WEATHER IN JORDAN

For a small country, Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates. Temperatures are largely dependent on altitude; Amman and the north tend to be cooler.

  • - Spring (March-June) and autumn (mid-September - late November) bring pleasant temperatures and greenery. April is probably the best month, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom.
  • - Summer (July-September) can be stiflingly hot, particularly in Wadi Rum and at the Dead Sea.
  • - Winter (December-February) can be chilly and even cold, especially in the desert although Aqaba and the Dead Sea remain balmy with temperatures of around 20c in January.
  • - Average daytime maximum temperatures in Amman range from 12.6°C in January to 32.5°C in August.
  • - Any time of the year is a perfect time to visit Jordan.

 

RAMADAN IN JORDAN

Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Muslim calendar which in 2018 will be:

15th May 2018 to 14th June 2018

Adherents must fast and not drink during daylight hours. Visitors are welcome during this time and are not expected to follow suit, however, opening hours can become erratic.

 

ECO-TOURISM SITES IN JORDAN

Jordan is full of colourful and lively destinations that are ideal for ecotourism from the Mujib Reserve on the shores of the Dead Sea in the west – with its water filled gorge & spectacular waterfalls; to the Azraq Wetland Reserve in the eastern desert which is home to migratory birds; to the Dana Biosphere Reserve in south-central Jordan where you can walk through four distinct ecological areas.

The reserves are open all year round but many of the major trails in some of the reserves are only open at specified times (mainly during the summer months). If you wish to walk these trails please note their 2017 opening dates.

Dana Biosphere Reserve - Opening date: 15th March 2017 Closing date: 31st October 2017

Mujib Biosphere Reserve (These trails are only for people over 18 years of age)

Water Trails (Siq & Canyon) - Opening date: 1st April 2017 Closing date: 31st October 2017

Dry Trail (Ibex) – guided only - Opening date: 31st Oct 2017 Closing date: 30th April 2017

Azraq Wetland Reserve - Open all year but the main time to see migrating birds is Mar/Apr & Oct/Nov

Shumari Reserve - Open all year round

Many trails are guided only so if you are interested please ask for details.

(Dates subject to change so please check prior to arrival)

 

PETRA BY NIGHT

Visiting Petra during the daylight is spectacular but to experience it at night by the light of nearly 2,000 candles is an experience not to miss! Walk the candle-lit path through the Siq to the Treasury (El Khazneh) and listen to the haunting Bedouin music.

The ‘Petra by Night’ tour begins at the Petra Visitor’s centre at 8.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only.