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Jordan Tailormade Holidays

A fabulous destination for a week long holiday, venture to Jordan this year!

Journey into Jordan

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 2016 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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Petra

No holiday in Jordan would be complete without a visit to the remarkable rose city of Petra, which was once the thriving capital of the Nabataean empire. Nestled in a secluded valley surrounded by Jordan’s rugged mountains, Petra was left deserted and hidden from the world for hundreds of years. After being rediscovered in the 1800s, the lost city of Petra is now not only Jordan’s leading tourist attraction, it’s also one of the world’s most incredible archaeological sites, and was voted ...
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Wadi Rum

With a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels, the desertscape of Wadi Rum encompasses some of the most stunning scenery in all of Jordan. Wadi Rum possesses unspoiled natural beauty forged by millions of years of geological formation, erosion and evolution. Split by networks of canyons and ravines, spanned by naturally formed rock bridges and watered by hidden springs, the jebels (essentially mountains) ...
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Dead Sea

Located at the lowest point on the earth’s surface, roughly 400m below sea level, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomenon and high on the 'must-do' list. Straddling the border between Israel and Jordan, the intense blue waters of what is technically a lake stretch 75-km-long and 10-km-wide reaching depths of 40 metres with a salinity that is almost eight times as high as the oceans. Consequently, the Dead Sea waters are much denser and make swimming nigh on impossible. In fact, half the fun of is ...
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Aqaba

Located on the shores of the Red Sea at the southernmost point of the country, Aqaba is Jordan's prime beach destination. Once a sleepy fishing village, Aqaba maintains a pleasant laid-back vibe whilst offering luxury hotels and waterfront developments up and down the coast. The Corniche backs onto the city centre, a dense maze of alleys with plenty of shopping opportunities. Aqaba also makes an excellent springboard for exploring neighbouring Egypt and Israel. Some of the best diving and can ...
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Jerash

Second only to Petra, Jerash is one of Jordan's most fascinating attractions. Despite the various earthquakes and wars that have ravaged the site, the ruins and relics that can be found here are still breathtaking in their grandeur and splendour. The new town of Jerash is quaint and provincial with winding streets, a stark contrast to the crumbling ruins located just on the other side of the magnificent Hadrian's Gate that marks one of the boundaries of the ancient city. Within the complex are a ...
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Umm Qais

Tucked into the angle of borders formed by Jordan, Israel and the Golan, Umm Qais is the modern name for the site of the ancient Graeco-Roman town of Gadara, one of the cities of the Decapolis with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. Gadara was renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, attracting an array of writers, artists, philosophers and poets. It also served as a resort for Romans vacationing in the nearby al-Hemma hot springs. Gadara was blessed with fertile and ...
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Amman

Formerly known as Philadelphia, Jordan’s capital, Amman, lies in an area that has been continuously inhabited since 6,000 BC, though few ancient buildings remain. The relatively modern and bustling city of Amman was not much more than a village when it became the seat of government in the 1920s. Since then it has grown dramatically - its population swelled by the arrival of waves of displaced Palestinians, who today make up the majority of the city’s residents. Nowadays, Amman has little ...
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Dana Nature Reserve

Unique in the Middle East region, the Dana Nature Reserve is a protected region overseen by Jordan’s RSCN (Royal Society for the Protection of Nature) combining scientific research, social reconstruction and sustainable tourism. The village of the Dana region itself was a dying community, rejuvenated thanks to the success of the reserve. The villagers are now involved in nurturing crops of olives, fruits and herbs to then create products such as soaps and organic jams which the RSCN sells on a ...
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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.

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Learn how to cook

Petra Kitchen

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.

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Go on safari

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.

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Pamper yourself

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.

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Desert castles

Qasrs aplenty

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.

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Follow nature trails

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.

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Take a hike

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.

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Petra & The Dead Sea

4 Days | FROM USD $1,439

Enjoy a brief but memorable jaunt to Jordan. Visiting the legendary Rose City of Petra, Shobak Crusader Castle...

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Self Drive Jordan

8 days | FROM USD $1,829

Take control of the wheel and discover Jordan. With the assurance of a comfy bed to retire to each night, the...

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Lawrences Arabia

9 Days | FROM USD $3,219

Jordan, home to the Rose City of Petra offers much more than initially meets the eye. This inspiring 9-day the...

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.

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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