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Jordan Experience - Insight Vacations

Jordan

A land rich in natural wonders and sites so ancient, that by comparison, the Crusader forts guarding the old trade routes are considered recent additions. Moses is said to have led his people through the parched Jordanian deserts. Alexander the Great paved the way for Hellenistic cities and culture, while the Natabeans carved grandiose buildings, temples and tombs out of the red Petra sandstone. Later still, Jordan became an important trading centre of the Roman Empire and lavish backdrop for some of history’s most enthralling tales. Remarkably, the landscape has changed little in the last 2,000 years.

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Featured Trips

  • From Jordan's Crusader forts, to the world's oldest pyramid, this tour is a virtual time machine, catapulting you on through history with each and every visit.

  • Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you journey from birthplace to his Crucifixion site of Jerusalem. The is a journey that brings Biblical stories to life, taking you to some of the world's most sacred Jewish and Islamic sites, accompanied by your knowledgeable Local Expert.

  • Welcome to a journey of the Holy Land of epic proportions, incorporating Biblical sites, colossal structures, lost cities, and stunning panoramas.

The seven hills of Amman are an enchanting mixture of ancient and modern. More cosmopolitan than most other Middle Eastern capitals, Amman’s cafés, restaurants, museums and shops sit cheek-by-jowl with the remains of civilizations long past. The most impressive relic is the restored Roman Theatre; while the ancient Citadel, still towers above the city. Outside the capital awaits the spectacular, well-preserved Greco-Roman remains at Jerash. Chock-a-block with temples, forums and columns; some have even compared it to Pompeii. Further south you’ll find Biblical sights like Mt Nebo, associated with the last days of Moses and famous for its dazzling views across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Along the Kings Highway the striking silhouettes of the fortified towns and castles recall the bloodthirsty days of the Crusades. Yet these national treasures all serve as a precursor to the undisputed jewel in Jordan’s tourism crown – the lost city of Petra. Recognised as a world-wonder, this vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock is an awe-inspiring experience. 

If you can’t get enough of the magic of Petra then return at night for a candle lit visit when the Rose-Red City takes on a special aura, just as the travel-weary traders of old must have known it. Next, relax as you test the healing powers of the Dead Sea by slapping on a bit of mud at one of Jordan’s famous spa resorts. It worked for Cleopatra!

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Food for thought

Try to learn a few phrases to use on your vacation. It's amazing how far a 'hello' or 'thank you' will go with the locals - your Travel Director will be around to help if you get stuck.
Tour Director - Gigi Smith

Gigi Smith-Bromage

Travel Director, Western Europe

Factfile

Know before you go
  • Spring

    Mar-May

    Sun

    Av temp: 21˚C70˚F

  • Summer

    Jun-Aug

    Sun

    Av temp: 31˚C88˚F

  • Autumn

    Sept-Nov

    Sun

    Av temp: 22˚C72˚F

  • Winter

    Dec-Feb

    Cloudy

    Av temp: 11˚C52˚F

  • Time difference

    London GMT + 2hr

  • Currency

    Jordanian dinar

When to go: April-November for the warmest climate; December-February for cooler temperatures.