Jordan Travel Guide, Gap Year Volunteering and Tours
Jordan is a historic and cultured destination, the desert is spectacular whilst the mountains supply a great backdrop and look good on pictures. The landscapes are filled with colour and ancient settlements not to mention the stunning ancient ruins. This country has a complex and unique history where you can meet local people and see how remote nomads live in the desert.
Jordan Holidays, Gap Year Programs & Travel Ideas
Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to book a holiday, travel, go backpacking or take a gap year in Jordan.
Jordan Destination Guide
Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Jordan.
- Capital: Amman
- Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
- Size: 92,000 km2
- Population: 5,907,000 (approx)
- Language: Arabic
- Dailing Code +962
Top Reasons to Travel to Jordan
- Learn more about this historic Middle Eastern country
- Ancient temples and ruins
- Experience the incredible desert
- Easy access to travel across the region visiting places like Egypt and Israel
Best Places to Visit in Jordan
Here are some of the top tourist destinations you should try to add to your itinerary:
- Wadi Rum
- Mt Nebo
- Dead Sea
Travelling & Gap Years in Jordan
Thinking about going backpacking to Jordan? Good decision. Petra is undoubtly the highlight of Jordan but there is a lot more to this country than this. A visit to the Dead Sea is also recommended whilst riding a camel in the land made famous by Laurence of Arabia is a fun trip. The capital - Amman is a contract of old and new and its a great place to get lost and see new things. Away from the main sights you could travel overland on one of our holidays and see the desert or join a local homestay staying in a remote oasis.
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Book a Tour to Jordan
Experience the highlights of Jordan and visit spectacular places like Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and Amman on one of our tours. Benefits of joining tours in Jordan including being able to have a lot of fun, meet other people from all over the world, get off the beaten track and get an authentic experience as local guides will take you to locations you wouldn't normally visit.
We have tours for singles, groups and families, there are departures all year round and tours for all budgets and comfort styles. On a lot of our featured adventure tours you will get to interact with local people, visit local markets and really get to soak up the atmosphere and culture of the country. All tours have experienced guides who will be able to provide a great insight into the country.
Jordan Budget Tours
We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank.
Jordan Tours for 18 - 35's
Most of our tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages. Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide.
Jordan Family Tours
Looking to explore with your family? Our website features specialist tours specifically for families. You will get a safe and structured authentic experience and also get lots of free time to enjoy the experience with your family.
Jordan Bike Tours
Explore Jordan on bike and see the ancient sights of Petra and Wadi Rum on an overland cycling trip. During these exciting experiences you will travel with a small group cycling through Jordan off the beaten track traveling through remote villages and desert regions. Trips are a whole lot more than just cycling, you will get to go swimming and snorkelling in the Red Sea, camp out under the sky, visit Bedouin communities and see ancient wonders. This is a unique way to travel and see Jordan, if you are looking to mix both adventure and culture then this tour is for you. Places you might visit include Amman, Jerash & Madaba, Petra, Aqaba and Wadi Rum.
City & Day Tours
Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible? There are day tours available to book throughout the country. Popular options include city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. These types of tours can be booked as part of a group or you can spend a little extra and get a private tour. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.
Usually travellers of the same sex will share a twin room, but there is also the option to pay a little extra and get a private room. Accommodation can vary depending on the tour and location. Some tours also include homestays which allow for a facsinating cultural exchange.
Typical group sizes are around 8-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator.
On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport and sometimes use internal flights to allow you to see the highlights as quick as possible.
How to Book
Thinking about making an enquiry or booking? Search our featured trips above or contact us for specific advice.
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Guide to Volunteering in Jordan
A lot of people often choose to volunteer in Egypt or volunteer in Israel but we also recommend Jordan. Placements are great if you are looking to experience a new country and also experience a different culture. Programs are also a lot of fun and you will get plenty of spare time to explore and see spectacular places like Petra.
Types of Volunteer Programs in Jordan
If you are passionate about wildlife then you can volunteer with animals in Jordan. Vets and general assistants are need to help animals like stray cats and dogs in hospitals and local communities. These volunteer placements in Jordan are a great way to gain vetinary work experience and you can apply by searching our local organisations tabs.
We often get asked questions about volunteering at refugee camps in Jordan - we do not offer such opportunities, you will need to apply with a large international humanitarian organisation. They work with refugees to provide better accommodation, food and general support to some of the poorest people in the region.
How to Apply
For most volunteering programs you will need to be aged 18+ and be in good health. Search our featured local organisations today to enquire or get your application in early to avoid spaces being full. There are free volunteer placements in Jordan whilst some other organisations might require you to pay a fee or cover your accommodation and meals.