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The buses in Amman literally cover the whole city. These buses are cheap (fare is less than 1 JD), Amman is now almost covered with BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) along with public buses network. But the easiest way to transport in Amman is to use other transportation means, like public taxis or the Apps Transportation which are very common in Amman, know more and visit (Popular Apps in Jordan) in the footer of our website.

Tipping is widely expected in Jordan and the amount depends on the situation. In a restaurant, it is good to give 10% tip directly to the waiter even when there is service charge added to the bill. The service tax does not go to the waiters. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or for room service. Tipping scales can be: Guide: around 5 per person per day / Drivers: around 4 per person per day / Horse boy in Petra:  5 per person per each way / Jeep Driver in Rum around $ 10-15 per driver / Local guides in tourist sites: $ 15-20 per guide. small tips may occur here and there and it will be nice to tip as locals depend on this as small source of income.

People work in tourism sector depend on tips as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary in Jordan

Accommodations for travelers in Jordan fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, coming from international hotel chains; Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Movenpick, Four Seasons, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott & much more. A step down from these is a variety of local hotels that ranges from luxurious to simple. For more information, contact us.

The same as many hotels all around the globe, the check-in time in most hotels in Jordan is around midday, 2 to 4 PM. In some occasions like public holidays or high demand dates, check in might be even later. J&B always fight to get our guests checked in their rooms as early as possible.

Checkout is always at 12 pm unless otherwise arranged directly with hotel by the guests or through J&B

Jordanians are well known all over the world for their tolerance and hospitality; however, it is always polite to ask permission before taking a photograph of people, especially women, and stores or products. Photography is non-permitted around army bases, airports, dams, and bridges. In most places where photography is prohibited there will be signs to notify you.

Photography is allowed in the touristic sites and museums in Jordan

Most of the shops in Jordan open from around 09 am and stay open until 10 pm; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later, some facilities and shops are even open 24 hours a day in touristic areas and inside the hotels. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, opening hours may change significantly with shops closed during the middle of the day and staying open much later.

Most of the historical sites, and museums in Jordan open from 8 AM until 1 hour before sunset.

Once you have completed your order through our online booking window in any area of our website, you will receive a payment receipt notification e mail and also a full confirmation letter from our website including booking reference.

Yes, you can easily book any of our listed Group Tours, Private Tours, ExperienceTransfers & Car Rental directly from our site. Go to the home page of our website shop freely

Internet is widely used throughout the country which can be seen through the hundreds of internet café’s dotted around all major towns and cities. All hotels have internet access in business centers, rooms, lobby area. Many have access in rooms either by cable or Wi-Fi. Data SIM cards can be easily bought from everywhere with cheap prices fares.

Though Jordan is a Muslim country, alcohol is readily available at hotels, restaurants, bars and liquor stores. Drinking in vehicles and public areas is prohibited. During Ramadan, alcohol is only served at hotels, touristic restaurants & bars..

Tap water is clean for showering, washing your hands, brushing teeth and using it for other hygienic purposes, but not recommended for drinking, rather drink bottled water instead

Arabic food is considered one of the healthiest in the world. Though similar to other Mediterranean cuisine, the diversity is sure to intrigue the most experienced of pallets. Sahtein – Arabic for Bon Appetite Jordan is well known for its delicious cuisine with recipes that have been worked to perfection over the centuries for every food taste and preference. With a variety of local soups, salads, entrees, meats, Arabic main courses and deserts; the traveler will not have a problem finding a gourmet meal to remember. The traditional food in Jordan is the “Mansaf” (lamb with rice and yogurt-Jameed), “Msakhen” (grilled chicken with Iranian Bread), “Kabseh” (chicken with rice), and “Makloubeh” (chicken or beef with eggplant or cauliflower and rice). No meal is perfect without that last sweet treat; in the Levant that is the tradition as well. With a wide selection of sweets ranging from Knafa, Baklawe, Ma’moul, Ka’ek, Layali Lubnan, Halawe al Jubun and much more.

All the tourism attractions in Jordan are open 12 months a year, but if you visit Jordan during the winter time (December, January & February) you should expect a weather between 5-20 Celsius. And if you are visiting during the Summer time (July, August) you should expect a weather temperature between 30-40 Celsius. Autumn (Sep, October & November) and Spring (March, April & May)  are the best time to visit Jordan where weather is the best and temperatures are around 15-25 Celsius

There are many touristic areas in Jordan where special concerns are not necessary; however, in less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very short and tight clothing; keep their shoulders and knees covered. For instance, wearing shorts is not very common among Jordanians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. J&B is featuring many Women Tours in our Private Tours window where we design special packages for women travelers compromising all needed experiences and controversial issues, contact us and we will help you fully 

Though Jordan is a Muslim country, its friendly population is very diverse resulting in a mix of tolerated religions and ethnicities. It is advisable not to wear anything too revealing when exploring the down town areas of Amman or other cities. Normal pants and t-shirts can be worn throughout the country. On hot days, shorts and other loose clothing is advisable at touristic sites such as Petra and Wadi Rum. Winters can get cold especially at night. For this reason sweaters and long pants are advisable during the day and jackets at night.

There are a large number of banks and money exchanger offices that can change cash currencies in Jordan. Moreover, all touristic shops, restaurants, and bars will actually accept dollars or Euros at rates that are relatively close to the official ones. Make sure you know the current exchange rate of your currency to Jordanian dinar. It is also good to know that credit cards are widely used and accepted in Jordan.

Credit cards are widely accepted in Jordan at hotels, restaurants and shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, 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.

The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes. The dinar is divided into 100 piasters (pronounced “pee-asters”) of 1000 fils (“fills”). The fils is the unit most commonly used and you will usually see prices written as 4.750 (which is 4 JD and 750 fils). Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange booths and at most hotels. Street money-changers are best avoided. Exchange rates are set daily by the Jordanian Central Bank.

Friday and Saturday are the official weekend days, but all tourist sites and many businesses are open.

The first thing you will notice when you arrive to Jordan is that the people are very warm and welcoming to tourists. You will be pleasantly surprised by the sense of security you will find in Jordan, it is one of the safest places to travel in the world. Jordan has a very low crime rate. Walking through Jordan is safe and friendly as Jordan is safe place to travel, and it is enjoyable to stroll through the old souks of Amman and the other major cities. The people are unfailingly helpful and it is generally safe to walk around at any time of the day or night. It is, of course, sensible to take obvious precautions: look after your belongings and keep valuables in the hotel safe. Lost property should be reported to the police. If you lose your passport, you should contact your embassy.

Jordan & Beyond Tours Cancellations & Refunds policy is the footer of our website and know more.

October – March: GMT + 2; April – September: GMT + 3

Amman: January 7 (45) / April 16 (61) / July 25 (76) Petra: January 7 (45) / April 16 (61) / July 25 (76) Aqaba: January 16(61) / April 24 (75) / July 31 (88)

Jordan’s weather is as diverse as its history! Categorized as Mediterranean, the country enjoys all four seasons with little to no humidity. Winter can see snow in the forests especially in northern areas of the country, while spring heralds rarely-seen wild flowers in the desert to the east and south.

Jordan’s electricity supply is 220 volts/50 cycles AC. Sockets are generally of the two-pronged European variety, while a variety of other sockets and plugs—especially the 13 amp square three-pinned plug—are in use. To be safe, bring a multi-purpose adapter. American equipment requires both an adaptor and a transformer. Most varieties of adaptors and transformers are readily available in electrical shops throughout Jordan. Electrical current in Jordan is reliable and uninterrupted

Jebel Rum (Mount Rum), 1,734 meters (5689 feet)

Dead Sea (the lowest point on Earth), -408 meters (- 1338.6 feet)

The official language of Jordan is Arabic language. Almost 80% of Jordanians speak English.

French, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese are also widely spoken, but to a lesser extent

There are no general health issues to worry about for traveling to Jordan aside from the normal issues that one faces traveling to a new place. Jordan is a center for medical tourism in the region and has a very well regarded health care system that is centered around Amman.

Please refer to our Visa Regulations in hoime page of our website or to Visas & Borders in the footer of our webiste to get exact and clear direction about visas regulations in Jordan. Generally; 

Restricted Nationalities (checj our Visa Regulations) must apply for visas in advance unless they are 5 pax and above whereby we can arrange visas from our side as long as guests will book their tour in Jordan with us, in this case we need passports details accoring to our forms that will be sent to our guests 4 weeks before date of arrival and we will then arrangr a permison for pre arriving visas from our side. 

Non Restricted Nationalities (check our Visa Regulations) can obtain visas upon arrival at Amman Airport & land borders. Visas will be iasued with our assistance on Free of charge basis through as long as stay in Jordan will be 2 nights or more and servceis will be booked through a tour operator, otherwise visa can still be issued upon arrival with cost of JOD 40 = $57 per person. 

Free Nationalities (check our Visa Regulations) can get free of charge visas upon arrival no matter if they are coming to Jordan through a tour operator or independently and no matter how long they will stay in Jordan 

Please alwayse contact us and we will lead you full and make sure you get smooth passage to Jordan

A double room has one double bed. A twin room has two separate beds.

Do’s:

  • Do shake hands when meeting people conservative veiled women may not reach out.
  • When finished with your cup of Arabic coffee, shake your cup from side to side in order to let your host know that you do not wish to drink more. If more coffee is desired, then simply hold your cup out to the person carrying the coffeepot.
  • Do accept when Arabic coffee is offered to you by your host, as coffee is an important cultural symbol of hospitality, simultaneously extended and accepted as an act of reciprocated goodwill.
  • Do tip waiters approximately 10% gratuity in addition to the bill (unless a service charge is included in the total bill).
  • Do haggle with merchants when shopping.
  • Do dress conservatively when exploring public areas of Jordan.
  • Do be aware that Arabs tend to stand a fraction of the distance closer when conversing than people do in the West. 
  • Do stand up when greeting others.
  • Do round your taxi fare up to the nearest tenth when paying your driver.
  • Do feel free to consume alcoholic beverages, but not in outside public areas. 
  • Do use your hands: Table manners are carefree in Jordan. Eating food with your hands is a common custom, and also indicates that you are enjoying the food on offer. Mansaf, Jordan’s famous     traditional dish, for example, is usually eaten with your hands.  
  • Do ask for photography permissions: Jordan is undoubtedly one of the most photogenic regions in the world. The locals are often happy to pose for your photographs as well. But before attempting to take any pictures of them, always ask for permission first, especially when women are present.
  • Do always pack a scarf: Aside from dress codes, a scarf can come in handy for totally different reasons. On a hot day, it might be a good idea to cover your head to avoid getting heat stroke – this is especially the case when visiting a desert tourist site like Wadi Rum or Petra. Female visitors might need a scarf when visiting a religious site, like the spectacular King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque.

 

Don’ts:

  • Don’t interrupt, or pass in front of, a Muslim who may be praying in a public place.
  • Don’t openly consume food, beverages, or cigarettes in public places during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Don’t dress provocatively when walking outdoors.
  • Don’t panic if an acquaintance “pecks” you on the cheeks when greeting you, as Arabs have traditionally kissed each other on both cheeks as a warm gesture of welcome and affection.
  • Don’t feel uncomfortable if your host insists on “overfeeding” you during a meal, as Arabs traditionally view food as an important symbol of hospitality, generosity, and goodwill – the more the better!
  • Don’t feel that you are required to tip your taxi driver, as tipping in such a scenario is not necessary, but is certainly appreciated. 
  • Don't say no to food: Jordanians are very generous and hospitable people. They take their guests’ comfort very seriously, and go to great lengths to make them feel at home. It is also a known fact that they enjoy sharing their meals with everyone. Always smile and accept the food offering, as repeatedly telling them you’re full will likely offend them.
  • Israel is a sensitive subject: Jordan is home to both Jordanians and Palestinians, and the subject of Israel is a very sensitive matter. As a traveler, you might have differing opinions regarding this topic, but it is advised never to open up or participate in discussions relating to it.
  • Avoid the rush hour: Traffic jams reach their peak between 7 am-9 am & 2 pm–5 pm.  
  • Always plan your movements through the city in advance, or choose to walk to closer destinations on foot during those times.
  • Don’t drink water from just anywhere: Tap water is drinkable in Jordan but Jordaians are used not to do. Unlike in Western countries, tap water in Jordan is only used to wash things. Nonetheless, you can get drinkable water delivered to your doorstep at any time of day, or you can bottles in corner shops or big stores.
  • Vegetarians, be alert: Vegetarianism is widely accepted and catered to in Jordanian culture. however, those who don’t eat meat will still be left with very limited choices when it comes to traditional cuisine.
  • Animal produtes: Almost all Jordanian dishes contain animal products in one way or another., so be prepared – say, if invited to lunch – to stare down at a table full of meat dishes, and be aware that it is very disrespectful to show disgust for food in Jordan.

SIC means a seat in coach and we use this phrase to sell seats on our schedulled groups tours.

This is a guaranteed scheduled groups tours that we operate on certain days / dates and we guarantee the groups operation whereby guests can join and buy a seat in our groups coaches on any offered day / date

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