Tourist Sites in Jordan

Jordan is truly a land of spectacular culture, scenery and people. This small Arab Kingdom holds within its borders sites of antiquity that rank among the most exceptional in the world. The unique rose red city of Petra; the outstanding remains of Jerash, one of the most magnificent of roman provincial cities, the remarkable vestiges of Umayyad palaces built deep in the desert; the incredibly scenic Wadi rum, which is permanently associated with Lawrence of Arabia.
Please feel free to read through our Jordan Travel Guide to find out more about Jordan tourism.

For those seeking adventure, mystique, ancient roots, relaxation, tourism Jordan and an opportunity to witness the monuments of a civilization over 2000 years old- Jordan is the place!


Situated in the Balqa highland, about 790–1100 metres above sea level, the town is built in the crook of three hills, close to the Jordan River valley.

Wadi Rum

Perhaps the most magnificent landscapes in the Kingdom abound in Wadi Rum, one of the truly most breathtaking experiences of Jordan.

Um Rassas

Excavations here have uncovered some of the finest Byzantine church mosaics in the Middle East, including a large carpet depicting old

Umm Qais

Gadara One of the first places in Jordan that were visited by Jesus Christ after he crossed the River Jordan.

Situated near Petra, it is perched on top of a hill with commanding views on every side. It is well worth a detour on your way to Petra.


Amman the capital is a modern, safe, and friendly city. No more than a five hour drive from anywhere in the country, it is a convenient place

Shaumari Wildlife Reserve

Covering 22 square kilometres, the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve’s great success story is the renowned Operation Oryx.


With its balmy winter climate and idyllic setting, Aqaba is Jordan’s year-round aquatic playground. The thriving underwater


Petra is the astonishing, mesmerising rose-red city. Once the stronghold of the Nabataeans, industrious Arab people


A short journey west from Jerash, through pine forest and olive groves, brings you to the castle of Ajloun, which was built in 1184

Dead Sea

At the northern end of the Great Rift Valley lies the Jordan Valley, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth.

Baptism Site

“Bethany beyond the Jordan” is situated a few hundred meters from the Jordan River. Excavations have uncovered 1st century AD

Azraq Wetland Reserve

Azraq is a unique wetland oasis located in the heart of the semi-arid Jordanian eastern desert, one of several beautiful


Pella is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some of which are exceedingly old. Besides the excavated ruins from

Mount Nebo

This Monastery is located on a hill overlooking the Holy Land and is believed to be the burial place of Moses. The custodians


The ancient city of Jerash boasts as unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6.500 years. The city’s golden age

Mukawer (Machaerus)

The mountaintop fortress, now called Mukawir, commands panoramic views over much of the Dead Sea and the hills

Al Mujib Nature Reserve

The Mujib Reserve is the lowest nature reserve in the world, with its spectacular array of scenery near the east cost of the Dead Sea.


The lovely Hammamat Ma’in is another favoured spot with a hot waterfall, thermal mineral springs and a full compliment of resort facilities.


Madaba is situated on the king’s highway, at a distance of 40 Km south of Amman. It is famed for its mosaics dating from the Byzantine era


Also known as Little Petra; is one of the oldest sights in the Middle East that shows evidence of habitation by Pre-Pottery Neolithic humans.


The town of Kerak lies east of the Dead Sea, marking roughly the halfway point through the king’s highway. Its crusader castle,

Desert Castles

Jordan’s desert castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating

Umm El Jimal

The eastern most of the major northern cities, Umm al Jimal, is located at the edge of the eastern basalt plain, along a secondary road

Dana Biosphere Reserve 

Recently featured in Time Magazine’s top 100 places, Dana Biosphere Reserve is one of Jordan’s largest nature reserves. Located almost exactly in the centre of Jordan between Amman and Aqaba, visitors can choose to take both guided and self-guided hikes and cycling trips.

Feynan Ecolodge

An ideal base from which to explore the adjacent Dana Reserve, Feynan Ecolodge is Jordan’s first hotel designed with the environment at its heart. Nestled at the bottom of a stunning valley, it was recently hailed by National Geographic as one of the top 25 ecolodges worldwide.

Iraq al-Amir

Located 17km West of Amman, the village of Iraq al-Amir is dominated by Qasr al-Abd, one of the most significant Hellenistic ruins in Jordan. Iraq al-Amir also hosts a women’s cooperative that produces traditional crafts. It is worth a short trip for those based in Amman.

Related tours

$905.00 Petra treasury

5 Days / 4 Nights – Jordan Explorer

Discover the highlights of Jordan’s capital
On this private 5 days tour, you will explore the antiquities at Amman Citadel and Archaeological Museum & visit the 2nd-century Roman Theater. Also

$600.00 Petra from above

3 Days/ 2 Nights- Arrival Allenby, Petra, Dead Sea

Pick up from Allenby Bridge and head south to the ancient ruins of the Rose City in Petra with an overnight and float in the healing waters of the lowest

$1,185.00 Camel at Wadi Rum

7 Days/ 6 Nights- Jordan in a week

See some of the world’s most impressive sights on this private 7 days tour of Jordan. Ride a 4×4 through the Wadi Rum desert valley, swim in the Dead Sea

$1,235.00 Treasury

7 Days/ 6 Nights- Jordan Cultural Tour

See some of the world’s most impressive sights on this private, 7 days tour of Jordan, Ride a 4×4 through the Wadi Rum desert valley with overnight at bedouin camp,