Interesting Sites

We have compiled a list of some of the most interesting spots to visit in Jordan,together with general Jordan travel information to help you plan your trip.
Just feel free to browse the menu on the left and click to read more about individual sites of interest in Jordan.

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General Information for Jordan travel

  • Amman Tours

    Amman Tours Few places show the evolution of Jordan’s story as clearly as Amman, for here we can still see, layer upon layer, many stages in the city’s […]

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  • The Citadel Tours

    The Citadel Tours The L-shaped citadel hill, inhabited at least since the Early Bronze Age, was fortified at various times thereafter, including massive walls of the Middle Bronze […]

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  • The Roman Theatre

    The Roman Theatre, Amman The most imposing monument of Roman Philadelphia, and the best preserved, is the theatre – according to an inscription it was built in the […]

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  • Petra Tours and Travel

    Before planning a holiday to Petra, come and learn a few important facts about this outstanding site. Petra lies some 230 Km south of Amman. Travelling to Petra […]

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  • Petra – Tombs and Temples

    Petra – Tombs and Temples Tombs carved in al-Khubtha mountain are designated ‘royal’ from their magnificence – who but Nabataean kings, it is supposed, would have such grand […]

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  • Petra – Treasury and Theatre

    Petra – Treasury and Theatre At the end of the long twilight of the Siq – the cleft in the rock that was and is the most famous […]

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  • The Dead Sea

    Tour To Dead Sea Jordan’s western border runs below sea level for most of its 360 km length, following the line of the Jordan rift. At its heart […]

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  • Baptism Site

    Baptism Site- Bethany Beyond the Jordan The ‘Pilgrim of Bordeaux’, in AD 333 the first known Christian pilgrim in the Holy Land, wrote of seeing ‘the place where […]

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  • Jerash Tours

    Jerash Tours One of the best-preserved provincial Roman towns in the world, Jerash lies about 45 km north of ‘Amman, in a fertile valley with a perennial stream. […]

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  • Um Qais Tours

    Um Qais Tours Little is known of the earliest history of Gadara, a hilltop site in the north-west corner of Jordan with grand views over Lake Tiberias, the […]

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  • Ajlun Castle

    Ajlun Castle In the hills north-west of Jarash, overlooking the town of ‘Ajlun, stands a handsome fort, Qala’at ar-Rabadh, with fine views over the Jordan Valley. A 13th-century […]

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  • Madaba Tours

    Madaba Tours The rambling modern face of Madaba, situated some 30 km south of ‘Amman, belies the fact that it is the site of a very ancient settlement, […]

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  • Mount Nebo

    Mount Nebo, Madaba Known locally as Siyagha, Mount Nebo is the highest point in this part of the ancient kingdom of Moab. On a clear day there is […]

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  • Aqaba Tours

    Aqaba Tours and Travel Guide   Jordan’s only seaport lies half encircled by mountains at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea. […]

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  • Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum Tours Coming from the northern plateau, the first sight of Wadi Rum is a bird’s eye vision of crags and pinnacles thrusting up from the sandy […]

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  • Al-Beidha Tours

    A short distance north of Petra lies an area of pale honey colored rock – Al Beidha in Arabic, ‘the white one’. Here in the 1st century AD […]

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  • Dana Tours

    Dana Tours The little village of Dana perches on a shelf of the mountainside that drops down into the Wadi ‘Araba rift. The single approach road ends at […]

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  • Faynan Tours

    Faynan Tours One of life’s transforming discoveries- how to smelt copper – occurred in the Chalcolithic (‘copper-stone’) age,cc 4500-3 300 BC, and copper implements such as axes and […]

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  • Karak Tours

    Karak Tours This splendid Crusader fortress – Crak des Moabites, or Le Pierre du Desert to the Crusaders – soars above the wadi is and hills like a […]

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  • Shobak Castle

    Shobak Castle About 25km north of Petra an imposing castle crowns a cone of rock which rises 3bove a wild and rugged landscape. It is today named after […]

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  • As-Salt Tours

    As-Salt Tours Until the early 1920s as-Salt was the only town of any real significance in Jordan. Thanks to its good water supply and agricultural land, it had […]

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  • The Desert Castles of Jordan

    The Desert Castles Of Jordan The Desert Castles, which were built mostly under the Umayyads (661-750 AD), stand as an evidence to the beginnings of Arab architectural civilization. […]

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  • Qasr al-Hallabat Tours

    Qasr al-Hallabat Tours This considerable complex includes the qasr itself, a mosque, a large reservoir, cisterns, an agricultural enclosure and a bath house. New excavations at the qasr […]

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  • Qasr al-Kharanah Tours

    Qasr al-Kharanah Tours This is one of only two of Jordan’s Desert castles that seem to be built for defense. But here this may be more apparent than […]

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  • Qasr al-Mushatta Tours

    Qasr al-Mushatta Tours The most richly decorated of the Umayyad palaces in Jordan was Qasr al-Mushatta, near Queen ‘Alia International Airport just south of ‘Amman. Little remains of […]

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  • Qusayr Amra Tours

    Qusayr Amra Tours Two days after finding Qasr at-Tuba, Alois Musil saw Qusayr (little palace) Amra, a harmonious stone building in Wadi Butm, named after the wild pistachios […]

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  • Pella Tours

    Set in a fold of the hills that overlook the Jordan Valley, Pella was perfectly situated, not least because of its perennial springs. Their lack of abundance today […]

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  • Azraq Tours

    Azraq Tours Azraq, whose name means ‘blue’, lies 80km east of Amman in a vast shallow basin surrounding an oasis. Here three deserts meet – black basalt in […]

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  • Al-Humayma Tours

    According to the Byzantine writer Uranios, the earliest town on this site was built in obedience to an oracle consulted by King Obodas I (c. 96-86 Bc). But […]

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  • Khirbet at-Tannur Tours

    This spectacularly sited Nabataean temple and pilgrimage centre lies some 100km north of Petra, crowning a conical hill that rises in the heart of Wadi al-El-Hasa. No village […]

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  • Lot’s Church, Safi Tours

    Lot’s Cave , Safi Tours In the hills east of Ghor as-Safi (ancient Zoar) a cave was found in 1991 with Early and Middle Bronze Age pottery inside. […]

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  • Mukawir Tours

    Mukawir Tours The local name for this hilltop al-mishnaqa, the gallows carries resonances of its early notoriety, for the fort that crowns it is traditionally associated with the […]

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  • Qasr Tuba Tours

    Qasr Tuba Tours In1896 Alois Musil, a Czech explorer and Arabist, was cold by the bedouin of Madaba of some old palaces in the desert, adorned with columns, […]

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  • Tell Deir ‘Alla Tours

    Deir ‘Alla Tours At the heart of the market town of Deir ‘Alla in the Jordan Valley, c. 230m below sea level, stands an imposing archaeological mound. Tell […]

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  • Umm al-Jimal Tours

    Umm al-Jimal Tours The black basalt city of Umm al-Jimal (Its name means ‘mother of camels’) lies like a dark encrustation on the flat plains of north Jordan. […]

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  • Umm ar-Rasas

    Umm ar-Rasas, Madaba Umm ar-Rasas lies in open rolling countryside just east of Dhiban. First mentioned in the Bible as Mephaath (Josh. 13: I 8),. It was later […]

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  • Iraq al-Amir Tours

    Iraq al-Amir Tours In the 5th century BC Nehemiah, governor of the Persian province of Judaea, referred frequently to ‘Tobiah, the Ammonite’, governor of the province east of […]

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  • Dhiban Tours

    Dhiban Tours All that is now visible of ancient Dibon is a partly excavated tell beside the present-day village of Dhiban, just north of the spectacular Wadi al-Mujib […]

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  • Al-Lahun Tours

    Al Lahun Tours Dramatically located on the very edge of the northern cliff of Wadi al-Mujib, the site of Lahun was recurrently reoccupied from earliest times up to […]

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