Cheap flights from Jordan
Flights from Jordan
Those familiar with the Holy Bible might recognise present-day Jordan as the land that was once the backdrop of biblical stories; its the country in which Moses struck the rock for water during The Exodus, and where Lot and his daughters used to live. Its also where you can visit the an-cient lands of Moab, Ammon, Edom, and the Dead Sea - a key geographic landmark mentioned several times in the Bible - nearby which the groundbreaking Dead Sea Scrolls containing ancient Hebrew texts were found hidden in caves. A land of great historical and religious significance, Jordan - also known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - is located in the Middle East, borde-ring Syria, Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
No trip to Jordan is complete without a visit to its most iconic tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra. An archaeological discovery of stunning historic value, Petra was once a thriving capital caravan city of the historic Nabataean people, who used it as a stop to trade their wares as they travelled between far-flung regions. A world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Petra is known for its rock architecture - half the city is hewn from rock, and you can find rock tombs, temples, palaces, monasteries, channels, passages and more. It is also known as the ‘Rose City’ due to the delicate pale pink colour the rocks are tinted.
If you feel like leaving Jordan for quick weekend getaway, how about a 1.5 hour flight to Beirut, capital of Lebanon? There, you can visit Beirut’s iconic Pigeons’ Rock, a beautiful set of rock formations consisting of 2 poetic-looking offshore rock arches and chalk cliffs on the nearby shores. Also drop by the city’s famous National Museum of Beirut, which houses an impressive collection of archaeological artefacts from Lebanon’s past. Have a look of gold jewelry from the ancient Byzantines who used to occupy the city, 5th-century marble statues of baby boys, Phoeni-cian bronze figurines and more. Then finish off your short vacation with a selfie at the Place des Martyrs, one of the most historically significant sites in Beirut.
But those wanting a relaxing vacation involving sun, sea and sand instead might want to consider a long-haul flight to the capital of New South Wales, Sydney, also the most populous city in Australia. Take a walk along the Sydney Harbor National Park, visit world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site the Sydney Opera House, go out on a whale-watching boat expedition or just laze on the many white sandy beaches and wile your vacation away.
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