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11.06.2019

Attractions and Excursions in Jordan with prices

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.

Jordan Pass

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:

  • if one, then 98,7 USD = 70 JOD
  • 2 days 105,8 USD = 75 JOD
  • 3 days 112,8 USD = 80 JOD

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.

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

  • 70,5 USD = 50 JOD for 1 day,
  • 77,6 USD = 55 JOD for 2 days,
  • 84,6 USD = 60 JOD by three.

Tips for visiting

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.

Prices inside Petra

Get a local guide to Petra:

  • for 4km 70,5 USD = 50. JOD
  • for 8km with a visit to the monastery 141 USD = 100 JOD per group.

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 cost of 0.5l of water in Petra 1,4 USD = 1. JOD
  • coffee 2,8 USD = 2. JOD
  • juices 4,2 USD = 3. JOD
  • sandwiches 4,2 USD = 3 JOD
What to see and Jordan, Peter and the cafe overlooking the Monastery
Peter and the cafe overlooking the Monastery

Wadi Rum Desert

The visit is included in the Jordan Pass, without it the cost 7,1 USD = 5 JOD Wadi Rum Desert Map

Car Charges

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!)

Overnight 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 19,9 USD = 18 EUR per person to the level of a suite with a glass roof over the bed. Breakfast is included in the price.

Camel Ride

If you want to cross the desert on a camel, then you will find enough drovers in front of the entrance.

  • For half an hour 7,1 USD = 5 JOD
  • 5 hours 28,2 USD = 20 JOD to a distance of 25km
  • if you want to ride all night 84,6 USD = 60 JOD

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

What to see and Jordan, Camels to cross the empty
Camels to cross the empty
What to see and Jordan, Overnight stay in Wadi Rum
Overnight stay in Wadi Rum
What to see and Jordan, Old steam locomotive in vain
Old steam locomotive in vain

Canyon Mujib Adventures Center

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

  • Walking tour of the canyon with a guide of 5 people (over 18) 29,6 USD = 21 JOD people for 3-4 hours
  • Zipline (descent on a steel rope) 16,9 USD = 12 JOD per person
  • Climbing 16,9 USD = 12 JOD per person

A site with a detailed description of excursions and entertainment wildjordan.com

What to see and Jordan, Geological exhibits of the canyon Mujib
Geological exhibits of the canyon Mujib
What to see and Jordan, types of hiking depending on the level of difficulty of the relief.
types of hiking depending on the level of difficulty of the relief.

Dead Sea

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.

What to see and Jordan, Bathing in the Dead Sea
Bathing in the Dead Sea
What to see and Jordan, Museum at the lowest point of the earth
Museum at the lowest point of the earth

More sights of Jordan

  • Kerak Castle - a historic castle from the 14th century. Coordinates 31.180717, 35.701587 ticket 2,8 USD = 2. JOD however it is included in the Jordan pass
  • Shobak castle, 13th century ruins. A visit is included in Jordan Pass, coordinates 30.531457, 35.561045
  • Dead Sea Museum. 2,8 USD = 2 JOD per person, coordinates 31.629568, 35.585377

Tours and excursions from Akba

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

Cruise trips from Aqaba.

  • Dinner on the ship 35,3 USD = 25 JOD
  • 90 min riding on the Red Sea 21,2 USD = 15 JOD
  • 3 meter submarine ride (lunch included) 77,6 USD = 55 JOD
  • Four-hour ride on a sailboat with lunch 40,9 USD = 29. JOD per child 16,9 USD = 12 JOD

Diving with PADI Specialists:

  • For non-certified divers 105,8 USD = 75. JOD snorkeling 63,5 USD = 45 JOD
  • For certified one dive 84,6 USD = 60. JOD
  • two 126,9 USD = 90. JOD
  • third 28,2 USD = 20 JOD (full equipment is included in the price),
  • night dive 70,5 USD = 50 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.

What to see and Jordan, Akba Beach
Akba Beach
What to see and Jordan, Ancient ruins of Aqaba
Ancient ruins of Aqaba

Tour Prices

Excursions with a guide (price for a group of 1-4 people, transfer included):

  • for 12 hours to Petra from a hotel on the Dead Sea or Amman 200 USD entrance to Petra 70 USD per person extra
  • 100 USD group tour in Amman, transfer included
  • Jordan's holy places, Mount Nebo, Madaba, baptism site 170 USD
  • Ma’in hot springs 50 USD per person. (input enabled)
  • 3 hour trip to the Dead Sea 180 USD (with drinks)

Excursions from Aqaba with a guide (transfer, entrance, lunch included):

  • to Petra 140 USD per person, for 8 hours
  • to Petra and Wadi Rum 190 USD per person, for 12 hours

Read my review of useful websites to buy tickets for sightseeing tours and attractions

Shopping and souvenirs - what to bring from Jordan

Amman Souvenirs

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:

  • Body scrub with salt 49,4 USD = 35 JOD per 300g
  • Body oil 49,4 USD = 35 JOD per 200ml
  • Dead Sea Mineral Mud 14,1 USD = 10 JOD for 300g
  • Body lotion 42,3 USD = 30 JOD per 200ml
  • Dates 35,3 - 42,3 USD = 25 - 30 JOD per kg, same dates, but in the supermarket 22,6 USD = 16. JOD Large dates 6 USD = 4.250 JOD for 15pcs
  • Coffee 8,5 USD = 6 JOD for 250g in souvenir shops, it is 4,2 USD = 3 JOD in the supermarket
Souvenirs and shopping in Jordan, Cosmetics from the Dead Sea in souvenir shops
Cosmetics from the Dead Sea in souvenir shops
Souvenirs and shopping in Jordan, Cosmetics from the Dead Sea in a supermarket
Cosmetics from the Dead Sea in a supermarket
Souvenirs and shopping in Jordan, Dates in the gift shop
Dates in the gift shop

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:

  • Bath salt 2,8 USD = 1.990 JOD for 250g
  • Mineral Hand Cream 7 USD = 4.990 JOD per 100ml
  • Mud face mask 1,8 USD = 1.250 JOD for 16 packs of 50g

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

Souvenirs and Shopping in Wadi Rum

  • Magnets 1,4 USD = 1 JOD for 4pcs, photo 34
  • Women's jewelry from 1,4 USD = 1 JOD
  • Beach slippers 1,4 USD = 0.99 JOD
Souvenirs and shopping in Jordan, Magnets in Wadi Rum
Magnets in Wadi Rum
Souvenirs and shopping in Jordan, Women's jewelry
Women's jewelry
Souvenirs and shopping in Jordan, Women's jewelry - beads
Women's jewelry - beads

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