Jordan Flights:

Flights to Jordan

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Jordan is an Arab country situated in the Middle East and is rich in history and cultures having long been a prized target for many civilisations through the ages. This has left a great many opportunities for visitors to experience these cultures.

Most flights into Jordan land at the country’s capital, Amman. From South Africa you have a very good choice of airlines for your flight, most with one stop though some with two. Airlines with flights from Johannesburg include Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, South African Airways, Iberia, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, travelling via such cities as Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul or London.

There are also flights to Jordan from Cape Town with several airlines, these include for example South African Airways and Emirates who have just one stop, or Egyptair who fly first via Johannesburg.

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The Tourist Attractions in The Jordan:


As well as making a good base for exploring much of Jordan, Amman also has its fair share of interesting attractions as well. There are several Roman structures here including the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Herakles and a Nymphaeum. Other historical attractions include the Citadel where you’ll also find the National Archaeological Museum which include amongst other things, fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Although there is history here, Amman is fast becoming a modern and cosmopolitan city with the construction of many high class hotels, shopping malls and fine restaurants.


Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction is the ancient Nabataean city of Petra. The undeniable highlight of this hugely impressive and spectacular city is the Treasury – a huge building carved out of the sandstone cliff.

The city has been here since the 6th century BC and was inhabited for hundreds of years before parts were destroyed by an earthquake and the city was eventually abandoned. However, it was rediscovered by the West in the 1800’s, and by 1985 it had been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. In 2007 it received another honour as it was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.


The second most popular attraction in Jordan is an ancient city also. Jerash is famous for its extensive Roman ruins and is situated within easy reach of the capital, Amman. At Jerash you’ll find a fine assortment or Roman structures including the Temple of Artemis, Hadrian’s Arch, the Hippodrome, the Oval Plaza and the Nymphaeum as well as the Jerash Archaeological Museum.

The Dead Sea

After the ruined cities of Jordan, the Dead Sea is another popular destination. This is the lowest point in the whole world at 394.6 metres (1269 feet) below sea level. Swimming in the Dead Sea is popular in itself for the experience – because the Dead Sea is so salty you float much more easily than you would in fresh water! There are also a number of other things to see and do in the Dead Sea area of Jordan, such as Mount Nebo, plus the nearby town of Madaba which is famous for its mosaics, including a mosaic map of Palestine.

When Should You Visit?:

Much of Jordan is desert and hence the climate is characteristically desert-like. This means dry and hot summers and relatively cold winters in comparison. The average summer temperature is in the mid 30’s C (mid 90’s F), though this does vary across the country – in the Dead Sea region for example, summers can push up into the 40’s C and Spring is usually in the 30’s C!

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