Jordan—a country forged by the sands of time—ancient, mysterious, mesmerizing. Home to some of the oldest artifacts, culture and architecture on Earth, Jordan’s connection to early human civilization is evident in the time-tested monuments and traditions that fill its exotic landscape, ones that stand as witness to the human need to create, express and persevere: have you seen Petra and Wadi Rum?!
Jordan is exquisite—this fall Team Outpost is embarking on an exciting expedition to see and experience it all: its history, its beauty, its sense of adventure.
Located in the heart of the Middle East, this peaceable Kingdom is largely desert and spans a multitude of scenes—from the dramatic red sands and towering cliffs of the far south, to the vast stony plains of volcanic basalt in the east. The northern hills, rich with olive trees, teeter over the rift of the Jordan Valley, which in turn runs down to the Dead Sea. The centre of the country is carpeted with tranquil fields of wheat, cut by expansive canyons and bordered by arid, craggy mountains. Beaches fringe the warm waters of the Red Sea, which has some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world. A rare and captivating combination.
The discovery of ancient flint and basalt hand-axes, knives and scraping implements is evidence that humans have been in Jordan as far back as the Paleolithic period (500,000-17,000 BC). Over the centuries, Jordan’s centralized location made it a key player in many ancient empires, including the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman and Persian ones. Remnants of this rich and diverse history remain scattered across the country’s landscape, making it a focal point for archaeologists looking to uncover the story of civilization.
Follow Team Outpost in Jordan this November—let us be your eyes and ears to all the cultural icons and iconic adventures the country has on offer: from mighty Petra to mountain biking, trekking to camel-riding, diving to desert camping, join Team Outpost as we uncover Jordan’s hidden adventures.
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Stay tuned, and get ready to be mesmerized. Jordan, here we come!