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PLAN YOUR TRIP TO JORDAN
Jordan is a historic vacation destination unlike any other. Select from tour packages to discover ancient archaeological sights & biblical landmarks such as the rock city of Petra, the Dead Sea, Amman, Aqaba, the Red Sea, Wadi Rum Camp, Jerash, Ajlun Castle, Basilica of Madaba, and Mount Nebo and end the vacation with a lifetime of memories.
Enter through the famous SIQ to explore the ancient pink city of Petra. Enjoy an evening by the shores of the Dead Sea and experience the unique feeling of floating in its salt-rich waters. Take a dive into the Red Sea by Aqaba.
Also available are extensions to Jerusalem to combine with your tour.
Jordan is relatively small and is classified as a country of "high human development" with an "upper middle income" economy.
Jordan has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic period. Three stable kingdoms emerged there at the end of the Bronze Age: Ammon, Moab, and Edom. Later rulers include the Nabataean Kingdom, the Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. After the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in 1916 during World War I, the Ottoman Empire was partitioned by Britain and France. The Emirate of Transjordan was established in 1921 by the Hashemite, then Emir, Abdullah I, and the emirate became a British protectorate. In 1946, Jordan became an independent state officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan, but was renamed in 1949 to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan after the country captured the West Bank during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and annexed it until it was lost to Israel in 1967. Jordan renounced its claim to the territory in 1988 and became one of two Arab states to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1994. Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Co-operation. The sovereign state is a constitutional monarchy, but the king holds wide executive and legislative powers.