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Experience Our Jordan

Our customized, private insider tours of Jordan feature our favorite places and experiences in the country.

Memorable moment...

Winding through a narrow red sandstone gorge in the desert and seeing Petra’s magnificent Treasury emerge into view.

Amman then...

Marvel at Roman and Umayyad ruins on Citadel Hill (which also has great views over the capital) and the second-century Roman theater built into a hillside in downtown Amman.

And now...

Amman has a vibrant cultural scene. We can arrange visits to the city’s best contemporary art galleries and cutting-edge design stores.

Favorite restaurant...

We love Fakhr el-Din in Amman. Set in a 1920s stone mansion with a walled garden and an Umm Kulthum soundtrack, it serves some of the best dishes of the Levantine culinary tradition.

Desert romance...

Explore Wadi Rum, a spectacular desert landscape (and Lawrence of Arabia film location) of dramatic rock outcroppings and rolling sand dunes in southern Jordan. Have us arrange camel rides, visits to archaeological sites or a night at a desert camp under the stars in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Did you know...

That Amman was once named “Philadelphia” after the Greek Macedonian leader who conquered it?

For dessert...

Try ‘ishta, clotted cream topped with honey and chopped pistachios, or kanafeh, gooey white cheese topped with warm semolina pastry and drizzled in syrup.

Don’t miss...

Floating in the Dead Sea and enjoying the spa and other luxuries at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar.

Active travelers...

Consider a privately guided hike through the Dana Biosphere Reserve, a beautiful desert landscape with diverse ecosystems rich in native flora and fauna.

Ancient mosaic map...

The town of Madaba is known for Umayyad and Byzantine mosaics, including a stunning sixth-century map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

Bring home...

Jordanian za’atar, a spice mix of wild herbs, sumac, sesame seeds and salt; arak, an aniseed alcohol; and housewares decorated with flowing Arabic calligraphy from Silsal Design House.

Must see...

The well-preserved Roman ruins in Jerash, known as Gerasa in antiquity, are some of the finest in the world.

Ancient views...

Moses is said to have surveyed the Promised Land from the top of Mount Nebo. Take in your own views over the Jordan River and Dead Sea (and possibly as far as Jerusalem) from the mountain, and then admire ancient mosaics and the remains of a Byzantine church nearby.

Petra in a day...

Artisans of Leisure can arrange a visit to the extraordinary desert ruins of Petra as a day trip from Israel.

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Jordan on Our Blog

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  • Floating in the Dead Sea

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