Jordan travel guide

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You're Going to Love Jordan

Jordan is the perfect destination for admirers of grand UNESCO World Heritage Sites and enthusiasts of dramatic landscapes.

More than an item to strike off your bucket list, traveling to Jordan will be one of the most memorable moments of your life.

What to do in Jordan

1. Explore Roman Ruins

From the Jerash ruins to the Citadel above Amman, exploring the Roman traces in Jordan is like watching ancient history unfold before your eyes.

2. Visit Sites Mentioned in the Bible

Whether you're religious or not, there is no way you can escape visiting the sites that are mentioned in the Bible. Some were the stage of major events like Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, or Mt Nebo, where Moses had the vision of the Promised Land before passing away.

3. Marvel at Wadi Rum

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Jordan, the desert of Wadi Rum is all you hope a desert would be. It's also one of the sites associated with the well-known Lawrence of Arabia.

4. Have a Dead Sea Spa Experience

Shake off the heat and dusty air with a well-deserved spa experience with waters from the Dead Sea. Allow yourself to feel pampered and invigorated.

5. Experience a Bedouin Camp

Bedouin camps are a unique way to experience sleeping in the desert, sampling local food, and going on camel rides.

When to visit Jordan

Jordan in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 4625
1 night at 3-star hotel
Jordan in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 4625
1 night at 3-star hotel

Weather is gentler between March and May, so this is the period with the most tourists and the highest rates.

If you're ready to brave the scorching heat in Jordan, July is the month of the famous cultural event Jerash Festival.

How to Get to Jordan

Entry requirements

All travelers need a visa to travel to Jordan. They're issued on arrival for a fee of approximately 40 JOD (56 USD), at international airports and land borders.


Most international flights to Jordan land at Queen Alia International Airport, less than a 1h drive from the city center of Amman.


It's possible to enter Jordan by car from the Palestinian Territories and Israel. You'll need an International Driving Permit and a visa will be issued on arrival at the border.


There are several long-distance bus companies connecting other destinations in the Middle East to Jordan. You may need to catch one bus to the border and another one on the other side after you cross and clear immigration.

Popular airports in Jordan

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Where to stay in Jordan

It's easier to find different accommodation options in the main cities. The types of accommodation available range from ecolodges at local nature reserves to luxury resorts in Wadi Musa, the Dead Sea, Amman, or Aqaba.

Where to stay in popular areas of Jordan

Most booked hotels in Jordan

Intercontinental Aqaba
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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
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Amman Rotana
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
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Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba
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How to Get Around Jordan

Public Transportation

Amman and Irbid are served by a local affordable bus system. In other parts of the country, public transportation options are limited to private taxis with a negotiable fare.


Minibuses are usually used by locals and they only depart when full, so there is no fixed schedule. Tourist buses are more comfortable and follow a set schedule.

If you're traveling between Amman and Aqaba, local company JETT operates the most comfortable buses on that route. Buy your ticket at least one day in advance.


Jordan is equipped with good roads but stay away from the chaotic traffic in Amman if you're going to get around by car.

Car rental companies usually require the driver to be over 21 years old and under 65. Although an International Driving Permit isn't mandatory, some companies may require one, so it's best if you carry that document to avoid any hassle.


There is only one domestic flight route between Amman and Aqaba. All flights are operated by local airline Royal Jordanian.

The Cost of Living in Jordan

ATMs are easy to find in Jordan and almost all businesses accept payments with a credit card, so you don't need to worry about carrying large sums of cash. Eating out can range from around 5 JOD (7 USD) in a cheap restaurant to 30 JOD (42 USD) in a more upscale place. Groceries for a couple of days can cost approximately 30 JOD (42 USD).

Popular cities in Jordan