The SHE EcoPark’s location makes it a perfect starting point for trips in the north of Jordan.
Only 45 minutes to the north is the large city of Irbid, home to many universities and a booming population. To get a feel for an authentic Jordanian city, Irbid makes a good afternoon trip.
An hour and 15 minutes south takes you to the ancient city of Jerash, the Greco-Roman ruins of the city of Gerasa. Jerash is a must-see on any trip to the north.
Just south of the EcoPark by about 40 minutes is the Ajloun Castle, an ancient Roman fortress situated high up on a hill overlooking the valley and town below.
Only 30 minutes from the park is are the ruins of Umm Qays, another important Greco-Roman site in the culturally rich northern Jordan Valley. The impressive ruins boast views of the Golan heights, Lake Tiberias, Syria, and Israel.
A few minutes away are the ruins of Pella, which is a site that is still being slowly uncovered by archaeologists. It’s best to arrange a tour of the site, which includes the oldest mill in Jordan and nearby prehistoric caves, through a tour company. Pella is currently managed by EcoPeace Middle East, please see our special Section for more information. * In addition to proximity to ancient sites, the park is also only 5 minutes from the Sheikh Hussein border crossing