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Madaba is known as the “City of Mosaics” because of its spectacular display of Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. It is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it depicts hills, valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile […]

The Jordan Valley and The Dead Sea

Is part of the Great Rift Valley that runs from Turkey to east Africa formed millions of years ago. The Dead Sea originally stretched the entire 360km from Aqaba in the south to Lake Tiverius in the north. The therapeutic water, combined with the valley’s fertile land have attracted people since the Stone Age.
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The city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities, the Decapolis League. The city’s golden age came under Roman rule, and now the city is generally […]


As an ancient town, AS-Salt was one of the most important settlements in the area between the Jordan Valley and the eastern desert. Because of its history as an important trading link between the eastern desert and the west, it was a significant place for the region’s many rulers. The Romans, Byzantines and Mamlukes all […]


Famed for its preserved coral reefs and unique sea life, this Red Sea port was in ancient times, the main port for shipments from the Red Sea to the Far East. From as far back as 5000 years ago, Aqaba has played an important role in the economy of the region. It was a prime […]


Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts - a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops […]


Jordan is a land rich in history. Since the dawn of civilization, it has played an important role in trade between east and west because of its geographic location at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Jordan played a vital role in Roman, Biblical, early Islamic and Crusader periods. All around are the remnants […]

Pandaw River Cruises

With six luxury ships exploring five countries, Pandaw is the largest luxury river cruise company in Asia. After reviving the old Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in 1995, Pandaw was the first since World War II to pioneer the great Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers in Burma. In 2002, they […]

Quito Information

Quito, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Western Hemisphere, has an astonishing location -more than a mile sea level, nestled in the Andes Mountains beneath the sparkling snow-cone of the Pichincha Mountain, and almost directly on the equator! Among the most impressive of the capital’s architectural treasures is La Compañia Church, whose […]

Peru / Bolivia: The Incas

Known later by the name they used to designate their leader, these Incas rose to power in Cusco. Leading them was Pachacuti a military strategist, statesman, and diplomat of enormous skill. Armies under Pachacuti and his son and successor, Topa Inca, conquered the entire mountainous area from Quito south past Lake Titicaca. Topa Inca also […]