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Amani Tours is pleased to present a few travel tips to assist you in planning your trip to Jordan.
Please do not hesitate to e-mail us should you require further assistance.

 

  • Climate

    Jordan is blessed with a Mediterranean climate for pleasurable year-round travel. The best times to visit Jordan are spring (April-May) which brings optimal weather, lush with greenery, and Autumn (September-October) when the weather is delightful and dry (but not oppressive) and the Dead Sea and Red Sea are still pleasantly warm. Because of the capital city’s elevation evenings are cool.

    Winter season, from November through March, is generally mild; spells of rain are interspersed with brilliant sunshine. Aqaba and Jordan Valley (Dead Sea area) are ideal winter resorts with temperature averaging 16-22°C (61-72 F) between November and April. Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with average temperatures around 25°C (80 F).

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  • Clothing

    Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in downtown Amman and outside of Amman and the holiday resorts (Dead Sea, Aqaba). We help you with some recommendations on the most important things to bring with yourself.

    • Pack hiking boots / trainers / sandals for trips in Wadi Rum and Petra.
    • Do not forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn.
    • Swimsuits, flipflops for beach holidays are essential.
    • Bring hat, baseball cap or scarf for protecting your head and hair.
    • Cardigans, light coats are ideal for cooler evenings
  • Currency

    The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar (symbol JD or JOD), which is often called “JD”. It is divided into 100 piasters (Pronounced Qirsh) or 1000 fils.

    There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes (bills) used, and you will usually see prices written as 4.750. There also different coins from: 5, 10, 25, and 50 piasters. It is useful to carry some coins and low denominations.

    In terms of credit cards American Express, Visa, Diners Club and MasterCard are accepted in hotels, restaurants and larger shops. ATMs can be found in most of the larger towns and throughout Amman.

    Currency can be exchanged at major banks, local exchange houses and at most hotels. Changing money with an individual in the street is best to be avoided. The Jordanian Central Bank sets exchange rates daily.

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  • Security

    Decades of political stability, strict law enforcement, excellent relations with all its neighbors have made Jordan an oasis of peace and stability with superior living standards and highly industrialized economy. This is what makes the country an outstandingly safe and enjoyable place to visit for business and holiday travels alike.

    As tourism is one of the most important sectors in Jordan’s economy, the Kingdom takes tourism and the safety of tourists extremely seriously. Because of the above mentioned reason your safety is the government’s special responsibility and generally there is no place in Amman or areas outside Amman where you would feel unsecure.

  • Transportation

    Buses 

    Public minibuses are quite cheap and convenient forms of transport for people living in Jordan.These buses leave only when full, so waiting times of an hour or more are inevitable. It is not sophisticated nor scheduled but it works. For locals. If you have patience or like adventures do not hesitate to try it.

    Taxis

    Taxis are quite inexpensive and the most convenient forms of transportation in Jordan.

    White – painted „service taxis” offer transportation between fixed routes and are to be shared with other passangers. It is a public taxi service which can accommodate up to 5 persons and will pick-up and drop-off people according to a specific route.  At the starting point, the taxi will only move if all 5 passenger seats are filled and/or paid for.

    Yellow taxis are private taxis, they can be taken from ranks outside larger hotels or hailed on the streets. There are also the on-call silver taxis that provide English speaking drivers and they should be called 30 minutes before departure.

    Car rental

    If you would like to drive a car on your own and enjoy the spectacular routes and serpentines in Jordan Amani Tours is here for you to find the best car rental deals. A driving licence valid in your country of origin is acceptable, provided it has been valid for at least 1 year.

    We provide private transportation varying from small saloon type cars to large vans or luxurious vehicles with drivers (if applicable). If you prefer to self drive we will provide you with GPS and tips on how to drive and what to look out for.  We also have various sizes and types of child seats available.

 

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