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Have you been to Jordan? How is it?

Hello, I've been hearing so much about the beauty of Jordan that I've decided I must definitely visit that place. I just need a few clarifications - what are the best places to visit, both on the tourist track and off? How expensive is Jordan? What should I know before traveling there? Any other suggestions,recommendations are most welcome.

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Country: Jordan

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I've been living there all my life & enjoying every second of it :). Anyway I'm gonna try to make this short:

1. There's an endless list of places to visit depending on the duration of your stay. If you're only coming for 3 days (set that as your minimum) then you'll get to spend one day in Amman & Jerash, head to the Dead Sea in the evening to relax, watch the sunset & later sunrise, then go to Petra the next morning (second day) as you need a whole day to fully explore its wonders, & then go to Wadi Rum in the evening to camp there, have dinner & leave back to Amman the next morning (third day) after spending a magical night in Wadi Rum; in order to pack & head to the airport.

My recommendation would be at least one week to get the chance to: spend two days in Amman & Jerash (one of them has to be a Thursday night to experience the crazy nightlife in Amman), one day at the Dead Sea, two days in Wadi Rum & Petra, & two more in Aqaba (our only seaside city) to get the chance to do all those water games & partying they offer.

You can check the following websites to get more info about the spots I mentioned:





2. The term "how expensive" is relevant as you know & this question can only be answered based on where you're coming from & based on your nickname (london3118) I'm sure you'll find it cheaper than the UK. I can give you more details if you can be more specific as to what prices exactly you're inquiring about.

3. The only thing you need to do before coming here is to set your mood into an experience of a lifetime (as I'm positive it will be).

Let me know if you have further questions in mind.

S.
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i live in lebanon.. but had been to jordan several times as tourism.. from my perspective, i can tell you jordan is a very nice country to visit, you can visit petra of course and dead sea, its one of a kind, you will enjoy your time.. entire my vacation, i stood in amman, shmeisana,, they have good nightlife, not as lebanon, but i enjoyed my time there,, i would love to get another trip.. 1 little advice, police officers are hyper sensitive, ylu should try to be nice as much as you can. i never found jordan too much expensive.. theres a shop i dont remember its name, on the way to dead sea.. who has everything made from dead sea as bath salt and masks and beauty care, they also have traditional objects handmade and souvenirs, ask about the shop the taxi know about it, but its a little bit far from amman i dont know how much it will cost you.. you can find alot of souvenirs from that shop, every tourist stop there,, thats all i can help you with for now..
i hope you enjoy your time in jordan
well, i do agree with the above suggestions, but if you plan to stay longer there are many hikes you can also do which are very interesting and different than the ones in England, also there are many biblical sites as well as mosaic churches and many other roman and other ruins you can visit. Of course, for your relaxation and night life, amman has a very long chain of fine dinning and clubbing.
As for the prices, i have stayed in London, and i found Jordan actually the same.
Amman is composed of hills - I recommend you go up any of those hills and watch the sunset. Breathtaking views! Aside from Petra and Jerash, I recommend you do Wadi Rum (not in winter time though) If in Spring, do a hike in Wadi Mujib by the dead sea.
In terms of money, I think Amman can be as expensive as Europe if you want to do the modern scene. However, the old part is much cheaper.
You are welcome to the land of Diversity.
you surf this site that i belive it would satisfy your interests
Godspeed
Hi i am tyseer a jordanian guide pased at wadi rum desert.
I am a jordanian so i if u like to visit jordan first you shud come in the rigth time in aprial the wither will be v good.
Also will be hight sesson so you can chair the tripes with ather will be mora cheeper.do not booked anything by internit you doit whin you hear.for any info abouet wadi rum i will be happy to help you.i am a camp owner in rum.
Dear London 3118,

first of all, i do not recommend to go to city Amman, cause you might have better opptions like visiting lebanon, and i also do not recommend to go to Aqaba, cause you might be able to go to sharm el shikh in egypt or any other place.

if you visit jordan and want to see the beauty and magic, i recommend the following.

from airport go directly to dead sea , make you reservation in one of the hotels there, i would like to inform you that you are at the lowest piont in earth, its called jordan dead sea rift, and of course you are in middle of an area that many civilaization were living in and too many history events passed that area.

enjoy dead sea, while you are there, i really do recommend that you go hiking in that area, go to wadi mujib, or wad mukheris, or wadi zarqa maien, too many .. when you u hike these canyons and see the magical nature i sure you will be shocked and keep talking about it, dont forget a guide if you like to get these places easily and be informed about the historic stories about these canyons.

i do recommend to go to petra and visit wadi rum afterwards.

as i mentioned you dont have to go to aqaba dont.

have a nice trip.
Dear London
you are most welcome to visit jordan , we have different places you can visit from the north down to the south because we have in each city of jordan things to do and we have in each city historical place you can visit.
at the south of jordan we have Petra and wadi rum where you can stay over night there plus other activity like camping and riding horse and camel.
at the south of jordan we have aqaba where you can enjoy the aqaba castle and the mussiam and you can dive and make water sport activity hope i explain in short what you need.
i can arrange to you a car with a driver to pick you up from the airport and arrange a nice program to you for more information you can send me an e-mail at ( ) and to call me at my mobile ( 00962799541444. ).
London!
Hope you are fine and well. In fact, it's not easy to answer generally, but anyway, Jordan is the place that can offer many options to tourists, many kinds of tourism are available in Jordan; so, you should tell me how many days you got for this visit and the date if you decided it yet, then I'll will get back to you with all details and the best itinerary. You con contact me on

Best wishes,
Moath Al-Ammarin
Jordan-Petra
Hi,

I'm probably not going to tell you a lot thats new, but my perspective is a bit different from the others because I'm visited Jordan first time as a tourist and now I'm living here for 2 month and hosting friends and family from home every other week.

The must-do's are on my opinion Petra and the Dead Sea (which is a perfect ending for every trip). These you shouldn't miss out on. But there is also a lot more: Wadi Rum, Dana and Wadi Mujib for hiking, Jerash (if you are interested in history, there are amazing Roman remains there), I liked Aljoun, too. I would also spent time in Amman, because its so completly different then European cities. Aqaba is interesting, but not a big highlight. It's a nice town with the typical sea side flair but with a complete different beach life. :)

That should be enough for a first good impression.

The prices really differ with the places you go to. First of all there are prices for tourists and for locals at every sight, but if you think about the difference in wages its a fair thing. Rental prices for cars are the same like everywhere else, but cabs are a lot cheaper and buses, microbuses and service cabs have really good, fair prices that allow you to visit the country with a small budget. The hotels on the dead sea are all 5 stars with the typical pricing, but in Petra, Wadi Rum and so on you can find good deals. Food can be cheap if you eat at local small places. In restaurants or "IN"-places the prices are Western European.

I hope i could help you, for further information don"t hesitate to ask me.

Lena

PS: I really like this country.
Hi i am tyseer a jordanian guide pased at wadi rum desert.
I am a jordanian so i if u like to visit jordan first you shud come in the rigth time in aprial the wither will be v good.
Also will be hight sesson so you can chair the tripes with ather will be mora cheeper.do not booked anything by internit you doit whin you hear.for any info abouet wadi rum i will be happy to help you.i am a camp owner in rum.
Hi i am tyseer a jordanian guide pased at wadi rum desert.
I am a jordanian so i if u like to visit jordan first you shud come in the rigth time in aprial the wither will be v good.
Also will be hight sesson so you can chair the tripes with ather will be mora cheeper.do not booked anything by internit you doit whin you hear.for any info abouet wadi rum i will be happy to help you.i am a camp owner in rum.
We're more than happy to offer you a tailored program that fits your budget/time.

We have a comprehensive guide over Jordan and it's touristic sites, feel free to visit our online guide

Yet if you need further info, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime.

Best regards
Trip to Jordan Team
Petra Wadi Rum,Wadi Mujib , Jerash , Dead sea & montine Nebo In Madba To see The Old charch & The History.

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