Jordan is a country where tourists go for historical and natural attractions. They are scattered throughout the country, many of them are on the UNESCO list. However, the entrance for Jordanians is almost always 2 times cheaper than for non-Arabs.
To visit museums, Petra, Wadi Rum, fortresses, it is advisable to purchase the Jordan Pass, which is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and 14 days from the date of its activation. Especially beneficial for those arriving in Amman, then a visa worth 56,4 USD = 40 JOD will already be included in your Pass and at the border it will be enough to show it to the border guard.
The cost of the Jordan Pass varies depending on how many days you plan to visit Petra:
Processing Fees account for 2.825% of the total! Pass is acquired before crossing the border, paid for on the site and be especially careful here as in Jordan, theft of credit card information is common when paying online. It is recommended to use a virtual card with a minimum limit that simply allows you to make a one-time payment!
Jordan pass activation occurs when you first visit any object that requires its presentation. However, in reality, pass scan only in Petra, and even then not always, and 14 days will go only from the moment of the first scan. For all other places, you can print as many copies of the pass as you want, and each one will receive just a separate stamp.
For details, see the official website. jordanpass.jo
Petra is on the UNESCO list, considered the seventh wonder of the world. Visiting for tourists who are in the country for more than one day, if not Jordan Pass
Official site visitpetra.jo
It is recommended to start the visit in the morning, since after lunch the tourist buses from Amman and Aqaba arrive. In the park there are free toilets near the main attractions. Overnight on the territory of Petra is prohibited, you need to have time to leave the park before closing. Do not forget to bring a card at the entrance. Issued free of charge in many languages Map of Petra
It is also recommended to take with you water, snacks and wear comfortable shoes, since the area of thr archaeological park is huge, the change in temperature from the height difference is noticeable. Before visiting it is better to know about the weather conditions in advance, as during heavy rains the park is closed for visiting. The climb to the Monastery is pretty cool, so it is recommended to have Scandinavian walking sticks.
Get a local guide to Petra:
A trip in a wheelchair for two for a round trip: to the Treasury 28,2 USD = 20. JOD to the Museum 56,4 USD = 40 JOD
The visit is included in the Jordan Pass, without it the cost 7,1 USD = 5 JOD Wadi Rum Desert Map
If you are going to drive a rented regular car (not recommended!) 28,2 USD = 20 JOD per day, If you rent a 4WD jeep 49,4 USD = 35 JOD for the day (that is, you already have a rented jeep, but you have to pay for the ride in the desert!)
If you plan to visit the desert overnight (highly recommended if you have time), you can stay in one of the huts, the convenience of which varies from a bed in a dormitory for 21,8 USD = 18 EUR per person to the level of a suite with a glass roof over the bed. Breakfast is included in the price.
If you want to cross the desert on a camel, then you will find enough drovers in front of the entrance.
On the road to the desert you can visit the railway station with the old train. The locomotive and wagons are open to the public. Coordinates 29.6994,35.3967
Mujib Adventures Center - a natural landmark located in the canyon gorge on the shores of the Dead Sea (coordinates 31.467015, 35.572851) The depth of the canyon reveals several geological eras, soil exhibits in the photo
A site with a detailed description of excursions and entertainment wildjordan.com
To the Dead Sea there are several free and wild passages where you can find healing mud right on the shore. There are 3 such places
For a wild swim in the Dead Sea, bring plenty of fresh water with you to rinse seawater or wash yourself in the streams, as seawater does not dry out and the salt concentration is so high that there are stains on your clothes. Swim is not recommended, especially on the stomach.
There is a museum at the lowest point of the earth (coordinates 31.050310, 35.502102). The visit is included in the Jordan Pass, without the entrance 2,8 USD = 2. JOD
On the territory there is a museum, a cave with ruins, a cafe with a terrace overlooking the Dead Sea, the level of which since 2012 has dropped even lower.
Ancient ruins of Aqaba from the 12th century. Apparently, the visit is included in the Jordan pass, but the caretaker asked 1,4 USD = 1 JOD
The price includes travel, lunch, drinks and a snack between dives. If you dive with your equipment and rent only cylinders and cargo, then prices will be lower by 14,1 USD = 10 JOD
Aqaba's south beach is a suitable place for self-snorkeling, free to visit, with free parking.
Excursions with a guide (price for a group of 1-4 people, transfer included):
Excursions from Aqaba with a guide (transfer, entrance, lunch included):
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If you are not far from Amman or the Dead Sea, you can visit Samarah Mall (coordinates 31.7226,35.5906), where there are souvenir shops with cosmetics from the Dead Sea salts, a supermarket and restaurants.
Cosmetics with the addition of dirt and salt from the dead sea in specialized stores, there is an opportunity to put probes on the body before buying goods:
Cosmetics from the Dead Sea can be bought in the supermarket, there the packaging will not be as elegant as in the souvenir shops, but the prices are exactly lower:
Please note if there is a tax refund through the Tag tax-free system in the store where you are shopping. If you purchase more than 70,5 USD = 50. JOD you can get an invoice and return the tax at Amman airport. Terms of purchase, tax refund can be found on the website of this system tagtaxfree.jo