Located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe, Jordan is a representation of all of the intersections that occur in that crossroads. Once home to Romans and Ottomans, holidays to Jordan will bring you its rich history and culture filled with color, heart, and vibrancy. Bordered by Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, a trip to Jordan has something for all travel bugs.
“There were so many trip highlights, but probably Petra would have to be a contender, especially having two whole days there. Travel knowing that the Jordanians are delighted to welcome you to their country and extremely hospitable. Pack sturdy walking shoes and hiking sandals. Abdullah is wonderful - he is knowledgeable, friendly and a delightful guide.”
Visit the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, and go back in time to when things were a little simpler; if that’s not enough, it’s a modern Wonder of the World.
Experience the viciously natural cycle of Wadi Rum, a desert that is a day away from Aqaba and Petra.
Swim with the fishes in the Red Sea.
See wildlife and scenery that is ancient while remaining timeless at the Dana Biosphere Reserve.
Live in the dichotomy of the city of Amman; urbane and modern in the West, and earthy and ancient in the East.
Other than covering yourself appropriately — men with legs covered and women with arms, legs, and hair covered —there aren’t many customs that you need to worry about.
It is a very safe place to be; none of the revolts or riots have spilled over from its neighbors. However, being a tourist, one needs to follow the usual safety precautions.
Bring good walking shoes and breathable clothing; it’s hot and you’re going to be doing a lot of walking.
Water is safe to drink, although it is heavily chlorinated so it might taste bad; just to be safe, stick with bottled water and pasteurized milk.
Be aware of your sun limits; the sun is brutal and you could get badly sunburnt, or worse, pass out from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
If you need it, healthcare in Jordan is generally good, and there are hospitals in big cities and clinics in smaller villages.
Jordan has seasonal weather so please do check up on best time to visit Jordan before planning your tour. If you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Jordan, do check out our Jordan Travel Guide for more information.