Many people who have never traveled to Jordan before think that there is little to see, but the popularity of Jordan tours from Amman tells a very different story. So many travelers arrive in Amman, either directly from their own countries, or from places such as Egypt, Morocco, or Israel, and they soon discover that Jordan does indeed have so much to offer.
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Admittedly, Jordan cannot compete with countries such as Egypt when it comes to ancient sites and monuments, but then again, no other country can either because Egypt is totally unique in that respect. Still, so many people arrive in Jordan expecting to spend two or three days, but then they discover just how much there is to see and do in the country, and they end up booking various Jordan tours from Amman.
Passport and Visa Requirements
Naturally, if you have already arrived in Jordan then you will no doubt already have obtained a visa for Jordan, so this is not something you have to be concerned about. However, it is worth noting that if you don’t have a fixed travel plan, and there is a possibility that you might want to stay longer than you initially planned on staying, and then it might be best to pay a few extra dollars to get a 3 month multiple entry visa. These allow you to stay in the country for up to three months, and they also allow you to leave and re-enter twice, which can be a good thing if you decide to visit one of the neighboring countries such as Israel or Egypt.
If you wish to book Jordan tours from Amman but the validity of your visa is just about to expire, you can also go and register at a police station and ask for a visa extension. Usually, you will be able to obtain one 60-day extension.
Overstaying Your Visa
The penalties/fines for overstaying your visa are not very severe in Jordan, but intentionally overstaying your visa is not something we would recommend. However, if you do overstay your visa, you will be fined approximately 1.5 JOD (about $2.00) per day. Your case will be assessed and your fine calculated at the airport, and you will not be allowed to leave the country until such time that your fine has been paid.
A Cheaper Way to Enjoy Jordan Tours from Amman
While not many people actually know about it, it is possible for many people to visit and explore Jordan without any need for a visa. Yes, you read that correctly. However, there are two requirements in order for you to qualify for visa-free travel.
The first requirement is that you must be a citizen of a non-restricted country, or traveling on a passport of a non-restricted country. In other words, you must be from a country whose citizens are entitled to a Visa on Arrival in Jordan, or you must be traveling on a passport issued by one of these countries.
The second requirement for visa-free travel is that you must use Jordanian tour operators and guides, and you must be staying in Jordan for a minimum of two consecutive nights. If you are booking a multi-destination package tour, such as an Egypt and Jordan Tour, then you should discuss visa-free travel in Jordan with your tour operator. In some cases, they may be able to book your Jordan tours from Amman through a Jordan tour operator, thereby eliminating the need for a Jordanian visa fees. Keep in mind though that in order to qualify for free visa entry, your Jordan tours from Amman must be booked prior to your arrival in the country.
Popular Jordan Tours from Amman
The rock-cut city of Petra is undeniably the best known and most visited attraction in the country. Commonly referred to as the Rose Red City of Petra or the Lost City of Petra, this important UNESCO World Heritage Site is quite simply beyond words. It is an almost perfectly preserved ancient city which the Nabateans carved out of the sides of a deep 1km-long gorge. The site has also been declared one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World. The minute you set eyes on this incredible site, it immediately becomes obvious why the Lost City of Petra tops the list of all Jordan tours from Amman.
Other very popular Jordan tours from Amman would include trips into the Wadi Rum Desert, many of which include camel trekking; quad biking; 4×4 adventures, and even overnight stays, either in tents under the stars, or in beautifully appointed camps which are essentially good hotels.
Visits to the Dead Sea also feature in many Jordan Tours from Amman. Tourists from all over the world flock here to experience floating on the water and/or to take advantage of the area’s mineral-rich mud which is famous for its many health benefits. Unlike in the not too distant past, there is nowadays an abundance of accommodation in the form of hotels and luxury resorts. This makes the area an ideal getaway for those travelers who want a few relaxing days away from the cities.
Of course, if you are a SCUBA diving or snorkeling enthusiast, then you will also be able to find some great Jordan tours from Amman that cater for people just like you. Like its neighbor Egypt, Jordan also has some fantastic dive sites. In a way, they also have a bit of an advantage over those in Egypt, simply because they tend to be somewhat quieter in terms of visitor numbers.
Staying Safe in Jordan
While Jordan is essentially a very safe country, it would be foolhardy to believe there are no risks whatsoever. Given the current climate in some of the neighboring countries, there is naturally some possibility that trouble in neighboring countries could spill over the border into Jordan. However, Jordan is by and large still a very safe country to visit, but to be on the safe side, it is highly recommended that book your Jordan tour, including any Jordan tours from Amman, through a well-established tour operator with a proven track record. After all, tour operators who have been offering tours in this part of the world for a long time and still have a good reputation, only have a good reputation because they have lived up to their promises, including their promise to take the safety of their clients seriously.
Making Your Stay in Jordan More Rewarding Than Ever
Many people visit and explore Amman in Jordan for a few days, and then spend a day at Petra to see the Rose Red City of Petra, and perhaps a few days at the Dead Sea, after which the either fly back home, or they return to Amman for a few more days before they leave. Nobody wants to spend their vacation rushing around from one place to the next, but the truth of the matter is that there is so much more to Jordan than Amman, Petra, and the Dead Sea, and well organized Jordan tours from Amman really can make your time in Jordan so much more rewarding.
In short, good quality Jordan tours from Amman can turn a wonderful vacation in Jordan into a dream holiday in Jordan.