Travel Guide to Jordan- The Rose City
This post provides a basic travel guide to Jordan. Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is also well known for ancient monuments, nature reserves, and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological sites, Jordan has delighted tourist for centuries for its World Heritage sites. You can visit many places in Jordan which will definitely make your day.
Jordan is 80% desert but also contain a diverse area of hills, forest, canyons, and wetlands. Jordan inherited magnificent historical monuments long back from history starting from the Paleolithic Period. The present-day Jordan is one of the safest countries to travel among all the Arab countries.
Let us take a look at some basic travel guide to Jordan:
Capital City: Amman
Language: Arabic (Fusha) is the official language of Jordan. Apart from that, English is also widely spoken, mainly in the cities.
Currency: The currency of Jordan is JD (Jordanian Dinar). Currently, 1 USD is equivalent to 0.17 JD.
Climate: Summer in Jordan last from May to September with the highest temperature reaching 104-degree Fahrenheit. Whereas, the Winter last till November and is relatively cold with frequent rainfall and snowfall.
Must Carry: Bring heavy cloths or light jacket as the evening is usually cold in Jordan.
Connectivity: Board and alight from Queen Alia International Airport which is located in Zizya 30km south of Amman.
Public Transport: Once you have arrived in Jordan, take a Bus as its very cheap or you can go for Yellow Taxi. You can also opt for Uber or Careem by which you can have a comfortable ride across Jordan at an affordable cost.
In order to travel to Petra and Wadi Rum, you will need to book a travel package for a day. It will take you to the destinations including a dinner at Wadi Rum while enjoying Cultural Programme. You can even book a Dead sea trip together with a night stay in a resort.
Ticket Cost: As a tourist, you will have to pay the entry fees while entering the Historical Monument like Petra, Roman Theatre, and other Museums, etc.