Long ago, camel caravans carrying frankincense and spices passed along the King’s Highway through Jordan. Its strategic location between Asia and Africa has impacted Jordan’s history and culture. The empires of Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persia have all left their mark. Centuries of global interaction have made Jordanians very welcoming of travelers.
The hospitality of the people is evident in a country where families bond over plates of fragrant rice, fresh vegetables, and meats. The charming and friendly people are among the treasures in Jordan. They are eager to show visitors the beauty of their country and welcome you with open arms over a warm cup of soothing mint tea. Jordanians have much to be proud with its bustling cities, striking desert landscapes, and rich and diverse past.
Jordan is a land of interfaith co-existence where Islamic minarets mingle with Christian sites. The site of the Transfiguration is believed to be near Mount Carmel. Look out over the landscape at Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land and visit the place where Jesus Christ was baptized. Its concentration of important sites makes Jordan a frequent stopping point on a Biblical journey.
Nestled in the mountains, Jerash takes you 2,000 years back in time with its paved streets, hilltop temples, theaters, plazas, ancient baths, and towers. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra is an awe-inspiring red sandstone architectural wonder and featured in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”.
The Ajloun Castle perched high on a hill was built to protect against Crusaders in the 12th century and features pigeon posts that helped to transmit messages across the Middle East. Wander around the ancient towers and moat and take in the stunning scenery of this ancient land.
Stay in a Bedouin-style tent under the twinkling desert stars for a truly authentic Jordanian experience. The resorts near the Red Sea offer rest and relaxation and a dip in the soothing saline waters are believed to be healing. Jordan luxury travel with Ker & Downey can take you to these wondrous cliffs and the other historically and culturally rich places of this region. Our Jordan vacation packages even let you combine a tour of Israel with your tour of Jordan!