Welcome to Jordan
Petra and So Much More!
Jordan packs an incredible amount of awesomeness into a small package. This oasis of peace in the Middle-East borders the countries of Syria and Iraq as well as Israel, Egypt and Palestine. But the politics of Jordan are far different than many of their neighbors.
Ther are incredible places to visit in Jordan. It’s full if incredible castles and the oldest Roman ruins outside of Italy. Jordanian people are some of the friendliest we have ever encountered, and the food in Jordan is to die for.
Jordan is also not just dry desert. The country borders the Red Sea, which offers incredible snorkeling and SCUBA diving as well as amazing resorts. And the famous Dead Sea, where visitors flock to float and experience the magical healing powers of the Dead Sea mud.
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What you need to know about travel in Jordan
- Jordan uses the Jordanian dinar. The average value is approximately $1.35 USD. You can check the current exchange rate here.
- The Capital of Jordan is Amman. This dense metropolis is home to over 4 million people. It is also the home of the King and Queen of Jordan. And the Amman Citadel, one of the oldest continually occupied places in the world.
- Jordan uses C, D, F, G and J type sockets. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
- Cellular Phone Service
- Cell phone service is readily available in over 90% of Jordan.
- Roads, Driving and Public Transit
- Roads and highways in Jordan are well-maintained.
- Jordan is a small country, and hiring a car is a great way to see the remote areas. Be advised that traffic laws are followed “loosely” in Jordan. It is also not uncommon to find yourself sharing the road with camels and livestock such as sheep.
- Jordan with Kids
- We highly recommend family travel in Jordan. There are many amazing things to experience. And the people of Jordan are very warm and inviting, especially towards children and families. Touching of childrens faces and hair is common in Jordan.