Unlock hidden jewels as you explore two fascinating destinations filled with heritage. Jordan and its ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, desert citadels and powerful biblical sites are more than a draw for most travelers. Turkey is also a rich historical land, with white-sand beaches and some of the best cuisine you will ever taste.
The laidback capital of Jordan offers a truly authentic Arab experience and the vibrant restaurant and cultural scene are an attraction even for the most experienced travelers. The Jabal al-Qal'a (or Amman Citadel) is the site of the ancient city Rabbath Ammon, and you will not want to miss the Umayyad Palace or Amman’s many other impressive historic buildings.
This ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and its remains are considered to be among the most elegant of antiquity. Its rock-cut architecture and ancient water conduit system have led it to become Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction.
Located just south of the capital Amman, this is a small town with a long history. Visit the Byzantine St. George’s Church, with its Madaba Map (a floor mosaic) to understand the rich history of the region. The Madaba Archaeological Park also houses colorful mosaics depicting classical Greek mythical figures such as Phaedra, Afrodite, Adonis and Eros, among others.
Exquisite Ottoman mosques, along with vibrant bars, restaurants and galleries form an interesting mix in the capital city of Turkey. The Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar are just a few world famous sights for you to see.
Located in the southern Mediterranean region of Turkey, Pamphylia’s large sandy beaches and Roman ruins make it a desirable destination for swimmers and history lovers alike.