*Jordan Travel Guides: Scroll to the bottom to head straight to my Petra guide (coming soon!) or keep reading to see what to know and expect when visiting Jordan and travel tips for Jordan*
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What To Expect When Visiting Jordan
Jordan is one of the most underrated countries ever that I tell everyone to visit. Jordan is also one of the most peaceful countries in the Middle East region. If you have the opportunity to hit one of the many reasons to visit Jordan, I HIGHLY suggest it – between Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, and Petra there is something for every person. Middle Eastern food is amazing and Jordanians are beyond nice (especially to tourism). Tourism contributes to their economy more than anything else so they love to have tourists! Additionally, if you add Petra to a long Israel trip – it is the perfect one or two day trip from Eilat – you don’t even have to stay over if you don’t want to! The climate is always great, Jordan has a very mild winter, which makes it the perfect destination in any season – though get ready for summer as the heat is no joke!
Jordanian Dinar. About $1 USD is equal to about .70 Dinars.
Arabic. For the tourist spots (like Petra), people will speak English (because they want you to buy things)!
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Visiting Jordan Travel Tips
- Jordan Packing: It’s hot hot hot in the desert (but also gets cold at night!)! For all of my travel/packing essentials I bring on any trip for any weather climate, head to my influencer page on Amazon here for a complete list or my descriptive carry-on packing guide here or favorite travel gear here.
- Travel Insurance: When visiting Jordan, I highly recommend getting travel insurance. You never know what may happen to your flights, a death/personal emergency in your family, or an accident happening while traveling (think: getting mugged, falling while hiking and spraining your ankle, literally any accident than can happen ANYWHERE!). World Nomads makes it super easy and I never leave for a trip without getting their insurance. Most importantly it’s extremely affordable: get your World Nomads travel insurance before your trip here!
VISITING JORDAN TRAVEL GUIDES: PETRA COMING SOON!
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Rachel Shulman is the owner of From East To West and a seasoned traveler having been to 45+ countries and no intention of stopping soon. She is obsessed with planning and specializes in creating detailed, efficient travel itineraries and guides so you don’t have to when planning your next destination.