Best Tips Travel To Jordan
One important thing to factor into the planning of your Jordan trip is your visa requirements. All foreign nationals traveling to Jordan require tourist visas. A visa can be obtained at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport and most land and sea borders for most nationalities. The cost of single entry visa for all nationalities now costs JD 20 (about £17).
The official language of Jordan is Arabic. However, English is widely spoken (especially in the cities), so you should get by during your Jordan holiday without speaking a word of Arabic. Of course, the locals will always appreciate it if you give it a go!
The local currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar, or “JD”, which is divided into one hundred piasters or one thousand files. Though dollars are widely accepted, it is necessary, during your Jordan travels, to carry Jordanian dinars with you for use in small shops etc.
Tipping is an important aspect to remember when you’re factoring how much spending money to take with you on your Jordan travel adventure. Tipping is very much part of the Jordanian culture and something that a lot of the locals depend on as an extra source of income. Like in the West, it isn’t compulsory and so should be given according to the service received. In hotels and restaurants, 10% is about average to be added to the bill for service. For hotel porters 1 JD is customary and when traveling by taxi a tip can be made at your own discretion. You should also perhaps consider tipping your Jordan travel guide, driver, hotel staff, and waiters in restaurants during your trip to Jordan.
Photography plays a big part in most of our holidays. Pictures are a fantastic way to document your Jordan trip- especially as there’s so much to see and do! And although photography isn’t something that you might normally consider when planning your holiday in Jordan, there are a few small things to bear in mind. When taking photographs of locals during your Jordan trip, it’s always best to ask their permission first. It’s also important that you don’t take photographs of military installations or airports, as this is illegal.
Jordan is a great place for shopping enthusiasts, especially if you’ve got an eye for an antique. Throughout the main cities, you’ll find shops selling goods such as jewelry, hand-made carpets, hand-blown glassware, wall hangings and other items to take home with you as a souvenir of your Jordan holiday.