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Jordan is a beautiful country that’s ready to be explored. Its breathtaking scenery, interesting history, and delicious foods make it a rewarding travel destination.
If you don't know where to begin or what to do first, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our Jordan travel guide to ensure that your trip goes smoothly.
We find that the bus is the most common mode of transport in Jordan. You’ll usually find minibusses but it’s not uncommon to see the larger, air-conditioned coaches.
Bus schedules are posted around the cities but you can also ask the locals for help if you need it.
The bus prices are also quite low, with a 30-minute trip between towns only costing around 1 JOD.
Renting a car, calling an Uber, or taking a domestic flight are some other options.
The Jordanian Dinar is the official currency of Jordan. It’s represented using JOD and is divided into 10 Dirhams.
The Dinar has 5 denominations. 1 JOD, 5 JOD, 10 JOD, 20 JOD, and 50 JOD.
Explore Jordan (photo via G Adventures) (Photo Credit: Provided by GAdventures)
Arabic is the national language spoken in Jordan. It, along with the various dialects, is used in documents and media.
These dialects are urban, rural, and Bedouin Arabic. Each dialect corresponds to the area you’re residing in.
English is the second most spoken language in Jordan, so someone is bound to know what you’re saying if you need help.
It’s not uncommon to hear French being spoken in Jordan either.
We find that the weather in Jordan is closer to a Mediterranean climate than a desert one. It’s not as hot as Dubai but you can still expect relatively high temperatures during summer.
A Jordanian Winter has temperatures ranging between 48°F and 55°F (9°C and 13°C) in the city, and 66°F and 71°F (19°C and 22°C) in desert regions.
During summer, you can expect highs of 100°F (38°C) in the desert regions, with a high of 84°F (29°C) in the city.
We’re yet to find a time of year that isn’t a good time to be in Jordan. The weather conditions aren’t as hot as people assume. In fact, if you’re staying in Amman during winter, you may even see snow.
The summers are mild and the winters are cool, so you aren’t left with a bad choice when deciding.
Most of the festivals happen at the beginning of the year so we think this is a great time to visit. One of our favorites is the Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival, which takes place in February and honors Bedouin traditions through dance, music, and good food.
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