Jordan Sightseeing Tours

Jordan is strategically located in one of the most historically important regions on earth. You will find hundreds of historically important places in and around this area. If you are interested in the Bible or if you have an immense interest in history, you will find that the place is deeply connected with the Bible. You can see the place where Jesus was baptized by John as well as the place where John the Baptist was beheaded. Your sightseeing tours will take you to the lost city of Petra which is considered as the eighth wonder of the world. In Petra, have a look at the fortress where “Lawrence of Arabia” lived. Experience the thrill while looking at the stunning natural beauty of the Red Sea. Yes, Jordan is indeed full of interesting places to see and enjoy.

You can start your sightseeing tour with Amman, the capital of Jordan. The city which has a very old history dating back to 5000 years is full of ruins of the Roman period such as the Citadel and the Forum. Nearby by, you can see the restored Roman Theatre and the remnants of the city of Philadelphia. The Citadel Hill was used by the Roman Garrisons for many centuries. You will see an Acropolis and the fortress of the ancient Rabbath-Ammon. If you have the penchant for exploration, explore the Byzantine and the Islamic ruins. Take a look at the Archeological Museum here; you will be surprised to know that the Dead Sea Scrolls are preserved here.

Photo by William BullimoreYour sightseeing tours will take you to the Crusader Castle, built by the Christian Crusaders. The Roman ruins at Jerash are one of Jordan’s important ruins.  Have a look at the impressive Triumphal Arch, the South Theater, the Forum, and the Temple of Zeus. Enter the city of Petra which is one of the highlights of Jordan. This city which was once the capital of the powerful Nabateans, was completely lost to the world until rediscovered in 1812. The lost city of Petra is famous as the eighth wonder of the world. You will have to spend more than a day here to experience the real Petra. While in Petra, visit the Khazneh, the amphitheater, and the Temple of the Winged Lions. The Petra Archaeological Museum will give you an insight into the discoveries in the area, artifacts, jewelry, statues and coins.

One of the most important destinations in your sightseeing tours of Jordan is Aqaba located on the Red Sea. The Red Sea resort of Aqaba is warm, sunny, and very inviting place for you to enjoy the palm fringed clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. The warm and clear waters of the sea will rejuvenate you. Do nothing here but lounge and laze in the sand, but if you are bored of doing nothing, there are hundreds of things for you to do. There are a number of sporting activities, but the sports that most of the people like are water sports. Snorkeling, water skiing, wind surfing, fishing, boating, paddle-boating, and scuba diving are extremely popular water sports. But, the most important water sport is diving. The stunning underworld of coral, fish, and other marine life is very close to the beach. You will find that there are a number of dive sites in and around Aqaba, but sites which need special mention are those near the Saudi Border and Power Station both of which tempt you with a chance of seeing some extraordinary marine species as well as coral.