In the first half of the year, the peak season usually starts in mid February and continues till the end of May. It starts again in September and continues till the end of November. These are the times where the weather is at its best, but it is worth noting that weather patterns are inconsistent, so it is possible to have perfect weather throughout the year, as most regions record less than 30 days of rain per year. The summer is hot, but nowhere as hot as the gulf countries, so is perfectly bearable.
Absolutely, Jordan has a very low crime rate, and given that tourism is the main source of income for Jordan, security is excellent at all hotels and tourist sites.
It does snow in the highlands, but it rarely snows for more than a couple of days a year, and most of the time, the snow is already gone within a day or two
You have to take into consideration that Jordan has different climatic zones, which are dependent on the latitude and altitude, so it is not easy to give an answer to that question. The Dead Sea (410 metres below Sea level), and Aqaba on the southern tip of Jordan by the red sea are relatively warm throughout the year, and can get very hot in the summer months of July and August. Nevertheless, all areas of Jordan have low humidity, so the heat is usually bearable even in the peak of summer. The western highlands, which span almost the whole length of the country are cooler in the summer, and can be pretty cold in winter, with occasional snowfall about once every other year in the northern peaks, Amman and around the Petra region, though the snow rarely settles for more than a day or two. Summer nights in the highlands are usually cool.
Winters can be cold, especially at night, where temperatures can occasionally drop below freezing point in the highlands, but you can sometimes enjoy daytime temperatures in the upper twenties Celsius even in the height of winter.
No, they do not have to. Jordan is quite liberal and guarantees the freedom for women to dress the way they wish. You will see locals that wear the hijab, as well as women who would not look out of place in a European city. It’s all about personal freedom at the end of the day.
Yes, alcohol is widely available at many restaurants and hotels. We have two major wine brands as well as two local breweries .
Jordanians are by nature very friendly and hospitable, most clients are pleasantly surprised by how genuinely friendly the locals are.
Of course you can, you don’t have to be married to share a room with your girlfriend.
In tourist sites like Petra and the Dead Sea, shorts are fine. You may experience unwanted attention if you wear shorts while visiting cities, so wearing revealing clothing is not recommended there.
Petra, Wadi Rum, The Baptism site of Jesus, The Roman city of Jerash, our popular King Abdullah and the friendliness of its people.
If you are visiting in winter you should bring both warm clothes and rainwear, which will be required in Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum and the north. You may need shorts and light clothing for the Dead Sea and Aqaba. During spring and summer, light cotton clothing and a warm sweater for the evenings will be handy
Amman is one of the most underrated attractions inf Jordan. The contrast between the modern trendy areas and the old city centre is mesmerising. The citadel comes highly recommended, as does the Jordan Museum, the Royal Auto Museum, Rainbow Street and the old down town. We would recommend you spent at least half a day visiting Amman.
Jordanian food is amazing- with both rich vegetarian and speciality meat dishes available to satisfy every taste.
Yes there is, but it is not compulsory, but highly appreciated. We would recommend you added 10% to your restaurant bills as a tip. You can also tip your guide and driver if you feel they offered you good service.
You can easily spend 10 days in Jordan while having new experiences every day. Most clients spend between 5-8 days visiting and sometimes extend their stay at a beach destination at the end of the tour.
In major cities, and at hotels credit cards are usually accepted. Less so in the desert and at small shops. ATMs are available at many places in most tourist towns.
Jordan is relatively expensive, alcohol is especially expensive, but then again it is a one of kind destination, and has a boutique feel to it.