Jordan Travel Guide
If you're planning an adventure to Jordan, there's a few things you'll need to know before you go and we're here to help with a host of travel guide resources that cover everything from what to see and when to go, to visas, health advice, money, costs and more. You'll also find the latest safety and security updates, reviews from our customers, a selection of videos to show Jordan in all its glory, plus a detailed guide on trekking routes into Petra so you can really get your Indiana Jones on!
Plan your trip with this overview of the seasons and what to expect of the weather
Transport yourself to The Hashmite Kingdom with this inspiring selection of travel videos
Is it safe to travel to Jordan? Here's the latest advice on security & how it affects you
Get off the beaten track with our guide to the various routes into the Rose City
- Pillars of Salt
by Fadia Faqir
- Married to a Bedouin
by Marguerite van Geldermalsen
- Story of a City: A Childhood in Amman
by Abd al-Rahman Munif
Facts about Jordan
- It is considered polite to refuse a meal three times in Jordan before actually accepting it.
- Water levels in the Dead Sea have dropped 82 feet in 50 years and it's predicted that it could dry up completely by 2050.
- The Jordanians believe that praising children excessively can invite bad luck and is generally avoided.
Jordan Travel Advice for South African travellers
Safety of our travellers is paramount and we closely monitor the latest travel advice. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the consular in South Africa before you travel.
Flying to Jordan from South Africa:
Jordan is roughly an 11-16 hour flight from South Africa depending on whether you fly from Johannesburg or Cape Town. Amman serves as the international gateway and starting point for our tours. Some of the quicker flight options from both Johannesburg and Cape Town are offered by the Middle Eastern airlines including Emirates, Qatar and Etihad. Check out Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Jordan.