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.
- 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
- View Petra after dark by candle light for a truly atmospheric experience.
12 Day Highlights of Jordan
From £2,499 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 12 days
On this 12 day itinerary you will journey throughout Jordan’s past and present, taking in all the different sights and places of historical, religious, and cultural significance. You will get to enjoy a city tour of Amman, a safari jeep ride through the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum...
9 Day Snapshot Tour of Jordan
From £1,889 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 9 days
On this 9 day itinerary you will have the chance to explore Jordan and the many wonderful cultural, historical, and religious sites that it is home to. Tour the capital, admire the spectacular sandstone city of Petra, journey through Wadi Rum, and float in the Dead Sea. Jordan is a country that...
Four Seasons Hotel Amman
The Four Seasons is located at the top of the highest of Amman's seven hills. The hotel has large, airy rooms that provide beautiful panoramic views of the city. The resort is centrally located making it an ideal place to stay for those keen to explore Amman. The facilities are excellent and ens...
Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea
Situated more than four hundred metres below sea level, the Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea acts as a window onto one of the world’s most remarkable geological phenomena. As well as constituting the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea’s super-saline waters are famed for their healing...
Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
The striking contemporary vibe of the Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba provides a fascinating contrast to the classic beauty of the hotel’s desert location. Situated on the sapphire shores of the Red Sea and set against the dramatic backdrop of Jordan’s arid mountains, this fami...
The 5 star Kempinski Hotel Aqaba is located on the white sandy beach of the Red Sea. The hotel offers a variety of dining options, leisure activities, pampering, and beautiful surroundings that ensure your stay is a luxurious one. The suites are bright and airy and offer fantastic views of the surro...
Kempinski Ishtar is a 5 star luxury hotel located on the edge of the famous salt lake which is the lowest point on earth. This resort is an ideal centre for exploration of the rich culture and history of the area including religious sites and a magnificent countryside.
The Movenpick Resort Petra is the closest resort to the entrance of Petra. The resort has an Oriental flair and features a combination of Middle Eastern fabrics, handcrafted wood, and natural stone. The resort offers views over the Great Rift Valley and has 7 dining options as well as a fitness and ...