Frequently Asked Questions
What to wear?
The program is informal throughout, no jackets, ties or gowns required. Keep in mind that on some occasions you may need to have your knees and shoulders covered.
A mix of casual and button down shirts paired with slacks or blue jeans are appropriate for most days. However you may wish to have a few nicer outfits for some dinners and some hotel properties. We also suggest sturdy comfortable footwear for excursions as well as some dressier footwear for time in hotels.
What is the local currency?
The Jordanian Dinar (JOD) is the state currency for the Kingdom of Jordan. Division of the dinar is into units of 10 dirhams, 100 qirshes, and 1000 fulus. The nation’s banknotes have denominations up to 50 dinars.
Credit cards are widely accepted at most major shopping and dining establishments, however it is suggested to have at least a small amount of local currency for incidentals and smaller souvenir shops. Most major currencies can be exchanged for local currency or you may also withdraw the local currency from an ATM.
What if I have dietary requirements (allergies, religious restrictions, or preferences)?
We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary requests. Please inform our office at least 45 days prior to departure of these requests.
How do I power and charge my devices?
The voltage in Jordan is 230/50Hz. To use any electrical product from the US that is not dual voltage, you will need an electrical converter. The power plugs and sockets are of type C(Euro plug), D, F, G and J.
Is Jordan safe?
Traveling in a group is the most popular option, is easy and very safe. The infrastructure of Jordan is very modern, meaning they have paved roads, direct routes and even an expressway.
LGBTI status and/or conduct are not criminalized in Jordan; however, laws against adultery or breaches of modesty may be used against LGBTI travelers. Public displays of affection between individuals in general, and especially of the same sex are not considered culturally acceptable. Foreigners exhibiting such behavior or expressing themselves outside of traditional gender norms in terms of dress or appearance may face greater risk of official and societal harassment and/or be targets of violence.
What are pre-paid gratuities?
Gratuities are customary expressions of appreciation for a job well done. It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sites you visit. Gratuities for the included portions of this program have been pre-paid. At your own discretion you may choose to provide additional tips.
What are the passport and visa requirements?
A passport, which is valid for six months after your last date of travel, is required for this trip.
Visa Requirements – citizens of almost every country require tourist visas to enter Jordan. Visas are obtainable at the airport upon arrival. Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry.
What vaccination requirements and health recommendations?
For up to date information on the latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor. We advise you to follow the following golden rules while traveling in Jordan: Only drink bottled water, never tap water. Avoid ice in your drinks. Eat only vegetables that have been cooked. Avoid salads and all fruit that cannot be peeled.
For more information: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/jordan?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
What languages are spoken?
The national language in Jordan is Arabic. However, tourists will rarely find it to be a problem communicating as English is a mandatory subject in school and it is widely spoken in hotels and shops.