3 days in Jordan: Start in Amman or Aqaba

Three days in Jordan is a whirlwind of a visit. Plan as much into your days as possible to see what you want to see in the time you have. Typically 3 day trips to Jordan either start in Amman or Aqaba, but then there are also trips that start in Jerusalem or Eliat. An … Read more

Machaerus (Mukawir)

Machaerus (also often seen as Makawer / Mukawir / Mukawir Castle / Qala’at Mukawir) lies in modern day Jordan. Now a hilltop ruin, with impressive views, it was once the fortress of Herod Antipas where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded. It is located 75 km southwest of the capital city of Amman and … Read more

Driving in Jordan: Tips from a Local!

Want to rent a car in Jordan to explore the country on your own? There are some ground rules to observe during your time to assure a safe experience. Having driven in different countries internationally, driving in Jordan is a unique experience in and of itself. Generally speaking, the road conditions are not in the … Read more

Umm Qais (Gadara)

Umm Qais is located in North West Jordan, 110 kilometers from Amman. It lies opposite the Golan Heights and overlooks the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan Valley, 380 meters above sea level. Umm Qais was called Gadara and was part of the Roman Empire. It made up one of the Roman Decapolis, meaning it … Read more

Little Petra

A 10 minute drive from Petra is Little Petra, also known by locals as Siq Al-Barid. It lies roughly 9 kilometres from Wadi Musa town, Little Petra is in Ma’an Governorate in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Little Petra is a Nabatean Archaeological site with carvings on the sandstone walls. It is similar to the … Read more