Sherpa Everest

I would like to say that I was thoroughly impressed with your operations in Nepal. Everything ran wonderfully smoothly. Ramesh, our leader, was particulary brilliant. He was unimposing and unobtrusive, but knew everything that was going on: from what each of ate each morning to how we all were coping with the trek. When I retun to the Himalaya I will not hesitate in travelling with World Expeditions and I will hope to travel with Ramesh again.

Saitong Man | Cambridge
 

Jordan

Jordan

Take an adventure holiday in Jordan with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

The Middle East kingdom of Jordan is bordered on the west by Israel and the Dead Sea, on the north by Syria, on the east by Iraq, and on the south by Saudi Arabia. It is comparable in size to Indiana. Arid hills and mountains make up most of the country. The southern section of the Jordan River flows through the country.

In the north you'll find pine forests.  These give way to cultivated lands in the Jordan Valley, where cedar, olive and eucalyptus grow. Towards the Dead Sea in the south there is very little vegetation due to the dominant mud and salt flats.


Featured Adventures

Jordan Dana Trek to Petra and Wadi Rum

Trek off the beaten track to Petra and explore the magnificent Wadi Rum
11 days |

Jordan Explorer

A journey uncovering the extraordinary history and geographical delights of Jordan including Petra, Jerash, Kerak, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and the desert castles.
8 days |

Jordan Highlights

Discover ruins, the desert, symbolic sites and the best hospitality Jordan has to offer
13 days |
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The Weather in Jordan

The major characteristic of the climate is the contrast between a relatively rainy season from November to April and very dry weather for the rest of the year. With hot, dry, uniform summers and cool, variable winters during which practically all of the precipitation occurs, the country has a Mediterranean-style climate.

Most of the East Bank receives less than twelve centimeters of rain a year and may be classified as a dry desert or steppe region.

The country's long summer reaches a peak during August. January is usually the coolest month. The fairly wide ranges of temperature during a twenty-four-hour period are greatest during the summer months and have a tendency to increase with higher elevation and distance from the Mediterranean seacoast. Daytime temperatures during the summer months frequently exceed 36°C and average about 32°C. In contrast, the winter months--November to April--bring moderately cool and sometimes cold weather, averaging about 13°C. Except in the rift depression, frost is fairly common during the winter, and it occasionally snows in Amman.

For a month or so before and after the summer dry season, hot, dry air from the desert, drawn by low pressure, produces strong winds from the south or southeast that sometimes reach gale force. Known in the Middle East by various names, including the khamsin, this dry, sirocco-style wind is usually accompanied by great dust clouds. Its onset is heralded by a hazy sky, a falling barometer, and a drop in relative humidity to about 10 percent. Within a few hours there may be a 10°C to 15°C rise in temperature. These windstorms ordinarily last a day or so, cause much discomfort, and destroy crops by desiccating them.

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