Jordan is an Arab state located in the Middle East. The official name is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It borders Israel, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian National Authority. The climate is subtropical Mediterranean in the west, and desert in the south and east.
Holidays in Jordan can be planned for any date, it is comfortable and interesting all year round. The dry season is May-October (beginning of the month), during these months you may not see any rain. But the proximity of the sea makes the heat less “aggressive”. From mid-autumn to mid-spring, the daytime temperature is 17-25 degrees Celsius, with occasional rainfall. Very rarely in winter the temperature drops to 10 degrees during the day and 5 at night. Sea water temperature by the coast of +20 degrees all year round, making it an ideal place for family vacations.
The advantages of holidays in Jordan
The kingdom is both ancient and modern state. Jordan gained its independence only in the spring of 1946. Tours to Jordan – a journey into a world of special color, traditional hospitality and a true oriental fairy tale. The state is equally interesting to fans of mysterious mysteries of nature and history, active beach holidays, hiking and exciting excursions.
Ancient legends and tales have literally flooded the Jordanian lands. Many world civilizations and religions were born and developed here, and most of them still exist today. If you want a nice tan, a boost of energy and good health, head to the Dead Sea coast or to the resort town of Aqaba.
The Dead Sea waters are famous for their unique healing properties. Bathing in the most salty body of water on the planet strengthens general health, improves skin condition and stimulates metabolic processes. This is a free natural health resort. Rest in the Gulf of Aqaba is:
- mild microclimate;
- excellent conditions for diving;
- sea fishing;
- beaches for every taste (sandy, rocky).
Favorable geographical position of the kingdom allows to combine vacation in Jordan with a trip to neighboring Israel or any other neighboring country.
Visitors to the Arabian state face a difficult choice between the richest list of tours, beach activities and an abundance of curative treatments, which offers the Dead Sea coast. Tours in Jordan are also an opportunity to touch the walls of the ancient city of Petra, which was the capital of the lost states of Idumea and the Nabataean Kingdom. Crypts carved into the rocks, an amphitheater, the temple of El Khazneh carved out of the rock – this is only part of the rock city, built long before Christ. It is in the variety of diversified activities, the opportunity to improve their health and expand their world view, and are the main advantages of a holiday in Jordan.
Things to do
It is an unforgivable omission to visit Jordan without going to Petra. It is the most prominent place in the country and the number of historical and architectural monuments is estimated at several hundred.
Of the ancient cities, especially interesting is Jerash. For hundreds of years it was hidden from humanity by tons of sand, and only at the end of last summer archaeological excavations began on its territory. Today, any tourist can wander through the ruins of the city, once destroyed by an earthquake and filled with sand by the winds. Unique findings of archaeologists are presented in the archaeological museum of the city.
History lovers will be interested in the ancient cities of Ghadara, Madaba, Karaka (the bastion city of the Crusaders). We recommend visiting each of these cities for those who are interested in the history of Christianity. Add to your vacation plan a trip to the Khalifa palaces of the desert, the total number of residences – about 30. Today they are a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Visit the desert of Wadi Rum, famous for its “moonscape” and amazing stone sculptures created over centuries by the wind. In the desert you can meet real Bedouins. Diving enthusiasts should definitely visit the city of Aqaba. For those who care about health – the Dead Sea coast. Even if you do not know how to swim – you will not drown in the sea. Want to compare life in several Arab states – go to neighboring Israel or Palestine.
Whatever you choose, the acquaintance with Jordan will stay in your memory forever!