Lively, historic cities, desert nature and fascinating ancient sites in Jordan
The Jordanian landscape is diverse and rich in nature and ideal for trekking: the landscape consists mostly of deserts in the east, highland area in the west, and the Great Rift Valley which separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River. The beautiful nature of Jordan is at its best in places like the scenic Wadi Rum, Dana Nature Reserve and Shawmari Wildlife Reserve. The ultra-saline lake of Dead Sea between Jordan and Israel is also a sight to remember, and offers some beach life as well. Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan located in a hilly area in the northwest of the country. The Jordanian capital is a major commercial centre with good shopping opportunities, new highways and avenues, modern hotels and resorts. The city is also rich in history and visitors in Amman should explore the beautiful Old Town built of white stone with its wonderful museums, monuments and cultural sites. In addition, Amman is an ideal starting point for trips to other destinations in Jordan.