Uncover a modern kingdom with an ancient culture, on one of our Jordan tours. With unrivalled landscapes, magnificent ruins and a traditional sense of hospitality, a Jordan holiday will guarantee lasting memories.
This is a land that has been inhabited throughout the centuries by nomads, biblical prophets, merchants of the exotic and conquering armies of Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. All have left their mark on the country, from the Nabatean city of Petra, carved from the very rock that surrounds it, to the beautifully preserved Roman city of Jerash, one of the ancient cities of the Decapolis.
Set against the majestic backdrop of Wadi Rum, the haunting deserts so beloved of T. E. Lawrence, Jordan is home to some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the region. It can also boast the saline waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, the spectacular Crusader fortress of Kerak and the site of Mount Nebo, the final resting place of Moses himself.
Following trails that lead back through the centuries, camp beneath the stars amongst the dunes of Wadi Rum, wander the cobbled streets of Jerash or discover for yourself the once lost city of Petra – and these are just a handful of highlights from our Jordan tours. Without a doubt, Jordan is one of the archaeological wonders of the Middle East.
A tailor-made Jordan holiday is perfect if our group tour dates don’t suit, you’d like to adjust the itinerary, or you’d simply prefer a private Jordan holiday with a group of friends or family. We can tailor almost any holiday to suit you, with handpicked hotels, guides and excursions to meet all your travel needs.
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Jordan has long dry, hot summers with chilly nights, and during the winter, you can still expect plenty of warm weather and sunshine. The best time to travel is during the autumn and winter, September to March. The most fertile part of Jordan is the hilly region in the northwest, which experiences high rainfall between November and March when weather fronts blow in from the Mediterranean.
Also known as the Rose City, Petra is beloved for its incredible architecture, fascinating history and incredible architectural value. Potentially established as early as the 4th century BC, this unique location has seen many forms and adaptations over the years. In the present day, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the most-visited tourist attraction in Jordan to date.
A beautiful and impossibly silent area of natural beauty, the Dead Sea is an astonishing phenomenon that everyone should witness at least once. At around 1,400 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world, the results of which leave you floating on top rather than sinking into the water. A once-in-a-lifetime must-see.
Known locally as the Valley of the Moon, this incredible sandstone and granite rock formation has been inhabited since prehistoric times. With incredible vibrant sand, incredible paintings and carvings, and fantastic panoramic views, it’s easy to see why this highly photographed place is a top destination. You have to see it to believe it.
Jordan is bursting with incredible architectural history, and the Roman ruins are no exception. For lovers of ancient history and the fascinating rise of the Romans, Jordan isn’t a destination to miss thanks to its wonderfully preserved sites of interest. Remarkably well-preserved, Jordan is host to countless archaeological wonders, and the Roman ruins should be at the top of your list.
Experience life as it was lived thousands of years ago, under incredibly bright stars in the Valley of the Moon. This experience is one unlike anything else in the world, from the cold of the desert at night to the dramatic red-tinged landscapes of the day. No distractions, no lights – just you and the stars, exactly how it was centuries ago.
What could be more romantic than visiting this ancient pink-tinged city by candlelight? Nothing quite compares to the intimacy or breathtaking experience of viewing this ancient city in the way
If you have a European passport, you will require a visa for Jordan. A visa can be obtained upon arrival and will cost 40 Jordanian Dinar, less expensive than purchasing it beforehand.
For American Citizens, a passport valid beyond 6 months from the date of travel is required. Visas are issued at Queen Alia International Airport and most international land border crossings upon arrival.
The exception is that visa’s are not issued at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge border crossing with Israel. You must be in possession of a valid Jordanian visa in advance, or a special entry permit to enter Jordan at this crossing. Cost for a single entry visa is 40 Jordanian Dinars (JD), a multiple entry is 60 JD
The tap water in Jordan is not safe to drink. You can buy bottled water in most places but if you’d like to avoid adding to the single-use plastic problem, we’d advise investing in a Water-to-Go filtered bottle
Jordan is considered a far safer location than other countries in the vicinity, but as with any form of travel, it still pays to be prepared – and cautious. In general, in comparison to the countries surrounding it, Jordan is often described as friendly and welcoming to all visitors.
As Jordan is a Muslim country, it will be expected that you dress modestly on your visit, for women, this means covering the shoulders, knees, midriff and cleavage. For men, this means a shirt must always be worn when out in public. Different rules may apply to attractions such as the Dead Sea or the Red Sea, where swimming is encouraged.
Yes – alcohol is widely accepted in Jordan, but it’s essential to be respectful of the country’s Muslim faith. So drink respectfully and moderately, and there will be no trouble.
As a desert country, summer can be too hot for many visitors. As such, visiting between October-November is recommended, but the colder winter months are less suitable, and not ideal for winter sun.
Jordan is known for having a massive amount of variety in the cuisine they offer, meaning there’s something to suit everyone’s palette. While meat is a staple in the Jordan diet, plenty of vegetarian options are also available.
Depending on where you travel, ATMs may be scarce – ATMs are common in Jordan’s main cities, but you’re best to stock up at the airport or main cities, especially if you plan to go to tourist-friendly locations such as Wadi Rum and Petra.
What is internet access like in Jordan?
Wi-Fi is offered as standard in many hotels, cafes and restaurants in major cities. However, beyond this service is not available in more remote locations and tourist attractions – and the same can be said when it comes to 4G mobile reception, too.