There are several things to keep in mind when going to Jordan. Firstly, the weather is a key, the best time to visit Jordan is during the spring and fall. From April to May and from September to November the temperatures are pleasant and you can visit the whole country without fear of melting in its deserts. The summer in the desert of Wadi Rum and in Petra is very hot, and as you are going to walk a lot in these destinations, it is better to be cautious.
Jordan has a great and growing road network, so renting a car can be a wise choice to visit the country. We recommend you to do so when you arrive at the Airport of Amman Queen Alia where you will find varied rental offers.
The flight from Amman, where the international airport is located and a perfect starting point for exploring the north of the country, to Aqaba, the main urban centre of the south, lasts 45 minutes. By car, it is a 3 hours trip that allows you to get to know different parts of the country.
Although Amman, the capital of the country, does not preserve much of the heritage of the civilizations that conquered and dominated these lands, in the old part there remain vestiges of the old Greek Philadelphian. We can also find buildings of Roman times, such as the theatre (next to which there is an interesting archaeological museum), the forum and the temple of Hercules.
From Amman you can visit with your car places like Jerash, Ajlun, Umm Quays, Pella, Mádaba, Mount Nebo and the Desert Castles. The great advantage is that all these places can be seen in one day and return to the comfort of your hotel in Amman.
Three hours southwards from Amman is the famous city of Petra. It is the most recognized tourist attraction of Jordan, one of the wonders of the ancient world and a place that you can not miss on your trip. You have to visit it at least once in a lifetime. Two thousand years ago Petra was a flourishing trade centre between Asia and the Mediterranean. It became a city lost for centuries until the Swiss adventurer Burckhardt put it back on the map at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Arriving in Petra is remarkable for its prodigious architecture, hundreds of square metres of buildings carved into the rock make this city a unique and surprising environment.
Another place you can not miss is the Dead Sea, located 400 metres below sea level, being the lowest place on the planet. The civilizations that have populated these lands have always considered that the Dead Sea has therapeutic properties. At present there is a great offer of thermal tourism facilities.