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Travel guide to Jordan

September 25, 2023
Discover the treasures of Jordan, where ancient history and vibrant culture come together to create unforgettable memories.

Jordan, at a glance

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan welcomes you! Jordan is in the heart of the Middle East. This strategic location grants Jordan a combination of landscapes and geographical features that add to the significance of the country. Home to a rich history, fascinating culture, charming accommodations, and exquisite cuisine, Jordan has been a desired destination for travelers across the globe! The charm attracts tourists to indulge in new experiences, making their getaway in Jordan memorable. This enchanting location offers tourists incredible views of the Wadi Rum, glimpses from the bustling life in the urban areas of Amman to the forgotten majestic ruins of civilizations. A handful compared to the wonders of Jordan, there are many things to leave you in awe! To make your getaway in Jordan worth it, we have made a travel guide to help you experience the country of Jordan like never before! So let's dive into how you can get there, what you can do, and what attractions are a must-visit.

Facts and Top Places.

Getting there - Getting around

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By Air

Numerous convenient international airlines operate regular flights to Queen Alia International Airport, 35 km south of Amman. There are convenient methods to reach downtown Amman, which is by taxi. It takes around 30 to 45 minutes with an approximate fare of 22 JD, roughly Rs 2,541.49 (Indian Rupee). According to preference, visitors can travel via the buses available to depart from the airport every half-hour, and they will take you to the city center bus station.


Taxis are affordable and usually the most suitable form of transportation in Jordan. The white-painted provides transportation between designated routes and is shared with other passengers. Private taxis are yellow and have meters.

Car Rental

Jordan has an excellent and expanding road network, and renting cars can be used to explore the country. A driving license valid in your country of origin is adequate, provided it has been valid for at least one year. Driving is right-sided. Road signs on the highways are in Arabic and English. Please note that brown signs indicate a tourist site.

Visa Requirements

In order to enter Jordan, all individuals must obtain an entry visa, which costs approximately 40 JD or INR 4,646.32. This visa can be easily obtained at any airport. For those who require multiple visits within a six-month period, a multiple entry visa is available for approximately 120 JD or INR 13,938.95. This type of visa can be obtained from the embassy or consulate. Some nationalities are required to obtain an entry visa prior to their travel.


The language of Jordan is Arabic, but English is widely communicated, particularly in the cities.


Food is a cornerstone of Jordanian society. Make sure not to leave Jordan without experiencing some of the following: mansaf, magloubeh, falafel, shawarma, famous mezza and knafeh.


For the cool summer evenings, we recommend warm clothing. Amman and the East are relatively chilly during the winter time, so it is advisable to bring warm coats and raincoats.

Top places to visit in Jordan

The country is known for the Nabataean city of Petra, carved from rock over 2000 years ago.

Jordan is a destination where travelers can explore ancient structures such as the Citadel, Umm Qais, Petra and other fascinating locations, and could be in the vast land of Wadi Rum the next day, or if you prefer, you can even take a dip in the Dead sea making Jordan a very desired location to visit. So let us make your holiday planning easier. We have listed the top locations to visit while in Jordan. Take a look at the places listed below!


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Amman serves as the Capital of Jordan. A fascinating city in contrast to the desert and a fertile valley in Jordan. While in Amman, you can find art galleries, coffee shops and a variety of craftsperson shops, which represent the combination of old and new traditions that still exist in the city. Amman is an ideal family location, offering visitors plenty of vibrant nightlife, from cultural and theatrical events to traditional Arabic entertainment.

Historical Sites

The Citadel is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon, and excavations there have uncovered multiple Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic remains. This site is on a hill where visitors get stunning views overlooking the city.

What to see

  • Jordan Archaeological Museum
  • Children’s Museum
  • Jordan Museum
  • Jordan Folklore Museum
  • Jordan Museum of Popular Traditions
  • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
  • Martyr’s Memorial and Military Museum
  • The Royal Automobile Museum
  • Jordan Hejaz Railway Station


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This UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jordan is the most valuable treasure. Sculpted into the vertical rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab society, who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an essential junction for the silk, spice and other trade pathways that linked China, India, and Southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece, and Rome.

What to see

Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury or Al-Khazneh, appears at the end of the Siq. Climb 900+ steps to the 1st-century Monastery in Petra. Experience its magic at night with 1,800 candles lighting the way. Enjoy Bedouin music at the Treasury. Visit Prophet Aaron's shrine on Mount Aaron. Remember to visit Petra Archaeological Museum and Petra Nabataean.

Wadi Rum

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This incredible desert, Wadi Rum, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jordan. Over here, you can explore the monolithic rockscapes at heights of 1,750m. The landscape here opens opportunities for hikers to experience challenging hiking trails!

What to do

While in Wadi Rum, visitors can indulge in tours with a 4x4 vehicle with a driver or guide to explore the ancient sites in the area. You can also take on camel rides with the help of a guide. There are also various sports activities, such as viewing breathtaking natural rock formations from a hot air balloon!

The Dead Sea

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A stunning natural wonder, the Dead Sea is a must-visit once in a while. Located 427 meters below sea level is perfect for wellness tourism and a fun way to spend time with your family. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times. Make sure to experience the waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy seamlessly floating around. Chill in the gently lapping waters, and be amazed that you won't sink! Remember to treat yourself to a relaxing massage, or try the well-known healing powers of minerals from the sea’s muddy floor to treat many skin diseases or maybe rejuvenate your skin.

What to see

While here, you can check out the Lot’s Sanctuary. This location is one of the significant archaeological discoveries in Jordan. You can also visit the “Museum at The Lowest Point on Earth”.


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Jerash is a fine specimen of the lavish, traditional provincial Roman urbanism found in this region of the Middle East. This location exhibits paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop

temples, grand theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.

What to see

  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Hippodrome
  • Colonnaded Street
  • Cathedral
  • North Theater
  • South Theater
  • Jerash Archaeological Museum

Eco & Adventure

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While in Jordan you will be able to hike through canyons, plunge stunning waterfalls in the middle of untouched nature, climb cliffs and mountains to achieve breathtaking views, bike through the roads of history’s kings and emperors, and so much more!

Adventure sites

  • Wadi Rum
  • Madaba
  • Aqaba
  • Ajloun
  • Kerak
  • Dana & Feynan

In summary, Jordan is a destination that will have you mesmerized! With plenty of attractions, your getaway to this stunning country will be worth every bit. This short and sweet guide could help you out with some tips on how to make your trip to Jordan an unforgettable experience. So get for adventures in the ancient lands of Jordan!