Vast desert landscapes, palm tree oases, springtime flowers bursting colour across arid hills, canyons flowing with seasonal water, awe-inspiring ancient monuments, fantastic nature reserves – it’s easy to see why Jordan fascinated T.E. Lawrence, famously nicknamed Lawrence of Arabia. With UNESCO World Heritage sites, welcoming, friendly towns and seaside resorts, Jordan is still a popular destination today. Jordan has a rich history which has seen Nabataean tradesmen, Roman legionnaires, Muslim armies and zealous Crusaders each leaving their mark; admire Roman amphitheatres, crusader castles and Christian mosaics, and most notably the iconic archaeological site of Petra, once the Nabatean capital, the ‘Rose City’ can be found in a narrow valley strewn with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs. As well as the manifold historical treasures to be discovered, the Dead Sea (complete with salt and mud spa packages), fantastic SCUBA diving at Aqaba, and sunset camel rides or 4x4 desert safaris at Wadi Rum can be enjoyed.

First-hand Knowledge

Bella has been to Jordan


Capital: Amman

Currency: Jordanian Dinar

Time Difference: Jordan observes Daylight Saving from the Friday between 26 March and 1 April and the last Friday of October. During Summer, Jordan is 3 hours AHEAD of GMT, and 2 hours AHEAD of GMT during Winter.

Flight time: Fly direct to Amman in 5 hours

Official language: Arabic

Entry requirements: A visa is required and a single-entry visa can be obtained upon arrival, and is valid for one month. If you're planning on combining Jordan with Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, it's advisable to get a multiple entry visa BEFORE you travel from the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from date of entry.

Vaccinations and Health: For up-to-date information, please check this website (as recommended by the Foreign Office):
General information on travel vaccinations can be found on the NHS website:

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