Modern cities filled with worldly citizens, mountainous regions dotted with small villages, and deserts inhabited by the nomadic Bedouin - Jordan has all this diversity and more.
With the cosmopolitan cafes of Amman, the peace of hilltop Dana and the historic treasures of Madaba, you may come to Jordan to see the ruins of Petra, but you’ll leave having encountered so much more.
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Jordan tour reviews
Our Jordan trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 115 reviews in the last year.
Jordan Discovery, April 2017
Thuy Van Lam
2 activities that disappointed me: - the snorkelling trip in Aqaba: poor lunch, nothing to see in the water but the sunken boat; - the candle show in Petra (20 JOD with transportation): a tourist-trap; nothing like you'd imagine, we walked through the Sid into the Treasury's facade, sat directly on the soil (scattered with camels' pooh), were given half a paper cup of tea, the site was in the dark except the candles lights on the floor, the "show" lasted exactly 20 minutes with no microphone, the first and only song last 15 minutes, then 5 minutes of flute and the show was finished. I couldn't believe myself! It was a big joke. I really think, if our tour leader had ever seen this show, he would never have encouraged us to buy the ticket.
Review submitted 27 May 2017
Trek Jordan, May 2017
It was my first time with intrepid and I went on the Jordan trek as a lone female traveller. This was a perfect trip to soak in the immense local culture and view the wonders that Jordan had to offer. I was blown away and it had exceeded my expectations and more. I felt safe within the group but at the same time totally immersed in jordans beauty
Review submitted 23 May 2017
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Jordan travel highlights
See the well-preserved Roman ruins of Jerash
Relax in the resort town of Aqaba
Camp under the stars with Bedouin in Wadi Rum
Transport in Jordan
Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.
Depending on which trip you're on while in Jordan, you may find yourself travelling by:
Accommodation in Jordan
Travelling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavour to provide travellers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.
When travelling with us in Jordan you may find yourself staying in a:
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Jordan travel FAQs
Visas are required by all visitors entering Jordan. Single entry visas valid for 14 days and can be obtained by most nationalities on arrival at the airport in Amman or at the Jordanian border for approximately JOD40. It can be significantly more expensive to acquire your visa from the embassy in your home country. If you require a stay longer than 14 days, visas obtained from the embassy in your home country will be valid for two months.
Tipping is up to the individual in Jordan. Hotels and up-market restaurants typically add a surcharge that is included in bills, which is usually 10%. Rounding up bills and leaving spare change is a good idea when dining in smaller restaurants and when using taxis.
Internet access is growing rapidly in Jordan. Internet can usually be accessed from hotels and internet cafes in major cities. Expect little to no access in small towns, villages and other rural areas.
Mobile phone coverage is good in Jordan’s major cities and built-up areas like Amman and Aqaba. Expect limited to no phone coverage in more isolated areas like the desert. Ensure you have global roaming activated on your phone before leaving home.
Western-style toilets are common in modern hotels, malls and at popular tourist areas. Squat toilets are the standard throughout the rest of the country. Sometimes, you may need to pay and bring your own toilet paper when visiting public rest rooms.
Street snack = 3 JOD
Can of soft drink = 1 JOD
Dinner at a restaurant = 10 JOD
Embroidered shawl = 20-30 JOD
Drinking water from taps in Jordan can be safe, depending on where you are. It's considered safe to drink water from modern hotels that have filtered water but perhaps not so from smaller establishments and in rural areas. For environmental reasons, try to use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water. Peel fruit before eating and avoid ice in drinks.
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores in Jordan. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs are common in Jordan’s main cities so finding one won't be a problem. Rural and remote areas typically will have less ATMs so be sure to carry enough cash for purchases when away from the city.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
- 1 Jan New Year's Day
- 1 May Labour Day
- 25 May Independence Day
- 25 Jun The End of Ramadan
- 26 Jun The End of Ramadan
- 27 Jun The End of Ramadan
- 31 Aug The Feast of Sacrifice
- 1 Sep The Feast of Sacrifice
- 2 Sep The Feast of Sacrifice
- 3 Sep The Feast of Sacrifice
- 4 Sep The Feast of Sacrifice
- 21 Sep Islamic New Year
- 30 Nov The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
- 25 Dec Christmas Day
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Jordan go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/jordan/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
Top responsible travel tips for Jordan
1. Be considerate of Jordan’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
2. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
3. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water instead.
4. Ramadan is the fasting month for all Muslims. During this month no food, drink or smoking is permitted during daylight hours. While non-Muslims aren't expected to fast, it's recommended to try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public during daylight hours.
5. Refrain from touching or interfering with ancient monuments, relics or historic sites.
6. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it. Simple greetings will help break the ice.
7. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
8. Ask permission and remove your shoes before entering a place of worship.
9. Dress modestly and respectfully. Shoulders to knees should be covered, especially when entering places of worship.
10. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.