• Amman Citadel

Jordan Holidays

Embark on a true Arabian adventure and travel through time as you visit the sites of Jordan, one of the world’s oldest civilisations. There’s truly nowhere on Earth quite like it, it has the ability to invoke a passion in everyone who visits. When you leave Jordan, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t visit sooner.

We love Jordan because of the variety of what you can do there. It offers some of the best preserved Roman architecture in the world – stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth, and idyllic beaches for a rejuvenating rest.

The top of almost every itinerary is the Rose City of Petra. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its rose and orange cliffs and its iconic architecture carved directly into the rock face. Dating back to about 300BC, Petra was originally an important stop on the trading routes of 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.

Jordan also houses the Dead Sea, the shores of which are the lowest point on the surface of the earth, sitting at 423 metres below sea level. The Dead Sea itself is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. The salt content sits at 40%, compare that with the average 4-6% of other seas and oceans and it means that you can effortlessly float in the water.

Further south is the beautiful coastal city of Aqaba. The southernmost point of Jordan sits on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba. A gateway to the Indian Ocean, the warm waters and golden beaches are the perfect way to relax and complement any packed itinerary.

Why not also explore other wonderful attractions such as Jerash, Wadi Rum, Mount Nebo and Mujib National Reserve? Our Destination Specialists are on hand to piece together your ideal itinerary. 

Destination Highlights
  • Discover the Rose City of Petra
  • Scuba dive the colourful reefs of the Red Sea
  • Spend a night under the stars at Wadi Rum
  • Feel completely weightless as you float in the Dead Sea

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.

  • 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
  • Matthew

    Destination Specialist

    “I love Jordanian cuisine because of variety within it. It has so much influence from its neighbouring countries so it is a great fusion of flavours. While you are in Amman be sure to visit Sufra Restaurant in the heart of Rainbow Street. The service is amazing and the food is even better.”

  • “Jordanian hospitality is second to none, they really are the friendliest people in the world. While you are out exploring, pop in to a local coffee shop. The Arabian coffee is completely different to home and the staff welcome you as if it’s their own home.”

  • Valerie, Destination Specialist

    Valerie

    Destination Specialist

    “Because the flight times to Jordan can sometimes get you into Amman late at night, I would definitely recommend a pre-tour night in the city. Not only will this give you a chance to get over any jetlag, but it also gives you a head start to explore the city.”

Our Jordan destinations

Aqaba shoreline

Jordan

Aqaba

Aqaba
Dead sea

Jordan

Dead Sea

Dead Sea
Al-Khazneh Petra

Jordan

Petra

Petra
Amman skyline

Jordan

Amman

Amman

Types of Jordan holidays

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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