Jet off to Amman, the capital of Jordan
Enjoy a history-filled holiday with lots to discover.
As a city of contrasts, Amman is located to the North-West of Jordan, between the Dead Sea and the desert. Founded over 9,000 years ago, it is a true delight to visit for anyone who love archaeological vestiges. From up top its 7 hills - known as the Jabals - the white city of Amman will no doubt fascinate you with its warm and welcoming culture, halfway between tradition and modernity.
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Make the most of an excursion to Petra, Jordan’s local gem
Between vertiginous landscapes and vestiges of the past, the mythical city of Petra will welcome you with open arms! Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it used to be a strategic crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria. This gem, located less than 155 miles away from Amman, will open you with open arms whether you travel there by jet bus (departure 6.30 am - return 4 pm) or by car for a perfectly enchanting excursion.
Appreciating Amman’s beauty from the Jabal al-Qal’a citadel
As a vestige of Amman’s antiquity, Jabal al-Qal’a is one of the city’s 7 hills. Amman’s Citadel is an open-air archaeological museum, helping you understand the capital’s historical heritage. You can visit Hercules’ Temple, built by Marcus Aurelius in the 2nd century after J.C., as well as the ruins of Umayyad Palace, erected in the 8th century.
Fill up on spices in Amman’s old souk
Lying at the foot of the 7 hills, head to the Jara souk right in the centre of Amman. This is a must-do, held every Friday morning! You can find traditionally-crafted objects, jewellery, local produce, soaps and spices - perfect for getting a few souvenirs and packing your suitcase full of new flavours.
Admire the Red Sea’s seabed in Aqaba
Aqaba is a charming little seaside resort, and a true haven for travellers wishing to discover the Italian dolce vita lifestyle. Located right by the Red Sea, you can enjoy the many water sports and deep-sea diving available there! The Yamanieh coral reef in Aqaba’s Gulf is quite simply one of the best deep-sea diving spots in the world. Dive in and open your eyes to a whole new world, gazing out at multi-coloured fish, coral reefs and other spectacular underwater riches.
Taking selfies in the Wadi Rum desert
To the South of the country lies Wadi Rum desert, a must-do when travelling to Jordan on holiday. Far from being monotonous with sand and dunes as far as the eye can see, it offers varied and quite simply breathtaking landscapes. Just for a day or for several days’ camping, Wadi Rum will be a delight for hiking enthusiasts. From Jabal Um Ishrin to the Burdah rock bridge, stopping off in Khazali canyon, prepare for the most amazing selfies you have ever taken!