Direct UK flights to Jordan take from just five hours, making it one of the most accessible Middle East destinations. It’s also one of the friendliest and where to see the ancient city of Petra as well as the Wadi Rum desert, both within easy travelling distance of Red Sea resorts. Family holidays with older kids and teenagers can be packed with experiences and younger children love the sunny weather and easy going Jordanians.
Direct flights from the UK to Amman all year round take just five hours.
Aqaba on the Red Sea has temperatures of 30˚ and rising from May to September. Winter temperatures are seldom less than 20˚.
Jordan’s compact size and specialisation in adventure tourism makes it ideal for longer, multi-centre family holidays.
Many areas of Jordan’s legendary rose-red desert are accessible on day trips from the Red Sea coast and Amman.
Jordan has five UNESCO World Heritage sites including the ancient desert city of Petra which was also designated one of the World’s Seven Wonders in 2007.
Jordan’s Dead Sea coast, along with several of the Middle East’s loveliest spa resorts, is slightly over an hour’s drive from Amman.
One of the most progressive Middle East countries, Jordan is warmly welcoming to families and an astounding holiday for older kids and teens.
There isn’t anywhere in Jordan you can’t see as part of a guided tour, they’re great value and all include transport from hotels or resorts. If you want to self-drive, hire a 4×4: most of the country’s roads are good, but there are areas which will be more challenging than you’re used to. Don’t lose sight of how close you are to the desert and keep water in the car and paper maps as back up – phone signals aren’t reliable.