Jordan - Extra Information
We have put together all the important information for your trip to Jordan here. You can read them here at any time. Or you download them. We've also created a print-friendly version (unfortunately not very appealing in design 😉) for you if you'd like to print out the information.
Welcome to Jordan
مرحبا بكم في الاردن
Great that we are planning your trip to Jordan together. The most important part is now done. The trip is booked. All program points are booked and nothing stands in the way of your trip to Jordan. So now is the time for a lot of anticipation. Here, too, we would like to accompany you and have put together a comprehensive information package about Jordan for you. So have fun reading and dreaming. Soon it's time...
Our Partner in Jordan
We have been working together with our partner Atlas Tours in a spirit of trust for many years. Atlas Tours is headquartered in Jordan's capital, Amman.
During your stay in Jordan, Atlas Tours is your first point of contact if you have any questions or should problems arise. During your trip, Atlas Tours is just a lot closer and can help you without wasting too much time. Of course you can always contact us if you get stuck on site for any reason (never happened before! :)).
During office hours you can reach Atlas Tours on this number:
00962 64656647 or per e-mail: email@example.com
The office hours are as follows:
Saturday - Thursday: 9:00 - 17:00
Outside Office Hours / 24 hours a day you can reach Atlas Tours at this number: 00962 795535879
Please only use this number in an emergency.
During your trip, our local partner is your first point of contact. Of course, we are also happy to help you with words and deeds,too.
Jordan is an Arab country in the northwest of the Arabian Peninsula. Jordan has been a safe and peaceful country for many years. The government is doing everything it can to keep the unrest out of the country. Jordan is a beautiful and diverse travel destination. It has so much to offer in its small area.
official Language: Arabic
form of government: constitutional monarchy
head of state: King Abdullah II
head of government: prime minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh
area: 89.342 km²
inhabitants: 10.2 million
currency: Jordan Dinar
independence: 25 May 1946
time zone: UTC+3 (+1 hour in summer & +2 hours in winter time)
There are over 100,000 archaeological sites in Jordan
Only 15% of Petra has been explored
The lowest point on Earth is in Jordan - the Dead Sea
Amman is one of the oldest cities on the planet
Good to know
Visa & Passport
For your trip to Jordan, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. The passport must have at least two blank pages.
It is very sensible to have a copy of your passport with you. This can significantly simplify the process in the event of loss.
We'll most likely include a Jordan Pass in your trip simply because it's cheaper. Then we need a passport copy of each traveller. We will take care of the visa.
Otherwise, you can get your visa easily at the International Airport at arrival. It costs 40 JD (approx. 580 NOK / 53 EUR).
Money, Money, Money
The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. Currently the exchange rate is around 10 NOK = 0,7 JOD or 1 EUR = 0,77 JOD. (Apr. 2023)
The best way to exchange your money for Jordanian dinars is at exchange offices within Jordan. Then the lowest fees usually apply. Ask in advance exactly how high the fees are. In Jordan, many things can now also be paid for with a credit card.
No vaccinations are required for your trip to Jordan, but hepatitis A (Havrix), polio, tetanus and typhoid are recommended.
It is more important than ever to have travel insurance and check that it provides sufficient cover.
The hygienic standards in our accommodations and in Jordan in general are at a high level. You don't have to do without fruit, vegetables and/or dairy products. Nevertheless, you should of course be a little more careful. Meat should be well done, food well heated and everything well washed.
The political situation in Jordan is stable. However, protests and demonstrations sometimes occur. The majority of demonstrations are peaceful, but they can become confrontational. You should take sensible precautions and avoid all political gatherings and demonstrations. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay informed of the security situation through the media
What to pack
Although Jordan is an Islamic country, the rules and laws here are not as strict as many people might think. For example, female travelers are not required to wear a headscarf. However, it is advisable to dress well and cover your arms and legs. You won't be accosted if you walk in shorts in touristy Petra, but you will maybe feel watched. In addition, wearing appropriate clothing is also a sign of respect for Jordanians.
Comfortable clothing is the be-all and end-all. Good, comfortable running shoes. T-shirts, pants, jacket/fleece for cooler evenings, swimwear, sun hat, don't forget an old pair of sneakers for the trip to Wadi Mujib!)
Passport & copys
Money & Credit cards
First-Aid-Kit: Painkillers & antipyretics, plasters and other bandages, bug spray, sunscreen, personal medication
small backpack for day trips
socket-adapter: The electrical outlets and plugs used in Jordan are C, D, F, G & J.