Jordan is a Middle Eastern nation unlike its neighbours. Despite being surrounded by countries in conflict, it’s safe and remarkably modern, with a history dating back to biblical times. Stunning sights like Jerash, Kerak Castle and the Amman citadel are dotted across Jordan and their ruins act as windows into the country’s fascinating past.
As one of the driest countries in the world, it’s no surprise that Jordan is home to sweeping deserts and otherworldly landscapes like Wadi Rum. From wandering the world-famous Nabatean city of Petra in the southwest, to taking a dip in the Dead Sea – the world’s lowest point – and tucking into a spicy zarb (Bedoin barbeque), a trip to Jordan is an unforgettable sensory journey. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Jordan.
The annual Jerash Festival is a serious culture fix in a unique location. Here’s the lowdown on what to expect in 2020 A beautifully-preserved ancient Roman citadel with ceremonial arches and original amphitheatres, the city of Jerash is an incredible place at any time of year. But come July, the wonder of this north...Read more
Jordan is one of the jewels of the Middle East and on many bucket lists. But, when is the best time to go? Somewhat of a chameleon, Jordan has many completely different sides – from ancient monuments to sweeping deserts, eerie moonscapes, and the Dead Sea. Travellers can experience the modern, safe city of Amman o...Read more
Experiencing Jordan during Ramadan and Eid can be a veritable feast for the soul While some people might be worried about travelling to Jordan during holy periods such as Ramadan (and its concluding festival, Eid al-Fitr), it has some unexpected perks – one major advantage is that there are fewer tourists, which mean...Read more
Uncover the lush green spaces and wildlife havens of Jordan’s nature reserves – must-go destinations for both thrill-seekers and chill-seekers Jordan will always be synonymous with Petra and Wadi Rum, and rightly so. A mysterious archaeological site carved out of sandstone? A mountainous desert wilderness that resemb...Read more
Jordan is a foodie paradise, so come prepared to fill up on local delicacies from fine dining to street food Jordan is perfectly situated – geographically, culturally, and historically – to be a culinary melting pot of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delights, with hints of Northern Africa and Persia. Given Jordan’s m...Read more
Jordan as we know it is young, but its surrounding deserts are an ancient world of unforgettable sights and people The desert is another world in Jordan, and visiting it for the first time can be a surreal, almost extraterrestrial experience. Born and bred city-dwellers might not be familiar with the feeling of being o...Read more
From savouries to sweets, there’s something on Jordan’s menu to appeal to every palate 1. Mansaf Jordan’s national dish and the top choice of local food blogger Foodie Jo, this platter of lamb, rice and fermented yoghurt (jameed) can unsurprisingly be found throughout the kingdom. Popular Amman dining destinations such...Read more
Home to diverse and fragile habitats, Jordan’s nature reserves help to promote critical conservation efforts Over 90% of Jordan is desert, but don’t be fooled – the kingdom is extremely biodiverse, as its varied landscapes include forests, wetlands, lush oases, and rugged mountains. It has a plethora of different natur...Read more
We break down everything you need to know about your first trip to Jordan Nestled between Syria, Israel, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, Jordan is a neat, compact little country brimming with ancient wonders, historic monuments, and untouched nature reserves waiting to be explored. Jordan is also widely known as a modern, frie...Read more
Considering Jordan’s compact size, this small country is overflowing with stunning historical sites and unique natural features Jerash and beyond Best known for its well-preserved Roman city ruins, Jerash is an archaeology buff’s dream. It was first conquered by Emperor Pompey in 63 BC, when it was known as Gerasa; tod...Read more
From food, museums and historic site, which of these two Jordanian cities comes up trumps for the best holiday experience? Historic sites Amman The area known at the Citadel is a reminder that Jordan’s capital is a locus for many different histories. From its convenient central location you can explore ancient empires...Read more