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Hand of Hercules, Amman, Jordan

Family Holiday to Jordan

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

9 Days

Prices Start from

£1,900 ex. flights

This holiday to Jordan is designed to appeal to both teenagers and younger children, balancing culture with activities and leisure to ensure that all family members are kept engaged throughout.

 

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Tetrapylon, Jerash, Jordan 1

Jerash

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators at Roman Jerash.

Petra, Jordan 2

Petra

Step into the world of Indiana Jones and explore the once lost city of Petra.

Camels, Wadi Rum, Jordan 3

Wadi Rum

Explore the deserts of Wadi Rum, and meet a local shepherd and his flock.

Dead Sea, Israel 4

Dead Sea

Bob like a cork in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth.

Why we like it

Jordan is a wonderful family destination. Easy to get around and only five hours flight from the UK, it offers the perfect introduction to the culture, people and history of the Middle East. A holiday can be tailored to suit both teenagers and younger children, balancing culture with activities to ensure that all family members are kept engaged throughout.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Amman
  • Day 2
    Amman - Petra
  • Day 3
    Petra
  • Day 4
    Petra - Aqaba
  • Day 5 - 6
    Aqaba
  • Day 7
    Aqaba - Dead Sea
  • Day 8
    Dead Sea
  • Day 9
    Amman
Ancient City of Gera, Jerash, Jordan
Jerash, Jordan
Tetrapylon, Jerash, Jordan
Amman, Jordan

The Roman Gladiators Of Jerash

Travel north and transport yourselves back to Roman times at the beautifully preserved site of Jerash, where gladiators once did battle. Today, Jerash is the only place in the world where you can experience the reenactment of the Roman army, gladiators and chariot racing in the Hippodrome – a genuine Roman setting. Here the children can clamber over the ruins and climb the staircases.

Ad Deir Monastery, Petra, Jordan
Jordan
Local Bedouin Women and children, Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan
The Garden Hall, Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan

Indiana Jones Explores Petra

Travelling to Jordan and not seeing Petra in unthinkable. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, in 2007, was designated one of the Seven Wonders of the World alongside icons like Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China. Getting to Petra is an adventure in itself, following the narrow route through the cliffs. Explore the caves, tombs and sandstone cliffs of Petra as you venture towards the Treasury and climb up towards the Monastery. The children may recognise this from Indiana Jones. Little legs may need to make use of a horse-drawn cart.

Hot air balloon, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum Rock Carvings, Jordan
Rock Carvings, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Local Bedouin Elder, Feynan Eco Lodge, Jordan
Jordan
Camel in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Jordan

Wadi Rum For Families

Adrenalin and desert adventure are served up next amidst the magical lunar-like scenery of Wadi Rum. Children will enjoy the opportunity to clamber here, to the top of the sand dunes only to roll back down, and repeat! Explore by 4WD jeep safari, camel or on foot. Whilst here find time to meet with a Bedouin family for a traditional lunch and spend time with a young shepherd as he tends to his flock, for a wonderful insight into their daily life.

Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba, Jordan
Scuba diving, Jordan
Jordan

The Underwater World of the Red Sea

The southern tip of Jordan is home to the cosmopolitan city of Aqaba, located on the Red Sea. A perfect spot for a few days relaxing and enjoying some diving or water sports. With only 26 kilometres of coastline, there isn’t an abundance of seaside resorts, but the hotels that are here are geared up for families with private beaches, water sports and kids clubs.

The Red Sea has temperatures that sit around 30 degrees, making it ideal for snorkelling. The area is a dedicated marine reserve and the best protected in the Middle East. Younger children may prefer a glass-bottomed boat trip out into the bay with a barbeque lunch on board.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Intercontinental Amman £££££

  • Jordan
  • City

Situated at the top of one of Amman’s seven hills, the Intercontinental is in the heart of the business district, within walking distance of the city centre and a short taxi ride from popular sites such as the Citadel. The guestrooms are contemporary and comfortable, and many have views of the city. Facilities include a choice of restaurants plus a spa as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, both heated.

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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea £££££

  • Jordan
  • Wellness and Spa

The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is made up of three properties set amidst gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools. Designed in tribute to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon it is built using local stone and the 345 rooms and suites all have sea views with either a balcony or terrace. In total, the hotel has nine freshwater swimming pools including Infinity Edge Pools, a children’s pool, a gymnasium and the longest private beach in Jordan. The keystone of the hotel is the Anantara Spa which is considered one of the largest spas in the Middle East.

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Movenpick Resort Petra £££££

  • Jordan

Located at the entrance to the site of Petra, the Movenpick Resort combines Arabic and oriental styles with beautiful mosaic features and original antiques and artwork throughout. Some of the 183 rooms have balconies and some have views of the mountains or pool. For the ultimate view over the site of Petra, request the Royal Suite. The hotel includes a wellness centre with indoor pool, steam bath and gym plus several restaurants and bars.

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Kempinski Hotel Aqaba £££££

  • Jordan

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea occupies a wonderful location on the shores of the Red Sea and ensures it makes the most of the sea views. The 200 guestrooms are elegant and minimalistic making full use of the natural light with floor to ceiling windows and private balconies with views out to sea. The hotel also has a choice of restaurants, a large multi-layered swimming pool, spa and plenty of activities on offer.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From £1,900 Per person

When to travel

Jordan in January

December to February is winter across the country. Snow is common around Petra and Amman and the mountainous central spine. This period has 70% of the average annual precipitation, although it is a very dry country. It is a good time to visit the coast around Aqaba and the Dead Sea, as it remains pleasantly warm and dry in the day.

Jordan in February

December to February is winter across the country. Snow is common around Petra and Amman and the mountainous central spine. This period has 70% of the average annual precipitation, although it is a very dry country. It is a good time to visit the coast around Aqaba and the Dead Sea, as it remains pleasantly warm and dry in the day.

Jordan in March

March is a good time to visit Jordan, with the main sites remaining fairly quiet and spring on it’s way. Nights in the desert remain cold, but it is very pleasant in the day.

Jordan in April

April and May are the most popular times to visit Jordan, as the wildflowers carpet the country’s otherwise desolate slopes. It is a good time for hiking as it is not too hot generally. Temperatures are warm across the country, with it starting to get hot around the Dead Sea and Aqaba. We recommend getting up very early to see Petra at sunrise, before most tourists arrive.

Jordan in May

April and May are the most popular times to visit Jordan, as the wildflowers carpet the country’s otherwise desolate slopes. It is a good time for hiking as it is not too hot generally. Temperatures are warm across the country, with it starting to get hot around the Dead Sea and Aqaba. We recommend getting up very early to see Petra at sunrise, before most tourists arrive.

Jordan in June

June to August is the height of summer, with stifling temperatures across much of the country. However, it is a dry heat, with pleasantly warm evenings and mornings. By avoiding the middle of the day and taking lots of water, Jordan can still be enjoyed at this time of year. It is a quieter time of year so it is easier to reserve a spot in your favourite accommodation.

Jordan in July

June to August is the height of summer, with stifling temperatures across much of the country. However, it is a dry heat, with pleasantly warm evenings and mornings. By avoiding the middle of the day and taking lots of water, Jordan can still be enjoyed at this time of year. It is a quieter time of year so it is easier to reserve a spot in your favourite accommodation.

Jordan in August

June to August is the height of summer, with stifling temperatures across much of the country. However, it is a dry heat, with pleasantly warm evenings and mornings. By avoiding the middle of the day and taking lots of water, Jordan can still be enjoyed at this time of year. It is a quieter time of year so it is easier to reserve a spot in your favourite accommodation.

Jordan in September

September to November is generally a very good time to visit Jordan, although autumn is often indistinct. Temperatures start to cool off at the end of September, and the first signs of rain appear towards the end of October. It is a perfect time to visit Aqaba, with warm waters accommodating turtles and eagle rays.

Jordan in October

September to November is generally a very good time to visit Jordan, although autumn is often indistinct. Temperatures start to cool off at the end of September, and the first signs of rain appear towards the end of October. It is a perfect time to visit Aqaba, with warm waters accommodating turtles and eagle rays.

Jordan in November

September to November is generally a very good time to visit Jordan, although autumn is often indistinct. Temperatures start to cool off at the end of September, and the first signs of rain appear towards the end of October. It is a perfect time to visit Aqaba, with warm waters accommodating turtles and eagle rays.

Jordan in December

December to February is winter across the country. Snow is common around Petra and Amman and the mountainous central spine. This period has 70% of the average annual precipitation, although it is a very dry country. It is a good time to visit the coast around Aqaba and the Dead Sea, as it remains pleasantly warm and dry in the day.

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