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  • What to pack

    For cool seasons (Sep-Nov, Mar-May):

    1. A light jacket and scarf
    2. Comfortable walking shoes
    3. Moisturiser and lip balm

    For warm season (Jun-Aug):

    1. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    2. Comfortable walking shoes

    For cold season (Dec-Feb):

    1. A warm jacket and scarf
    2. Covered walking shoes and winter boots
    3. Moisturiser and lip balm
  • Our Hotels

  • Petra, The Lost City

    Take the kids on a journey through time to imagine what life in the region was like 2,000 years ago! Carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, Petra was once a thriving trading center and now, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city by foot, take a horse-drawn carriage, or ride a camel or mule for the full experience. Fun fact: Many scenes from the Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed here!

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  • The Citadel

    The Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman, Jebel Al Qala’a, and is home to the striking Roman Temple of Hercules and Ummayad Palace. From this vantage point, enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful city. Let the kids run around an authentic Roman amphitheatre, or stroll around the authentic Jordanian market stalls fringing the area.

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  • Dead Sea Museum

    Fill the kids with wonder at the Dead Sea Museum, which offers an in-depth look into the geology, history and environment of the Dead Sea. Enjoy splendid panoramic views over the Dead Sea, especially at sunset. And if you’re lucky, you can catch musicians playing traditional music at the museum’s outdoor café.

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  • Aqaba

    Take a day trip out to Aqaba, the only coastal city in Jordan, and stroll along its scenic waterfront. Bring the kids exploring through the city’s many dive shops and bustling restaurants, which offer a taste of old Arabia. At the heart of the city is the souq, a traditional Arab marketplace, where you can get lost among the handicraft stores and old cafes.

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  • Kerak Castle

    This stronghold is one of the largest Crusader castles ever built. Throughout the castle, boards give detailed descriptions of its fascinating history. The Kerak Archeological Museum is also located in the newly renovated lower court of the castle, containing displays and artifacts spanning thousands of years, from prehistoric times all the way to the more recent Islamic period.

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  • Float in the Dead Sea

    When you’re in the region, floating in the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth - is an unforgettable must-do. Recreate iconic photos, with the kids reading while floating on their backs. Or, bathe in the therapeutic black mud, which is said to have many health benefits. Tip: the Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea is one of the best places to get direct beach access.

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  • Hammamat Ma’in Hot Springs

    Take advantage of another nearby wonder, Hammamat Ma’in (Ma’in Hot Springs), located between Madaba and the Dead Sea and 264 metres below sea level in one of the most breath-taking desert oases in the world. Take a dip under a waterfall in one of the many child-friendly spas there.

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  • Children’s Museum

    After exploring Jordan’s many ancient ruins, let the kids go wild at the modern Children’s Museum in Amman. This year-round space is a kid’s paradise, with its own outdoor play area, art studio, library, and even a ‘tinker lab’ - where kids can create their very own inventions!

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  • Wadi Rum

    Take a day trip out to the famous Wadi Rum, a scenic 4-hour drive from the Dead Sea area, for an authentic Bedouin experience. Tour the desert in an open-top 4WD, or on the back of a camel, followed by dinner around a campfire in a Bedouin tent. Ask your friendly Holiday Inn concierge for recommendations on the best tours to take!

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  • Rainbow Street

    The quaint Rainbow Street is a traditional street in the heart of Amman, lined with restaurants, cafés and small shops. Explore the street by foot to discover 1920s-era villas of pale limestone and pointed arches, or the Souk Jara street market of crafts and food, which opens on Fridays in the summer.

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  • Hashem Restaurant

    Every diplomat, celebrity, and Royal family member that has passed through Amman will make a stop at the famous Hashem Restaurant. Most of the seating is open-air and there is no menu, but be sure to order their legendary falafel and hummus. Soak in the hustle and bustle of Amman, and experience the best of local Jordanian hospitality.

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  • Al Osrah Restaurant

    To introduce the kids to a taste of authentic Jordanian comfort food, try the popular breakfast offered by Al Usra, a no-frills, local restaurant serving Mediterranean classics like hummus, falafel, and pita.

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  • Salaheddin Bakery

    Known for baking the best kaek (sesame buns) in all of Amman, Salaheddin Bakery is one of the oldest and most popular bakeries in the city. You can spot it from the iconic blue sign, and the constant crowd of people standing outside. After ordering your kaek, let the kids have fun by customizing their own sandwich! Slice open the loaf, and add in the ingredients available, such as baked eggs, cheese, and chili sauce.

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  • Habibah

    This legendary confectionery in Amman is one of the city’s top options for Middle Eastern sweets and pastries. Try some of the region’s most famous desserts here, including their signature Kanafeh, a cheese pastry topped with syrup, and Baklava, a classic dessert made with layered dough. These are sold in boxes as well, and make great souvenirs of your visit.

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  • Rovers Return

    Kids who are fussier eaters will love Rovers Return, a cosy British restaurant serving wholesome fan favourites such as fish and chips, buffalo wings, and good old burgers. The restaurant also boasts great sea views, and word on the street is that the seafood platter is a must-try for families!

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  • Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

    Enjoy contemporary comfort at the Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, featuring a sun-drenched private beach right by the Dead Sea. Kids will love the three heated pools linking the Dead Sea with the hotel, and the magical infinity pool offering stunning views of the area. Kids aged 12 and under also eat free from our Kids Menu at any time of the day at the hotel’s on-site restaurants!

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