With Jordan working its way up traveler's wanderlists, we suggest you consider indulging your wanderlust for Arabia this year. From the lost city of Petra to the tranquility of the Dead Sea, Jordan combines history and culture to make for an authentic Middle Eastern experience.
Is it safe to travel to Jordan?
It’s best to take caution and travel with care across Jordan – be aware of any political demonstrations taking place in cities (quite common in Amman) and try to avoid these at all cost.
Getting around Jordan
While bus fares are pretty low in Jordan, they’re not as reliable as you might hope. Departure timetables are more about how packed the bus is, so if you’re traveling on a less-traveled route, you could be waiting a while for the bus to take off. Routes aren't the most thorough either – they're great at covering what’s necessary for the locals but perhaps not so great at covering routes for the independent backpacker. Try a hire car instead for the absolute freedom – the roads are decent and road signs have both Arabic and English writing on them for easy maneuvering. Alternatively, opt for an adventure tour for an easy way to get around.
Do you need a visa for Jordan?
British nationals do need a visa for Jordan, but these can be issued upon arrival at Jordan airport – you can get a single-entry visa that’s valid for 1 month which cost around JD40.