives up to the hype.
Jewels of Jordan
Petra may be the gem of Jordan, but there are far more treasures to reveal. For example, Wadi Rum, ‘the valley of the moon,’ is a stunning, red rippled desert lying on the edge of Jordan. Experience the colors of the sand as they change between pink, red, and orange from dawn until dusk, or the crisp night sky shining with dazzling stars. Trek through the dunes, to discover canyons and imposing rocks, decorated with inscriptions and drawings from ancient settlers. It is this beauty that led Lawrence of Arabia himself to describe it as ‘godlike.’
For a final sparkling surprise, head to the coastal jewel of Aqaba. Here, a snorkeling heaven of turquoise, glassy ocean, sandy beaches, and orange mountainous scenery await. All this breathtaking scenery, and fascinating history, are waiting to be unearthed by adventurers in Jordan!