Discover the wonders of the Middle East when you experience Jordan with Millis Potter. Enjoy insider experiences, stunning desert scenery, unique cultural interactions, and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our luxury Jordan holidays.
Embark upon a walking tour of old Amman to see the ancient ruins of the Temple of Hercules and the massive Roman theatre. Delve into the 2,000-year-old Hippodrome of Jerash, and hear stories of racing chariots and gladiator duels. On the King’s Highway, stop to see the stunning mosaics in Madaba and visit the imposing crusader castle at Kerak.
See a bit of Jordan’s wild side on a scenic walk through the Dana Nature Reserve. Trek past nomadic Bedouin camps on your way to the incredible Feynan Eco-Lodge.
Get a taste for the desert — Lawrence of Arabia style — in Wadi Rum. Here you can ride a camel through ancient valleys and beneath towering weathered sandstone mountains. Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of the Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve, often called Jordan’s Grand Canyon. Conclude your tour on the Dead Sea. At the lowest point on Earth, marvel at the pale, blue waters and take a dip in the world’s saltiest sea. Finish the day looking out at the stunning sunset over the West Bank.
The highlight of your time in Jordan may well be the Lost City of Petra. Spend the day, exploring the red sandstone city, built 2,000 years ago by nomadic Bedouins. From the narrow, winding passageway of the Siq and the great Treasury to the hilltop Monastery, discoveries await you at every turn.
Wherever you travel in Jordan, we’ll be right there with you. Most importantly, your journey is authentic, innovative, and utterly unforgettable. We offer expert private guides and drivers to bring this magical country to life. Above all, our suggested itineraries are fully customisable. We love to craft journeys totally around your interests. As a result, you will experience Jordan as it should be seen.
This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.
This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.
Nothing quite prepares you for the sensation of floating on the buoyant, salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea. For centuries, the Dead Sea has attracted travellers who revel in the healing properties of the high oxygen levels, being 360 metres below sea level and the mineral-rich mud used in the spa treatments.
The Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest nature reserve and is one of the best trekking area in Jordan. The elevation drops from about 1,500 metres (4,900ft) on the Qadisiyah plateau to the low-lying desert area of Wadi Araba.
Aqaba is Jordan’s premier beach resort, and is located in southern Jordan on the Red Sea. Aqaba is ideal for a final few nights on the beach, and unlike the Dead Sea is is preferred if you like water-sports, diving or snorkelling.
The desert of Wadi Rum has some of the most wonderful scenery in Jordan - and the views just go on and on. Located between Petra and the southern beaches of Aqaba, you can visit Wadi Rum as a short afternoon visit from Petra, or even better spend a night in one of the excellent desert camps.
The ‘rose-red’ city of Petra is one of the world’s most impressive archeological sites, and a visit to Jordan usually revolves around your visit here. Petra was the capital of the ancient Nabataeans, who controlled the east-west trade before the coming of the Romans.
Amman is the capital of Jordan and is the perfect place to explore northern Jordan including the sites of Jerash, Umm Qais and the Desert Castles.
Most importantly, our luxury Jordan holidays are fully customisable and conducted privately. For example, you can arrive and depart on any day you choose. We can arrange flights, or allow you to do these directly, or through air-miles.
We always start with a blank sheet of paper when designing your holiday. Above all, the best way to start is by calling us for a quick conversation about how we can make your trip to Jordan exceptionally special. For instance, let us know what you want to see in Jordan and your particular interests, maybe where you have enjoyed travelling to in the past. As a result, we can then craft an itinerary that totally fits around you.
Furthermore, we can arrange small group travel to Jordan. As a result, if you get together a personal group, the per person prices tend to drop drastically.
Our Tours in Jordan:
- Classic Jordan
- Family Holiday in Jordan
- Walking Holiday in Jordan
- Slow Jordan
- Grand Tour of Jordan
- Jordan & Jerusalem
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Visiting Jordan in January
The winter months in Jordan are very cold. Firstly, Amman and Petra quite often get snowfall and temperatures don't rise much beyond freezing. However, temperatures around Aqaba and the Dead Sea are warmer, but not usually sunbathing weather.
Visiting Jordan in February
It's still very cold in Jordan in February. As a result, we suggest trying to push your travel plans towards the end of the month.
Visiting Jordan in March
March is when Jordan emerges from the winter cold. However, much of the winter rain has passed. The sites are usually much quieter, and as a result, March a good time to explore Jordan. It is, however, still very cold in the desert, especially at night.
Visiting Jordan in April
Wildflowers coat the valleys and hillsides from April. Most importantly, temperatures have risen to make Jordan a perfect destination to visit in April.
Visiting Jordan in May
May is another perfect month to visit Jordan. Furthermore, the temperatures aren't too hot. In addition, the country is lush and green after the winter rainfall.
Visiting Jordan in June
It's starting to get hot in Jordan in June. Firstly, Amman and Petra recording temperatures of 30ºC (86ºF). As a result, this means a day walking around the site of Petra is getting pretty uncomfortable. However, it is possible if you take a hat and lots of water. In addition, we would also suggest air-conditioning in Wadi Rum.
Visiting Jordan in July
July is not a good time to consider a luxury Jordan holiday. The weather in Amman is getting well into the 30's. However, the heat is a dry rather than humid heat.
Visiting Jordan in August
Another month when we would not really consider travelling to Jordan, given the heat.
Visiting Jordan in September
September is a changeover month. Firstly, the temperatures are coming down a little. These are about 30ºC in the day in Amman and Petra, therefore bring a good hat and some water. This means you can comfortably walk around the sites. Therefore, September is certainly possible for a holiday to Jordan.
Visiting Jordan in October
October is a perfect month to visit Jordan. The temperatures in Amman and Petra are about 27-28ºC in the day. This makes it a lovely temperature to explore the sites.
Visiting Jordan in November
November is another perfect month to visit Jordan. It is a little better than early October if you like to have better temperatures to explore magical places like Petra or Jerash. We probably suggest visiting at the start of November, making for a better Jordan luxury holiday experience.
Visiting Jordan in December
December is the start of the winter season in Jordan. It is starting to get cold and snow can be falling in the country. Temperatures in Amman and Petra are on average 14ºC - 15ºC in the day, and lower at night. Temperatures on the Dead Sea are a more pleasant 20ºC. This means you can base yourself there and take day trips to Petra or Amman.
The best time for a holiday to Jordan is in the Spring and Autumn, when temperatures are in their high 20°Cs. The weather is not too warm for seeing the remarkable sites such as Jerash or Petra, where you are out in the sun for most of the day. You can easily enjoy the various hikes around the nature reserves such as Dana Biosphere Reserve.
The summer is not a good time to visit Jordan, with temperatures rising into the 40s. It is a dry heat, so some people consider it, given you have the main sites to yourself without any other tourists.
The winter months, from early December to the end of February is cold, very cold. Jordan usually sees snow, and it is the wettest months statistically. This means we usually advise pushing making your plans for a holiday to Jordan in March, April, May, October or November.