Family Holidays in Jordan

Jordan emerges as a spectacular choice for a family holiday. Within its borders, you can delve into a vibrant culture, indulge in Arab hospitality and cuisine, uncover the secrets of ancient ruins, marvel at stunning views and even embark on a snorkelling adventure in the Red Sea.

Explore the awe-inspiring Lost City of Petra, a UNESCO-listed Wonder of the World; experience sleeping under the desert stars in Wadi Rum at a traditional Bedouin camp; discover the historical ruins of Jerash; enjoy snorkelling in the Red Sea's warm waters and try out floating in the mineral rich Dead Sea. With its unique blend of ancient wonders, diverse landscapes and warm hospitality, Jordan is a perfect setting for a family adventure.

Five places you must visit on your family holiday in Jordan

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum, known for its extraordinarily photogenic desert with red sands and vertical rock outcrops, has a surreal 'other-worldly' quality. Not only has it attracted numerous filmmakers, it was also home to T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, who made it his base during the Arab Revolt. Explore this enchanting desert in 4x4 vehicles, climb up and tumble down the dunes or opt for a memorable camel ride on your ultimate family holiday desert adventure in Jordan.

The Red Sea

For underwater enthusiasts, the Red Sea is a snorkeller’s paradise and a key destination for any family holiday in Jordan. Its crystal-clear waters are perfect for exploring the vibrant marine life and coral reefs. If you don't fancy snorkelling, consider taking a glass-bottomed boat cruise to get a look at the diverse underwater world. With over 2,100 species of fish and unique marine creatures like spinner dolphins, dugongs, turtles, mantas and sharks, the Red Sea offers an unforgettable aquatic experience.

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth at 400m below sea level. It is renowned for its rich salt and mineral content which makes it almost impossible to sink and allows swimmers to effortlessly float on its buoyant surface. Whether you're gliding effortlessly on your back and enjoying the picturesque views of the surrounding desert or indulging in the fun of covering yourself in the famous Dead Sea mud, this extraordinary swimming experience is a must try when embarking on a family holiday in Jordan.


Petra, the ancient city carved into red sandstone cliffs by the Nabataean people around 600 BC, is a must visit historical wonder on your family holiday in Jordan. Its sprawling ruins can take a full day to explore, revealing incredibly well preserved facades, eroded structures and ingenious irrigation systems that once supported life for thousands of inhabitants in the desert. An optional visit to 'Petra Kitchen' offers a chance to learn and savour typical Jordanian cuisine.


On your family holiday in Jordan, be sure to visit Jerash where you'll step back in time to the Roman era as you wander through one of the best preserved walled Roman cities in the world. This ancient city thrived until the devastating Galilee earthquake in 748 AD. Stroll along colonnaded streets, marvel at the remains of beautiful mosaic flooring and visit sprawling amphitheatres still complete with numbered seats. Jerash's well-preserved streets and buildings provide a vivid glimpse into life in this ancient city thousands of years ago.






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