Looking for Jordan Tours from the UK? Whether you want a relaxing break on the Red Sea coast; an adventure trip in the desert, or simply a fantastic sightseeing holiday, Jordan is an excellent destination to visit. Many of our clients who book Jordan tours from the UK also opt for one of our multi-destination Middle East tours which feature places such as Egypt and/or Israel for example. Many others, on the other hand, are more than happy to spend their entire vacation in Jordan because there is so much you can see and do in this amazing country.
Jordan Tours from the UK
If you are looking for information about booking Jordan Tours from the UK, you have come to the right place. When you book tours through Egypt Tours Plus, you are booking your tours through one of the world’s leading Middle East tour operators, a company that that has been providing affordable high quality tours in the Middle East ever since 1955. That is a tremendous amount of experience by anyone’s standards, so you can be sure that we are well-versed in all the requirements for visiting Jordan from the UK.
Okay, let’s go ahead and take a look at what the requirements are for people who wish to book Jordan tours from the UK:
Passport Requirements and Validity
As with nearly every other country in the world, everyone who visits Jordan must be in possession of a valid passport, and the passport’s validity must be good for another 6 months as from your date of entry. If your passport only has 5 or 5.5 months remaining, you may be lucky enough to get into the country, but we strongly advise against taking an unnecessary chance. After all, you don’t want to arrive at the airport in Jordan, only to be refused entry.
NOTE: Citizens of Lebanon are allowed to visit Jordan using the national ID document in lieu of a passport.
Visa Requirements for People Booking Jordan Tour Packages from the UK
If you are going to be visiting Jordan on a UK passport, you can book Jordan tours from the UK without having to lose any sleep over visa requirements. All you need to do is book your tour and go because you can easily and effortlessly obtain a Visa on Arrival which costs 40 JD. This is a single entry visa that allows you to remain in the country for up to 30 days. Longer duration visas, such as 90-day multiple entry and 6-month multiple entry visas can only be obtained at Jordanian embassies or consulate offices. This is something worth remembering if you also intend visiting Israel and/or the Palestinian National Authority.
Visa Requirements for Non-UK Citizens
The citizens of some Arab countries can visit Jordan without a visa. However, most people do require a visa, but providing you are traveling on a passport from a “Non-Restricted” country, you can obtain a Visa on Arrival. There are more than 120 non-restricted countries, with the UK being one of them.
NOTE: Citizens of the UK; the USA; Canada; Australia, and all EU member states only require a passport when applying for a Visa on Arrival. Other people, even if from a non-restricted country, may be asked for proof of onward travel.
People from restricted countries must apply for a visa prior to traveling to Jordan, and the requirements for a visa may differ from one country to the next. If you are unsure about visa requirements relating to your nationality, we highly recommend contacting your nearest Jordanian Embassy or Consulate. Alternatively, you can give us a call any time you want and we will try our best to give you accurate up to date advice.
How to Have Your Visa Fees Waived
Does having your visa fees waived sound appealing to you? Well, the great news is that if you are from a non-restricted country whose citizens can obtain a Visa on Arrival, you can enjoy Jordan tours from the UK without having to pay any visa fees, and there is more than one way to do this as well.
One way to do this would be to purchase a Jordan Pass before you arrive in Jordan, then, providing you are going to be in the country for at least 3 consecutive nights (4 days), your visa fees will be waived. A Jordan Pass also grants you free entry to Petra which is Jordan’s premier tourist attraction, as well as to more than 40 other tourist attractions around the country.
There are 3 different types of Jordan Pass, but they are all the same other that the amount of time they give you at Petra. The most basic Pass allows you to explore Petra for one day; the next Pass includes two days, while the 3rd Pass allows you access to the site for 3 days. Naturally, your Jordan Pass must be purchased prior to your arrival in the country if you want your visa fees waived.
Another way to avoid entry visa fees is by booking group tours consisting of at least 5 people. If you are traveling as part of a group tour; staying in Jordan for two or more consecutive nights, and you book through a Jordanian approved tour operator, then you can also have your visa fees waived.
However, this does not necessarily mean you have to book all Jordan tours from the UK through a Jordan based tour operator. For example, if you book a multi-destination tour package, such as an Egypt and Jordan package tour, you could for instance book you tour through an Egypt tour operator, and they could then in turn book the Jordan phase of your tour through a tour operator in Jordan. Nonetheless, you would still need to be traveling as part of a group tour, or be in possession of a Jordan Pass.
Understanding Petra, Jordan’s Premier Attraction
Petra, also known as the Rose City of Petra or the Lost City of Petra, is quite simply the sort of place which no amount of words can describe. It is essentially an ancient city which the Nabateans carved out of the rock faces of a long and deep gorge in an area where other people would not have been able to survive. The entire city had access to water as well, despite the dry and harsh environment. This was all made possible thanks to a complex irrigation system within the ancient city.
The city consists of countless dwellings, bath houses and etc. There was also a palace, along with a temple, funeral chambers, tombs, and perhaps the most impressive structure of them all, a place known as the Treasury. After the Nabateans deserted the area, the city remained deserted for eons until it was later rediscovered by Western explorers. Today it is a prized UNESCO World Heritage Site, and arguably one of the world’s most significant archeological discoveries.
Jordan, an Ideal Destination for All Types of Travelers
One doesn’t have to be a history enthusiast in order to enjoy Jordan tours from the UK because there is so much more to this wonderful destination than only historical monuments. Whether you want to go touring around the country; trekking or touring in the Wadi Rum Desert, or simply relax by the Dead Sea or on the Red Sea coast, Jordan has plenty for everyone, and the popularity of Jordan tours from the UK is testimony to this.