As Salt “A journey back in time…”

An ancient town, As-Salt was once the most important settlement in the area between the Jordan Valley and the Eastern Desert. Because of its history as an important trading link between the Eastern Desert and the west, it was a significant place for the region’s many rulers. The Romans, Byzantines and Mameluks all contributed to the […]

Iraq Al-Amir

Iraq Al-Amir is within the municipality of Amman in the Jordan Valley. Located about 15 km southwest of the town of Wadi Al-Seer, it has a population of about 6,000 people. Located on the hills, the area has many springs and is famous for its olive trees, in addition to other forest trees. About 0.5 […]

Irbid

Anciently known as Arabella, it is Jordan’s second largest city located about 85 km north of Amman, situated at an equal distance from Pella and Umm Qais. Irbid is quite a lively city with a bustling community and a large university. Though not as significant a city for sightseeing as other areas, Irbid houses two […]

Wadi Mujib “Aquatic adventure”

It is a vast valley stretching across Jordan from the Desert Highway to the Dead Sea. The reserve is located within the deep Wadi Mujib gorge, which enters the Dead Sea at 410 meters below sea level. The Mujib Reserve is the lowest nature reserve in the World, with its spectacular array of scenery near […]

Shawmari Reserve

The Shawmari Reserve is a breeding centre for some of the most endangered and rare wildlife in the Middle East. In this small reserve there is a large herd of magnificent Arabian Oryx, a species that was once on the verge of extinction. There are also ostriches, onagers and graceful desert gazelles. These animals are […]

Azraq Wetland Reserve “An oasis of natural beauty & tranquility”

Azraq is a unique wetland oasis located in the heart of the semi-arid Jordanian eastern desert, one of several beautiful nature reserves managed by the RSCN. Its attractions include several natural and ancient-built pools, a seasonally flooded marshland, and a large mudflat known as Qa’a Al-Azraq. A wide variety of birds stop at the reserve […]

Dana Biosphere Reserve

Dana Biosphere Reserve is an area of staggering beauty, history, and biodiversity. The only reserve in Jordan that encompasses the 4 different bio-geographical zones of the country (Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian and Sudanian), it is a melting pot of species from Europe, Africa and Asia. Such a combination of natural communities in a single area is […]

Pella

Magnificently set in a fold of the hills that rise from the Jordan Valley 78 km north of Amman, Pella; known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl; is one of the most ancient sites in Jordan and a favorite of archaeologists being exceptionally rich in antiquities. It is perfectly situated, for there is a spring here […]

Um Qais “A new Athens”

Um Qais, was built mainly out of black basalt. Here you can enjoy the impressive view over Lake Tiberius and the Golan Heights. 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 […]

Wadi Rum “The crimson sunset on its stupendous cliffs”

“Rum the magnificent… vast, echoing and Godlike… a processional way greater than imagination…” Those were the words used by the English writer and army captain Lawrence of Arabia to describe the desert of Wadi Rum. A place where he returned to time and again ‘to clear my senses… I would say, shall I ride on […]