For those looking for adventure and biblical culture in the Middle East, Jordan is the perfect holiday destination.
Explore the desert, relax whilst floating in the Dead Sea, visit stunning historical ruins and some of the settings of key Biblical scenes – including the sites honoured as the location of Christ’s birth and death.
Visiting Petra with its spectacular treasury and Royal Tombs is a Jordan highlight that must not be missed, as is driving through the Lawrence of Arabia country of Wadi Rum and staying in a private Bedouin tent in the desert.
Other Jordan highlights include the ruins of Jerash, which are considered some of the best-preserved ancient Roman cities in the Middle East.
Jordan Essential Information:
Places of interest: Petra, Karak, The Dead Sea, Jerash, Mt Nebo
Time Zone: GMT +2
Language: Arabic. To learn the basics of Arabic visit www.bbc.co.uk
Currency: Jordan uses the Jordan dinar (JOD). For up-to-date exchange rates see: www.xe.com/ucc
International dialling code: +962
British Embassy: visit the website for information