Jewels of the Middle East
Led by Dr. John Swanson
of the American University in Cairo
October 21-31, 2023
Journey through thousands of years of history in lands settled since Neolithic times.
Experience magnificent landscapes, souks with unmatched treasure troves, and the archaeological remains of some of antiquity’s greatest monuments. Explore the vast splendor of Petra - the rock - cut Nabatean archaeological wonder whose ancient archives revealed the world from which the Bible emerged.
In addition to a wealth of important archaeological sites, mosaic masterpieces, ancient cities and trade routes, castles, churches, Greco-Roman ruins, and Crusader castles, Jordan offers some of the most breathtaking vistas and desert landscapes to be had anywhere on Earth. Join us for a medley of past and present that seeks to experience the beauty, and understand the history of Jordan's “Jewels of the Middle East”.
This is our 22nd year working in Jordan
Explore Petra, with an Archaeologist
Visit Little Petra Beida
Gaze at the desert sky from luxury tents at Wadi Rum; take a desert safari,
Dine in a Bedouin tent, Hunt for cave art with a Bedouin Expert
Mingle with archaeologists, see the Petra Scrolls at ACOR
Take a living history walk of Amman with an expert;
Discover Amman’s’ neighborhoods, street and contemporary art
View a private collection of Palestenian/Jordanian textiles; meet the collector
Dine with Syrians, gain perspectives their journey from Syria to Jordan
Encounter Madaba on a living history walk,
Discover the Byzantine Mosaic collection at the rarely visited archaeological Park
Meet with a farming community and cook a meal with them
Delve into ancient sites at Gawr As Safi – a community engagement project
Dip into the Dead Sea waters; visit the Museum at the lowest point on earth
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