Seasons: Jordan can be toured all year round but July and August can be extremely hot while in January and February there is snow in the mountains. The Spring and Autumn months are comfortable.
Flights: to Amman on Royal Jordanian
Highlights: The Citadel in Amman, Roman Jerash, Madaba mosaics, Showbak Crusader Castle... and Petra
Politics and religion: Like Switzerland, Jordan is regarded as a neutral country and certainly takes a firm stance of being regional peace-makers. The population is mostly Sunni Muslim with a small Christian minority. Despite being the birthplace of so much religious history, the country advocates religious freedom. All the same, modest dress is recommended.
Operators: Contact the Jordan Tourism Board in your home country; in the UK, Dive Worldwide; in Aqaba, Above and Below