Adventure awaits in Jordan, a luxury holiday destination where captivating history and natural wonders will take you on an exhilarating journey that will be remembered forever.
Ancient ruins and magical landscapes will enthral adventure-lovers, while sun-seekers will find tranquillity on Aqaba’s golden shores.
Jordan’s rich history is carved into its landscape. Marvel at the awe-inspiring lost city of Petra and the ancient ruins of the Amman Citadel, or visit fascinating museums to gain a deeper insight into the country’s dramatic past.
Unique natural beauty is also in abundance. Indulge with a dip in the serene waters of the Dead Sea, or discover breathtaking coral reefs while scuba diving off the Red Sea shores of Aqaba.
The Wadi Rum desert also offers a wealth of untouched beauty to explore, while the Jordan Trail is acclaimed by hikers for its unforgettable scenery.
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Flights: You can fly direct to Jordan from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton. If you wish to travel from other UK airports, you may be required to stop along the way.
Passport/visa requirements: Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date you enter the country. You will also need a visa to enter Jordan.
Packing essentials: Jordan enjoys hot weather in summer and warm winters, so be sure to pack light clothing, sunglasses, a sun hat and sun cream. Both men and women are recommended to dress conservatively, covering shoulders and knees as much as possible.
Holidays in Jordan promise endless opportunities for those seeking culture, adventure and beauty.
Whether you want to explore the country’s rich history or discover its breathtaking natural wonders, this sublime destination offers an experience you’ll never forget.
The ancient city of Petra, in the southwest of Jordan, is a must-see attraction. Fondly nicknamed the Rose City, this jaw-dropping UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, was once the capital of the Nabataean empire and features stunning temples, tombs and caves carved into the pink sandstone cliffs. These include the Al Khazneh or ‘The Treasury’, an elaborate temple that towers over the dramatic desert scenery and featured as a backdrop in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Jordan’s capital, Amman, also offers much in the way of culture and heritage. A visit to Amman Citadel atop Jabal al-Qala’a hill will transport you to the city’s past with its ancient Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules and the 8th-century Umayyad Palace. History enthusiasts will also enjoy the impressive Roman amphitheatre and the fascinating Jordan Museum.
In the heart of Amman, visitors can take in the sights and smells at Souq Jara summer market or marvel at the eye-catching architecture of King Abdullah I Mosque. Rainbow Street also offers a plethora of coffee shops and restaurants where you can sample the delights of traditional Jordanian cuisine.
For those who like to spend their time close to the water, Aqaba is sure to impress. Located beside the Red Sea, it’s an ideal destination for a laid-back beach holiday, offering sweeping stretches of sand and delightful ocean-view restaurants.
Aqaba is also world-renowned for its exceptional diving spots, with spectacular coral reefs and incredible wrecks to explore.
For those craving adventure on land, a visit to Wadi Rum, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must. This captivating desert valley is famed for its link to British army officer and writer T.E. Lawrence, more famously known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Used as a backdrop in films such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rogue One and Dune, it offers spectacular natural scenery, as well as opportunities to enjoy traditional camel rides, authentic Bedouin experiences, 4x4 tours and much more.
Hiking enthusiasts can also tackle the infamous Jordan Trail, which takes you from Wadi Rum to Aqaba, trekking through vast canyons and lush valleys, and exploring quaint villages and ancient ruins along the way. While the entire trail takes around 40 days to complete, travellers can walk short stretches of the journey to sample some of the spectacular panoramic scenery on offer.
For a truly once in a lifetime experience, no visit to Jordan is complete without a trip to the Dead Sea. This incredible natural wonder has attracted visitors since ancient times, and it’s easy to see why. A haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, you can bathe blissfully in the warm, mineral-rich waters, or indulge in smearing the soothing black mud on your skin while you float effortlessly on your back.
Jordan enjoys warm weather all year round, so it's the ideal luxury holiday destination whatever the season.
During the summer months of June to August, temperatures can reach 40°C, perfect for those planning to spend time lounging on the beach and cooling off in the sea.
Spring and autumn temperatures range from 25-30°C in the daytime, which is preferable if you're planning sightseeing and excursions on your trip.
Visitors will continue to see balmy days during the winter, but expect a higher chance of rain and cooler nights.
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