A visa is required when traveling as a tourist from Canada or the United States. A visa can be obtained upon arrival at Amman Queen Alia Airport for $60 USD and will be valid for up to 30 days. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Jordan.
The best time to visit Jordan is during the months of April and May. At this time of year, most of the rain has cleared up, yet the summer heatwaves still have not moved in.
September and October can still be hot but overall the weather is comfortable.
The official language in Jordan is Arabic. Your Trip Leader will be fluent and can help you with any translations if needed.
The lighter the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take all forms of transportation.
You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day.
The food is influenced by both Bedouin culture and international flavors, so you’ll discover a variety of dishes to choose from, most containing meat, vegetables, herbs, and rice or bread.
The national dish, mansaf—made of lamb, yogurt, and rice—is a must. You’ll find falafel and hummus aplenty, and olive oil is used in many dishes.
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern herbs are also commonly used.
Jordan is an active travel destination. You will be walking a good amount and the climate can be hot. Be sure to pack accordingly. Here are a few essentials to know when packing.
Pack breathable clothing: clothing made of cotton, nylon, and polyester are good choices.
Bring layers for your two nights sleeping in the desert. Daytimes are warm but the nights will be chilly. Prepare.
Bring comfortable hiking or walking shoes.
Make sure you pack a Universal Adapter to charge your electronics. Jordan operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Refer to our packing list for more details.
While you will see many women wearing hijabs in Jordan, there are also plenty of women who do not wear them. You will notice that for the most part (outside of the international bars and restaurants), women dress conservatively, with chest, shoulders, and legs covered.
Yes, ATMs are available in Jordan. There are fees associated with withdrawals.
Do be aware that ATMs are less available in smaller towns and rural areas.
The Jordanian dinar (JD).
Yes. 10% is the standard. In restaurants, a 10% service charge is typically added to the bill. If you use a taxi service, it is considerate to round up to the closest dinar (JD). It is always appreciated to leave a tip for housekeeping when staying at hotels. 2 JD per night is reasonable.
While the water is drinkable and can be used for things like bathing, brushing teeth, and washing fruits and vegetables, it is advisable to drink bottled water when possible. Although the water is clean and safe, it can taste a bit salty and can sometimes have a peculiar taste.
Jordan is one of the few Middle Eastern countries where homosexuality is legal. That said, attitudes can be quite conservative and discrimination does occur. All couples, regardless of orientation, should avoid public affection in Jordan as this is extremely frowned upon. The capital city of Amman has gay-friendly venues and LGBTQ travelers should not be put off from traveling to Jordan.
Of course! This trip is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of the trip.
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