Although you obviously need to avoid the Syrian and Iraqi frontier zones, that's not a reason to give up on a trip to Jordan. The inhabitants are very welcoming and the sites are so amazing that you won't regret having dared to go.
It's no use going to Jordan if you are in the middle of a diet. Mezze, falafel, shish kebab, not to mention the rich array of sweet pastries influenced by Turkey, Lebanon, and Egypt - I'm afraid it's impossible to resist them.
The Jordanians have an innate sense of welcome. You will often be surrounded by people wanting to talk to you or even offered a mint tea out of the blue. Some people will even pay for your bus journey, discreetly! You'll be amazed.
The Dead Sea is legendary, so-called because the high salt levels mean nothing can live in it. The salt levels are so high that as soon as you dive in you rise back to the surface. There's no need for a rubber ring or lilo, you'll float by yourself. Lie on your back, let yourself float effortlessly on the surface and read your book or magazine!
Spend a few days in the marvellous Wadi Rum desert. On foot, in an off-road vehicle or by horse like Lawrence of Arabia, its red sand and peculiarly shaped rocks await you.
One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Petra is one place you must not miss during a trip to Jordan. They are typically crowds of people but if you get there early in the morning, as soon as it opens, you might be lucky enough to see Petra's jewel, Al Khazneh, almost alone. Higher up, the monastery is also spectacular.
Compelled to jump in and play the part of adventurer when you see the a photo of the sublime Al Khazneh? Then don't wait another minute, a trip to Jordan will be right up your street.
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Discover a country that is full of history, with a fascinating culture, and whose inhabitants are very hospitable. Visit Petra and Wadi Rum, or spend some time in the desert of this beautiful Middle Eastern country. The two best periods for going to Jordan are spring and autumn, because the temperatures are most pleasant. Between November and March there is more rain. In winter it can be very cold and it may even snow. Also, be aware of the differences in climate between different regions: although the eastern desert is bearable in summer, the southern desert is so hot that it's a real ordeal.
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Here you have it, a summary of everything you need to know before heading to Jordan.
There are no obligatory vaccines. But you are advised to make sure your Typhoid and Hepatitis A are up to date.