The Royal Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a charming land that has preserved a remarkable character unlike any other in the Near East. Ruled by King Abdullah, the people have an unparalleled reputation for hospitality, from the office worker in the city to the Bedouin in his desert camp. Parts of the country are so rich in archaeology that it is literally impossible not to step tens of thousands of years back into time. And, the landscape offers some of the most breathtaking vistas to be had anywhere on earth!
“Jordan remains a haven of peace and moderation in the Middle East,” states Queen Rania. “So, please, come and visit us. Meet and talk with our warm and hospitable people. Taste our cuisine. Learn some Arabic. Relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea and the Ma’in Hot Springs. Marvel at the rich colors of Wadi Rum, the spectacular desert backdrop to ‘The Martian.’ Walk in the footsteps of our forebears. As we say to all our visitors: ahlan wa sahlan. Hello and welcome” – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.
You can start by exploring Petra with her majesty Queen Rania HERE.
Better yet, enjoy a 14-day trip designed to give you an understanding and appreciation of the country and its compelling history with Far Horizons:
The unique majesty of Petra, the Roman splendor of Jerash, the elegant Omayyad fortress-palaces scattered in the eastern desert plus a wealth of ancient cities, castles, Christian churches, and mosaic masterpieces await you. The landscape offers some of the most breathtaking vistas to be had anywhere on earth!
Tour leader Gary Rollefson is a Far Horizons favorite!
“Gary’s knowledge about the archeological history of Jordan, based as it was on his own endeavors over 30 years in the field, was refreshingly shared without professorial pretense. Gary encouraged questions and answered all in a manner that furthered discussion. When we told a Jordanian friend who we would be traveling with, she told us that we couldn’t have asked for a better leader or a more amiable traveling companion. Kudos for connecting us with Gary.” – Marolyn Hatch