Jordan Travel Guide
Jordan was my first-ever trip to the Middle East, and I honestly had NO idea what to expect. After spending two weeks exploring the beautiful country, it is easy to see why it’s one of my all-time favorite destinations.
I began my journey through Jordan in the capital city of Amman. I had an absolute BLAST exploring the city like a local and discovering everything from delicious food to ancient Roman ruins.
I was astounded by the Dead Sea, impressed by the underwater splendor of Aqaba, inspired by the ruins of Petra, and mesmerized by the magic of the desert stars in Wadi Rum.
March to May (spring) is the best time to travel to Jordan if you’re an avid hiker. The country’s desert landscape transforms into a blanket of wildflowers, and the forests are lush and green.
September to November (autumn) is another good period to plan a trip to Jordan. The hot summer temperatures start to cool down and diving conditions at the Gulf of Aqaba are at their best.
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What To Expect
Language: The official language in Jordan is Arabic.
Currency: The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. 1 USD is equivalent to about 0.71 JOD.
Credit Cards and ATMs: You’ll find banks, ATMs and exchange offices at the airport and in major shopping malls. The most widely accepted card is Visa followed by MasterCard. However, you won’t find ATMs in remote areas like Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and inside Petra, so be sure to bring enough cash with you.
Plugs: The plugs in Jordan are Type C, D, F, G, and J. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: While traveling around Jordan in a group is the most popular option; you can explore the country as a solo female traveler. Jordan has modern infrastructure and you can easily use the local buses to travel between cities.