Journey through this ancient land where prophets once roamed. Explore Bethany on the east bank of the Jordan River, the biblical site of Jesus’ baptism. Spend time at serene Mt Nebo, where, it is said, Moses stood and gazed upon the Promised Land. Wander through the church and monastery at its summit admiring the exemplary mosaic floors throughout the complex. Discover Jerash, one of Jordan’s best kept secrets. Just an hour from Amman, it is one of the largest and best preserved Roman sites. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples and impressive theatres remain in exceptional condition. Delve into the Rose Red City of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the ingenious irrigation system that once provided water to this desert city. A&K’s team is on the ground in Amman, Petra and Aqaba, ensuring your every need is taken care of. A&K guides will explain how the Seven Pillars of Wisdom in Wadi Rum were so named by T.E. Lawrence. A&K can organise a private dinner at Little Petra or coffee with a Bedouin family at Wadi Rum. Learn about Madrasati, an innovative grassroots project to rehabilitate schools supported by A&K Philanthropy.
Admire the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Madaba, the city of mosaics. Dive and snorkel in the Red Sea. Float in the Dead Sea, benefiting from its minerals and natural spa treatments. Visit the ancient Nabatean city of Petra by night to experience this magical site illuminated by thousands of candles. Hike in Dana Nature Reserve. View the vast desert landscape of Wadi Rum on a four wheel drive excursion through the canyons. Walk through the lanes of tiny shops at Kan Zaman, a 19th century walled village.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Mid-July to Mid-August: The 17-day Jerash Festival celebrates with poetry, plays, music and concerts. Weatherwise: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to be in the country, but Jordan’s Mediterranean climate is pleasant all year round.
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