For many people when they think of Jordan they imagine the magical ancient Nabataean city of Petra and that this is all that Jordan has to offer. It's true, Petra is without doubt one of the Middle East's most spectacular and must see sights, however Jordan has so much more to show you.
Explore ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, desert citadels and some of the most powerful biblical sites the world has to offer, including the brook where Jesus was baptised, the fortress where Herod beheaded John the Baptist, and the mountain top where Moses cast eyes on the Promised Land.
Landscapes are incredibly varied and range from the red desert sands of Wadi Rum to the brilliant blues of the coral-filled Gulf of Aqaba; from rich palm-filled wadis to the lifeless Dead Sea and let's not forget the modern and culturally diverse Arab city of Amman. But best of all is the Jordanians, who are a passionate and proud people that will truly welcome you with open arms.
At the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa, both geographically and culturally, Israel has been a meeting place of cultures, empires and religions since history began and her appeal has not wained in slightest as travellers still come in droves each year to visit. Israel willl delight all who visit her with magnificent Jerusalem, where you can visit the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount, one of the most beautiful structures ever created and the crown upon a 4,000-year tradition of Western monotheistic belief.
Take a journey into the past at Mea Shearim (the Jewish quarter) of Jerusalem and little more than a century old. The dress and customs of its inhabitants, as well as the tangle of courtyards and alleyways will give you wonderful insight into the powerful traditions that continue to make Israel unique.
Explore Israel's greatest natural treasure, the Sea of Galilee, where her shores became the birthplace of Christianity. This turquoise freshwater lake is surrounded by the mountains of the Galilee and the Golan. The eastern shore is less developed and you can find eucalyptus-shaded beaches where you can have a late afternoon swim and a picnic.