Madaba, Jordan

Madaba mosaic map, 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 …

Shobak Castle, Jordan Shobak Castle is the name given to the ruins of a Crusader castle perched on a rocky hill in the modern town of Shobak (or Shoubak) in Jordan. The hill was formerly …

Wadi Rum, Jordan

A natural rock bridge in 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 …

The Dead Sea

Aerial view of the Dead Sea at sunset

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 …

Amman, Jordan

The Citadel in 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 …

Petra, Jordan

Petra Jordan Ad Deir Facade

Highlights of Jordan | Petra Petra (“Rock”), situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was once the capital of an ancient kingdom of the Nabateans that flourished during Greek and Roman times, its …

Highlights of Jordan | Mount Nebo Mount Nebo is the highest point of the Abarim mountain range that cuts across Jordan and which culminates in the Arabian desert in the south. Located in the historic …

Isfahan,Iran

Masjid-I Sheikh Lotfallah in Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Iran

Highlights of Iran | Isfahan Isfahan (also spelled Esfahan) is an essential stop on a trip to Iran. Located about 340 kilometers south of the capital of Iran, Tehran, Isfahan was capital of Persia in …

Shiraz, Iran

The Pink Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Highlights of Iran | Shiraz Shiraz is a city of over a million people located in the southern part of the Zagros mountains, in the province of Fars. Once a much larger region, its language, …

History of Persian Carpets

Persian carpet

History of Persian Carpets: From the Nomadic Tribes of Iran to Europe’s Richest | Small group tours Iran In addition to its gardens and mosaic tiles, Iran (formerly Persia) is famous the world over for …

Legacies of Persia’s Safavid Dynasty | Small group tours Iran Modern-day Iran is full of tiled architectural gems and of immense artistry, textiles and culture. But this is all thanks to its to the legacy …