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The letters we receive speak volumes. Whether it's Zuhair 'the walking encyclopaedia', Mohammad's passion for his country's art, religion and history, or Kamal teaching your children to write in Arabic, our brilliant Jordanian guides are an essential ingredient in Abercrombie & Kent journeys to this memorable, beautiful and diverse country. With a team of 30 full-time, multilingual staff and long-established network of top-notch contacts, we offer unique, premium experiences, embracing Jordan's dramatic desert landscapes, historic architecture and supremely hospitable locals.
Helpfully, most sights in Jordan are within an easy hit of the capital Amman, where Greco-Roman remains entwine seamlessly with a modern cosmopolitan city. Head south along the King's Highway - naturally, A&K has the country's most modern fleet of air-conditioned vehicles - there are the mosaics of Madaba (you'll be impressed by the huge Byzantine depiction of the Holy Land, trust us), Kerak's imposing crusader castle and Dana Nature Reserve, some of the oldest continuously inhabited land on earth.
Alongside the scenic drama of Wadi Rum and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, where our Bedouin guides have been known to source cushions from nomadic camps for their 4x4s, allowing them to offer you impromptu, thrilling and comfortable al fresco rides through the desert, you can be pampered in a Dead Sea Spa, or head south for a blissfully warm dip in the Red Sea with its multi-coloured blizzards of tropical fish.
And, of course, there's Petra. Iconic UNESCO-listed Petra. Jordan's Rose City, with its stone-cut architecture behind a small fissure in the mountains, is simply unmissable.
But whatever the attraction, A&K's knowledgeable guides go the extra mile. From taking you to a discreet shawarma (kebab) joint that's high on taste, low on tourists, to finding a serene cave away from the midday heat and crowds, they'll make your Jordan holiday very special.Show less...
Best time to be there
March to May and September to November are best times to be in the country, but Jordan's Mediterranean climate is pleasant all year round. Lightweight clothes are advised between May and September. Warmer clothes are necessary for winter and cool summer evenings. Rainwear is needed from November to April. It has been known to snow as far south as Petra.
Amman (British Midland International - daily, Royal Jordanian - daily)
5 hours direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations
Suggested itineraries in Jordan
Nights: 7 | from £1,495
Explore awe-inspiring Petra in the footsteps of the Nabataeans and follow the ancient Kings’ Highway, taking in Mount Nebo, Madaba, Kerak and the Dead Sea.
Nights: 7 | from £1,895
Explore Jordan’s wondrous sites including Amman, Jerash, Petra and Wadi Rum before some well-earned R&R time by the Dead Sea.
Highlights of Jordan
Nights: 7 | from £1,195
Visit the healing waters of the Dead Sea and the mysterious city of Petra on this 8 day journey through Jordan.
Highlights of Egypt with Jordan
Nights: 12 | from £2,795
This unforgettable journey will take you on a comprehensive Egyptian and Jordanian history lesson through time as you visit both countries exquisite sites.
Highlights of Jordan & Israel
Nights: 7 | from £2,495
Take in Jordan's ancient history and explore the city of Petra, before crossing into Israel and continuing your sightseeing on this 8 day holiday.
Small Luxury Group Journeys: Sands of Time: Jordan & the Nile
Nights: 9 | from £3,391
Go back in time in Egypt and Jordan while you cruise the Nile and discover Cairo, the rose-red city of Petra and Wadi Rum.
A Jordanian Family Adventure
Nights: 7 | from £1,545
A special week long family-focused adventure into the heart of Jordan with visits to Petra, the hands-on Children's Museum in Amman and desert castles.
Nights: 7 | from £2,195
A week-long trip with a highly regarded private guide who will bring alive the ancient and fascinating sites of Petra, Wadi Rum and Jerash.
Jordan in Depth
Nights: 9 | from £3,395
Follow in the footsteps of T.E.Lawrence with this 9 night trip which mixes desert castles with nature reserves and ancient cities.