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6 reasons why Jordan is a perfect family holiday destination

1. One stop hop. A short 5-hour flight will transport you into another world as you set foot in Jordan. Home to a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, the lowest point of earth and impressive year-round temperatures, it’s a great family holiday destination for an Easter or half term getaway. Jet-lag excluded.
 

Petra


2. Follow Indiana Jones’ footsteps and discover the incredible lost city of Petra. Families will cross Wadi Rum, Lawrence of Arabia style, before reaching the narrow Siq that leads to a glimpse of the infamous treasury.  Although it’s about an hour walk onwards to reach the Monastery, kids will be fascinated watching the donkeys and local people making their daily ascent upwards. Just make sure you watch out for the pushy donkeys!

3. Camp Bedouin style in Wadi Rum. Camping is a great family activity, but switch soggy sleeping bags, slugs as sleeping buddies and thermal pyjamas for shooting stars, the sandstone desert and the friendliest of hosts. Camp out under the Milky Way in a Bedouin style tent surrounded by impressive sand dunes and mountains, but sleeping inside the tent is not mandatory: the stars are much brighter outside.
 

Camping
4. The Seas. The shallow warm waters of the Red Sea are home to a series of beautiful coral reefs that even the Great Barrier Reef can’t compare to. Kids will love snorkelling over the colourful reefs and seeing how many Nemos and other friendly fish they can spot.
How many of your kids have tried relentlessly to float on top of the swimming pool and scare their brothers and sisters? Well The Dead Sea is something else: as it’s the lowest place on earth, 400 metres below sea level, you’ll be able to float effortlessly on top of the water. No floats needed.

Snorkelling

5. Play gladiators. Not only will your kids enjoy playing gladiators in the historical town of Jerash, they’ll even learn a little something too. A fine example of Roman inhabitants, Jerash is home to some extraordinary complete ruins including a hippodrome and two theatres, still with numbered seats. Kids can enjoy exploring the ruins gladiator-style and walking in the footsteps of Roman soldiers.
 
6. Make friends for life with friendly locals. The local people in Jordan are known for their friendliness and incredible hospitality and there’s one way to get to know the real Jordanians: families will enjoy learning new games with local children, including the traditional ‘5 stones’ and you’ll be surprised how much the local children want to teach you!

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Explore our Jordan Family Holiday.

 

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From £1,125pp exc flights
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(average rating, based on 9 reviews)
Trip type: 
Cultural
Adventure level: 
3. Moderate
Max group size: 
16
Minimum age: 
5

Jordan Family Holiday

Jordan, Middle East | 8 days
Trip code: 
ERFJ
Families only
Jordan family holidays
Our family holiday allows you to experience the best of Jordan – explore Petra, discover Wadi Rum on 4WD and relax in the Dead Sea!

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