Jordan might be known for its ancient city of Petra, but it's got many more hidden gems for explorers. We're talking a vast desert, an iconic mountain and World Heritage ruins. History buffs will love it here. The Roman ruins of Jerash are some of the best preserved in the world, and include a hillside amphitheatre and Hadrian's Arch. The best bit? They're only a short 40-minute drive from the capital of Amman. You can't miss the UNESCO-listed ‘Rose City' of Petra. The Treasury and Ad-Deir monastery are its crowning glories, and you can spend hours exploring the tombs, temples and canyons. Mother Nature worked her magic in Jordan, too. Embark on a 4X4 adventurous safari tour in Wadi Rum desert, climb to the top of Mount Nebo, or simply enjoy a relaxing afternoon floating lazily in the Dead Sea.