Visiting Jordan is something that you should experience. When you are visiting Israel, Jordan is very close. Whether you wish to experience the epitome of Middle Eastern luxury, Jordan has everything you desire and more. There are just as many options, suiting every travel style. Visiting Jordan from Israel is easy and the destination is well worth the journey.
Many travelers head to the most popular attractions: Petra, and Wadi Rum. If you want to experience Jordan in depth, and have visit of 3 to 4 days, starting in the north and heading south is recommended (can be done from the south to north as well). Northern Jordan is home to the capital city of Amman and Jerash, boasting some of the world’s best preserved Roman ruins.
You can also explore the mosaic city of Madaba, Visit Mount Nebo, or visit Ma’in hot springs. Then continue south to Petra and Wadi Rum. If you want to visit Jordan from Israel crossing through the north, you will do so via the northern Jordan River border. If you’re heading straight from Israel to Petra and Wadi Rum only, you will cross via the southern Wadi Arava border, close to Eilat.
When visiting Jordan, it is important to remember that the hotel rankings might be different from your experience in other places. If you want an upgraded experience, it is recommended to book 5 star hotels.
An excellent experience, is camping in Wadi Rum desert, when visiting there. Many Bedouin camps feature standard tents with beds, electrical outlets, and swimming pools. There is an option to upgrade to an air conditioned martian dome tent for the ultimate desert experience.
If you want to leave the planning and logistics to the local experts, a package tour is the way to go.
Simplify your Israel and Jordan adventures with one package, that includes both. Please see private tour package, that can be fully customized to your desires.
Visas for Entering Jordan
Visas are necessary for foreign visitors to Jordan. Citizens of most Western countries do not require a visa in advance to enter Jordan (see below). You will receive a tourist visa at the border when crossing into Jordan. This is easiest at the southern border crossing between Eilat and Aqaba (Yitzhak Rabin / Arava Border). It’s also simple at the northern border crossing at Beit Shean (Sheik Hussein Border). You will pay a border tax of around $65 in order to receive your visa.
At the Allenby Bridge (between Jerusalem and Amman), no visas are issued. You will need a prearranged visa issued in your country of origin.
It is recommended to cross at either the southern or northern borders.
Passport holders from the following countries will need to obtain a prearranged visa from the Jordanian Embassy to enter Jordan:
Europe - Albania, Macedonia, Moldavia.
Africa - Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Criteria, Djibouti, Equatorial Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Zambia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, and Zambia.
Asia - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
South America - Belize, Colombia, Cuba, and India.