Jordan holds a proud reputation for being one of the safest nations in the Middle-East, with one of the lowest crime rates in region and long-standing political stability. If your first question is about safety, then let me pre-empt your second: What is there to do here? Well, quite frankly, lots! You might be familiar with their most popular attraction, one of the modern wonders of the world: Petra. These masterfully-carved cliff-faces in Southern Jordan are truly breath-taking and, if you take a guided tour, you can learn about their colourfully chequered history.
Also, if you want to visit the lowest point on the planet, then you can find it in Jordan. The Dead Sea sits at a massive 394.6m below sea level, and is so rich in natural salts that you can effortlessly float on its surface. With both man-made and natural wonders, Jordan has an incredible range of exciting attractions to engage all types of visitor.
You probably don't associate water sports with Jordan, do you? Well, prepare to rip up all your expectations and be amazed in the beautiful port city of Aqaba, where you can soak up the sun on the incredible beaches or take part in the exhilarating water sports or snorkelling on offer here. Panoramic views of both the sea and the phosphate-rich purple-tinged mountains will leave you wondering why this isn't on everybody's bucket list, because we believe that it could be the next must-visit destination in the Middle-East
Undoubtedly the most comfortable time to visit Jordan would be during the Spring and Autumn as this is when the climate is most temperate. You will find the Summers get very hot, with temperatures easily getting into the forties.
Foodie tourists will also be satisfied in this sumptuous region where many of the national dishes can be savoured from fresh falafel and hummus to the more adventurous zaarb, a marinated meat dish mixed with vegetables and baked in a coal-lined pit and covered with sand.
You do need a visa to enter Jordan. You can find out more information about how to obtain a visa at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jordan/entry-requirements.