Jordan is an Arab kingdom on the east bank of the Jordan River in the heart of the Middle East. The country is bordered by Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the West Bank, territory west of the Jordan River.
Completing Jordan's impeccable tourism credentials, the Gulf of Aqaba protects some of the finest dive sites on the planet, while The Dead Sea might even keep non-swimmers afloat.
Carved deep into a pink sandstone chasm the magnificent settlement at Petra also know as the "Rose City" was lost for a thousand years, and only rediscovered in 1812. Work on the intricate temple facades and cave entrances suspended high up the cliff face were started by Nabatean Arabs in the 6th century BC. The Bedouins, who lived in the caves as recently as the 1980’s, executed some final touches.
Jordan's capital - Amman, is an ideal place to relax. The city sprawls chaotically over seven hills, and while there are a few things that shouldn't be missed - notably an impressive Roman amphitheatre.