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Embark on a true Arabian adventure and travel through time during your holidays in Jordan. Known as one of the world’s oldest civilisations, there’s truly nowhere on earth quite like Jordan. A mystical land of lost cities and incredible heritage, prepare to be spellbound as you explore this fascinating country. You can even experience idyllic beaches for a rejuvenating rest.

Jordan is situated in the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. The country offers some of the best-preserved Roman architecture in the world, which are now stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites you can visit.

At the top of almost every itinerary is the Rose City of Petra. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its pink sandstone cliffs and iconic architecture that have been carved directly into the rock face. Dating back to about 300BC, Petra was originally an important stop for the trading routes across the Middle East. Today it stands as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and inspires a feeling of awe in everyone that visits. For a bucket list experience, ensure you take a trip to Jordan Rift Valley to admire the dramatic, beautiful landscape of this location, While you’re there, take a dip in the Dead Sea. Known as the deepest hypersaline lake in the world with a salt content of over 40%, you can effortlessly float across the mineral-rich water while it softens your skin.

Discover Jordan’s ancient city

Amman is a lively metropolis that exudes oriental charm. Visit the famous King Abdullah Mosque and discover the ancient remnants of the citadel. Close by, you’ll find the Archaeological Museum, home to a fascinating collection of Jordanian artefacts.

Looking to explore these historic lands further? Book an excursion to popular attractions such as Jerash, Wadi Rum, Mount Nebo and Mujib National Reserve. Whatever is on your holiday wishlist, give our Destination Specialists a call today and we’ll help you to plan a perfect tailor made holiday in Jordan.

 

Destination Highlights

  • Experience the stunning ‘rose city’ of Petra, unlike any other, carved in the cliffs of the Jordanian desert
  • Feel completely weightless as you effortlessly float across the calm waters of the Dead Sea, and enjoy the detoxifying benefits of its mud on your skin
  • Explore the desert in a 4x4, visit a wide variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites, or spend a night at a traditional Bedouin Camp
  • Discover the historic buildings of Amman, the ancient capital of Jordan, famously known as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world

Great sample itineraries


Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Jordan holidays. With so many options for your Jordan holiday package, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.

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Jordan Tour From Amman

  • 8 Days
Uncover the delights of Jordan on this seven night tour, which is the perfect getaway if you are a lover...
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Wadi Rum

Luxury Jordan Tour

  • 6 Days
Discover the gems of the Middle East with a visit to Jordan on this five night luxury tour. Known for...
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Private Tour Guide Jordan

  • 7 Days
  • Guide Price £1,399 PP
Take a journey back in time and discover Jordan’s incredible biblical history, breath-taking landscapes and famous wonders. Explore ancient Roman cities,...
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Our favorite hotels


Whether you are planning a family or adventurous Jordan multi centre holidays, let us help you find the perfect accommodation in Jordan. Browse our favourite Jordan hotels, selected by our experts.

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Jordan

Petra Marriott

Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking historic Petra, the magnificent Petra Marriot Hotel is a haven for comfort and luxury. It...
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Guide Price £1,259
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Amman

Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa

With the backdrop of rugged crimson mountains and beautiful views across the Dead Sea, this beachfront property enjoys an idyllic...
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Holiday Inn Dead Sea Hotel

This elegant and contemporary Arabesque-style hotel enjoys an envious position overlooking the Dead Sea. The downtown area and biblical site...
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Guide Price £1,069
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Movenpick Resort Tala Bay Aqaba

Overlooking the Red Sea, this five star hotel enjoys a superb location on a private beach in the seaside community...
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Guide Price £1,169
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Explore Jordan

Time Zone

GMT +3 hours.

Flight Time

Approx. five hours. Direct flights are available from London.

Currency

JOD - Jordanian dinar

Visa Information

British passport holders are required to purchase a visa on arrival in US Dollars or Jordanian Dinar.

Language

Arabic and English are widely spoken.

Health Info

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Jordan.

The landscapes of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to give the Middle Eastern country its full name, are nothing short of cinematic. Navigate the vast, red-sand Wadi Rum desert and you’ll feel like you’re on Mars. Step inside the ancient city of Petra and you’ll be transported back in time. Then, delve beneath the surface of the Red Sea for an underwater scene so surreal it could well be the work of Walt Disney.

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Wildlife

Jordan might be more than 80 percent desert, but wildlife is here in abundance. Dive off the beaches of Aqaba to meet the Red Sea’s finest marine life, or journey into the desert in search of the Sinai rosefinch – Jordan’s national, and well-camouflaged, bird.

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Petra

You might just mistake the entrance to the ancient Nabataean city of Petra for a mirage. Carved into the rose-pink cliff, it emerges from the desert to reveal a rock-chiselled complex of royal tombs and a sacred Siq, or canyon, all of which lay undiscovered until 1812.

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The Dead Sea

The hyper saline lake, aptly named because no animal or plant species can survive the high salt content, the Dead Sea brings together breathtaking beauty, compelling history and luxurious mineral spas; a truly special oasis.

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Average Weather in January

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
8° C
6 mm
Amman
8° C
59 mm
Aqaba
15° C
4 mm

Average Weather in February

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
9° C
5 mm
Amman
9° C
38 mm
Aqaba
17° C
4 mm

Average Weather in March

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
13° C
2 mm
Amman
11° C
49 mm
Aqaba
20° C
3 mm

Average Weather in April

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
18° C
3 mm
Amman
16° C
16 mm
Aqaba
24° C
3 mm

Average Weather in May

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
22° C
1 mm
Amman
20° C
16 mm
Aqaba
28° C
2 mm

Average Weather in June

Average Weather in July

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Aqaba
31° C
3 mm

Average Weather in August

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
27° C
5 mm
Amman
25° C
18 mm
Aqaba
32° C
5 mm

Average Weather in September

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
24° C
8 mm
Amman
24° C
8 mm
Aqaba
30° C
31 mm

Average Weather in October

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
21° C
5 mm
Amman
20° C
20 mm

Average Weather in November

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
15° C
3 mm
Amman
14° C
38 mm

Average Weather in December

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Petra
10° C
2 mm
Amman
9° C
35 mm
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“Why not extend your stay with a visit to the beautiful coastal city of Aqaba? Gateway to the Indian Ocean, these warm waters and golden beaches offer you the perfect spot to relax and unwind after plenty of sightseeing during your Jordan holiday.”

 

Matthew
Destination Specialist
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“Take some time to wander around the Roman ruins of Jerash. The site is so well-preserved that it’s easy to imagine the grandeur of this city that once was. Highlights of Jerash include the hippodrome, which once hosted chariot races watched by up to 15,000 spectators.”

 

Sheryl
Destination Manager

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Jordan holiday. Here are a few of our favourite foodie dishes.

 

Warak enab

Warak enab is a popular dish in Jordan, consisting of grape leaves stuffed with a special dressing of rice and meat. This dish is cooked in a giant pot, sometimes alongside other stuffed vegetables.

 

Mansaf

Mansaf is one of Jordan’s most traditional dishes, and is nationally celebrated with pride. Mansaf consists of rice, meat and yogurt, which has been blended together and cooked until well-done. Bedouin people would use camel or sheep meat, but today, this is often substituted with beef or chicken.

 

Falafel

Falafel is a Jordonian classic. This combination of ground chickpeas is mixed with a variety of spices, then deep fried into balls or patties. You can eat it alone or combined with salads in a wraps. The falafel in Jordan is some of the best you will ever try.

 

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