Azraq ( الأزرق ) is a historic wetland in the Jordanian Eastern Desert.
Azraq is around 2 hours' drive from Amman and minibuses run via Zarqa.
If coming from Aqaba, Highway 5, which turns off the main highway near Ma'an and goes through the flat inland desert, is an alternative. It is a good road mostly used by trucks with a 100 km/h speed limit, not much traffic, and few if any police check points – it takes 4 hr from Aqaba to Azraq, which should be faster than the main highway. There is one town, Al Jafr, and two roadhouses, but it might be safer to fill up beforehand and take some snacks with you.
Azraq WetlandsRoyal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) facility that shows you how they are working to preserve the wetlands. You can follow the short, but expensive, Marsh Trail through the main wetlands section to get a glimpse of what they would have been like, complete with ruins of ancient dams.
Qasr Al-AzraqA ruined castle used by Lawrence of Arabia. A large courtyard, lots of black rock from the desert, and a few places to explore.
Azraq LodgeRun by the RSCN, this is a converted concrete hospital. Functional rooms looking over Azraq, but expensive. Staff can arrange tours, guides and education sessions. Lavish meals can be ordered (in advance) along with lunch packs.