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Umm Qais & Himma Hot Springs

Site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural centre. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome; one poet called the city “a new Athens”. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley […]

Wadi Zubia

We start our journey from Wadi Zubia, in the district of Al Ayoun, close to the well-known Ajloun Castle. Going down this valley is not just a great hike passing by dense and great forests but it’s a walk through history, spotting caves and ruins along the way. Enjoy the natural and greenish scenery until […]

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Wadi Ibn Hammad

Down the Wadi Mujib Canyon, through Kings Highway, we arrive at Wadi Ibn Hammad, located 285 meters below sea level. The hike is considered easy and can be done in around two hours. Along the way breathtaking landscapes: hot springs, waterfalls, a variety of plants and rocks striking shapes that clearly point that one day, millions […]

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Umm Qais

Site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural centre. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome; one poet called the city “a new Athens”. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley […]

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Amman City Tour

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee […]

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Madaba & Mount Nebo

Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which […]

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Bethany & Beyond – Baptism Site

The site of John the Baptists settlement at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has  long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and […]

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Dana Biosphere Reserve

Dana is Jordan’s largest nature reserve, covering some 320 square kilometers of spectacular mountains and wadis along the face of the Great Rift Valley. From scorching sand dunes in the west to cool mountain tops in the east, the Dana Biosphere Reserve is home to a great variety of wildlife. There are plants and animals […]

Azraq & Desert Castles

Azraq is a unique wetland, located in the heart of the arid Eastern Desert, which takes its name from the Arabic word for ‘blue’. A migratory stopover for birds from three continents, Azraq is becoming increasingly popular for bird-watching. From the walkways and hides, visitors get the chance to observe birds close at hand, including […]

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Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum (Arabic: وادي رم‎) also known as The Valley of the Moon (Arabic: وادي القمر‎) is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity […]

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