JORDAN FAQ

Your questions answered for our Jordan Trip

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Jordan

  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Four-wheel drive adventure through Wadi Rum
  • Experience the ancient tombs of Petra
  • Camp under the stars
  • Visit the ancient Citadel in Amman
Jordan is home to stunning natural landscapes, world-renowned historical sites, and interesting religious monuments.

If sites like Petra or Wadi Rum and the vast landscapes don’t impress you, then the people definitely will. Jordanian people are among the most hospitable people in the world. You will be amazed at how many invitations you receive to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea.

Have a question about the Under30Experiences Jordan trip?

Do I need a visa to travel to Jordan?

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.

When is the best time to visit 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.

What is the official language spoken in Jordan?

The official language in Jordan is Arabic. Your Trip Leader will be fluent and can help you with any translations if needed.

What type of luggage is best?

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, and loading your suitcase on and off all the ferries can be challenging. 

You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day.

What type of food will we be eating?

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.

What do I need to pack?

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.

Are women expected to dress more culturally appropriate?

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.

Can we find ATMs in Jordan?

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.

What currency is used in Jordan?

The Jordanian dinar (JD).

Is there a tipping culture in Jordan?

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.

Can I drink the water in Jordan?

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.

How welcoming is Jordan to LGBTQ travelers?

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.

Can I opt-out of an included activity?

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.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program, last-minute slots open up on sold-out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals. 
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