• Amman Citadel

Jordan Holidays

Embark on a true Arabian adventure and travel through time during your holidays in Jordan. Known as one of the world’s oldest civilisations, there’s truly nowhere on earth quite like Jordan. A mystical land of lost cities and incredible heritage, prepare to be spellbound as you explore this fascinating country. You can even experience idyllic beaches for a rejuvenating rest.

Jordan is situated in the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. The country offers some of the best-preserved Roman architecture in the world, which are now stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites you can visit.

At the top of almost every itinerary is the ‘rose city’ of Petra. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its pink sandstone cliffs and iconic architecture that have been carved directly into the rock face. Dating back to about 300BC, Petra was originally an important stop for the trading routes across the Middle East. Today it stands as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and inspires a feeling of awe in everyone that visits. For a bucket list experience, ensure you take a trip to Jordan Rift Valley to admire the dramatic, beautiful landscape of this location, While you’re there, take a dip in the Dead Sea. Known as the deepest hypersaline lake in the world with a salt content of over 40%, you can effortlessly float across the mineral-rich water while it softens your skin.

Discover Jordan’s ancient city

Amman is a lively metropolis that exudes oriental charm. Visit the famous King Abdullah Mosque and discover the ancient remnants of the citadel. Close by, you’ll find the Archaeological Museum, home to a fascinating collection of Jordanian artefacts.

Looking to explore these historic lands further? Book an excursion to popular attractions such as Jerash, Wadi Rum, Mount Nebo and Mujib National Reserve. Whatever is on your holiday wishlist, give our Destination Specialists a call today and we’ll help you to plan a perfect tailor made holiday in Jordan.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience the stunning ‘rose city’ of Petra, unlike any other, carved in the cliffs of the Jordanian desert
  • Feel completely weightless as you effortlessly float across the calm waters of the Dead Sea, and enjoy the detoxifying benefits of its mud on your skin
  • Explore the desert in a 4x4, visit a wide variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites, or spend a night at a traditional Bedouin Camp
  • Discover the historic buildings of Amman, the ancient capital of Jordan, famously known as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world

Our favourite hotels

Whether you are planning a family or adventurous Jordan multi centre holidays, let us help you find the perfect accommodation in Jordan. Browse our favourite Jordan hotels, selected by our experts.

Swimming pool

Petra Marriott

Petra

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Petra Marriott
Swimming pool

Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa

Amman

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Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa
Swimming pool

Holiday Inn Dead Sea Hotel

Dead Sea

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Holiday Inn Dead Sea Hotel
Pool at Night

Movenpick Resort Tala Bay Aqaba

Aqaba

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Movenpick Resort Tala Bay Aqaba

Time Zone

GMT +3 hours.

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland.

Currency

JOD - Jordanian dinar

Visa Information

Irish passport holders are required to purchase a visa on arrival in US Dollars or Jordanian Dinar.

Language

Arabic and English are widely spoken.

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Jordan.

The landscapes of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to give the Middle Eastern country its full name, are nothing short of cinematic. Navigate the vast, red-sand Wadi Rum desert and you’ll feel like you’re on Mars. Step inside the ancient city of Petra and you’ll be transported back in time. Then, delve beneath the surface of the Red Sea for an underwater scene so surreal it could well be the work of Walt Disney.

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    Wildlife

    Jordan might be more than 80 percent desert, but wildlife is here in abundance. Dive off the beaches of Aqaba to meet the Red Sea’s finest marine life, or journey into the desert in search of the Sinai rosefinch – Jordan’s national, and well-camouflaged, bird.

  • Monastery at Petra

    Petra

    You might just mistake the entrance to the ancient Nabataean city of Petra for a mirage. Carved into the rose-pink cliff, it emerges from the desert to reveal a rock-chiselled complex of royal tombs and a sacred Siq, or canyon, all of which lay undiscovered until 1812.

  • Dead Sea, Middle East

    The Dead Sea

    The hyper saline lake, aptly named because no animal or plant species can survive the high salt content, the Dead Sea brings together breathtaking beauty, compelling history and luxurious mineral spas; a truly special oasis.

Select month

Average weather in January

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
8ºC
6mm
Amman
8ºC
59mm
Aqaba
15ºC
4mm

Average weather in February

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
9ºC
5mm
Amman
9ºC
38mm
Aqaba
17ºC
4mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
13ºC
2mm
Amman
11ºC
49mm
Aqaba
20ºC
3mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
18ºC
3mm
Amman
16ºC
16mm
Aqaba
24ºC
3mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
22ºC
1mm
Amman
20ºC
16mm
Aqaba
28ºC
2mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
25ºC
Amman
24ºC
Aqaba

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
27ºC
Amman
25ºC
Aqaba
31ºC
3mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
27ºC
5mm
Amman
25ºC
18mm
Aqaba
32ºC
5mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
24ºC
8mm
Amman
24ºC
8mm
Aqaba
30ºC
31mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
21ºC
5mm
Amman
20ºC
20mm
Aqaba
27ºC

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
15ºC
3mm
Amman
14ºC
38mm
Aqaba
21ºC

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Petra
10ºC
2mm
Amman
9ºC
35mm
Aqaba
16ºC
  • a man smiling for the camera

    Matthew

    Destination Specialist

    “Why not extend your stay with a visit to the beautiful coastal city of Aqaba? Gateway to the Indian Ocean, these warm waters and golden beaches offer you the perfect spot to relax and unwind after plenty of sightseeing during your Jordan holiday.”

     

  • “Take some time to wander around the Roman ruins of Jerash. The site is so well-preserved that it’s easy to imagine the grandeur of this city that once was. Highlights of Jerash include the hippodrome, which once hosted chariot races watched by up to 15,000 spectators.”

     

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Jordan holiday. Here are a few of our favourite foodie dishes.

  • Warak enab

    Warak enab is a popular dish in Jordan, consisting of grape leaves stuffed with a special dressing of rice and meat. This dish is cooked in a giant pot, sometimes alongside other stuffed vegetables.

     

  • Mansaf

    Mansaf is one of Jordan’s most traditional dishes, and is nationally celebrated with pride. Mansaf consists of rice, meat and yogurt, which has been blended together and cooked until well-done. Bedouin people would use camel or sheep meat, but today, this is often substituted with beef or chicken.

  • Falafel

    Falafel is a Jordonian classic. This combination of ground chickpeas is mixed with a variety of spices, then deep fried into balls or patties. You can eat it alone or combined with salads in a wraps. The falafel in Jordan is some of the best you will ever try.

Our Jordan destinations

a stone canyon

Jordan

Petra

Petra
Amman skyline

Jordan

Amman

Amman
Aqaba shoreline

Jordan

Aqaba

Aqaba
Dead sea

Jordan

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Jordan from the UK take around 5 hours and 15 minutes. There are currently daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Queen Alia International Airport in Ammam with British Airways and Royal Jordanian Airways. Alternatively, there are various indirect flight options from various UK airports.

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