Jordan is a safe haven in a region of conflict, Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries with its World Heritage Sites, friendly towns and inspiring desert landscapes.
Jordan (al-“Urdunn), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in southwest Asia spanning the southern part of the Syrian Desert down to the Gulf of Aqaba. It shares borders with Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Palestine to the west, and Saudi Arabia to the east and south in addition to short sea lane direct between Aqaba and Egypt Seaports of few dozens miles. It shares the Dead Sea with Palestine, and the coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba with Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Egypt. Much of Jordan is covered by desert, particularly the Arabian Desert; however the north-western area, with the Jordan River, is regarded as part of the Fertile Crescent. The capital city of Amman is situated in the north-west.
During its history Jordan has seen numerous civilizations, including such ancient eastern civilizations as the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, and Persian empires. Jordan was for a time part of Pharaonic Egypt, and spawned the native Nabatean civilization that left rich archaeological remains at Petra. Cultures from the west also left their mark, such as the Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Turkish empires. Since the seventh century the area has been under Muslim and Arab cultures, with the exception of a brief period under British rule.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with representative government. The reigning monarch is the head of state, the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The King exercises his executive authority through the Prime Ministers and the Council of Minister or cabinet. The cabinet meanwhile is responsible before the elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government.
Jordan is a country of culture, beauty and surprising contrasts. It is an ancient land, yet a modern Kingdom, offering the discerning traveler fascinating diversity, safety and traditional hospitality. Few nations do boast such close affinity to the great historical epochs of the world or do many match its beautiful climate. Here the very destiny of mankind has been reshaped, time and centuries, resulting in layer after layer of unparalleled spectacles of nature and human achievements.
Tours and Visits
One day trip to Petra:
- 110 USD per person. (including entrance fees and transportation to and from Amman)
- 40 USD Per perosn if you have Jordan pass. (including entrance fees and transportation to and from Amman)
Tour in Amman
Private cars with drivers are availble upon request for 15 USD an hour (per car not per person), alternatively, you can take a taxi or UBER from one site to the other. Admissions to musuems and archeological sites in Amman are mostly covered with Jordan pass. Admissions range from 3-7 USD.
Petra with overnight in Wadi Rum (At least 6 participants)
- 180 USD per person (including entrance fees to Petra and wadi rum, transportation to and from Amman, overnight in basic camp in wadi rum in doubel rooms (see two options below), dinner , Breakfast and Tour in Wadi Rum in 4*4 cars).
- 110 USD Per perosn if you have Jordan pass.
Jamal Wadi Rum Camp: (Quiet and small)
Al-Hillawi Camp: (Busy and has night parties)
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp:
If you would like to stay in luxury camps in Wadi Rum in the panoramic 5 star tents, cost per person is 280 USD and 210 USD if you have Jordan pass.