Though a small country but big on hospitality, culture, history, and endless adventures, Jordan is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. The country’s exquisite landscapes ignite the imagination, inviting travelers from around the globe to have a memorable time here. The centuries-old ruins of Jerash, the magnificent Wadi Rum, the magical waters of the Dead Sea, and the people’s hospitality make a mosaic of unparalleled charm. Being a warm and welcoming destination, this country deserves your visit at least once in your lifetime. But before booking your trip to Jordan, you must know the following things.
Things you should know before visiting Jordan
Jordan is a Muslim-major country and has huge respect for religious and local customs. Both women and men should not wear revealing clothes. Women should wear clothes covering their arms, shoulders, and legs. If visiting a place of worship, both men and women are expected to cover their shoulders and knees. Women must carry a light scarf to cover their heads when necessary. The remote areas are a little conservative. Hence, respecting local norms is important.
If you think Jordan is a desert country and doesn’t face colder days, you are wrong. From October to February, it receives cloudy days and rain. Temperatures can drop to zero degrees with cold nights. So if you are traveling to Jordan between these months, carry a waterproof jacket and warmers. This is also the time when the tourist crowd is less, so if you plan, then get ready to have many tourist places to yourself.
The official language in Jordan is Arabic, but English is also widely spoken, especially in the main tourist places like Wadi Rum, Petra, Amman, etc. Locals involved in tourism activities are proficient in English; hence communication is not a barrier.
Despite having a conflicted history, the country is a friendly oasis open to visitors worldwide. The people of Jordan are very welcoming, and the hospitality is top-notch. According to Gallup’s 2022 Law and Order Report, which is a global analytics firm, Jordan ranks in the top 10 countries where people feel safe while walking during the night alone. Though you are in a safe country, you must be a careful and responsible traveler. Buy health insurance, keep valuables like money and documents in a locker, carry a copy of your passport, and don’t carry lump-sum cash.
The Jordan Pass is a government issue pass that gives you free entry to over 40 attractions, including Wadi Rum, Petra, Jerash, and more. The pass also has your tourist entry visa fee included. Skip the long queues at the ticket counters and save yourself a lot of time. If you are planning to stay for more than 2 nights and have a passport that is valid for over 6 months, you are eligible to get the Jordan Pass.
Jordan, the land of ancient wonders, has a lot to offer. But there are a few attractions that you can’t miss on your trip.
By knowing the local customs and cultural etiquette, you are a step ahead to having a smooth experience in Jordan. If you wish to plan a trip to embrace the vibrant culture and beauty of the astonishing landscapes of the country, please feel free to reach out to us, and our experts will be happy to help.
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