Highlights of Jordan | The Jerash Ruins Jerash in northern Jordan is noted for its well-preserved Roman ruins, one of the largest in the world. Located 48 kilometres (30 miles) north of the capital, Amman, …

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: 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 …