JORDAN HORIZONS TOURS 

Welcome to Jordan; a country steeped in history and ancient monuments, legendary for its hospitality, and rich with diverse natural beauty. We invite you to come and explore Jordan with us. Be taken back with the wonder of Petra, humbled at the genuine welcome of the People, tick off the bucket list of floating in the Dead Sea, and silenced by the vastness of Wadi Rum and much much more. Wherever you go in Jordan it will be an experience you never forget and leave you longing to return. Such is the ability of Jordan to get under your skin and capture your heart.

Jordan Horizons Tours is a full service travel agency based in Jordan. It was established in 2013 with multi-lingual team, who are all travel professionals who realized the need of a reliable and professional travel company to serve and lead the high demand in the Middle East travel market.

We at Jordan Horizons Travel & Tours always strive to captivate our clients with unforgettable travel moments that will last, and provide them with an exceptional service that exceeds their expectations, while conserving and presenting the heritage of Jordan & the Middle East.

 

 

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Aqaba City :  What to see & do

Aqaba City : What to see & do

Aqaba, situated on the southern tip of Jordan, approximately 4 hours from the capital of Amman. Aqaba is a beach town with Jordanian appeal. Equipped with the local watering holes, to water sports, and a historical flair for those looking to revisit the past Aqaba is a delightful complement to the metropolitan appeal of Amman.

 

 

AQABA BIRD OBSERVATORY

If you’re visiting the Hashemite Kingdom in autumn or spring it would be in your best interest to visit the Aqaba Bird Observatory. With a mission to preserve the natural habitats of Jordan’s migratory birds, you can get an exclusive peek at the aquatic birds on their migratory routes between Africa, Europe, and West Asia. The Aqaba Bird Observatory is a great place for the family.

 

AQABA AQUARIUM

The city of Aqaba is overflowing with aquatic life. Take a journey of discovery through Aqaba’s Aquarium to reveal the hidden treasures of the Red Sea.

As part of the Marine Science Station Complex, the Aquarium offers a chance to dive without getting wet and watch the aquatic life inside the Red Sea!

 

AQABA UNDER WATER MILITARY MUSEUM

The worlds first underwater military museum just off the shores of Aqaba. A total of 19 pieces of hardware all in "battle formation" and includes tanks of different sizes, an ambulance, a military crane, a troop carrier, anti aircraft guns and a combat helicopter.

 

CEDAR PRIDE DIVE SITE

The cedar Pride was scuttled for divers on November 16th 1985. The ship now lies on her port side across two reefs; the soft coral growth on the masts is fantastic. Those with experience can explore its interior!

 

JAPANESE GARDEN DIVE SITE

This dive site has amazing flora and fauna and all at shallow depths! It’s very popular with snorkelers and is known as one of the prettiest areas in Aqaba. It is a good dive for all, as it has Hawksbill Turtles, shoaling Barracuda, shoals of sergeant majors and fusiliers plus wonderful coral formations.

 

C-130 DIVE SITE

The Marine Park's latest attraction was scuttled on 16th of November 2017 and has already become the divers' favorite. After a major ceremony organized by ASEZA and attended from international media and visitors the aircraft's final resting place lies close to several popular dive sites.

  

AYLA GOLF COURSE AND ACADEMY

While in Aqaba, a trip to Jordan’s first 18-hole par-72 golf course is a must. Ranked among world’s top three eco-friendly golf courses, the Ayla Golf Course boasts a spectacular setting of the majestic mountains of Aqaba bay.

The Ayla Golf Course was designed by the legendary Greg Norman with a design philosophy to create a premier signature golf course that blends with their surrounding environment and enhances the properties’ natural features. With floodlit practicing facilities running completely on solar-power, the gold course accommodates golfers to practice long after sunset while enjoying the cool Aqaba evening breeze with friends.

 

AYLA WAKE PARK

Experience a new level of water sports thrills at Ayla B12 beach. Ayla 442m cable wake park skiing facility are for those who are looking for adventure and entertainment. If you are professional or amateur the thrill is granted though well deigned obstacles, ramps and sliders and wide open spaces for acrobatic water tricks.

 

AQABA ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The Aqaba Archaeological Museum is located in the Aqaba house of Sherif Hussein Bin Ali. The museum was opened to the public in 1990. Presently it houses an important collection from the Islamic site of Ayla, dated to the Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimid periods, thus representing the Islamic periods from the mid-7th to the beginning of the 12th century AD.

Among the exhibits is a Kufic inscription of Ayat Al-Kursi; from the Holy Quran, which surmounted the eastern (Egypt) gate of the city, and a hoard of gold Fatimid dinars minted at Sajilmasa in Morocco.

 

ARAB REVOLT PLAZA

Your tour of Aqaba’s historical sites culminates at the Great Arab Revolt Plaza. This huge square is a great space to relax and enjoy the views of the middle beach, and as such is considered an ideal escape for visitors. The importance of the Plaza lies in its historical value.

It embraces the flag of the Great Arab Revolt, and the house of the Leader of the Arab Revolution, Al Hussein Bin Ali. It bears a deep significant national symbolism as the first Jordanian land set foot on by the armies of the revolution led by Al Sharif Hussein bin Ali. It is also the site where the first bullet of the Arab Revolt was shot.

  

SOUQ BY THE SEA

This event is held every Frida evening, during the winter months, in Aqaba and features over 50 local artisans, live music, and authentic food and drinks. Join in on the fun for an unforgettable experience!

  

SHARIF HUSSEIN BIN ALI MOSQUE

The mosque was named after Hussein bin Ali who was the Sharif and Emir of Mecca from 1908 until 1917. Known as the initiator of the Arab Revolt, Al Sharif Hussein Bin Ali stood against the increasingly nationalistic Ottoman Empire during the course of the First World War.

With its pristine white structure, intricate glass windows and soaring minarets, Al Hussein Bin Ali mosque is a beacon of Islamic architecture and a moving sight among the hustle and bustle of city life. It also boasts the largest dome among Jordan’s’ mosques. It is considered a main mosque for Aqaba’s citizens. Visitors can quietly stroll around the elegant interior and watch the city’s daily life at its most tranquil and pious.

 

ISLAMIC AYLA

Excavated in the mid-19th century and dating back to the first Islamic period, Ayla is the surviving remains of an old Islamic society located in the center of Aqaba. Built in 650AD tourist can get a firsthand look at the magnificence of the Islamic empires of centuries past.

  

4TH CENTURY ROMAN CHURCH

During the Byzantine period, a great deal of construction took place throughout Jordan. All of the major cities of the Roman era continued to flourish as the regional population grew. As Christianity expanded across this region in the fourth century, churches began to sprout up across Jordan.

From this growing Christian scene came one of the most exciting discoveries in recent times, where archaeologists in Aqaba have unearthed what they believe to be the world’s oldest church, from the late 3rd Century AD. It is slightly older than the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, both of which date back to the 4th Century. It has since been back-filled with earth for protection.

 

PHARAOH ISLAND TOUR

Located off the coast of Aqaba is Pharaoh Island. It is approximately 1 hour sailing from Aqaba Port. Located on Pharaoh's Island (Coral Island or Geziret Faraun) in the Gulf of Aqaba is an amazing fortress which gracefully stands between Taba's clear waters.

This fortress was built during the time of the Crusaders by Baldwin I, the King of Jerusalem in 1116 A.D. King Baldwin mainly built this fortress because it was in the centre of a huge trade route between the Far East and Europe, easily defendable being on high ground, is the narrowest point on the Gulf of Aqaba.

On a 6 hour cruise you can visit the Island and explore the Fortress, snorkel in the clear blue waters around the Island and enjoy a bbq lunch onboard the cruise. 

 


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WHY CHOOSE JORDAN HORIZONS TOURS?

We are local

As a Jordan based travel company and inbound tour operator, we know our country in a way that only a local can.

Convenient and Easy

Have a look at our itineraries and ask us to customise them, or send us a query form with your requirements and we will come back to you with suggestions.

Excellent Reputation

We started in 2013, so after 7 years of doing business, we’ve learned how to keep our clients happy and satisfied!

Multi-Lingual staff

We are a team of multi-cultural and multi lingual travel professionals.

24 / 7

We are available at any time when you are in Jordan giving you complete peace of mind for the duration of your trip.

Professionalism

We are fully-bonded and insured, working with top tour operators from around the world, a multi-cultural team of experienced guides and program managers.

Value for Money

By booking direct you get more value for your money. As a local wholesale Jordanian tour company, we maintain favorable rates with the hotels and service providers due to the volume of our business.

Personalized Service

We take great pride in our personalized attention to our clients and our ability to provide you with a tour that is the best fit. No effort is spared in ensuring your safety and enjoyment.

Established Network

We have excellent and well established partnerships with hotels, restaurants, transport companies and other service providers who provide professional, reliable, quality and cost effectiveness services which you as our client benefit from.

HOW IT WORKS ?

Tours available & Customized

With many tours already available to choose from or your tour can be customized.

Save Money / Value For Money

By booking direct you get more value for your money. As a local wholesale Jordanian tour company, we maintain favorable rates with the hotels and service providers due to the volume of our business.

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You will receive your confirmation letter of the tour in details and everything will be clear for you.