Jordan is a remarkably easy and sophisticated country to visit. From the moment you arrive into 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.
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 in at least one direction so that you can really take the time to explore.
The highlight of any holiday to Jordan tends to be the rose pink Nabataean city of Petra but be warned, it is no longer the lost city that was rediscovered by Johann Burckhardt but is now a bustling tourist centre that admits half a million tourists a year. Our advice is to go early in the morning.
Expect traditional middle eastern food using lots of meat and
poultry. Mansaf is the national dish of Jordan which is a lamb dish with a
sauce of fermented dried yogurt (sounds unappetising but is delicious!)
Ordering a mezze (a selection of small dishes) is a good way to try out a
variety of things and these include common appetisers such as hummous and
tabbouleh. Desserts tend to be a choice of fresh fruit or the wonderfully rich
and sweet pastries such as baklava, made from layers of filo pastry, chopped
nuts and honey.
Definitely. There are some
wonderful treks available in and around Petra and within the Dana & Feynan Valleys. There
are walks for all abilities ranging from a few hours to a full day and it is a
really wonderful way to explore less visited parts of the country.
There are not many true
boutique hotels in Jordan and the choice of accommodation is generally between
a 5* international standard hotel or a 3-4* more local option. There are also
one or two lovely eco lodges and desert camps, both of which can really enhance
any holiday to Jordan.
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WHEN TO GO
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Saudi Arabia and Jordan - Ancient Empires of the Nabatean
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Family Holiday to Jordan
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