For a small country, Jordan packs an impressive punch in terms of history, culture and scenery, and the proximity of its key sights makes a holiday to Jordan ideal for the time-pressed traveller. Foremost among these sights are Petra, the fabled ‘rose-red city', half as old as time and the inspiring desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.


  • Marvel at the two thousand-year-old Nabataean city of Petra
  • Spend the night in the atmospheric surroundings of a private Bedouin camp
  • Relax and float upon the Dead Sea
  • Visit Madaba, home to the remarkable two-million-piece, 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land
  • View the inspiring desert landscapes of Wadi Rum


Winter: December to March are humid and can be cold with the chance of snow depending on where you are. Temperatures average 13°C.  The country is predominantly desert, with the west of the country receiving more rainfall.
Spring: March to June sees more pleasant temperatures, averaging 22°C with some chance of rain, but plentiful sunshine.
Summer: July and August are the hottest and driest months, seeing average temperatures of 36°C. 
Autumn: September to December has high, but bearable temperatures, averaging 25°C with some humidity.

Best time to go

Spring and autumn are the most pleasant times to visit with clear, sunny days and moderate temperatures.

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  • Capital – Amman
  • Currency – Jordanian dinar
  • Point of Entry – Amman
  • Airlines – British Airways, Royal Jordanian, Air France, Emirates, Etihad
  • Flying Time – 5 hrs
  • Time Zone – GMT +2 hrs
  • Visa – Required, can be obtained on arrival

Insider Tips

  • View Petra after dark by candle light for a truly atmospheric experience.



Dead Sea


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