How do I Get To Jordan? What airport should I fly in?
By air: There are two international airports in Jordan: Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. We recommend that you fly into Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
By land: If you are coming from neighboring Israel or the Palestinian Territories, you have three border crossing options for arriving in Jordan: King Hussein Bridge in the north, the Allenby Bridge near the Dead Sea, or Wadi Araba on the Red Sea.
Prior to booking, we recommend that you check border visa requirements.
If I have been to Israel prior, would I be denied entry to Jordan?
No. Israel and Jordan have a relatively stable and peaceful relationship. Therefore, an Israel stamp on your passport will not prevent entry to Jordan.
What is the currency in Jordan? Are US bills accepted?
The Jordanian currency is called Jordan Dinar (JD). US currency is not widely accepted, but most large hotels or restaurants may accept US currency and will accept credit cards. Service fees will apply if you use a credit card.
Will I need certain vaccinations or medication for this trip?
In general, you will not require any special vaccinations or medication for Jordan. However, the Center for Disease Control recommends being up-to-date on all routine vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, etc. Hepatitis A & B is recommended, as well as typhoid. If you are contemplating any of our Adventures Package, be aware you will be trekking over very rough terrain with jagged boulders. A fall can lead to a nasty scrape, so being up to date on your tetanus immunization is a must. In addition, you may want to consider vaccinating for rabies, as you will pass through many rural encampments during the hike.
As always, we recommend visiting a travel clinic 4-6 weeks before your travels and explain exactly where you will be traveling and what you will be doing.
When is the best time to travel to Jordan?
Spring and Fall are the optimum times to travel, with the months of April, May, September, and October being the most popular. During these months, temperatures will be in the low 70’s to high 80’s. If you are interested in visiting during the summer, do note that you can see the temperature over 100*F in the areas around the Dead Sea, Aqaba, Petra, and Wadi Rum.
How strenuous are your adventure trips?
With our Adventure Packages, you can expect full days of hiking (4-6 hours, sometimes more) over rugged terrain and wilderness camping. You will not have any concerns about altitude. But it is imperative that you are in good hiking condition in order to optimize your enjoyment of the trip. Hiking poles are recommended to take the pressure off your knees. You will enjoy either of these trips if you approach them in sound health and good conditioning, with an open spirit of discovery and adventure!
I don’t speak Arabic. Can I travel independently?
Many people in Jordan speak at least a little English, but it may be very limited. If you are in Amman and tourist areas such as Petra, you will likely be ok. If you are traveling off the beaten path, you’ll want to book a local guide.
Are credit cards widely accepted?
In the main cities and most hotels throughout the country, credit cards are generally accepted. However, you are likely to find that Bedouin camps, smaller shops, and restaurants are cash only. We recommended that you keep cash on you, so you don’t find yourself out in the desert, far from an ATM!
Is there a tipping culture in Jordan?
Yes. A 10% tip is standard. In restaurants, a 10% service charge is often added, be sure to check your bill.
What is the voltage in Jordan
The electricity is 220 volts, so bring along a transformer if you need one.
Can I drink tap water?
While the tap water is generally safe at 4 or 5 stars hotel as they additional purification systems, we recommend that you drink bottled water.