Cover the cream of Jordan’s ancient sites, from Roman cities to the majestic Petra.
Start your explorations in the Jordanian capital, replete with biblical history, Roman architecture and fascinating Islamic ruins.
2 Umm Qais
Visit the stupendously located Roman city of Gadara, high above the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus performed the Miracle of the Gadarene Swine.
3 Umm al-Jimal
Far out in the black volcanic desert north of Amman sit the evocative ruins of this frontier Roman town, with fine architectural detail surviving.
4 “Desert Castles”
Take a day to explore this fascinating string of early-Islamic forts, bathhouses and caravanserais east of Amman on a convenient, easy-to-navigate loop of roads.
Start out in this genial Christian town, packed with Byzantine mosaic art, then head to nearby Mount Nebo, where Moses gazed over the Promised Land, and Mukawir, where John the Baptist lost his head.
Further south, this was the Crusader headquarters in Jordan – a virtually impregnable hilltop fortress.
Last but not least, visit the legendary "rose-red city" of the Nabateans, lost for centuries, but still full of the power to amaze.