Jordan Tailor-made Holidays
Journey to Jordan in 2019
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 2019 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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When planning your holiday we go a step beyond and include some special and unique experiences.Read more about our approach to designing your tailor-made holiday.
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.
Jordan Tailor-made reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews — See All Reviews
Guide was excellent - he was enthusiastic without being pushy and soon sensed what we were interested in. I think we probably lingered longer than most people but that didn't worry him and he asked all sorts of questions to us as well about some of the Christian history. He had some great recommendations for cheap lunches. Hotels were all okay, driver was superb and didn't take any risks. ”
Just back from Jordan, we would like to thank Mark for his advice and work on the tour, It was great.
The tailor-made formula is so great that we will definitely follow the same idea next year.
from beginning to the end, nothing at all to complain about. The choice of hotels was very good. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable and kind, the van was always clean, the driver very safe and agreeable. Both of them always on time.
The tour was well planned; we added Christ Baptism site because it really appealed to us.
Thank you again for Mark's commitment in organising our trip. He did really well ”
We want to commend ‘On the Go Tours’ for one of the best holidays we have ever had. Although we had only three full days to see the highlights of Jordan our guide, Mohammed Bahi Naset and our driver, Yahya Hassnat, made sure that everything we wanted to do was accomplished in such an efficient and charming way – nothing was too much trouble for either of them. I didn’t say on the form but I had major surgery on my shoulder only 5 weeks ago and was wearing a protective sling during this trip, effectively I had only one good arm. You will understand that climbing to the Monastery at Petra could have been quite a challenge for me but Mohammed was ahead of me every step of the way ensuring that I could step safely and offering me a hand when it was needed. Mohammed’s concern for my safety was so reassuring and he was such a caring companion. When we went to Little Petra and I decided not to go the whole route when the path got difficult Mohammed made sure I was safely off the path and then accompanied my husband (who has a replacement hip) to the top, left him there to see the view, came back to me and escorted me down the path to the beginning and then returned to bring Meyrick back down! Beyond the call of duty, done with no fuss, great kindness and appreciated very much.
In addition their local knowledge and pride in their country really helped us to understand so much about Jordan as all the history and factual information was shared in a friendly way which made sense, not just ‘delivered’ as a prepared speech.
We shall be pleased to recommend ‘On the Go Tours’ and wish to thank all the staff we met in our short visit for being so professional and efficient. I hope we might travel with you again sometime in the future. ”
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 Tailor-made 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.