Jordan

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Traveling to Jordan takes you to the heart of the Middle East. Here you will get to know the Arab world, beautiful desert plains, the curious Dead Sea, the beautiful Gulf of Aqaba, the red rocks of Petra, impressive archaeological excavations, and the friendly locals. Those touring Jordan will enjoy a sunny Southwest Asia country full of surprising sights.

The ruined city of Petra is already a reason in itself to make a tour through Jordan. The city is considered one of the new wonders of the world and is an important reason for many tourists to travel to the country. Because Petra is located in a gorge between the hills and partly carved out of the rocks, the city is hidden in the rocky mountains and a visit is only possible via a narrow, high gorge. In the past, no one knew how to reach the city, but that is fortunately in the past. The carved rocks, through which you will be led on foot or on horseback by a guide, are brilliantly colored (pink, yellow, and deep red) and provide spectacular images. Your guide will show you the way to the undisputed highlights of the city, which will make your Jordan tour a success in one fell swoop.

The Dead Sea is not the most beautiful sea you will ever see, but it is still on the bucket list for many travelers. It is located 429 meters below sea level, making it the lowest lake in the world. There is so much salt in the water that you can easily float. Floating on the Dead Sea is therefore the reason that this place belongs in a complete tour of Jordan.

Jordan luxury holidays

Culinary Jordan

5 Days / 4 nights
Starting from: $1,280 USD per person

A culinary journey through Jordan is what a lot of people don't consider when going to the Middle East, but the Middle East is one of the best kitchens in the world. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Jordan while tasting some of the most delicious, mouth-watering dishes.

Discover Jordan

8 Days / 7 nights
Starting from: $1,520 USD per person

Our Discover Jordan tour takes you to the ancient and moderns highlights of the country, including a visit to Petra, Little Petra, the Wadi Rum desert and of course the Dead Sea. You will also explore more of Amman and the neighboring areas of like Jerash.

Essence of the Holy Land

8 Days / 7 nights

Our Essence of the Holy Land will take you to Jordan and Israel, where you will visit many of the countries' highlights, including Wadi Rum, Petra, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and the Dead Sea.

Highlights of the Middle East

14 Days / 13 nights
Starting from: $3,240 USD per person

Our Highlights of Middle East tour combines the best of Jordan and Egypt. You will be visiting Petra, the Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea, Cairo, the Great Pyramids and you will enjoy a dinner cruise on the Nile. Explore the best-kept secrets from the Middle East and step back in time during this 14-day tour.

Practical information

Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances. 

Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.

Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
+1 757 656 3391 

Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.

Packing list
Documents:

• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport  (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates  (With photocopies)
Essentials:
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhoea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a go pro; Renting a camera is not possible. Please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for different weather conditions;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• For Jordan there are five associated plug types, C, D, F, G and J.

Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.

Visa & Entry requirements You’ll need a visa to enter Jordan which costs $60. When booking a tour through us and sending over all your documents before arrival, we will be able to take care. of your visa and the visa will be free of charge. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Jordan.

Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when travelling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com

Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitisers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.

Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.

Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. 
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Drone use is allowed in Jordan provided you have a permit, and several drone laws need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the drone laws when flying in Jordan. A permit is required for recreational drone use in Jordan. A permit process is available for drone use in Jordan, but to apply for this permit an importation permit is required and can only be granted by the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Electricity Jordan operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. For Jordan, there are five associated plug types, C, D, F, G and J.Plug type C has two round pins. Plug type D has three round pins in a triangular pattern. Plug type F has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Plug type G has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern and Plug type J has three round pins. 

Religion Islam is the largest religion in Jordan 

Climate Jordan has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. The climate is influenced by Jordan's location between the subtropical aridity of the Arabian desert areas and the subtropical humidity of the eastern Mediterranean area. January is the coldest month, with temperatures from 5°C to 10°C, and August is the hottest month at 20°C to 35°C. Daily temperatures can be very hot, especially in the summer; on some days it can be 40°C or more.

Best time to visit The best time to visit Jordan is from March through June, during the country's beautiful spring season. It's considered high season in the destination, as throngs of tourists flock to Amman, Petra, and the Dead Sea to take advantage of spring's warm days and breezy nights.

Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering Jordan. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country. 

Money and currency The Jordanian Dinar is the official currency. Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network. Please keep in mind that credit- or debit card payments may be subject to an extra charge of 5%.

Tipping Tipping is not routine in Jordan. To avoid counter-productive inflation, following local customs is recommended.
Top-end restaurants Around 10% is expected (often included in the bill).
Cafes and coffee shops Round up the bill to the nearest 500 fils.
Taxis In Amman, 10% is the norm. Elsewhere, return the loose change.
Petrol attendants Return loose change.
Hotels Around JD1 per bag. No obligation for cleaning staff.
Guides Around 10% per person.

Dress code While Jordan is a progressive Muslim country, it is still conservative at heart.  The general rule of thumb, for women, is the less skin showing the less attention you will draw to yourself (it really is for your benefit). Tightness, on the other hand, is not as much of a faux pas as showing skin in this culture. Also, consider the nature of your travel.  While it's not extreme adventure tourism, you will be doing quite a lot of walking, hiking and possibly some climbing depending on your itinerary and daring spirit.  Other possible scenarios include mounting and dismounting camels or donkeys, sleeping in goat-hair tents, and getting your hands dirty as you harvest olives or tomatoes alongside locals.

Why book with us?

Great value for money

With our partners being on the ground and getting the best prices for you, we assure you that our prices are unbeatable.

Travel with Care

Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.

Customised itineraries

Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.

Need any help booking? Call us anytime: +1 (757)-656-3391