Spend star-filled nights at luxe desert camps in Great Wahiba Sands and Wadi Rum; soak in amazing vistas from the “balcony walk” along the edge of Wadi Nakhr, the Grand Canyon of Arabia; and explore the “Red Rose City” of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
One arrives in Jordan eager to explore the origins of faith and the remnants of an ancient history, from Roman amphitheaters to crusader castles. And what a welcome it is, to a country with a strong sense of hospitality—dating as far back as the legendary King’s Highway—and pride in its World Heritage sites, dramatic red-desert landscapes, rich culture, arid mountains, and beaches that give way to some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Hike to the Citadel on the highest hill in Amman, with its Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace. Search for the endangered Arabian oryx, Persian onagers, and Dorcas gazelles in the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve. And savor the comfortable, rewarding feeling of being completely at peace here in the Middle East.