1 Jerash

Explore the Roman streets, then watch the choreographed spectacle of gladiatorial combat and chariot racing in the restored hippodrome.

2 Ajloun Castle

A half-ruined Saracen castle, lording it over the rolling countryside.

3 Ajloun Forest Reserve

Ajloun’s lush hills offer great walks, rural hideaways and cultural encounters, notably on the Al Ayoun Trail.

4 Umm Qais

Roman ruins perched on a cliff edge with magnificent Galilee views.

5 The Yarmouk Gorge road

A great scenic drive, with spectacular views of the Golan Heights.

6 Sharhabil bin Hassneh EcoPark

A peaceful hideaway in the Jordan Valley for rural walks and bike-rides.

7 Pella

View the ruins, then stay for some countryside hospitality.

8 Salt

Elegant Ottoman-era hilltown of honeystone villas and winding lanes.

9 Qasr al-Abd

A white palace, two millennia old, set amid beautiful countryside west of Amman.

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