Long ago, camel caravans carrying frankincense and spices passed along the King’s Highway through Jordan. And empires of Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persia have all left their mark. Indeed, its strategic location between Asia and Africa has impacted Jordan’s history and culture.
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. Of course, Jordanians have much to be proud of: bustling cities, striking desert landscapes, and rich and diverse past.
Jordan is most often visited as part of a Biblical journey. 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. However, Jordan is also a land of interfaith co-existence where Islamic minarets mingle with Christian sites.
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.
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Ker & Downey
Jordan luxury travel with Ker & Downey can take you to the historic and culturally rich places of this region. Stay in a Bedouin-style tent under the twinkling desert stars for a truly authentic Jordanian experience. Additionally, resorts near the Red Sea offer rest and relaxation. Our customizable Jordan vacation packages even let you combine Israel with your tour of Jordan. Contact a Ker & Downey destination expert today to begin planning your own journey.