Get Inspired / Jordan Jordan Highlights, Middle East Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Jordan Jordan Highlights, Middle East story by: Inspire Middle East & North Africa Highlights AMMAN – Often referred to as the ‘White City’, due to the uniformly white houses, modern buildings, trendy restaurants, inviting hotels and boutique art galleries can be found in this growing city. For a magnificent 360 degree view of the city, head for Citadel Hill, the oldest inhabited area of the city. You’ll also get a birds eye view of the Roman theatre below. PETRA – Nothing can really prepare you for the spectacular city of Petra. Created by the Nabataeans in the 6th century BC, it was hidden away from the western world for centuries. The amazing “treasury” stands 43m high and 30m wide carved into the rock gorge. Entrance is only gained through a ravine that is almost tunnel-like, so be sure to have lots of memory on your camera here as your first sight will be breathtaking. JERASH – Fine examples of Roman urbanism with hilltop temples, paved streets, public squares, fountains, theatres and city walls complete with towers and gates can be found in Jerash. Impressive well-preserved ruins hidden in sand for centuries before being excavated and restored has made this site one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. WADI RUM – Traditionally explored by camel, the desert area of Wadi Rum offers gorgeous shades of pink and majestic rocky canyons. The castle used in the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ still sits the same as it was 50 years ago here. THE DEAD SEA – Offering warm, soothing and super salty waters, the Dead Sea is a must. The incredibly buoyant and mineral rich waters allows you to float effortlessly and is quite an experience. The Dead Sea mud is world-renowned for its therapeutic properties. First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Experience Jordan, Middle East Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.