Jordan

At a crossroads between Asia, Africa and Europe, Jordan is a country packed with history, culture and unmissable natural sites.  Stable politically and with good infrastructure it is a great introduction to the Middle East.  Its size means that many of its highlights can easily be combined into one private, group or self drive tour.  Highlights include:

  • Iconic Petra, a Nabatean city accessed through a narrow winding gorge and beautifully lit by candles at night
  • the Roman town of Jerash, famous for its well preserved colonnaded plaza
  • Wadi Rum, a spectacular desert landscape where you can overnight in a Bedouin camp
  • the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the largest nature reserve in Jordan where you can stay in the Candlelit Feynan Eco Lodge
  • Snorkelling in Aqaba on the Red Sea
  •  the famous Madaba mosaic map of the Middle East dating from 527-65 AD
  • Mount Nebo where Moses is said to have first seen the promised land
  • Crusader castles 
  • Floating in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Flying time: 5 hours
  • Time difference: + 2 hours
  • Currency: Jordanian Dinar
  • Best time of year to travel: March - June and September to November

Ideas for a trip to Jordan

Here are some ideas for trips to Jordan all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch

Self drive tour of Jordan

from £1,999 per person
Pick up your car in Amman and self drive to Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Petra, Dana Biosphere and the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum, Petra and the Red Sea

from £1500 per person
Fly to Aqaba, snorkel in the Dead Sea, ride camels and camp out in Wadi Rum and visit Petra

Jordan and Jerusalem 11 days

From £3495 per person
A private tour in 4 & 5* accommodation visiting Amman, Jerash, Madaba and Mount Nebo, Petra, the dead Sea , Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions that haven't been answered here? Send your questions to enquiries@shearwatertravel.co.uk and we'll try our best to help.

Yes, a one month visa will be issued to you on arrival.  Get specific advice if you are combining a trip to Jordan with one to Israel. Check Foreign Office website for latest advice 

No.  Just ensure your usual vaccination are up to date and check NHS advice here

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