The marvels of nature and the genius of medieval Arab military architecture have given northern Jordan two of the most important ecological and historical attractions in the Middle East: the sprawling pine forests of the Ajloun-Dibbine area, and the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajloun, which helped to defeat the Crusaders eight centuries ago.
Amman, the capital of Jordan, and the Kingdom's economic, political and cultural center, is a city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, situated between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley.
Anjara has been declared as one of Jordan's five Christians pilgrimage sites. Jesus, his mother and disciples once rested here in a cave, where now stands the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain.
With Jordan's wealth of attractions, its splendid Red Sea resort is often overlooked by modern-day visitors. However, it is recognized as a great base from which to explore various places of interest in southern Jordan.
An old town, As-Salt was once the most important settlement between the Jordan Valley and Eastern Desert. A key trading link between the east and the west, it was a significant place for the region’s many rulers.
Azraq is a unique wetland oasis located in the heart of the semi-arid desert east of Jordan and is one of several beautiful nature reserves managed by the RSCN. Great spot for bird-watching and discovering historical sites.
The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, is long known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from Byzantine and medieval texts.
An area of stunning beauty, history and biodiversity, encompassing the country's four biogeographical zones (Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian, Sudanian), and rare species from three continents.
At the lowest point on earth, the Jordan Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, just over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The Dead Sea receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan.
Feynan Ecolodge was constructed in 2005 in Wadi Feynan at the western edge of Dana Biosphere Reserve. First of its kind in Jordan it is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).