Destination Guide

Jordan

Jordan is a nation straddling the East bank of the Jordan River, and extending out into the deserts of the Middle East. Visitors come for Petra first and foremost, but then they find out about the Roman city of Jerash, and the castles at Kerak and Ajloun; the accessibility of the Dead Sea from Amman, and the other-worldliness of Wadi Rum.

Top Jordan, Egypt & Israel Tours & Packages

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Jordan & Dead Sea

Jordan & Dead Sea

8 Days | Amman to Amman

5
(3 Reviews)
Tour
Jordan & Egypt

Jordan & Egypt

13 Days | Amman to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Across The Jordan River

Across The Jordan River

11 Days | Tel Aviv to Madaba

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
Heritage of the Holy Land & Jordan

Heritage of the Holy Land & Jordan

12 Days | Tel Aviv to Tel Aviv

4.5
(2 Reviews)

Top Jordan Packages

Tour
Jordan Classics

Jordan Classics

8 Days | Amman to Amman

5
(3 Reviews)

Why Book Jordan with Sun Island Tours?

Private packages for personalised touring.

Regional touring withe Israel and Egypt.

Tourist, Standard, Superior, Deluxe and Platinum options to choose from.

Optional private packages ‘on a shoe-string’ or with a private guide.

Jordan Highlights & Experiences

Amman

Jordan’s fascinating capital city is situated on the hills between the vast desert and the Jordan Valley. Amman offers a rare combination of modern luxuries… from lively restaurants and nightlife to art galleries and boutiques, and ancient ruins including the historic Amman Citadel, the Roman Temple of Hercules and the 8th century Umayyad Palace.

Petra

Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered to be Jordan’s most famous attraction. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, you will soon understand why Petra is also known as the “Rose City”. An Absolute lifetime bucket-list place to go to.

Jerash

Jerash is Jordan’s largest and most intriguing Roman site. It’s imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples and theatres all give you a sense of how important this imperial centre was. Jerash is home to numerous amazing ruins, including Hadrian’s Arch, the remains of the Temple of Zeus and the Hippodrome which hosted chariot races.

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is approximately 710 metres above sea level and offers incredible panoramic views over areas of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and even Jerusalem’s distant hills. It is a sight of religious significance as according to the Bible; it is where Moses lived out his final days and saw the Promised Land. It is also believed to be the site where Moses’ body is buried.

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum in southern Jordan, is also known as the Valley of the Moon and is the largest Wadi in Jordan. Travellers staying in the area can overnight in Bedouin Camps located in the desert and glamping hotels. You can also participate in 4×4 tours, camel rides, riding Arabian horses, hiking and rock-climbing.

Aqaba

Aqaba is a Jordanian port city on the Red Sea and is home to the Islamic-era Aqaba Fort. Its many popular beach resorts include windsurfing, and the area is a top destination for scuba divers. With notable dive sites including Yamanieh coral reef in the Aqaba Marine Park.

Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea is a quintessential thing to do in Jordan. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth accessible by road, and known for its highly salty waters. Visitors of both local and international nationalities seek the Dead Sea for its mineral-rich mud, known for its therapeutical and cosmetic miracles.

Madaba

Just 30km from Amman lies one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land, Madaba “The City of Mosaics”. Best known for its spectacular collection of Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The ancient town is a hot spot for religious tourism and remains as one of the most traveller friendly towns in Jordan.

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Jordan

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Jordan

UNESCO World Heritage Sites abound in Jordan. Our extensive range of travel options can make your next Jordan trip a breeze.

  • Pre- booked Day Tours: All day tours depart daily and are operated on a private basis with a local guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. All tours also include entrance fees and pick up and drop off at your hotel.
  • Independent Private Packages: consider an independent private package, all departures are guaranteed with the choice of tours being guided privately in English only or with a local guide. Transfers and assistance, accommodation, tours as per itinerary with private driver, meals as per itinerary and entrance fees are include. Some itineraries also combine Egypt and a Nile cruise.
  • Escorted Coach Tours: enjoy the convenience of an escorted coach tour while taking in all that Jordan has to offer. All departures are fully escorted, guided in English only and guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. They include all transfers and assistance, accommodation, tours and meals as per the itinerary and entrance fees. Some itineraries also combine visits to Israel and or Egypt.
  • Tailor Made Holidays: let us tailor make your next holiday to Jordan with a package that includes transfers, accommodation and day tours of your choice.

Popular Tours, Cruises & Packages

Tour
Petra Overnight

Petra Overnight

2 Days | Amman to Amman

5
(3 Reviews)
Tour
Highlights of Israel with Petra

Highlights of Israel with Petra

9 Days | Tel Aviv to Tel Aviv

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
Jordan & Dead Sea

Jordan & Dead Sea

8 Days | Amman to Amman

5
(3 Reviews)
Tour
Jordan & Egypt

Jordan & Egypt

13 Days | Amman to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Jordan & The Bedouins

Jordan & The Bedouins

5 Days | Amman to Amman

5
(3 Reviews)
Tour
Jordan & Wadi Rum

Jordan & Wadi Rum

8 Days | Amman to Amman

5
(3 Reviews)
Tour
Jordan Classics

Jordan Classics

8 Days | Amman to Amman

5
(3 Reviews)

Jordan Tours, Packages & Cruises Selection Tips

Find some of our top tips for choosing the perfect trip for you!

No matter where you come from you are going to need a visa to enter Jordan. Book return airport transfers and accommodation (minimum 2 nights) with Sun Island Tours and get the visa fee waived. Applies only for Australian passport holders. Passport copies must be sent at time of booking.
Despite being located in a region with a history of conflict, Jordan is one of the most tourist-friendly countries in the middle east. Hospitality is a deep-rooted tradition and violent crime is extremely rare.
In order to respect cultural norms, women should wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid wearing anything revealing. As for men, it is important to bear in mind that it isn’t acceptable to walk around topless at any point in time.
Tap water is not drinkable in Jordan. Bottled water is recommended and readily available.
If you’re nervous about travelling to Jordan alone, book yourself onto a small group tour. Aside from being in the safe hands of a local expert guide, you’ll also experience the comfort of “safety in numbers”, as you explore the sights with a bunch of like-minded people.
Even though 90 percent of Jordanians are Muslim, drinking alcohol in moderation is widely accepted. You’ll find beer and wine is often listed on hotel and restaurant menus, and there are even a few bars in popular tourist spots and some of the big cities
If you are planning to visit Jordan during Ramadan, here is what to expect: Muslims fast from dawn to sunset so operating hours of tourist sites, banks, shops and restaurants may change slightly (i.e. open slightly later, and shut earlier). Alcohol is not sold and some places may switch to a special Ramadan menu or buffet. As a sign of respect, you should also try to avoid eating and drinking (even water) or smoking in public during the month of Ramadan.
Depending on your plans, Jordan’s best sights usually require a lot of walking on raw, uneven ground, so bring some good hiking boots, sneakers, or covered walking shoes.

How to Get to Jordan

There is no direct flight from Australia to Jordan, most routes include at least one layover in cities like Bangkok (BKK) or Doha (DOH). Many international carriers fly into Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport (AMM). These carriers are Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Emirates, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, and Singapore Airlines.

You can also enter Jordan from Israel via one of three border crossings that are available. The Allenby/King Hussein bridge border crossing is the most reliable.

Contact our Jordan Experts

Our team bring years of experience, and a true passion for travel.
Meet the team that bring your dream journey to life.

Kerry
Kerry
Senior Reservations Consultant
Karen
Karen
Product Manager
Paul
Paul
General Manager

Reviews for Jordan

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Gordon Guy
Recently went to Jordan and Israel

Review for: Jordan

Recently went to Jordan and Israel. Feedback from our trip: Dakkak Tours was excellent. V safe and seemless transfers. Highly recommended. Corp Amman - very modern facility. Excellent food and staff. Pity about being next to a very busy intersection 7.5/10. Disco night on last night didn’t help. Petra Panorama- slightly outdated and out of town. Food was ok. Great views. Best sleep though as it was very quiet! 6.5/10 Orchid Reef Eilat - excellent, faultless, best breakfast I have ever had anywhere in the world! Just next to a couple of loud bars but they stopped at around 6pm. Not connected to hotel. Real estate there is tight. Hence close proximity. Glad I was outside of town. 8/10 Jerusalem Gate - terrible! Wish I stayed closer to old city. Very budget, not 4 star by a Mile. Maybe 2.5. Traffic very bad as next to a very large junction and vehicles honked all night. 2/10. No redeeming factors except free parking. Rooms very dirty. Had to move. Wish I read the reviews..... Vital Hotel Tel Aviv - brilliant, sad only one night. Wish I stayed closer to the beach as hotel situated next to a hospital for visiting relatives. 9/10. All in, great trip. More in depth reviews are on Trip Advisor.
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Amy Cant
Fantastic Trip

Review for: From Pharaohs to Prophets

Took a trip with Sun Island to Egypt, Jordan and Israel last year. Had a fantastic experience and loved every moment of it. Was set to go on another trip in 2020, but borders closed. Hopefully can travel to Europe in 2022 with them.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Fingers crossed we will all be able to travel in 2022!
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Elaine Wilson
best tour we've ever Done!!!

Review for: From Pharaohs to Prophets

best tour we've ever Done!!! ( and I'm a travel agent ????????). definately looking to use them again when we travel next year to Spain Portugal and Morroco !!!
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Thanks Elaine Wilson! Make sure you let us know when you are ready to book Spain, Portugal & Morocco. No need to worry about tour dates, as we have weekly guaranteed departures ????