One of our newest holiday destinations, Jordan holidays never disappoint. On the east bank of the Jordan River, this dry and barren country with scarcely any natural resources of its own has flourished into a diverse cultural hub, rich in ancient history and offering great potential for adventure. In the heart of the Middle East, sprawling modern towns share Jordan with vast nature reserves, arresting ochre desert landscapes, and striking travel icons like ancient Petra and the Dead Sea.
Culture vultures: first thing in the morning, walk through the winding siq (canyon) to come face to face with the impressive Petra Treasury facade, illuminated by the sun. Spend days exploring the rest of the ancient civilization, where hand-carved homes, large monasteries and elegant cave tombs litter the striped rock of the surrounding desert. If you're looking for a short trip, combine Petra with the Dead Sea on our Petra Weekend tour or if you're interested in discovering the very best of Jordan's varied and incerdible landscapes, our Jordan Eco-Adventure itinerary will introduce you to Dana Nature Reserve, Ajloun Nature Reserve and the incredible ochre sand-covered Wadi Rum desert.
'I love Jordan because there are so many varied and wonderful sides to it. It’s possible to wake up in the still peaceful silence of the desert in Wadi Rum and watch the sunrise and in the afternoon be on a bustling street in downtown Amman or stroll through the siq at Petra to the awe inspiring carved façade of the treasury. The next day you may be hiking through a gorge in a nature reserve, diving in the Red Sea amongst the colourful fish or eating dinner with a local family in a rural village.'