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Petra at night, Jordan

Jordan Holidays

Take the slow road – known as the King’s Highway – and you’ll have plenty of time to explore Petra, prehistoric villages and Christian Byzantine mosaics.

Jordan is a remarkably easy and sophisticated country to visit. From the moment you arrive at Amman airport, the system works smoothly and effortlessly. Excellent hotels, good roads and charming guides all go to make any holiday in Jordan a memorable experience.

Jordanian food is delicious and there are enough attractions and sites to visit to make each day a new adventure for adults and children alike. What’s more, it is easily accessible from London.

Treasury Temple (Al Khazneh), Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan
The Seven Pillars, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum Landscape, Jordan
Jordan

What to expect on your Jordan holiday

Jordan’s small size sometimes takes people by surprise. From north to south it is just 150 miles long and so with the good motorway, it is easy to cover the distance quickly. However, like all motorways, its very existence can spoil the opportunity to truly experience all that Jordan has to offer. It is a good idea to take the slow road, known as the Kings Highway, in at least one direction so that you can really take the time to explore some of the crusader castles and biblical sites along the way.

A highlight of any holiday to Jordan is the rose pink Nabataean city of Petra. Although no longer the lost city that was rediscovered by Johann Burckhardt but an incredibly busy site, it is still magnificent and there are ways to avoid the crowds.

Further south lies the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum, home to Bedouin families and ancient rock art before reaching the southernmost city of Aqaba, the gateway to the Red Sea and some wonderful diving opportunities.

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Hot air balloon, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Tetrapylon, Jerash, Jordan
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Some ideas for a Jordan holiday

  • Spend a couple of days being pampered in a spa beside the Dead Sea, benefitting from the mineral-rich mud.
  • Jerash is a much underestimated impressive Roman site.
  • Rise early and visit Petra just as the sun comes up. Beautiful, and you will miss the crowds.
  • Camp out in Wadi Rum beside T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars.
  • Drive along the King’s Highway dropping down into Wadi Mujib — Jordan’s Grand Canyon.
  • Do some trekking in the Dana Valley ending up at the charming Feynan Eco Lodge.
  • Dive, snorkel or windsurf in the waters around Aqaba.

Explore Jordan

  • Amman
  • Jerash
  • Petra
  • Dead Sea
  • Wadi Rum
  • Aqaba and The Red Sea

Experiences

Jordan offers incredible experiences that will help us to create a bespoke and memorable journey for you.

Amman Citadel

Walk to the ancient citadel of Amman, situated high on a hill, boasting 360-degree views of the city and the surrounding area.

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Jerash

Wander the colonnaded streets of Jerash and explore the citadel and amphitheatre.

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Islamic Desert Ruins

Head east to explore the early Islamic desert complexes of Qasr Azraq and Qasr Amra.

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Amman Amphitheatre

Visit the magnificently restored Roman amphitheatre containing 6000 seats and dating back to the second century.

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Diving the Red Sea

Dive and snorkel the waters of the Red Sea.

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Wadi Rum

Head to this desert wilderness to experience Bedouin hospitality.

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Hot Air Balloon Experience

Take to the skies by hot air balloon for a bird’s eye view of the desert.

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Dana Valley

Do some trekking in the Dana Valley ending up at the charming Feynan Eco Lodge.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Wadi Rum Camping

Camp out in Wadi Rum beside T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Kempinski Ishtar Spa

Book yourself in a for a spa treatment at the Kempinski Ishtar – the largest spa in the Middle East.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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Katie Benden was extremely professional and helpful with all aspects of the trip which was a surprise for my husband. Katie replied to emails and phone calls in a very prompt manner and provided excellent advice and guidance on travelling to Jordan.

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