Fodor's Expert Review Wild Jordan
A visit to this multi-level Rainbow Street complex will give you a taste of Jordan outside the city limits. The Royal Conservatory for the Conservation of Nature is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernment organization set up by King Hussein and dedicated to the conservation of Jordan's natural resources. Wild Jordan is the business part of the operation and operates the country's natural parks. In addition to helping develop local handicraft businesses, they run tours to places like the Dana Nature Preserve. This a good place to start for information on landscape adventures; there is a craft shop as well as a cafe and restaurant, and there are frequent photography exhibits. The on-site restaurant serves dinner but it's better for a light lunch or an afternoon smoothie, out on the wooden terraces, which has impressive views of the city.