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Jordan

Jordan Holidays


Sitting at the crossroads of the ancient world, the desert kingdom of Jordan is blessed with remarkable natural and man-made wonders. A country of great contrasts Jordan offers fascinating ancient ruins, majestic old forts, beautiful desert landscapes and spectacular coral reefs.

Close to the bustling capital of Amman lies Jerash, undoubtedly the best preserved Roman site in Jordan, boasting impressive ceremonial gates, amphitheatres and colonnaded avenues.

The origins of Petra go even further back into antiquity but the Rose Red City has aged gracefully and has to be seen to be believed. Your first glimpse of the Treasury as you emerge from the Siq is a memory that will stay with you forever.

Wadi Rum may well be Jordan's best kept secret; huge mountains rise out of the desert sand like surreal cathedrals with wind as their architects.

Aqaba is an historic port city that is now home to the country's luxurious Red Sea resorts and boasts a mild climate and access to excellent dive sites in the Red Sea, perfect for some relaxation in the middle or at the end of your holiday in Jordan. Equally the Dead Sea has the power to rejuvenate with its mineral rich waters and the resorts offer the chance to unwind and experience a dip in the buoyant salt waters.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO JORDAN

Classic Jordan
Private Tour
10 days / 9 nights

Discover Jordan’s fascinating Roman ruins, awe-inspiring Petra and the captivating landscapes of Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
Jordan's Ancient Treasures & Natural Wonders
Private Tour
11 days / 10 nights

This tour takes in Jordan’s fascinating historic sites along with some of the country’s most spectacular natural scenery.
Highlights of Jordan
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
8 days / 7 nights

Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra's fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty, and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.
Petra & Wadi Rum Trek
Guided Small Group Walking Tour
8 days / 7 nights

Some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world is found in the south of Jordan at Wadi Rum, a place of dramatic beauty which provides an ideal environment for trekking. Millennia of erosion have formed wonderful mountains that rise out of the desert sands, creating exciting terrain for you to explore. Throughout the trip you will be accompanied by local Bedouin and we shall be camping as they do, under the stars. The trip will finish with a day visit to the ancient rock city of Petra, a must for any visitor to Jordan.
Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike
Guided Small Group Cycling Tour
9 days / 8 nights

Ride through the changing lanscape of Jordan from the olive groves and hilltop villages of the North to the desert roads of the South. Along the way, spend time visiting fascinating Petra and camp under the stars in Wadi Rum.

WHERE TO GO IN JORDAN

Amman
The city's bustling downtown area is home to spectacular Roman ruins, ancient palaces and colourful souks. In contrast, upmarket West Amman showcases a more contemporary side with its leafy residential districts, vibrant cafés and trendy bars.
Petra
Carved into the rose-coloured sandstone cliff face over 2,000 years ago, the prehistoric city of Petra is, without a doubt, Jordan's most valuable treasure. A visit to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage 'Rose Red City' is a truly unforgettable experience.
The Dead Sea
Located at 400m below sea level, the Dead Sea marks the lowest point on earth. The majestic turquoise lake, lined with sea crystals, has drawn visitors for centuries for the therapeutic qualities of its mineral-rich waters.
Dana Nature Reserve
Boasting the greatest concentration of wildlife in all of Jordan, including the elusive ibex, the reserve is best discovered on foot taking in breathtaking scenery, small agricultural villages and ancient copper mines.
Aqaba
Jordan's primary beach resort sits at the country's southernmost tip and offers an idyllic setting on the shores of the Red Sea. Spectacular coral reefs hug the coastline and provide some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the world.
Wadi Rum
Also known as the 'valley of the moon' this vast desert scape has some of the most stunning scenery in Jordan. Consisting of a series of arid canyons, ravines, towering sandstone outcrops and naturally formed rock bridges, it is a fascinating place to explore.

HOW TO GET AROUND JORDAN

It’s entirely possible to discover the highlights of of Jordan in just over a week taking in Amman’s Roman and Crusader ruins, the spectacular archaeological sights of Petra, Wadi Rum’s haunting desert scenery and the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. With a little more time to spare you could include the scenic and natural wonders of Dana or relax on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea.

OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN JORDAN

We feature a wonderful range of accommodation to enhance your Jordan holiday, with something to suit all budgets.

Maybe you're looking for a central city hotel in Amman or a Bedouin style camp in Wadi Rum. Or perhaps it's a great value place close to the entrance to Petra, an eco-lodge in the heart the Dana Nature Reserve or a beachfront resort in the heart of Aqaba. We can help you with hotels, resorts and lodges all over Jordan.
Mövenpick Resort Petra
4 plus star

Petra

This comfortable hotel is ideally situated opposite the entrance to the Lost City of Petra. Having explored the wonders of this unique site, guests can relax by the outdoor pool or enjoy a rejuvenating visit to the steam room. Soak in the atmosphere of an Arabian yesteryear with a coffee in the Al Multaqa lounge within the central atrium or take in wonderful views of the Petra mountains over drinks on the rooftop terrace. The hotel also offers an international buffet in the Al Saraya Restaurant and fine Mediterranean cuisine at Al Iwan. Spacious guest rooms are comfortable and modern, while Junior Suites are larger and have a sitting area. This is a delightful place to stay when visiting Petra.
Hilton Dead Sea Resort
4 star

Dead Sea

Located on the shores of the Dead Sea, this modern resort offers a wealth of fantastic facilities and personalised service. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, lounging beside the wonderful infinity pool. Other facilities include a fitness centre and a kids’ club to keep younger guests entertained. There are seven restaurants and bars to choose from specialising in local and international cuisines, be sure to head to Sky Bar & Lounge to enjoy sunset cocktails. Guest Rooms are bright and spacious featuring a balcony and sea views while Suites offer more space.
Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel
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Wadi Rum

Deep in Wadi Rum, this tented camp offers beautiful views of the surrounding valley and mountains. All areas are accessed by wooden boardwalks. In the evening, dine in the cosy restaurant which is draped with fabric from the raised ceilings and serves traditional style dishes. Discover the magical night sky with a stargazing activity; using portable telescopes an astronomer is on hand to talk you through the experience (booked locally). Each tent has extensive living space with a separate living area and a veranda where you can take in your unique surroundings while relaxing in the Jacuzzi. The décor is modern with each internal space featuring a domed panoramic window allowing you to view the stars from your bed or the comfort of your chair.
AlQasr Metropole Hotel
3 plus star

Amman

This good value hotel is located in the busy commercial district of Shmeisani, within easy access of the city’s main attractions. The hotel has a selection of 3 restaurants to choose from serving Asian and international dishes, with one located on the 7th floor offering amazing views across Amman. For the more active, the hotel offers a free pass to a nearby gym. Superior Rooms are simple yet spacious and have contemporary furnishings.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay
4 plus star

Aqaba & Tala Bay

This beautiful resort enjoys a fantastic beachfront setting in the well heeled development of Tala Bay, only 15 minutes from the centre of the lively port of Aqaba. The broad range of facilities includes 3 large pools, a lazy river and a sizeable gym and spa complex. All rooms have a bright, contemporary feel and a private balcony or terrace.
Feynan Ecolodge, Dana Nature Reserve
3 star

Dana Nature Reserve

Located on the edge of the Dana Nature Reserve, this unique lodge has a remote setting amid mountainous desert terrain. The lodge is accessed via a 5 mile drive along a bumpy unpaved road in a local vehicle without air-conditioning. On arrival the Bedouin staff will ensure a warm welcome and introduce you to their fascinating culture. A variety of activities can be arranged from the lodge including hiking and mountain biking, or you can simply relax and enjoy the surroundings. The restaurant serves up tasty vegetarian cuisine which makes use of the local produce and ingredients. Standard Rooms are simply furnished with view across the reserve whilst Deluxe Rooms have the added benefit of a private balcony. Please note: The lodge has only limited electricity and is lit by candles at night. Rooms do not have air-conditioning or heaters but hot water bottles are provided. There are no TVs in the room and showers are solar heated. No alcohol is served at the property.

THINGS TO DO IN JORDAN

As well as some wonderful sights, Jordan is also home to some unforgettable experiences.

One day you might be soaring over Wadi Rum on a hot air balloon, the next soaking in a traditional hamman in Petra. Whether you are enjoying a cookery class in Petra, trekking in the Ajloun Nature Reserve, joining a local family for dinner or even learning how to belly dance our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday in Jordan alive.

Petra by Night
Approx 2½ - 3 hours
  • Stunning walk through the Siq
  • Captivating Petra at night

  • Petra Cookery Class
    Approx 3½ hours
    Fabulous cooking experience
    Ballooning at Wadi Rum
    Approx 2 hours
    Amazing hot air balloon experience
    Belly Dancing Class
    Approx 2 - 3 hours
    Exciting belly dancing class
    Trekking at Ajloun Nature Reserve
    Approx 3 hours
  • Trekking Ajloun Nature Reserve
  • Beautiful woodland scenery

  • Aqaba Snorkelling Tour
    Approx 3 - 4 hours
  • Delightful marine park snorkelling
  • Lively cruise atmosphere

  • When is the best time to visit Jordan?

    Jordan Climate Guide
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