The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value—as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
For many travelers, Jordan brings to mind a single iconic image: the soft pink ruins of the ancient city of Petra, which have been named a Wonder of the World alongside the Great Wall of China and Peru’s Machu Picchu.
Yet that’s just one of many remarkably varied landscapes you can experience in Jordan, from colorful reefs to ethereal sand dunes.
Where will your adventures take you in 2017?
For curious explorers eager to see the world, it can be hard to narrow down travel options.
So, the team at Journeys International has done the work for you. We've analyzed data on travel trends, politics, economic value, safety, and more to develop a list of the best travel picks for where to go in 2017.