Famed for the pink stone city of Petra, carved into the cliff-face, Jordan is a mosaic of biblical history, ancient monuments, breathtaking landscapes, nature reserves, and seaside resorts. Visit the Dead Sea, a lake that’s a long way beneath sea level, and so salty that you’ll find you’re much more buoyant than in the ocean. Wadi Rum, known for its combination of jagged peaks, ruined temples, and incredible night skies, is a place you simply must experience. Jordan’s stunning natural scenery and impressive monuments make it the perfect introduction to a longer Middle East itinerary. Or you can equally enjoy it as a standalone destination.