Jordan general information and map
Getting there: Direct flights from London to Amman take approximately 5 hours
Time: GMT plus 2 hours
Try not to miss: Jordan is home to one of the new seven wonders, the magical Nabataean city of Petra. It is one of the Middle East’s most spectacular sights. Experience the spectacular and diverse beauty of Jordan: it’s eerie desert landscape of red sand, the coral filled blue seas, and the lifeless Dead sea. If you like star gazing we highly recommend coinciding your trip to Jordan with the incredible Perseids Meteor Shower in August.
Visas: A single-entry visa obtained on arrival is required and is available at any point of entry of Jordan. A single-entry visa on arrival costs JD40, but you can also purchase your visa in advance for £60 visit
Weather: Jordan is a year round destination and its climate can be characterised by long, hot and dry summers and short cool winters. Despite being a relatively small country, Jordan has a diverse landscape and the climate does vary dependent upon the terrain and altitude. June – August is glorious in Amman with cool evenings. But in Wadi Rum the summer heat is at its most fierce. Best time to visit Jordan is Sept – November when daytime temperatures are not too extreme.
Why Jordan: Jordan is a modern Arabic state that is both safe and exotic. Sense the exotic: taste the cardamom coffee, and smell sheesha pipes. Immerse yourself in the history of Jordan: ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, desert citadels and biblical sights.