General information

General Information

Jordan Tourism Board North America (JTBNA) would like to give you a taste of what you may experience in Jordan, and for that reason, we invite you to browse through and learn all about the astounding sites in the country, including the capital Amman, the magnificent Nabataean city of Petra, the spectacular Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, Lawrence of Arabia’s famous Wadi Rum, and many other historical and impressive sites throughout the Kingdom. A well-traveled bridge between sea and desert, east and west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the Jordan Valley, fertile, ever changing, to the remote desert canyons, immense and still. Visitors can explore splendid desert castles or bathe in the restful waters of the Red Sea.

For adventure lovers, there is horse-back riding, 4x4 safaris, rock climbing and hiking. For taking it easy, nothing on earth compares to the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, with their many spa facilities. Experience the biblical Jordan visiting Bethany Beyond the Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus, Mount Nebo where Moses saw the Promised Land, Madaba the City of Mosaics and various other sites of this eastern Holy Land.

Modern Jordan was founded by King Abdullah I after World War I. It was ruled by his grandson, the late King Hussein, for 46 years until his death in 1999, when his son, King Abdullah II, assumed the throne. Jordan has grown into a modern nation that has enjoyed a remarkable measure of peace, stability and economic growth in recent decades.

We highly encourage you to come and see the beauty of the Kingdom's treasures and experience the splendor that has dazzled visitors for centuries.