Hikers in the Wadi Rum desert

Jordan Travel Guide

Travelling in Jordan

  • Is it safe to visit Petra in Jordan?

    Absolutely! Jordan is a developed and stable country that is perfectly safe to visit. Of course there is instances of petty theft, especially in urban areas. You should take the same precautions that you would anywhere else in the world.  
  • What is the best time of year to visit Jordan?

    The best times to visit Jordan are in the spring from March to May or the autumn from September to November. There is a possibility of some light rain in Spring but this should not put you off. This is a great time to visit Jordan, before the scorching temperatures of the summer months take hold. In the higher areas such as Amman and Petra it could still be a little chilly in the evenings but the day time is sunny and warm. In autumn the heat of summer is starting to fade and there is an increased chance of some rain.  By November the temperature in Amman and Petra could be as low as 20°C during the day but still around 27°C in the lower laying areas.
  • What should female travellers wear in Jordan?

    Attitudes towards clothing in Jordan are more liberal than other Muslim countries. There is no formal dress code and Jordanian people tend to be very understanding of foreigners and their different way of dressing.  In Amman you will find most people are dressed in a western style. Even so, it is always best to be respectful of the local culture. In smaller towns and rural areas female travellers may want to wear knee length dresses or loose trousers and cover their shoulders and upper arms. 
  • Is alcohol allowed in Jordan?

    Despite the fact that Jordan is a  Muslim country, consuming alcohol is not frowned upon. You can buy alcoholic drinks in restaurants and hotels and most tourist areas have bars where you can grab a beer. 
  • Do I need a visa for Jordan?

    A visa is required by European and US citizens and this can be purchased at immigration on arrival. Be sure to check the latest requirements before travelling.