Best time to visit Jordan

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Best time of year to visit Jordan

Due to a toasty weather, spring and autumn is the best time to visit the Jordan. These periods are not too hot for trail hiking, visiting Petra and enjoying the Dead Sea. As a drawback, you will have a desert wind regularly blowing from March through June. If you want to learn more about Muslim traditions, plan to arrive during Ramadan.
Summer can be comfortable on elevations with cooler breezes but is a bit suffering in Aqaba due to the unbearable hot wind. You can taste nutritious camel milk and stodge watermelons. October can welcome you with rains, but otherwise the weather is pretty pleasant. Sharp and short showers fall mostly in the winter which can be unexpectedly cold.

4 THINGS TO DO IN JORDAN (MAY 14 - MAY 23)

Desert Wind or Khamseen

Desert Wind or Khamseen

May–June • activity

Fancy a sand storm experience? Check out khamseen as dust and grit whirl about the boiling desert with no sky overhead!

Qatayef

Qatayef

April 23–May 23, 2020 • food

Fasting during Ramadan is not so bad with yummy cheese and nut cake topped with honey syrup

Citadel Nights

Citadel Nights

April 23–May 23, 2020 • event

With Citadel Nights' colourful entertainment the fasting month of Ramadan might just become a high season for tourists

Eid al-Fitr or the End of Ramadan

Eid al-Fitr or the End of Ramadan

May 22–25, 2020 • event

This festival offers a good occasion to witness fervent Muslim prayer, sample a variety of lamb dishes, and even receive gifts

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Ancient City of Petra

Ancient City of Petra

March–June | September–December • activity

Sanctuary carved in stone is Jordan's most precious miracle

King's Highway

King's Highway

April–June | September–November • activity

A scenic road trip from the capital to the Red Sea features mosaic Madaba, the ruins of Shobak Castle, and the ancient Petra

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

March–May | September–November  • activity

Where else on Earth can you "sit" on water merely to read a magazine?

Jordan Trail

Jordan Trail

March–May | September–November • activity

Walking is the cheapest way to enjoy Jordan and explore the most of its countless beautiful sites

Winter Solstice in Petra

Winter Solstice in Petra

December 21–December 23 • nature

As the sun rolls down the sky a miracle occurs in the Hidden City revealing the most sacred sites

Canyoning

Canyoning

May–June | September–November • activity

Gracious nature does not leave desert land without an oasis; in Jordan, this is the Wadi Mujib canyon

Camel Safari

Camel Safari

March–May | September–November • activity

Cross the desert like a true Bedouin, atop a camel

Wadi Rum Desert in Bloom

Wadi Rum Desert in Bloom

April–May • nature

The sight of fragile wildflowers thriving in the desert-scape of Wadi Rum could melt a stone heart

Falconry Experience

Falconry Experience

mid-September–late November • activity

Hunting for falcons is not an easy task, yet Bedouins have been doing it for ages and are eager to pass on their skills

Camel Races

Camel Races

March–April | September–November (different dates) • event

Camels and racing? Incompatible you say? Not at all! The Wadi Rum desert hosts stunning races

Ramadan

Ramadan

May 05–June 04, 2019 • event

When in Rome, do as the Romans do; and when in Jordan, do as the Jordanians do

Amman Marathon

Amman Marathon

October 11, 2019 • event

Marathoners can benefit from traffic-free downtown streets and enjoy amazing Roman ruins at sunrise

Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride

March–May | September–November • activity

A donkey trip across the ancient city of Petra is one of the most exotic experiences available in Jordan

Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane Juice

June–August • food

Most who try this beverage say it has the perfect amount of sweetness

Figs

Figs

July–September • food

If all goes well figs are soft and sweet, but harvest is painstaking – one wrong move and the fruit is wasted

Sand Riding or Desert Safari

Sand Riding or Desert Safari

March–May | September–November • activity

Among the many ways to enjoy the deserts of Jordan, sand buggy, jeep, and quad bike trips might just be the most thrilling​

Cycling

Cycling

March–May | September–November • activity

Jordan's cycling trails through ancient cities and stunning desert landscapes have no equal

Aqaba Diving

Aqaba Diving

May–June | September–October • activity

Colourful underwater critters roaming among coral gardens and shipwrecks ensure a mesmerizing diving adventure

Arak

Arak

all year round (excluding the Holy Month of Ramadan) • food

Anyone hoping to easily find Arak or other spirits during Ramadan is in for quite a quest!

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

March–May | September–November • activity

Though camels and donkeys are more authentic, the most convenient way to explore Jordan is still an Arabic horse

Black Iris

Black Iris

March–May | mid-October–November • nature

Have you ever seen a totally black flower? If not, be ready to see the elegant beauty on desert roadsides in Jordan

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

mid-October–mid-November • nature

Picking olives by hand together with local farmers is an authentic Jordanian experience!

Eid-al-Adha

Eid-al-Adha

August 12–15, 2019 • event

Islamic Jordan celebrates the feast of utmost importance with the sacrifice of numerous livestock

Hakaya Festival

Hakaya Festival

September 07–13, 2018 • event

Did you know that storytelling is considered a traditional form of art in Jordan? This entire festival is devoted to it!

Independence Day or Eid al-Istiklaal

Independence Day or Eid al-Istiklaal

May 25 • event

Parades and other traditional performances showcase Jordanians' patriotic spirit and introduce the local culture

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–May | September–November • nature

In Aqaba you can combine swimming and sunbat​hing with diving, waterskiing, fishing, and sightseeing

Cactus Pear

Cactus Pear

April–August • food

This delicious spicy fruit makes for great fresh juice, jams, smoothies, alcoholic drinks, and even medicine and hair styling gel

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

March–May | September–November  • nature

Observe birds during their migration and enjoy stunning landscapes at the same time

Cruising

Cruising

March–May | September–November • activity

Seeing the sunset from a boat as the warm colours spread across the endless sky and sea is truly unforgettable!

Camel Milk

Camel Milk

April–October  • food

This precious drink is rich in fat and protein and may even heal your body – on condition of a special diet for the camels

Mansaf

Mansaf

July 07, 2016 | September 13, 2016 | May 25 • food

Bedouins encircle a huge tray of Jordanian Mansaf and eat the lamb in yogurt with their right hands

Dates Season

Dates Season

late July–early September • food

The Jordan plains produce tons of date delight—Barhi and Medjool dates are popular throughout the world

Al-rashoof

Al-rashoof

December–February • food

This Bedouin specialty is composed of flour, lentils, and yogurt

Waterskiing, Para​sa​iling, and Jet-Skiing

Waterskiing, Para​sa​iling, and Jet-Skiing

March–May | September–November • activity

A beach holiday at the Red Sea is not limited to swimming and sunbathing—try waterskiing, jet-skiing​ or parasailing too!

Fishing

Fishing

May–September • activity

Private charters provide all the necessary equipment ensuring a delightful deep-sea fishing trip

New Jordanian Wine

New Jordanian Wine

late September–October • food

Although local grape varieties were lost, Jordanian winemakers found another way and created delicious "Jordan River"

Watermelon

Watermelon

April–October • food

Lush watermelons grown in the Jordan Valley are a delicious remedy for the boiling summer sun!

Christian Pilgrimage

Christian Pilgrimage

mid-November | late December • event

Twice a year, the Holy Land of Jordan opens its numerous sacred sites to the pilgrims from all over the world

Sand Golf

Sand Golf

March–May | September–November • activity

Sand golf courses are no joke. This is the reality of Jordan's deserts—​here golf is played on green mats