Jordan Travel Tips

When is the best time to visit?

Jordan is a delightful country to visit all year. Jordan’s weather is pleasant all year round, with the most popular periods being spring from March through May and fall from September to November. The weather in Jordan is ideal during the autumn months. Temperatures are hot during the day, but temperatures drop at night. Summer months of June through August can get extremely hot, especially in the desert where you may see Petra and Wadi Rum. The heat is very arid with low humidity, as long as you wear proper clothing and stay hydrated, your journey can be wonderful. The winter months of December through February are ideal for travel since the sites are not as crowded.

The Desert is cold at night, especially in December and January. If you’re visiting during this period, bring a coat that’s both warm and lightweight. Bring a warm hat and gloves if you’re sensitive to the cold; it can get chilly at night in the desert for some people. During the remainder of the year, temperatures will be moderate throughout the country. Aqaba’s weather is quite pleasant throughout the winter months, even though it is not as cold as Amman.

Temperatures in Aqaba along the Red Sea are cool during the winter, even though they are not as chilly as Amman. Passport and Visa Requirements – Required DocumentsTo visit Jordan, you’ll need a valid Canadian or American passport. Your passport should have enough pages after six months from your scheduled departure date from Jordan. To enter Jordan, American and Canadian passport holders require a Tourist Visa. It must be acquired upon arrival at Amman International Airport The visa costs $60 per person. Please keep in mind that visa fees must be paid only with local currency; there is a bank near the airport’s Immigration Desk to change cash.

Medical and health regulations and standards

Here are some health-related recommendations to keep you healthy while traveling in Jordan. Water is quite precious in a desert environment, so be sure your drinking water is clean. Good hotels have their own filtration systems, and the water they provide is considered safe; nevertheless, bottled water should always be used instead. To maintain your digestion going well, eat little meals frequently. Modern sanitary standards and food preparation regulations will be available in all major Hotels.

Avoid purchasing fruits and vegetables from the street, and if you do decide to get them, make sure they’re packaged in a way that maintains their cleanliness. Wet wipes and Kleenex are useful when traveling. Make sure you drink plenty of water if you’re spending numerous hours outside. Keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking as much as 2-3 liters each day. It might be important to include electrolytes in your water to ensure that you are absorbing adequate fluid. Bring your own container to keep the water cooler. Also, be sure to bring plenty of strong sunscreen and lip balm, as well as enough water.

Clothing

Jordan is a 21st-century Muslim nation; there are no restrictions on what people should or should not wear in heavily inhabited or non-religious areas. While visiting temples or places of worship, both men and women should dress properly. In the rural Towns and Downtown Amman, extremely revealing clothing is not acceptable. Shorts are not commonly worn by men or women in Jordan, and they will look out of place in towns like Downtown Amman. Light cool pants are recommended instead. Only modest swimming costumes are acceptable at the pool or beach resorts.Dressing casually in Jordan is no problem; there’s no need to worry about dressing up for restaurants.

For ladies, we recommend bringing loose linen or cotton pants and long-sleeved loose shirts since they will protect you from the sun, keep you comfortable, and allow you to dress in a more conservative manner when traveling between locations. Long flowing skirts are also an excellent option. A light scarf that you can keep in your bag and pull down over your chest or head if needed. For males, looser linen or cotton trousers, as well as short-sleeved shirts are acceptable. Bring some sturdy walking shoes with traction if possible. Flip flops or cheap sandals are not a good idea.

A wide-brimmed sun hat and sunglasses are required. If you’re visiting the Red Sea Resort Area of Aqaba, bring beach shoes with you; parts of the beach may be rocky. Warm clothing for the evenings is advised if you are visiting during the winter months, as well as a light rain jacket. Because most itineraries require you to travel by road between cities, it’s essential that you pack as lightly as possible. Although the distances are brief, traveling without having to transport huge bags will make your journey more pleasurable. If you’re spending the night at Wadi Rum, bring a small flashlight and a light fleece coat. Binoculars to view the stunning nighttime sky show are also advised.

Cuisine

One of the world’s greatest cuisines can be found in Jordan. The staples of Middle-Eastern cuisine such as Falafel and Hummus prepared with fresh ingredients are certain to come up. Chickpeas will abound, as well as Shraak. Shraak is a very thin, whole-wheat bread that tastes best when still hot. It is simple to prepare and is frequently served by Bedouins. Jordan’s culinary scene has a diverse range of vegetarian dishes to suit every appetite, from appetizers to soups and main courses. Fattoush is one of these dishes, which features crispy fried pita and fresh vegetables. Moutabel, a creamy roasted eggplant dish, is also available. Shelling peas with sili was introduced to the island by Arab farmers in the early 1920s. For centuries, Arabs throughout the Arabian Peninsula have cooked like this.

The Bedouin have been cooking in this manner for millennia across the region.When nomads traveled across the desert in search of water and pasture for their livestock, they kept their cooking equipment to a bare minimum. An earth oven might be dug quickly, and hot embers and stones from the campfire could be dropped inside. Meat would be wrapped in palm leaves, and a sand mound would seal in the heat. A cup of Turkish coffee or Arabic coffee with hints of cardamom helps you digest your dinner in Jordan. When traveling in Jordan, always be aware of people’s privacy if you intend on capturing their image. Jordanians enjoy interacting with tourists and having their picture taken, but always ask for permission and are polite. The opportunity to pose for a photograph or assist you in locating beautiful locations is especially appreciated by the Bedouins of Wadi Rum. Certain sacred or religious sites forbid photographs from being taken.

Travel InsuranceIf you’re visiting Jordan, it’s a good idea to get travel insurance so that you are protected against unforeseen medical and non-medical problems. Make sure you thoroughly read your policy and understand all of the exclusions and limitations. You will usually be responsible for minor medical costs while on holiday, but in the event of a major emergency, you must contact the insurance firm immediately (or have someone call on your behalf), and doing so will jeopardize your claim’s eligibility. It’s a good idea to inform your close relatives at home and your travel companion about your policy. Trip cancellation/ interruption insurance is also a smart idea since it protects your money.

Author: Kate Desserie Salvador

Kate loves to travel and write. She has been to many different places and has seen and experienced a lot of different things. This has given her a lot of material to write about, and she enjoys sharing her stories with others. She hopes to continue traveling and writing for many years to come.

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