Jordan Holidays

Home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Jordan is a timeless destination that has been attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries. From the magic of its desert landscapes to majestic Roman remains, from cosmopolitan Amman to mystical Petra, Jordan offers a unique cultural experience that is simply not to be missed. It’s also attractive to the more laid-back traveller; Aqaba is an unspoilt yet thriving Red Sea resort, while the Dead Sea offers the ultimate pampering holiday as well as historical interest. If you’ve visited Classical Egypt and seen the wondrous remains of the ancient Egyptian culture, you’re bound to enjoy the incredibly impressive legacy left by both the Nabateans and the Romans in Jordan. Enjoy the famous Jordanian warm welcome on a guided tour, multi-centre holiday or simple beach break.

Jordan At A Glance:

  • Airports: AQJ, ADJ
  • Avg. Flight Time: 5 hours
  • Avg. Temperature: 30°C
  • Avg. Transfer Time: 1h
  • Time Zone: GMT +2
  • Currency: DINAR
  • Language: Arabic
  • Population: 6,459,000
Cuisine in Jordan

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Cuisine

The best way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. Jordan has a huge range of food and mezes to try and sample. Whether it be passing by a food stall or having a traditional sit down Jordanian meal, you'll be sure to indulge yourself in the unique flavours and aromas. As Jordan is one of the largest producers of olives in the world, Jordanians always find a way to integrate this delicious, and some believe medicinal ingredient, into their authentic cooking. Along with the two main herbs Sumac and Za'atar which are grown wild in Jordan, yoghurt is also a very popular ingredient and is included in their national dish Mansaf, which Jordanians believe is a dish symbolising generosity in their culture.

Drink

The focal point of any Jordanian village is the coffee house, where specially brewed teas and strong Arabic coffees are part of the Jordanian staple diet. When the weather is not too hot, coffee houses and street stalls will serve “sahleb”, a thick milky drink made with cinnamon and coconuts and sprinkled with nuts. Whilst drinking alcohol is forbidden under Islam, you will find alcohol being served in hotels and upmarket restaurants, especially those catering for tourists.

History

The modern state of Jordan is relatively young, with it officially being recognized as the “Hashemite Kingdom of the Jordan” in 1946. However the history of the region that we today call Jordan is quite simply staggering. The region has played host to some of the earliest and most impressive human civilizations in history. The timeline of events through history is far too intricate to describe in just a few sentences but we can assure you that you will have a fascinating and enlightening journey discovering this rich history when you visit this land yourself. All the great civilizations of history including the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks and Crusaders all traded, built cities and fought wars here, leaving behind their indelible marks and influences. From this perspective, there really are not many places on earth more interesting than Jordan.

Weather

Being in the heart of the Middle East and with 90% of the country covered by desert, the weather in Jordan can hit high and low extremities. During the summer months of June, July and August - in desert areas specifically - temperatures can soar as high as 40 degrees during the day, and fall as low as 4 degrees when the sun sets. Many people tend to prefer travelling during spring and autumn months when temperatures are a little less intense, and it is therefore advised to plan your trip accordingly.

Things To See & Do

If you are looking for culture and history, then Jordan will more than satisfy your appetite. To start with, the ancient city of Petra is one of the most iconic images of Jordan, with the Treasury being carved out of the red rocks and standing over 40 meters tall. Other historical/ religious sites that must be seen include the Desert Castles, Jerash which is one of the best preserved ancient Roman cities outside of Rome and the site at the River Jordan where Jesus was said to be baptised.

When in Jordan, you must also visit the world famous Dead Sea with its enriched oxygen atmosphere, therapeutic UVB radiation and mineral rich salts, this is one of the most natural healing places on earth. Jordan also offers some fantastic Red Sea diving opportunities in Aqaba.

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