Welcome to Jordan!
Jordan is home to stunning natural landscapes, world-renowned historical sites, and interesting religious monuments.
Countless countries and empires have crossed this land and left their mark. In Jordan, you can find remnants from the Romans to the Crusaders to the Ottomans. A trip to Petra, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
The jaw-dropping landscapes of Wadi Rum will spark excitement in anyone. These unique red sands have earned the nickname of The Valley of the Moon.
If the sites and 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.
Duration: 7 days & 6 nights
Start: Please be ready to go at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) at 4:00 PM.
Finish: Trip ends at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) at 11:00 AM.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration--please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Jordan.
Public transportation and optional activities are not included.
Are you ready to be wrapped up in a culture that values its history and tradition, while readily embracing the progression of modern advancement? Then Jordan is for you.
Take in the fast city life of Amman. Experience the serene and humble lifestyle of the Bedouins in the desert of Wadi Rum. Be amazed by the ancient city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
If you want to experience one of the safest and most forward-thinking countries in the Middle East, then come explore Jordan with us.
The temperatures in Jordan often reach in the high 90's Fahrenheit and days are humid. Expect to sweat a lot. If being hot makes you uncomfortable, then this trip may not be for you.
Certain drives are long and on Day 6, the drive to the Dead Sea, you will experiences lots of windy and narrow roads. It is common for travelers to experience motion sickness. If you struggle with motion sickness, please prepare and bring along medication to help the challenges of this drive.
Alcohol sales are limited in Jordan. If you are looking for a trip with multiple nightlife options, our Jordan experience may not be for you.
-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 16 max, average 12-14
-Physical rating: Moderate. Some activities include physical activity like hiking.
Travel connects us. Community keeps us connected.
Before your trip, you'll have the opportunity to join a custom WhatsApp Group and connect with others members of your group. Many travelers meet in the airport, or for pre-trip drinks if they are from the same city. Others coordinate plans to stay in a country after their trip.
During your adventure, our Trip Leaders do their best to foster an open, supportive environment, where people feel safe to truly be themselves.
After your trip, you'll be an official U30X Alumni, and part of our larger online Travel Community where you'll have access to our network of thousands of past travelers. We are constantly hosting meetups that range from simple happy hours to hikes to outdoor movie nights.
More than 70% of our travelers come solo, but they all leave with friends.
Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion, it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Sample Breakfast Menu: European breakfast in the hotels (Omelette, cheese, Jam and butter)
Sample Lunch Menu: Beef or chicken shawarma or Falafel sandwich dipped in hummus
Sample Dinner Menu: Traditional meals of rice, vegetables, beef or chicken, and green salad. One of Jordan’s authentic meals is maqluba, a dish that literally translates to ‘upside down’. It’s a hearty casserole with rice, vegetables, and chicken that is cooked, flipped, and served with either yoghurt or an Arab salad with tahini.
You will be traveling by private, air-conditioned ground transportation throughout your trip.
Private ground transportation to and from the airport (Included)
Public bus and taxi around Amman (Not Included)
Some optional activities do not include transportation.
There are long drives along this itinerary. On Day 6, you will encounter windy, narrow roads on the drive to the Dead Sea. Motion sickness is common. If you become uncomfortable on curvy roads, please prepare accordingly and bring motion sickness medications.
You will be staying in shared boutique hotel rooms with two nights camping in the desert. Tents will be double occupancy.
Laundry is available at the hotel for an additional fee. Ask your Trip Leader for details.
Accommodations may vary but will be the same quality.
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.
Private room options are available upon request subject to hotel availability for an extra charge.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate in any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of $200,000 USD for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ensure that all the activities you plan on participating in are covered by your travel insurance.
We recommend using either Wanderwell or World Nomads to purchase your policy. The Wanderwell “Preferred Plan” or the World Nomads “Explorer Plan” will cover all included activities on U30X trips. Wanderwell donates at least one percent of your insurance purchase to Explore Austin, a sustainable youth outdoor education program, via 1% for the Planet, selected by Under30Experiences.
If you have travel insurance with your credit card we require proof of purchase of the trip in the form of a receipt or credit card statement on a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.
Give us at least 30 days’ notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
If you have an emergency cancellation that is less than 30 days before your trip, please refer to your travel insurance company as they may cover you for some expenses. We are not able to transfer trips or hold experience credits within 30 days of the trip because we have already secured reservations on your behalf.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced Trip Leaders.
The goal of the Trip Leader is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues, and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects.
When visiting local places please cover shoulders, knees, and cleavage.
Please be eco-friendly!
We recommend using a travel backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. As a note, the towns you will be visiting are quite old and you will encounter a decent amount of big stairs. Traveling with suitcases on wheels can be challenging in these towns.
A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and organically inspired when possible.
Do not forget a water bottle, sunscreen, sandals, beach towel, waterproof rain jacket, sunglasses, and a hat!
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Guidelines for U.S. Passport Holders:
A visa is required to enter Jordan and can be obtained upon arrival at Amman Queen Alia Airport. Visa costs are approximately $60 USD (credit cards are accepted).
Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the last date of your trip. Please consult the U.S. Department of State with any more questions.
Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn-out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.
Check out our Travel Alerts Page for up-to-date COVID requirements.
The tap water in Jordan is safe to drink, however, it is advised to drink bottled water. Please bring a reusable water bottle and join us in our efforts to be environmentally friendly and keep Jordan beautiful.
Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 USD coverage.
Please consult with your doctor before traveling regarding physical activity and vaccinations.
No inoculations are required to enter Jordan from the United States but the Center for Disease Control suggests vaccinating for Covid-19, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B.
More specific Health information for Travelers to Croatia can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
We suggest bringing $350 USD in cash to be used at establishments that do not accept credit cards.
This is not a total cash amount that you should expect to spend on your trip. Please consider your own spending habits for additional expenses such as snacks, souvenirs, and optional activities.
The official currency of Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD).
Remember to call your bank and credit card company to let them know you will be traveling overseas.
For an up-to-date exchange rate, download the XE Currency Exchange App.
Please be advised that US Dollar notes that are slightly torn, heavily marked, or faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than $100.
Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance, vaccination card, and passport with you. A photo of these items on your phone is also a good backup.
Keep your passport and any valuables locked in the safe at the hotel.
Don’t leave valuables unattended.
Leave flashy jewelry at home.
US Citizens please consider registering with the US State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency.
Make sure you have the address of your hotel in the event that you're separated from your Trip Leader.
Jordan is a very sunny country, with over 310 days of sunshine a year. The weather is almost exclusively dry and sunny from May to October, where there is barely any rainfall. Jordan’s climate is usually subtropical arid, with quite cold winters due to the altitude, and sunny summers, which are hot.
In Jordan's capital, Amman, the climate is overall mild and dry. Temperatures range from 47 Fahrenheit in January to 80 Fahrenheit in July and August.
Petra has a desert climate. Summer temperatures can reach over 100 Fahrenheit.
You will sweat on this trip. Activities are operated through all times of the day, including mid-day when temperatures can be really hot. Please be mindful of this and stay hydrated.
Important things to know
Amman - King Abullah Mosque (entry fee) - $3.00 USD/JOD2
Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entry fee) - $4.50 USD/JOD3
Amman - Roman Theatre - $3.00 USD/JOD2
Amman - Citadel (entry fee) - $4.50 USD/JOD3
Jerash - Roman ruins - $14.00 USD/JOD10
Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entry fee) - $17.00 USD/JOD12
Petra - Camel ride - $35.00 USD/JOD25
Petra - Little Petra – Free
Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo Entrance - $1.50 USD/JOD1
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, Trip Leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
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