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The real beauty of Jordan is its geography: stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna and the fascinating and mystical Dead Sea. Jordan is a fantastically accessible country and its world-famous sights are situated relatively close together; add to this the tremendous hospitality of its people and it's easy to see why Jordan is so special.

Jerash is one of the best kept secrets – just an hour from the country's capital, Amman, it's one of the largest and best preserved Roman sites. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples and impressive theatres remain in exceptional condition. From here journey south along the scenic King's Highway, visit the mosaics of Madaba and the impressive crusader castle of Karak. Spend time walking in the beautiful Dana Nature Reserve or continue south to Petra, often desribed as the eighth wonder of the ancient world. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for its size and beauty until you see it for yourself. Undoubtedly the highlight of any trip is the 'Rose Red City' of Petra. With its stone-cut architecture behind a small fissure in the mountains, is simply unmissable.

Any trip to Jordan is completed by exploring the desert of Wadi Rum and the Seven Pillars, relaxing in one of the beach resorts on the Red Sea, or simply luxuriating at the Dead Sea and being pampered with mudpacks and spa treatments.

Jordan with A&K
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 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.

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.

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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.

Fly to

Amman (British Midland International - daily, Royal Jordanian - daily)

flying time

5 hours direct

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Jordan

Nights: 6 | from £1,495pp

Jordan is a land of great natural and cultural splendour yet compact proportions. This means that in just eight days you can pack in a wealth of experiences,... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

Adventure & Culture | Classic Journeys

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Highlights of Jordan

Nights: 5 | from £1,195pp

Enjoy the highlights of Jordan with this great value itinerary, taking in Jerash, Mt. Nebo, Petra and the Dead Sea with your own private driver to get... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Egypt with Jordan

Nights: 12 | from £2,795pp

This itinerary packs in the most notable highlights of Egypt’s illustrious past and the ancient treasures of Jordan culminating in a well-earned rest... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Jordan & Israel

Nights: 7 | from £2,595pp

Encompassing Amman, Jerash and the Rose City of Petra in Jordan and Israel’s most historic holy sites, this 8 day itinerary takes you to many of the places... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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A Jordanian Family Adventure

Nights: 7 | from £1,545pp

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. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Four Seasons Hotel Amman


Between the prestigious Al Sweifiyah residential area and the Shmeisani financial district, the hotel's dramatic hilltop location affords breathtaking...Find out more

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Grand Hyatt Amman


Grand Hyatt Amman Hotel is a 5-Star luxury hotel located in the business and diplomatic district, Jabal Amman. We describe this hotel as a resort in the...Find out more

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Mövenpick Resort Petra


With its prime location a stone's throw from the entrance to the historic city of Petra, the Mövenpick Resort Petra is a perfect retreat from a day's...Find out more

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We very much appreciated the champagne to celebrate A&K's anniversary. Our guide Omar & driver Basil were both absolutely excellent throughout. Many thanks for making our trip to Jordan so enjoyable and for all the hard work that ensured our holiday ran so smoothly!

- LJ, London

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