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!

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Best Places to Visit

Everyone knows Petra is a must-see destination but here you'll find more

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Best Time to Visit

Plan your trip with this overview of the seasons and what to expect of the weather

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Everything you'll need to know for a smooth holiday from currency to health advice

Visas

Tourist Visas

Make sure you've got the right visa before you arrive and find out how to obtain one

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Jordan Video Lounge

Transport yourself to The Hashmite Kingdom with this inspiring selection of travel videos

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Latest Travel Updates

Is it safe to travel to Jordan? Here's the latest advice on security & how it affects you

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Hiking Trails into Petra

Get off the beaten track with our guide to the various routes into the Rose City

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Traveller Reviews

Don't just take our word for it - see what makes our Jordan tours so popular

Get to know Jordan

Recommended Reading

  • 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
Did you know...?

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.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Jordan Tourism Board site and the latest Jordan Weather Updates from the BBC.