Jordan Tailor-made Holidays
Journey to Jordan in 2017
Jordan is a perfect destination for that week-long escape with a bit of everything - explore the Rose City of Petra, see the beautiful desertscape of Wadi Rum, pamper yourself at a Dead Sea Spa, visit Roman Jerash, snorkel in the Red Sea at Aqaba, hike through Dana Nature Reserve and take in the views from Mt Nebo across to Israel. We’re here to help you plan that perfect tailor-made holiday to Jordan. Our tailor made team have travelled extensively in Jordan and will aim to design a holiday to Jordan that meets your exact requirements, handpicking unique things to do in the places you want to visit.
When planning your 2017 visit to Jordan, have a look at the useful information on our best time to visit page covering when to go for the best weather and what festivals and events are taking place this year.
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Petra and other highlights of a tailormade holiday to Jordan
While there are some experiences that appear on everyone’s bucket list in Jordan – be it exploring the once lost city of Petra, sleeping under the stars in Wadi Rum or pampering yourself with Dead Sea mud, there is so much more to the Hashemite Kingdom that lies off the well beaten tourist track. Below we’ve highlighted some of the key sights to see in Jordan as well as some hidden gems to form to add some variation to your tailor made holiday.
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Red Sea Relaxation
Rugged mountains tumbling down into warm turquoise waters, sandy beaches lining a palm-fringed coast and offshore colourful coral reefs just waiting to be explored. Like what you are picturing? As the only coastal city in Jordan, Aqaba is its gateway to the Red Sea and brimming with opportunity for the discerning traveller. After taking in the sights and delights of Jordan consider unwinding with some rest and relaxation by the sea on your tailor made holiday.
Inspirations for a holiday in Jordan
If you’ve got some extra time on your hands or this is your second trip to Jordan, why not venture off the beaten track or try something different with this list of unique experiences.
A large part of getting to know a destination is by sampling the local cuisine and if you’ve been to the Middle East before you’ll be well aware that the flavours and aromas of the region are simply divine. Learn how to prepare traditional Jordanian meals at Petra Kitchen, a small locally-run business, where wannabe chefs can whip up dishes with the guidance of an experienced chef. Enjoy the fruit of your labour and take home recipes to recreate at home.
Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
When you think about booking a 4x4 wildlife safari, chances are you aren’t picturing yourself in the Middle East – well think again! The Shaumari Wildlife Reserve near the town of Azraq is a wonderful place to get back to nature in Jordan where you can spot some of the endangered species in the region such as the Arbian Oryx, ostrich and gazelles.
Ma'n Six Senses Spa
Nestled at the foot of a rocky canyon near the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, the Evason Ma’in Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa is the ultimate combination of rugged beauty and indulgent luxury. With a sandstone exterior accented by arches and domes this secluded oasis fits perfectly into its surroundings. The in-house spa puts to use the geothermic activity of the area with a range of therapeutic treatments and dipping pool fed by a hot-spring waterfall.
One thing you certainly won’t come up short on in Jordan is fascinating architectural feats, for the country is loaded to the hilt with ancient Islamic castles, fortresses and abandoned palaces. While there are plenty of castles scattered across the nation, Qasr Kharanah, Qasr Amra, and Qasr Azraq – one of the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia are well worth a visit.
Mujib Biosphere Reserve
With over 200 sq km of rugged mountainous landscape, deep canyons, towering cliffs, gorges and snaking rivers the Mujib Biosphere Reserve is not only stunning but also the lowest nature reserve on earth. Despite its barren landscape there is a surprising variety of flora and fauna hidden within the cracks of Mujib, most of which is near impossible to reach leaving much of the reserve untouched. Follow nature trails on good, abseil down a waterfall and go for a dip in the cool crystal waters of a waterfall – the possibilities are endless.
Dana Nature Reserve
Another one of Jordan’s hidden gems, the Dana Nature Reserve is the largest in the country and boasts an incredibly varied terrain that plays home to a diversity of plant and animal life. The sandstone cliffs and red rock escarpments are perfect for hiking and exploring many of the archaeological sites found in the reserve. Alternatively, you can take a hike off the path less travelled and enter Petra via one of many trails that take in the surrounding landscape and more.
Suggested tailormade holiday itineraries for Jordan
Discover Jordan's most iconic sites on a long weekend or allow yourself a little longer to explore its ancient Roman cities, Byzantine churches, dramatic desertscapes and Red Sea resorts. The King's Highway means Jordan is a great self-drive destination with easy access to Petra and the Crusader castles along the way. If you're looking for further inspiration, use our interactive map for links to more exciting itineraries.
Combine Jordan & Israel
With the Promised Land just across the border, consider combing your trip to Jordan with a stopover in neighbouring Israel. Take in the highlights of the Hashemite Kingdom and then hop across the border to discover the Holy City of Jerusalem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, the home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth, miracle sites and much more.