A land of ancient wonders, Jordan invites you to embark on a remarkable journey through time. Explore the awe-inspiring city of Petra, carved into rose-coloured cliffs. Discover the Treasury and wander through the narrow siq for an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the otherworldly landscapes of Wadi Rum, with its rugged desert mountains and mesmerizing sand dunes. Immerse yourself in the rich culture by savouring traditional Jordanian cuisine and exploring the vibrant streets of Amman. Visit Mount Nebo and the Baptism Site for a spiritual connection.
Travelling through Jordan offers an unforgettable blend of ancient history, warm hospitality, and breathtaking landscapes, with every step revealing a piece of Jordan's rich heritage. Indulge in the vibrant flavours of Jordanian cuisine and immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Amman. Feel the spiritual energy at Mount Nebo and the Baptism Site. Explore the markets for unique handicrafts that showcase Jordan's artistic traditions. Let Jordan's ancient wonders and vibrant culture leave a lasting impression as you embark on a journey of discovery and adventure.
Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Amman is home to around 4 million people. This honey-coloured city reflects an enchanting mix of cultures as well as the ancient and modern worlds. It’s a great introduction to Jordan with bustling souks, mouth-watering food, friendly locals and some incredible archaeological sites such as the Citadel and the Roman Amphitheatre.
The food in Jordan is really special. You’ll find many foods traditionally eaten in other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries, which you’re probably already familiar with, (falafel, hummus, couscous and stuffed vegetables) but there are plenty of specialities that are particular to Jordan. These include shawarma (slow roasting spits of lamb, chicken or beef), which you’ll see served on every street corner in the cities, and mansaf (a unique dish made of rice, lamb and dry yoghurt called jameed). Food is often served mezze-style (as a selection of small dishes, olives and dips for everybody to share). Food is generally of very high quality and reasonably priced. If you’re eating near tourist attractions, however, you can expect to pay a lot more.
Like much of the Middle East, Jordan has a hot, dry climate. It experiences long summers and short winters. January is the coldest month with temperatures ranging from 5 to 10°C and August is the hottest at 20 to 35°C. Almost all the annual rainfall occurs between November and March.
Visas may be required in order to enter or transit through certain countries depending on your passport nationality, your reason for travel and how long you intend to stay.
Visa, passport and entry rules are subject to change and you should check the most up-to-date information from the relevant embassy or visa specialist.
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Passports must be kept in good condition. Travellers with damaged passports may be refused entry at immigration. It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure that all travel documents are in good condition before they travel. Most countries will also require at least 6 months of validity on your passport from the time you finish your trip.
Some countries will require proof of certain vaccines, such as yellow fever or covid, in order to gain entry. Please check with the relevant embassy or a visa specialist before travelling.
Jordan seems to have a bit of a pick-and-mix approach to electrical sockets. Depending on where you’re staying, you might come across European style 2 and 3-pin plugs as well as British square 3-pin plugs. It’s best to take a universal adaptor to cover all eventualities. All power sockets provide a standard voltage of 230V with a standard frequency of 50HZ.
Jordanians are generally warm, and welcoming and are not offended easily. However, it is a predominantly Islamic country and local customs are reflective of this.