Jor­dan, offi­ci­ally cal­led the "Has­he­mite King­dom of Jor­dan", extends from the Jor­dan River to the west to the bor­ders of Syria, Iraq and Saudi-Arabia. The Jor­dan Rift Val­ley sepa­ra­tes Jor­dan from neigh­bou­ring Palestine and Israel, while most of its area con­sists of arid pla­teaus in the east, cris­scros­sed by sea­so­nal water streams and nume­rous oases.

Today, the com­bi­ned tra­ces of anci­ent empi­res like the Naba­te­ans, Per­si­ans, Eas­tern Romans, to name but a few, make Jor­dan a one-of-a-kind desti­na­tion for cul­tu­rally inte­res­ted tra­ve­lers. Anci­ent cities, like Gerasa (Jerash), Gadara (Umm Qais), Pella (Irbid), and Petra, as well as ama­zing strong­holds like Mache­aus or the "Desert Cast­les", invite for exten­ded dis­co­ve­ries throug­hout the country.

Fur­ther­more, Jordan's end­less deserts, the rough land­scapes of the Jor­dan Rift Val­ley, the moun­tain ran­ges of Jerash Govern­o­rate or the bea­ches down by the Gulf of Aqaba, are just a few of Jordan's natu­ral won­ders, fasci­na­ting tra­ve­lers from all over the world.

And last but not least, being a part of the Holy Land, Jor­dan sha­res in the uni­que history of the Israe­li­tes as it is nar­ra­ted in the bible and is home to some of the most out­stan­ding bibli­cal pla­ces, such like Mt. Nebo or the Bap­tism Site in Bethany Beyond the Jordan.

Tra­vel Security

Howe­ver, the so-called "Arab Spring" has affec­ted nume­rous coun­tries throug­hout North Africa and the Middle East, Jor­dan rema­ind lar­gely unaf­fec­ted and to date there are no signs that the sta­ble situa­tion is about to change.

Cur­rently, the whole coun­try is acces­si­ble to tou­rists, inclu­ding all tou­ristic sites in the north, as well as the "Desert Cast­les" to the far east. Yet, tra­ve­ling along the bor­der to Syria should be done wit­hout exer­cising all necessary pre­cau­tion, which inclu­des obtai­ning up-to-date infor­ma­tion, for example through our Tra­vel Secu­rity Hot­line.

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