All of the exciting attractions available to tourists in Jordan as well as information about travel in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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Where can I exchange currency?
The best currency to take to Egypt is the local currency, the Egyptian pound. However, GBP, Euro, and US dollars are highly exchangeable at local banks, currency exchange offices, and ATM machines.
Is Jordan safe to visit?
Jordan is a very safe and stable country. Travelers are able to move around the country freely without extra concern for their safety.
Why book with Memphis Tours?
We have been in the business since 1955 and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences.
Is there a special rate for private groups booking with Memphis Tours?
Yes, Memphis Tours does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups.
How much will I have to pay as a deposit?
The deposit required will be 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times around Christmas and New Years, when the deposit will be 50% of the total price.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
Memphis Tours does not charge any additional fees or surcharges on any debit or credit card transactions. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Do Jordanians speak languages other than Arabic?
Most Jordanians, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Jordanians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. professionals, who work in the tourism sector, are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.
Is it a common practice to give tips in Jordan?
Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly.
What is the official currency in Jordan?
The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. The value of the dinar is effectively fixed at the rate of .71 JD to 1 USD (.91 JD to 1 Euro).
Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Jordan?
Changing money is very easy in Jordan, and most major currencies are accepted in cash and travelers cheques. US dollars are the most accepted, followed by UK pounds and euros; you'll get nowhere with Australian or New Zealand dollars. There are no restrictions on bringing dinars into Jordan. It's possible to change dinars back into some foreign currencies in Jordan, but you'll need to show receipts to prove that you changed your currency into dinars at a bank in Jordan. Banks seem to offer slightly better rates than money changers for cash, but the difference is not worth worrying about unless you're going to change a huge amount. Most large hotels will change money (sometimes for guests only) but rates are always lower than those offered by the banks and money changers. There are small branches of major banks at the borders and at the airports.
Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Jordan?
It is always good to learn a few Arabic words to expressing greetings or thanks. If you are planning to visit some places other than popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Arabic phrases.
Can I take pictures while visiting the monuments in Jordan?
Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Jordan, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums and some historical sites, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Jordan?
modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Is there any special advice for women travelers while visiting Jordan?
In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Jordanians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture.
Do I need a visa to enter Jordan?
All visitors to Jordan that are not citizens of Turkey or certain Arab countries are required to have a visa to enter the Kingdom of Jordan.
When is the best time to visit Jordan for general sightseeing?
The months from March to October are the best time to visit Jordan as the climate is milder and comfortable for sightseeing. You will find many Jordan travel packages suitable for this period of the year. As well, it is the best period of the year if you want to try a combined Jordan and Egypt tour, as the weather in Egypt becomes very moderate during these months.
Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Jordan?
There are no general health issues to worry about for traveling to Jordan aside from the normal issues that one faces traveling to a new place. Jordan is a center for medical tourism in the region and has a very well regarded health care system that is centered around Amman.
What different types of hotels are there in hotels in Jordan?
During Jordan vacations, accommodations for travelers in Jordan fall across a broad range — everything from world-class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, coming from international hotel chains like Movenpick, Hilton, Four Seasons, and Sofitel. All these luxury hotels are included in our Jordan travel packages. As well as, a step down from these are a variety of local hotels that ranges from luxurious to simple.
Will it be easy for me to find transportation from the Amman Airport to other destinations in the city?
There are many taxis available that will take you to any place in Amman. A 10 km ride should cost around 2 JD. Many will also be willing to take you to other parts of Jordan, but you should negotiate the price beforehand. The Airport Express bus runs between Amman Airport and central Amman. The bus costs 3 JD and they usually run every 30 minutes from 6 AM to 6 PM and every hour at night. The trip take between 45 minutes and an hour.
What is the best way to get around while in Jordan?
The easiest way to get around in Jordan is to use the plentiful taxis. Most taxis have meters if you are in Amman you can depend on this. A 10 KM trip should be around 2 JD on the meter. Outside of Amman it may be necessary to negotiate a price before you leave. It is also possible to arrange with one driver to use them for a whole day.
How much should I tip?
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.
- The currency of Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. The value of the dinar is effectively fixed at the rate of .71 JD to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Jordan.
- Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly.
- Dress respectfully with modesty in mind. This means opting for shorts or skirts that touch the knee, high necklines and keeping shoulders covered.
- The easiest way to get around in Jordan is to use the plentiful taxis. Most taxis have meters if you are in Amman you can depend on this.
- Arabic is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
- Try “Fool” and “Falfal”, a traditional Jordanian breakfast dish.
- Try Mansaf, the Jordanian traditional meat dish.
- Visit the amazing ancient rose-red city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World "UNESCO World Heritage Site"
- See the beautiful architecture of obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets of the ruined Roman city.
- Spend a night camping at the inspiring natural beauty of Wadi Rum watching stunning stars.
- visit Jerash, the ancient city is reminiscent of the Roman Empire.
- Climb the mountain to see High Place of Sacrifice Petra
- See the Royal tombs, Siq entrance and Treasury of Petra
- Visit Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses.
- Spend a day at beautiful Aqaba city.
- Early Christian mosaics at Madaba.
- Float in the salty Dead Sea.