1 Madaba

Amiable small town full of fine mosaics, among them a unique map of the Holy Land – for history, accessibility, outlook and fine mid-range hotels, this makes a great alternative base to Amman.

2 Mount Nebo

Awe-inspiring views stretch out from the mountain named in the Bible as the spot where Moses died.

3 Wadi Mujib

Jordan’s Grand Canyon, a vast fold in the landscape now protected as a nature reserve.

4 Karak castle

Crusader stronghold, still within its original walls, perched on a crag above a busy market town.

5 Dana

The country’s finest nature reserve, with village atmosphere, walks, climbs and views to recharge the emptiest of batteries and stunning natural scenery.

6 Shobak castle

Often overlooked on routes approaching Petra, this majestically crumbling hilltop ruin offers an enticing sense of isolation, aided by some cheerfully low-key places to stay.

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