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Jordan, located on the banks of the Jordan River (and the saline Dead Sea) has a history of welcoming visitors, from the camel caravans that meandered along the Kings Way, refugees fleeing the regions warzones to Western Travellers exploring the Middle East. However organized tourism is new to Jordan compared to Egypt and Israel.

Jordan can be defined by its welcoming, relative progressive attitude, as well as its monuments such as the Roman amphitheatres and ruins of Jeresh, the crusader castles (such as in Kerek), the red hues of the weathered sandstone desertscapes, and Bedouin people, of Wadi Rum and then there’s Petra. Known as the ‘Rose City’,

Petra draws intrepid travellers from far and wide to witness the majesty of the 2,300yr old former Nabatean capital with its tombs, temples and ancient aqueducts. Best seen in the early morning when the low light and cool air electrifies the rock walls. One look at the Treasury, undeniably Petra’s signature monument, as you exit the tight bends of the siq and all the efforts to get here are instantly repaid.

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