Petra at night, Jordan

Jordan Holidays

Take the slow road – known as the King’s Highway – and you’ll have plenty of time to explore Petra, prehistoric villages and Christian Byzantine mosaics.

Jordan is a remarkably easy and sophisticated country to visit. From the moment you arrive at Amman airport, the system works smoothly and effortlessly. Excellent hotels, good roads and charming guides all go to make any holiday in Jordan a memorable experience.

Jordanian food is delicious and there are enough attractions and sites to visit to make each day a new adventure for adults and children alike. What’s more, it is easily accessible from London.

Treasury Temple (Al Khazneh), Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan
The Seven Pillars, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum Landscape, Jordan

What to expect on your Jordan holiday

Jordan’s small size sometimes takes people by surprise. From north to south it is just 250 miles long and so with the good motorway, it is easy to cover the distance quickly. However, like all motorways, its very existence can spoil the opportunity to truly experience all that Jordan has to offer. It is a good idea to take the slow road, known as the Kings Highway, in at least one direction so that you can really take the time to explore some of the crusader castles and biblical sites along the way.

A highlight of any holiday to Jordan is the rose pink Nabataean city of Petra. Although no longer the lost city that was rediscovered by Johann Burckhardt but an incredibly busy site, it is still magnificent and there are ways to avoid the crowds.

Further south lies the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum, home to Bedouin families and ancient rock art before reaching the southernmost city of Aqaba, the gateway to the Red Sea and some wonderful diving opportunities.

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Scuba diving, Jordan
Hot air balloon, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Tetrapylon, Jerash, Jordan
Amman, Jordan

Some ideas for a Jordan holiday

  • Spend a couple of days being pampered in a spa beside the Dead Sea, benefitting from the mineral-rich mud.
  • Jerash is a much underestimated impressive Roman site.
  • Rise early and visit Petra just as the sun comes up. Beautiful, and you will miss the crowds.
  • Camp out in Wadi Rum beside T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars.
  • Drive along the King’s Highway dropping down into Wadi Mujib — Jordan’s Grand Canyon.
  • Do some trekking in the Dana Valley ending up at the charming Feynan Eco Lodge.
  • Dive, snorkel or windsurf in the waters around Aqaba.

Explore Jordan

  • Amman
  • Jerash
  • Petra
  • Dead Sea
  • Wadi Rum
  • Aqaba and The Red Sea


Jordan offers incredible experiences that will help us to create a bespoke and memorable journey for you.

Amman Amphitheatre, Jordan

Amman Amphitheatre

Visit the magnificently restored Roman amphitheatre containing 6000 seats and dating back to the second century.

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Scuba diving, Jordan

Diving the Red Sea

Dive and snorkel the waters of the Red Sea.

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Wadi Rum Landscape, Jordan

Wadi Rum

Head to this desert wilderness to experience Bedouin hospitality.

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Citadel Ruins, Amman, Jordan

Amman Citadel

Walk to the ancient citadel of Amman, situated high on a hill, boasting 360-degree views of the city and the surrounding area.

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Tetrapylon, Jerash, Jordan


Wander the colonnaded streets of Jerash and explore the citadel and amphitheatre.

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Quseir Amra Castle, Amman, Jordan

Islamic Desert Ruins

Head east to explore the early Islamic desert complexes of Qasr Azraq and Qasr Amra.

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Jordanian Chicken Mansaf, Arabic Cuisine

Cooking Lesson

Join in an interactive cookery session before dining on your creation.

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Ad Deir Monastery, Petra, Jordan

Petra by Night

Explore the site of Petra both during the day and at night when it is all lit by candles.

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View from the Kings Highway, Jordan

King’s Highway

Drive along the King’s Highway dropping down into Wadi Mujib — Jordan’s Grand Canyon.

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Hot air balloon, Wadi Rum, Jordan

Hot Air Balloon Experience

Take to the skies by hot air balloon for a bird’s eye view of the desert.

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