General Jordan FAQ's
Queen Alia International Airport (Code - AMM):-Conveniently located within 30 minutes of Amman’s downtown, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is considered to be the main airport in Jordan and is serviced by many global airline carriers.
King Hussein International Airport ( Code - AQJ):-As Jordan’s gateway to the Red Sea region of Aqaba, King Hussein International Airport (KHIA) is approximately a 45-minute flight from either of Amman’s airports. Serviced by national and international carriers, KHIA is quickly growing to be a regional hub for both the holiday and business traveller alike.
The first thing you will notice when you arrive to Jordan is that the people are very warm and welcoming to tourists. You will be pleasantly surprised by the sense of security you will find in Jordan, it is one of the safest places to travel in the world. Jordan maintains good relations with ALL of its neighbours and is truly an oasis of peace in this region.
Walking through Jordan is safe and friendly as Jordan is safe place to travel, and it is enjoyable to stroll through the old souks of Amman and the other major cities. The people are unfailingly helpful and it is generally safe to walk around at any time of the day or night. It is, of course, sensible to take obvious precautions: look after your belongings and keep valuables in the hotel safe. Lost property should be reported to the police. If you lose your passport, you should contact your embassy. The country is fairly liberal, westernised, and alcohol is available.
Jordan’s weather is as diverse as its history! Categorized as Mediterranean, the country enjoys all four seasons with little to no humidity. Winter can see snow in the forests especially in northern areas of the country, while spring heralds rarely-seen wild flowers in the desert to the east and south.
The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, also pronounced as “jaydee.” There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes. The dinar is divided into 100 piasters (pronounced “pee-asters”) of 1000 fils (“fills”). The fils is the unit most commonly used and you will usually see prices written as 4,750 (which is 4 JD and 750 fils).Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange booths and at most hotels. Street money-changers are best avoided. Exchange rates are set daily by the Jordanian Central Bank.
There are a large number of banks and money exchanger offices "Dollars-Dinar" that can change cash currencies in Jordan. Moreover, all touristic shops, restaurants, and bars will actually accept dollars or Euros at rates that are relatively close to the official ones. Make sure you know the current exchange rate of your currency to Jordanian dinar. It is also good to know that credit cards are widely used and accepted in Jordan.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Jordan at hotels, restaurants and shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it’s essential for shopping in the local souks.
You'll be staying in comfortable, modern (3-star, 4-star, 5-star) hotels in Jordan. We've chosen well-located properties that offer all the amenities you need, perfect after a day exploring. In Petra and the Dead Sea the hotels have a swimming pool where you can cool off after a day in the heat. At Wadi Rum we use a deluxe permanent desert camp with proper bathroom facilities. You can get the information about the hotels used on each tour on the relevant tour page.
Through our wide experience and good relations with hotels in Jordan, Map Tours & Events will always chose you the best hotels and regardless the hotels categorization.
Map Tours Jordan will always chose you/ provide you the best hotel and services regardless the hotels categorization. As we pick up you the best choice within your budget
In the first half of the year, the peak season usually starts in mid-February and continues till the end of May. It starts again in September and continues till the end of November. These are the times when the weather is at its best, but it is worth noting that weather patterns are inconsistent, so it is possible to have perfect weather throughout the year, as most regions record less than 30 days of rain per year. The summer is hot but nowhere as hot as the Gulf countries, and is perfectly bearable.
Although Tipping "gratuities" is not obligatory, but the people who are working in the tourism sector depend on tips as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary and widely expected in Jordan, while The amount depends on the situation.
For example, In the restaurants, it is good to give 10% tip directly to the waiter even when there is service charge added to the bill as the service tax does not go to the waiters.
Jordan requires a certain level of modesty in terms of clothing, although on the beach the usual swimwear is acceptable.
Depending on the group size, you'll be travelling in an air-conditioned vehicle such as a mini van or coach (depending on group size). At the entrance to the Wadi Rum protected area you'll board well-used 4x4 vehicles to navigate the rolling orange sands. Six passengers get in each vehicle plus a local driver. It's the quickest and easiest way to get to our desert camp.
Jordan has a tiny sliver of Red Sea coastline - 27 kilometres to be precise. The resort city of Aqaba is the best place to enjoy some R&R at the Red Sea coast, though of course, the Dead Sea is also a great option. We visit the Dead Sea on all of our Jordan packages and can incorporate a visit to Aqaba on a Tailor-made Jordan holiday for you.
Wi-Fi service is available in all hotels, cafes and restaurants, but do not expect it in Wadi Rum. In order to be able to stay online, we recommend that you purchase a local sim card upon your arrival.
Jordan & Israel share three border-crossing points; Allenby Bridge, Sheikh Hussein Bridge, or Arava border crossing. There are also regular flights between Amman and Tel Aviv airports, which are a very short flight from each other.
Most sites open from 08:00 until 17:00 during summer time and from 08:00 until 16:00 during winter time, noting that these sites close earlier during Ramadan. On the other hand, Petra is open all year long from 6:00 till 18:00.
Christmas in Jordan is celebrated all over the country, and for those who are not religious, it is seen as a celebration. As a matter of fact, the Jordanian population includes both Muslims and Christians, who live peacefully together.
yes. You don’t have to be married to share a room with your girlfriend or boyfriend.
We recommend the purchase of adequate travel insurance for all overseas travel. It is currently a prerequisite to have medical travel insurance.