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Ancient History of Jordan

Understanding Petra

Burckhardt's Journal describes the discovery of Petra. This ancient ruin is a feature for mature and senior travellers on an Odyssey small group package tour of Jordan for couples and singles. The group learn and explore Petra as part of the overall program examining the ancient history of the middle east and trade that linked all the way through to the Silk road.

27 Jun 20 · 13 mins read
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Jordan: A Definitive Guide

A small group tour of Jordan for senior and mature travellers explores this ancient civilisation with visits to Petra, Wadi Rum, Madaba and other places on this tour which is often paired with Odyssey's Egypt tour.

2 Apr 20 · 7 mins read
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Madaba mosaic map, Madaba, Jordan

Madaba, Jordan

Madaba, Jordan Madaba is a town in west central Jordan situated on a highland plain 760 metres above sea level, 32 kilometres south of Amman. It is famous today in historical cartography for the Madaba…

19 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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shobak castle, jordan

Shobak Castle, Jordan

Shobak Castle in Jordan is part of the tour itinerary to visit Jordan for a small group tour for mature and senior travellers with an interest in contemporary and the ancient history of the Middle East. Join as a couple or solo traveller on this package tour offered each year.

18 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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A natural rock bridge in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan Wadi Rum in southern Jordan is the largest wadi (valley) in the country. About 60 kilometres east of Aqaba, this valley in the Jordanian desert, where famously Lawrence of Arabia was filmed…

13 Mar 20 · 2 mins read
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Aerial view of the Dead Sea at sunset

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea The Dead Sea is a landlocked salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel to the west. It is located 430.5 metres (1,412 feet) below sea level in the Jordan…

13 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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The Citadel in Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is the seat of government and the city where the king resides, and among the most modernised Arab cities. Built on the rolling…

12 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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Jerash jordan

The Jerash Ruins, Jordan

Jerash in northern Jordan is noted for its well-preserved Roman ruins, one of the largest in the world.

20 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Petra Jordan Ad Deir Facade

Petra, Jordan

Explore and learn about Petra Jordan on an escorted small group package tour to the Middle East for mature and senior travellers. For couples and single travellers, this tours looks at the Romans, the silk road and the Egyptians in ancient history and the trade that passed through the region.

20 Jan 20 · 4 mins read
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Mount Nebo Jordan

Mount Nebo, Jordan

Mount Nebo is a revered holy site. According to the Hebrew Scriptures, Moses, who led the Israelites in an exodus out of Egypt across the desert for 40 years.

15 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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