Do I need a visa to travel to Jordan & what is Jordan Pass ?
Citizens of many nations are required to have a visa to visit Jordan. To enter Jordan a passport valid for six months required by all nationals. JORDAN PASS has become the best option for most visitors to Jordan. Visa Information All visitors to Jordan are also required to get Jordan Pass which gives you the opportunity of a free Petra visit and free entry to 40 different attractions. Your Petra visit may go up to 2 half days, it would be better for you to acquire Jordan Explorer package. Also, Jordan will be waiving tourist entry visa fees if you purchase the Jordan Pass before arrival to Jordan. (should be bought 3 days prior to arrival). We strongly recommend you buy a Jordan Explorer package instead of Jordan Wanderer Package You can check all the details from the link below and buy it online, it costs JD75 (USD106). https://jordanpass.jo/index.htm
Please note that information on visa fees and requirements is subject to change. For the latest information on travel Jordan, including visa requirements, We recommend before you travel, to check the current regulations with http://www.doyouneedvisa.com/border/Jordan
or check with the nearest Jordanian Embassy or Consulate.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to Jordan?
All passengers traveling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in the tour. Your travel insurance information will be noted by your leader before your tour. Travel insurance is particularly important as it protects what happens during travel against sudden and unforeseen events that occur during travel.
When is the best time to visit Jordan?
For perfect sightseeing conditions, the best time to visit Jordan is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months. At these times of the year the temperatures are cool enough to enjoy exploring Jordan's iconic sites. It's also a good time to visit in the summer if you like the warmer weather.
What is the internet access like in Jordan?
Internet access is now relatively easy in Amman, Aqaba and other major cities. Jordan has a relatively widespread communication infrastructure and internet usage in big cities. WiFi coverage can be limited, especially in remote areas.
Can I use my mobile while in Jordan?
Jordan has a relatively widespread communication infrastructure. In order to get a local sim card in Jordan, you will require two things – an unlocked mobile phone and a passport. It is best to get your mobile phone unlocked at home. There may be some conditions you should be aware of, so check with your phone provider.
How much does it cost for a…?
The currency of Jordan is Jordanian Dinar. Is denoted by JOD or JD.
- Locals buy falafel in pita.
- Depending on size, a falafel sandwich costs about JD1to3, a shawarma sandwich about JD10-15
- Coffee 0.50-0.70JD
- Coca-Cola 0,50-1 JD per can There are also pizzerias in Aqaba:
- 9,9 USD = 6.99 JOD for a big pizza
- 7 USD = 4.99 JOD for a small one.
Can I drink tap water in Jordan?
Tap water in Jordan is generally safe to drink, but for a short trip it's better to stick to bottled water. This is readily available but check the seal has not been broken. Alternatively consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you're on a longer trip, reduce the use of plastic bottles.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Jordan?
Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and larger shops, including Visa and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it's essential for shopping in the local souks.
What is ATM access like in Jordan?
There are many ATMs, so getting cash is not a problem. Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and larger shops, including Visa and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it's essential for shopping in the local souks.
Is Jordan safe for LGBTQIA+ travellers?
Displays of affection by LGBTQ+ couples may attract a negative response. Homosexuality is illegal in most Islamic countries in the Middle East, but in Jordan gay sex is legal, and the age of consent is 16. Public displays of affection by heterosexuals are frowned upon, and the same rules apply to gays and lesbians, although same-sex hand-holding is a common sign of friendship in Jordan. Please kindly inform us when booking, If you do not identify with the gender stated in your passport. We will adjust the room configuration accordingly. For travellers who do not want to share a room, some tours have a single supplement option.
Are airport transfers included and how do I arrange them?
Arrival airport transfer is included for the flights landing to Amman on the first day of your tour from 5am to 11:30pm or if you have booked your Pre Accommodation with us. You must inform our call center or email@example.com of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 14 days prior to your arrival to arrange your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Departure airport transfer isn't available unless your tour ends in Cairo.
Where is the welcome meeting on day 1 of my tour?
The welcome meeting will be with the group and your guide at around 6pm in the hotel lobby. You can view your arrival information from the link below. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail with the information before your trip;https://www.traveltalktours.com/jordan-arrival-hotels/
Can I book pre or post tour accommodation?
Depending on the dates and hotel availability, we may be able to arrange pre/post-tour accommodation. Please contact our sales team & they will happily help you.
Do you have solo travellers on your tours?
There are always solo travelers & like-minded passengers on our tours & we always work to provide our passengers a relaxed & sociable environment, allowing them to easily meet people & make friends.
I’m a solo passenger, do I need to pay single supplement?
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, then you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
Can I be roomed with my friends?
You can contact our agents with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. For all requests you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 099 9596.
Travel Talk specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world, unfortunately the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking airfare to meet with the group at the starting city.
Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available.Please remember that vegan & gluten free options will be very limited in the country.
What currency should I bring?
The currency of Jordan is Jordanian Dinar. Visa and MasterCard cards are widely accepted, especially in the big cities. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help you if you need any assistance.
Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re happy to carry your own luggage! We highly recommend you to pack a smaller bag if your tour includes camp stay, so you can leave your luggage on the bus.
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Jordan. Your tour guide and crew will be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the info meeting on the first day if you inform our crew prior to departure. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch the group. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536
Will my tour be affected if I travel during Ramadan?
Ramadan is the Holy Month of the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslims fast from sun rise until sunset. Fasting means 'nil by mouth' including food, water and cigarettes. Many local cafes and restaurants remain closed during the day however tourists are not expected to fast, and there are cafes and restaurants that stay open to cater for you. During Ramadan you are encouraged to show your respect by not walking around in public eating, chewing gum, smoking or drinking. It is fine to do so in your hotel or in a cafe/restaurant recommended by your tour leader. Your tour leader will organise lunches and dinners which will make Ramadan easier for you. During the month you will find that tourist sites often close early to allow staff to return home in time to break their fast and shops often open late and close early.
- Ramadan Calendar 2020: From April 23rd to the May 22nd
- 2021:From April 12th to May 11th
Should I bring sleeping bag for the tours with camping accommodation?
Sleeping bags are not compulsory during camping as we provide bedding and blankets during the winter months.
What should I pack for my trip?
When it comes to packaging, it all depends on where you are going and the time of the year, you may need to pack swimsuits, scarves, sweaters, matching shoes or evening dresses. Warm clothing is always a good idea, even in summer, temperatures can cool. A swimsuit, small towel, head scarf, comfortable walking shoes, extra suggestions for your Jordan tour.