Jordan: A safe haven in a region of conflict, Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries with its World Heritage sites, friendly towns and inspiring desert landscapes. Jordan has a tradition of welcoming visitors: camel caravans plied the legendary King’s Highway transporting frankincense in exchange for spices and Nabataean tradesmen, Roman legionnaires, Muslim armies and zealous Crusaders all passed through the land, leaving behind impressive monuments. These monuments, including Roman amphitheatres, crusader castles and Christian mosaics, have fascinated subsequent travellers in search of antiquity and the origins of faith. The tradition of hospitality to visitors remains to this day.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the Jordanian consulate website: www.jorconsulate.com/newen/
Transportation: Figuring out how to get around is one of your biggest pre-trip decisions. Get our holiday expert best advice on deciding between your options.Based on your trip itinerary, our experts will help you choose wisely. You'll also find a wealth of practical travel tips.
Money: Use your money wisely. Know the best time to use cash or card — and how to avoid unnecessary fees either way — as well as tipping etiquette.
Phones and Technology: Phones and other smart devices can be huge time-savers...or expensive distractions. Get our tips for making the best use of technology during your trip, and for calling home with or without your own phone.
Packing Light: On your trip you'll meet two kinds of travelers: those who pack light and those who wish they had.
Sleeping and Eating: Your hotel and restaurant choices can be a matter-of-face chore…or they can provide rich opportunities to connect with locals and their culture.
Health & Hygiene: Take comfort: Doctors, hospitals, launderettes, and bathrooms aren’t that different. Dealing with them can even be part of the fun of travel.
Sightseeing & Activities: Once you're on the ground, the real fun begins…but it pays to have a thoughtful plan. Our experts will help you get oriented to your surroundings, use your sightseeing hours wisely, and find your way off the beaten path.
Things to see & do:
King's Highway -A scenic road trip from the capital to the Red Sea features mosaic Madaba, the ruins of Shobak Castle, and the ancient Petra
Ancient City of Petra-Sanctuary carved in stone is Jordan's most precious miracle
Dead Sea-Where else on Earth can you "sit" on water merely to read a magazine?
Jordan Trail-Walking is the cheapest way to enjoy Jordan and explore the most of its countless beautiful sites
Canyoning-Gracious nature does not leave desert land without an oasis; in Jordan, this is the Wadi Mujib canyon
Camel Safari-Cross the desert like a true Bedouin, atop a camel
Wadi Rum Desert in Bloom-The sight of fragile wildflowers thriving in the desert-scape of Wadi Rum could melt a stone heart
Cycling-Jordan's cycling trails through ancient cities and stunning desert landscapes have no equal
Donkey Ride-A donkey trip across the ancient city of Petra is one of the most exotic experiences available in Jordan
Desert Wind or Khamseen-Fancy a sand storm experience? Check out khamseen as dust and grit whirl about the boiling desert with no sky overhead!
Sand Riding or Desert Safari-Among the many ways to enjoy the deserts of Jordan, sand buggy, jeep, and quad bike trips might just be the most thrilling
Aqaba Diving-Colourful underwater critters roaming among coral gardens and shipwrecks ensure a mesmerizing diving adventure
Horseback Riding-Though camels and donkeys are more authentic, the most convenient way to explore Jordan is still an Arabic horse
Citadel Nights-With Citadel Nights' colourful entertainment the fasting month of Ramadan might just become a high season for tourists
Black Iris-Have you ever seen a totally black flower? If not, be ready to see the elegant beauty on desert roadsides in Jordan
Cruising-Seeing the sunset from a boat as the warm colours spread across the endless sky and sea is truly unforgettable!
Mansaf-Bedouins encircle a huge tray of Jordanian Mansaf and eat the lamb in yogurt with their right hands
Birdwatching-Observe birds during their migration and enjoy stunning landscapes at the same time
Cactus Pear-makes for great fresh juice, jams, smoothies, alcoholic drinks, and even medicine and hair styling gel
Beach Season-In Aqaba you can combine swimming and sunbat hing with diving, waterskiing, fishing, and sightseeing
Waterskiing, Para sa iling, and Jet-Skiing-A beach holiday at the Red Sea is not limited to swimming and sunbathing—try waterskiing, jet-skiing or parasailing too!
Winter Solstice in Petra-As the sun rolls down the sky a miracle occurs in the Hidden City revealing the most sacred sites
Camel Races-Camels and racing? Incompatible you say? Not at all! The Wadi Rum desert hosts stunning races