Jordan, one of the Middle East's best kept secrets, looks set to become the region's hot tourist ticket. This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with this unassuming country, for it has an enormous amount to offer the visitor. There are many historic monuments and sites, varied and stunningly beautiful landscapes, and a whole host of different activities, from diving in the Red Sea to rock climbing or gliding. Jordan combines all this with the desert romance of Lawrence of Arabia and a rich religious heritage more commonly associated with its neighbors. Add to this enticing mixture, the most hospitable people on this side of the Old Testament, and the result is a pretty appetizing holiday prospect.
Highlights: Enjoy the attractions of Jordan, go hiking in Wadi Rum, visit some of the best-preserved sites in the world; bathe at the natural spas of Hammamat Ma'in, float on the Dead Sea, marvel at the buildings of Petra and embrace the hospitality of the Jordanians.