Jordan, the desert and majestic landscapes

Located between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, three quarters of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is occupied by desert. The Wadi Rum desert, also known as the "Valley of the Moon", is the best known, and is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It offers a breath-taking spectacle with its mountains, its dunes, its wild flowers, its native plants and unique species of birds. Used as the location for the film Lawrence of Arabia, it was the headquarters of Prince Fayçal Bin Hussein and T.E. Lawrence during the First World War
But Jordan has managed to preserve its majestic landscapes as the many natural reserves demonstrate. In the Ajloun mountains, you can appreciate the oak-covered hills, pistachio trees, pines and wild strawberries. Between the Jordanian Rift Valley and the Wadi Araba desert, the Dana nature reserve is home to ancient ruins among the varied scenery. You will also encounter rare species of animals, birds and plants. Undersea divers will be delighted by the coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba.
The best periods to appreciate Jordan's natural riches are spring and autumn. In the desert climate which dominates the country, the temperature is surprisingly low in winter. In summer, on the contrary, the temperature is very high. Air France offers tickets to Jordan on regular flights. Before you leave, check the different formalities required for your journey.

Visit the principal tourist sites in Jordan

The capital of Jordan, Amman, offers an impressive mixture of modernity and historical remains. The city's archaeological museum illustrates perfectly Jordan's cultural past. From the moment you arrive, you will be delighted by the warm welcome of the population who will be delighted to show you the city. The commercial centre is home to both modern boutiques and craft workshops.
Petra, or the Lost City, is one of Jordan's unmissable sites. This vast city was carved out of the red cliffs by the Nabateans more than 2 000 years ago. Plan to spend the night there in order to appreciate its beauty at sunrise or sunset, and the remarkable sight of the city at night by candlelight.
The second main tourist site in Jordan is Jerash. This ancient city is considered one of the best preserved in the world. As you walk round its paved streets, you will discover impressive temples, theatres, public squares and fountains.

Discover Jordan's natural sites for well-being

In addition to its spectacular natural landscape, the Dead Sea also offers the opportunity to benefit from your visit to Jordan to relax. The sea's water and mud rejuvenate the skin but can also help ease rheumatism, circulation problems, psoriasis and allergies. Numerous thermal resorts offer bathing, massage and mud baths.
Another unmissable well-being centre, the Ma'in hot springs called Hammamat Ma'in. These springs are located in the centre of an oasis and offer mineral-rich waterfalls. The water can reach a temperature of 63°C.

Preparing your journey to Jordan