Explore Jordan
Jordan
Land of Lost Cities

Jordan is a country in the Middle East that's defined by ancient monuments, seaside resorts and nature-rich reserves. It's home to the magnificent archeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. But Jordan is not just about the past. Sky-high modern buildings blend perfectly with ancient culture in Amman, a major hub of urban delights. Overall, Jordan is a gorgeous mix of natural beauty, cultural heritage and timeless traditions. 


Popular cities: 

  • Amman

  • Aqaba 

  • Madaba 

  • Jerash

Climate
Climate of Jordan is typically semi tropical arid with hot and dry weather conditions. The best time to visit the country is between March and May or from September to November.

  • January — Wet
  • February — Wet
  • March — Warm
  • April — Warm
  • May — Warm
  • June — Hot
  • July — Hot
  • August — Hot
  • September — Dry
  • October — Dry
  • November — Dry
  • December — Wet
Things to do
City Life

Amman is replete with buzzing restaurants and cafes, impressive art galleries and swanky shopping. This capital city of Jordan is also home to fascinating ruins. Roman Amphitheatre, Nymphaeum, Odeon are few of the prime attractions. Also visit Souk, an open-air marketplace, to buy Jordanian handicrafts, jewelry, carpets, rugs etc. Jerash is one of the world's best preserved ancient Roman cities. Jerash ruins will transport you back in time with its colonnaded avenues and temples. Aqaba offers a seaside respite from the hot and dry Middle East. This beachtown is home to the stunning coastline of the Red Sea. You can enjoy swimming, diving, snorkeling or exotic cruises to make some cherishable memories in Jordan.  


Heritage/Historical Places
Petra, also known as Red City, is a major hub of archeological and historical sites in Jordan. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to over 800 registered sites. Djinn Blocks, Roman Theatre, Obelisk Tomb, Al-Khazneh, Street of Facades, Siq are few of the major highlights of this ancient city. During Petra Night Show, Siq and Treasury are lit by nearly 1,500 flickering candles creating a breathtaking sight. Hadrian's Arch, Forum, Hippodrome, South Theatre, and Temple of Zeus are few of the major highlights of Jerash ruins. Exploring these archeological sites under the scorching sun is an unforgettable adventure. Amman Citadel is one of the most celebrated ruins of Amman. Some artifacts found here suggest that the Citadel has been occupied since at least the Bronze Age. Temple of Hercules is another mystical archeological site worth exploring. Madaba Mosaic Map, found in St. George's Church, is a mosaic from the sixth century that shows the map of holy sites in the Middle East, showcasing Biblical-era cartography. Aqaba Fort, Citadel of Karak, and Umayyad Palace are a few other places with historical importance.
Museums
The Royal Automobile Museum in Amman is home to an exquisite collection of automobiles such as 1952 Aston Martin, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT, a World War I era armoured Rolls Royce, as well as a bunch of vintage motorbikes. The Jordan Museum in Amman brings Jordanian history and culture to life. Its largest display - the Archeological and Historical Gallery displays an impressive array of important artifacts including Copper Scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Ayla Gate and 1.5-million-year-old animal bones, among others. Traditional Life Gallery and Modern Jordan Wing trace the traditions, history, urban and rural lifestyle of Jordan. Archeological Park I, an open-air museum in Madaba, houses a stunning mosaic from the Church of the Virgin Mary and the oldest mosaic in Jordan. Other prominent museums include Karak Archeological Museum, Jerash Archeological Museum and Archeological Park II.
Nature & Adventure

Dead Sea, located near Amman, is famous for its mineral rich water. It's believed that the water has healing properties for the skin. Its intense shade of aquamarine strikes a perfect contrast to barren red mountains and salt-encrusted rock ledges. Wadi Rum, also known as Valley of the Moon, is a protected area which offers spectacular landscapes. It's dotted with towering cliffs, sandstone and granite rock formations, swirling archways, caverns and massive dunes. You can indulge in ATV rides, hiking, rock climbing, stargazing, glamping, camel and Arabian horse rides. Wadi Mujib is a river canyon home to a plethora of wildlife, including Nubean ibex, Syrian Wolf, Egyptian Vultures and striped Hyenas. Wadi Mujib gorge offers an amazing hiking experience. Dana Biosphere Reserve is one of the top spots in Jordan for scenery and hiking. Its rugged canyons, valleys and breathtaking landscapes offer plenty of exceptional photography opportunities. Mount Nebo and Mujib Reserve Biosphere are also worth exploring for their fascinating landscapes. 


Places of Worship

Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Christian visitors to Jordan. It is believed that this is the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Church of St. John the Baptist, located at this site, is the modern Greek orthodox Church. Its architectural excellence will leave you spellbound. 


How to spend time / how long will it take?

Prominent places of Jordan can be covered in 5 to 8 days. Starting off in Amman, spend a day exploring the historical sites and museums. Take a day trip to Jerash to explore its archeological ruins. Go to Madaba to check out its renowned archeological parks, mosaics and Mount Nebo. After so much excursion, relax at the Dead Sea for a day and also explore the nearby historical attractions. For some exhilarating hiking and nature take a short day trip to Dana Biosphere Reserve before you go to Wadi Musa in order to reach Petra. During daytime explore the prominent sites in Petra then take a ride to Wadi Rum. Enjoy camping and stargazing at Wadi Rum and explore its landscapes the next day before you leave for Aqaba. Spend a day in this port city trying different water sports and exploring its markets. 


Cuisine
  • Jordanian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political change. Baking, sauteing, stuffing and grilling are common techniques used. Bread, rice, lamb, olives and olive oil, yoghurt, tahini, za’atar, onions, garlic, sage and mint, are just a few of the distinct tastes and ingredients you’ll experience eating in Jordan. Some of the delicious foods are Falafel, Mansaf, Kunafa, Labneh, Moutabel, Hummus, Sayadieh, Galayet Bandora, Shawarma, Manakish, Mujadara, Kaek Bread Sandwich etc.
Costs
  • While meal prices in Jordan can vary, the average cost of food is JOD 4.00 (USD 5.64) per meal.
Visa
  • Indians can get Visa on arrival
  • Other nationalities may or may not require a Visa
Season to Visit
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
  • November

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 5 - 8 days

Known For
  • Archeological site of Petra
  • Cityscapes
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Dead Sea
Areas to Visit
  • Jerash Ruins in North Region
  • Amman Citadel, Madaba mosaics & urban delights in Central Region
  • Petra, Wadi Rum, beaches of Aqaba in South Region

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