Side Trips from Amman: Places to Explore


  • Dana Nature Reserve

    At just over 300 square kilometers, Jordan's largest nature reserve is comprised of a varied, rocky landscape that covers several bio-geographical zones. Visitors come to hike among the sandstone and red... Read more

  • Jerash

    A 45-minute drive from Amman, through the lovely hills of Gilead, which are dotted with sheep, goats, and large boulders, will get you to site of Jerash, one of the most complete remains of a provincial... Read more

  • Madaba

    "The City of Mosaics" is just 19 miles from Amman on the King's Highway. Madaba dates from the middle Bronze Age, about 2000 BC, though most of its famed art dates from the more recent Byzantine era. There... Read more

  • Ma'In

    A dramatic road winds steeply down through dry, rocky canyons toward the oasis of the Ma'In hot springs and waterfalls, near the Dead Sea. Ma'n is just 30 km southwest of Madaba, but the road is steep... Read more

  • Mount Nebo

    If you're traveling along the Kings Highway from Madaba, a 10-km drive will take you to Mount Nebo, the vantage point from where Moses first saw the Holy Land (Num. 23:14). A pleasantly landscaped, tree-lined... Read more