See one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, a majestic city with a famous façade cut from the desert sandstone. The feeling of adventure starts when you walk through the mysterious entrance, Al Siq. The chasm’s jagged rock weaves around you as you approach the opening that reveals The Treasury, Petra – and arguably, Jordan’s – most famous attraction. Few people know how much more there is to see at Petra’s beyond its star attraction; having a guide on hand to share the history behind these relics and answer any questions you have is definitely the best way to experience this immense UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll cover sights including the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs, The Court, the Temple of Qasr-Bint and the Byzantine Church, before heading back to your hotel in Aqaba.
Travel to northernmost Jordan to Umm Qais, or Umm Qays, formerly Gadara. Gadara was part of the Decapolis, an alliance of ten ancient cities, where Greek remains are still scattered to the backdrop of sweeping views that stretch as far as the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Jerash, another Decapolis city, is one of the best preserved examples of Graeco-Roman architecture outside of Rome, like the imposing Temple of Zeus. In the highlands, Ajloun (Ajlun) is known for its impenetrable castle which held off multiple Crusader attacks.