https://www.mydestinary.com/jordanFrom over 30 countries I have visited or travelled to, Jordan was one of the most unique countries as it is highly rooted to its culture. Jordan is known for a lot of things- be it Amman city,Petra, the Dead sea, Mount Nebo, it's Arabic culture or its ancient Roman monuments. But what I love the most about the country is the diversity it offers. Jordan geographically sits in the middle of political unrest around its neighbouring territories, yet you will never feel the tensions surrounding it, when visiting this place.
My university pal and me decided to cover Jordan after attending our friend's wedding in Kuwait (I will cover that in a separate blog). We visited in September, the weather was quite hot around then.
Our plan was to cover as much as we could over our 3 days and hence focussed mainly around Amman and Petra. Before I delve into our each day coverage, let's cover some basics first.
As a starter, we bought the Jordan Pass for 70 JOD (Wanderer Pass) which waives off your Jordanian visa fee, includes a 1 day entry into Petra and 40 other attractions across Jordan including Amman Citadel. I would highly recommend buying it.
Currency: Jordanian Dinar (cash is the main medium of transaction, so please ensure you carry plenty of cash at all times).
How to get there: Queen Alia International Airport, Amman is your key port of entry into Jordan. Many international airlines connect Amman to all the major global hubs across US, Europe, Asia and Middle East.
Language: Arabic. However, the locals are quite good in speaking English.
Recommended months of travel: November to April
Visa requirements: Most countries can get visa on arrival for around $30. To check your specific visa situation, you can visit the link below http://www.projectvisa.com/visainformation/Jordan.
Day 1: Amman