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.