A country where there are canyons, deserts, alien landscapes, ancient cities and civilizations, a fantastic beach with a teeming reef, historic sites and the lowest place on Earth? Yes, Its Jordan!
For one it’s the weather. It’s just the beginning of summer, most of your activities have started especially canyoning in the Wadi Al Mujib, the crowds are yet to arrive and therefore the prices are more affordable and availability is not an issue.
Because Jordan has a beautiful desert region April is a very good time to go as its not too hot nor too cold. Activities like desert safaris, horse and camel back rides, hot air balloon and village visits in Petra and Wadi Rum are best enjoyed in this weather. It is also a good time for scuba diving in the Red Sea from the town of Aqaba and even though March April is plankton bloom time the visibility is almost 15 mts and the divesites are far less crowded compared to Egypt.
Hiking trails and cycling trails in the Dana Bioshpere Reserve are also popular in April as are the spa hotels of the Dead Sea region. With so many diverse geographic areas and varied experiences many tend to skip the capital city of Amman.
Average temperatures in northern Amman are about 21°C and as you travel south towards the coast they increase to a maximum of 28°C in Amman. Its Springtime and wildflowers are in bloom, rains have just passed so everything is lush and green (except the desert, duh!) and the water levels in the wadis are perfect for canyoning. Wintewrs can get very cold and summer extremely hot, so this is a popular time to travel and booking in advance is advised.