There is perhaps no country better suited for an adventure than the compact country of Jordan.
The romance is inescapable.
Petra, the two thousand-year-old Nabataean city of Petra, which grew rich at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, must rank as one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Pair this with the awe inspiring the inspiring desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, beloved of Lawrence of Arabia. The wind-sculpted mountains and canyons of Wadi Rum seem to rise straight from the desert floor, and there are bizarre rock formations to explore, as well as Jordan's highest mountain, Um Dami, to summit. Finish off your trip with a visit to the Dead Sea, or Madaba, with its astounding two-million-piece, 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land, and Mount Nebo, from where Moses first viewed the Promised Land.