View On The Go's Jordan trips

Jordan

Sitting at the crossroads of ancient civilizations between Arabia and the Mediterranean Sea is the Kingdom of Jordan. Renowned for its stunning desert landscape at Wadi Rum and overflowing with historic sites on the old trade routes, including Crusader castles, Roman ruins and ancient cities, Jordan’s most famous landmark is the Nabataean Rose City of Petra – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. And let’s not forget a few other gems – both the Dead Sea and the Red Sea!

A Passage to Petra

  Last week we featured a wonderful short film put together by freelance videographer Andrew Kirkby when he travelled to Egypt with us. But he did not stop there! Andrew continued his adventure by heading to The Hashmite Kingdom of … Continue reading

Posted in Video of the Week | Tagged | Leave a comment

Top 10 things to do in Jordan

  With an array of ancient ruins, lost cities, biblical sites and spectacular landscapes to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start in Jordan. In this week’s photo showcase we have highlighted our top ten pick … Continue reading

Posted in Photo Showcase | Tagged | Leave a comment

Culture, cuisine and chilling in Jordan

  After spending a week or so exploring the sights and delights of Jordan you may have a few days on your hands and are wondering how to make the most of your time – whether you are a culture … Continue reading

Posted in Extra Time in... | Tagged | Leave a comment

Road to Jordan

Last week we asked you to help us settle a debate on Facebook. The question was, if you had to pick one – the Pyramids of Giza or Rose City of Petra, which would you choose? Well lucky for you, … Continue reading

Posted in Photo Showcase | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Video of the Week – Sights of Jordan

The magical country of Jordan has been captivating travellers for centuries and today continues to enthrall a whole new generation as a modern and vibrant nation. Perhaps best known for the lost city of Petra, a spectacular vision of man’s … Continue reading

Posted in Video of the Week | Tagged | Leave a comment

Journey through Jordan

From the bustling capital city of Amman and the Roman ruins of Jerash, to the archaeological wonders of Petra, the vast red landscape of the Wadi Rum, and the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, Hollie Youlden takes us on a journey through Jordan.  We … Continue reading

Posted in Hidden Gems, World Wonders | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Off the beaten track in Jordan

It very often happens in this job. Customer jealousy, that is. We’ve set up an amazing adventure in the desert or the jungle – and now you lot are going! Meanwhile, we sit chained to our desks, dreaming of the … Continue reading

Posted in Hidden Gems | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video of the Week – On The Go in Jordan 2013

One of our very own passengers just came back from a tour of Jordan and had this brilliant video to share of her adventures there. Take a look here at the wild beauty of Jordan in our Video of the … Continue reading

Posted in Video of the Week | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to say ‘Thank You’ in five languages

It’s probably the easiest phrase to learn in any language, and one of the most important too. Learning an entire language before you go to a country is not always feasible, but it’s worthwhile trying to learn a few of … Continue reading

Posted in Excess Baggage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

12 Top Travel Destinations to see in 2013 – Part 2

It’s part 2 of our series on the best places to see in 2013. What’s top of your travel list for 2013? Check out Part 1 in the series for more inspiration. 7. Russia With a rich history stretching back … Continue reading

Posted in News Tips and Trivia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment