Travel to Jordan: useful information, safety and recommended itineraries

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A trip to Jordan is undoubtedly one of those experiences that we recommend everyone to live at least once in their life.
Whether you are fascinated by distant cultures, or you love to immerse yourself in boundless natural landscapes, this country it is very suitable for various types of travelers because with its chaotic cities, alternating with Bedouin fortresses and desert expanses, it will have the power to conquer you and give you one of those journeys that you will hardly forget.

Among the main attractions of the country, it is impossible not to mention Amman (capital of Jordan), but also the beautiful Petra, the lunar desert or Wadi Rum, not to mention the Dead Sea and the centuries-old desert castles.
Here is everything you need to plan your trip: useful information, recommended itineraries and many other tips.



Index

  1. Travel informed: useful information
  2. Where it is
  3. Security, visa and necessary documents
  4. 8 Days Itinerary: Bedouin Jordan Tour (Petra, Dead Sea and Desert Castles)
  5. 9 days itinerary: Discovering Jordan between trekking and culture
  6. Travel to Jordan: flights, costs, best time and advice
  7. User questions and comments
  8. Request a personalized quote

Travel informed: useful information

  • Inhabitants: 10.460.000 inhabitants
  • Capital: Amman
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Local currency: Jordanian dinar (€ 1,00 = 0,7 JOD)
  • Weather: basically temperate arid, with a difference between the Jordan Valley (lower in altitude and, therefore, warmer) and the areas of the plateau, where the same capital is located. In general, the maximum temperatures are around 33 ° in summer and 5 ° in winter.
  • Time zone: +1 hour compared to Italy
  • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

    Where it is

    Located in the ancient area of ​​the Fertile Crescent, it borders Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia and is washed by the waters of the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. The only large river is the Jordan which flows into the Dead Sea. The country is mostly desert and can be divided into three different geographical areas:



    • the Jordan Valley (the lowest area in terms of altitude and therefore warmest);
    • the plateau area (cooler, where some of the main cities are located, including Amman);
    • the desert that occupies about 2/3 of the country.

    Security, visa and necessary documents

    • Entry requirements: valid passport. Travel visa.
    • vaccinations: no vaccination required.
    • Restrictions: alcohol can be consumed in restaurants and / or clubs but not in public places. Remember to pack not too skimpy clothes, respecting the local culture. If you intend to continue to Israel, remember to always take the tourist visa with you that will be delivered to you at the Amman airport, otherwise you may have a lot of difficulty crossing the border between the two countries.
    • Safety: among the countries of the Middle East it is the safest. Terrorist incidents have been quite rare: the most significant occurred in December 2016 in Karaq. However, recently it is possible to turn in total safety and, indeed, you will be amazed by the well-known friendliness of the Jordanian people. For more info, visit the Farnesina website.
    • Useful Tips: if you travel in autumn and winter, we recommend that you pay attention to the risk of possible sudden floods in the vicinity of Wadi Rum and the numerous canyons that can be visited in the country.

    8 Days Itinerary: Bedouin Jordan Tour (Petra, Dead Sea and Desert Castles)



    1. First day: arrival in Amman and hotel accommodation.
    2. Second day: departure from Amman and visit of Al Karak, Madaba and Mount Nebo. Arrival in Petra in the evening.
    3. Third day: visit of the archaeological site of Petra. Return to the hotel in the evening.
    4. Fourth day: departure from Petra. Visit of the archaeological site of Little Petra in the morning. Departure for the Wadi Rum desert, jeep safari and overnight in the tented camp.
    5. Fifth day: departure from Wadi Rum and stop along the Dead Sea. Arrival in Amman in the evening.
    6. Sixth day: departure from Amman and day visit to the ancient city of Jerash. Return to Amman in the evening.
    7. Seventh day: departure from Amman and visit of the main castles in the desert (Azraq Fort, Quseir'Amra, Qasr al-Kharrana, etc.). Return to Amman in the evening.
    8. Eighth day: free day in Amman and return to Italy.

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 990,00 per person
    • The price includes: overnight stays, transfers by car / minivan, dinners, Italian-speaking guide, medical insurance, access to archaeological sites.
    • The fee does not include: flights from Italy to Amman and vice versa, lunches, drinks, tips for driver and guide.
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    9 days itinerary: Discovering Jordan between trekking and culture



    1. First day: arrival in Amman and hotel accommodation.
    2. Second day: departure from Amman in the direction of Petra. Along the way, visit Madaba and picnic at Dana village. Arrival in Petra in the evening.
    3. Third day: visit of the archaeological site of Petra with trekking inside the Siq (duration of the route: 5 hours). Return to the hotel in the evening.
    4. Fourth day: departure from Petra and trekking in the mountains towards Little Petra (duration of the route: 5 hours). Return to the hotel in the evening.
    5. Fifth day: departure from Petra and move towards Wadi Rum. Trekking in the desert (duration of the route: 3 hours) and overnight stay in the tented camp.
    6. Sixth day: excursion with camels at dawn and trekking in the afternoon (duration of the route: 3 hours). Overnight in the tented camp.
    7. Seventh day: departure from Wadi Rum and transfer to Aqaba. Walk along the promenade and free time. Overnight in Aqaba.
    8. Eighth day: departure from Aqaba and transfer to the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo and Jerash. Overnight in Amman.
    9. Ninth day: free day in Amman and return to Italy.

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 890,00 per person
    • The price includes: transfer from the airport, access to archaeological sites, overnight stays, transfers by car / minivan, Italian-speaking guide.
    • The fee does not include: flights from Italy to Amman and vice versa, meals, tips to the driver and guide.
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    Travel to Jordan: flights, costs, best time and advice

    A trip to Jordan is not only advisable for the amount of wonders present, but also because (compared to many other trips outside Europe) it is a relatively cheap experience, both if carried out alone or if experienced through a group trip.

    Accommodation and meals have a negligible cost: it is in fact possible to stay in hotels that start from € 25,00 per room per night, prices that drop considerably if you opt for hostels or guesthouses. You can eat well and abundantly in a mid-range restaurant by spending just about ten euros each.

    The greatest cost is related to transport: if you are traveling alone, in fact, you will be forced to travel by taxi or to rent a private vehicle. In the latter case, you may have to spend a few hundred euros (the good thing ?! The low cost of petrol!).

    • Minimum period for a tour in Jordan: 8 days
    • Recommended cities for base: Amman, Petra, Al Karak, Aqaba
    • Getting around: connections between cities are best done through a private vehicle or a taxi. The buses do not guarantee frequent connections, moreover they allow to reach only a small part of the attractions of the country.
    • Flights: They are very cheap. Obviously, prices tend to go up during the Christmas and Easter periods. The main airlines are Easyjet, Alitalia, Emirates Italia, Turkish Airlines and Iberia - Flights starting from € 70,00 -
    • Accommodations and accommodations: they cost very little. You will find accommodation of all kinds: guesthouses, apartments, hostels and hotels. If you have medium to high travel standards, we do not recommend that you consider other accommodations other than hotels. In any case, you will spend much less than in other parts of the world! - Hotel and b & b from € 10,00 per room -


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