The desert kingdom of Jordan is full of both historical and natural treasures. The best known is the Nabatean city of Petra; hewn into a sandstone cliff, it became a worthy member of the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Nature has provided more wonders with the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea and the wildlife-rich waters of the Red Sea – a draw for snorkellers from around the world. In addition, the desert area of Wadi Rum – where the 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ was made – is a beautiful and tranquil place to spend time. Staying overnight in a Bedouin camp you can truly appreciate the night sky; without any light pollution, the starts shine in a light-studded canvas.