Jordan, a land of unsurpassed wonders and incredible landscapes, welcomes independent travellers with a warm and friendly smile. Jordan is located in the Middle East and is almost completely land-locked with exception to a small outlet on the Red Sea and frontage to the Dead Sea. It is bordered by Israel and the West Bank Palestinian Territories to the west, Syria to the north, by Iraq to the east and by Saudi Arabia to the south. It's perhaps the combination of Arabic scents, spices, sounds and unique Jordan hotels that make this country and the bustling bazaars such a favourite amongst travellers from around the world.
Jordan is connected with major centres around the world by Royal Jordanian Airlines to name but one, via the Queen Alia International Airport, located in the capital city Amman. It takes 45 minutes from the airport to downtown. There are also two other international airports in Jordan; Marka International Airport in East Amman and King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. A popular option amongst the intrepid traveller, and those travelling on the cheap, are the frequent buses that travel into and around Jordan. Visit the Jordan Transport page for more information.
Nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the impressive ancient city of Petra is one of the major tourist draw cards of Jordan, with some Petra hotels nearby. It was established sometime around the 6th Century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, and now re-discovered it sees countless of travellers throughout the year! It rests proudly carved into the mountains which form the eastern border of Wadi Araba, a valley that extends from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Most Jordan Tours include Petra on their itinerary to ensure everyone has the opportunity to visit this spectacular architectural wonder.
There are plenty of four and five star hotels in Jordan, and many hotels in Amman and there are also some Dead Sea hotels. In addition, there are a number of cheap Jordan Hotels in the downtown area of Amman. It's great to travel to Jordan at any time of the year, though the Jordan weather in the summer months can be very hot and sometimes a little unbearable if you're not checked into a room with air-conditioning! A unique experience can be had staying in a traditional Jordan Bedouin camp in the desert, with some offering more luxurious facilities and services!
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