Jordan Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide
Jordan is a historic destination with temples, monuments and beaches. 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. Get inspired to visit Jordan today.
Activities & Backpacking Trips in Jordan
Travel to Jordan
View our comprehensive travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!
Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.
Get inspired to visit today!
- 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
- Meet local people and see how remote nomads live in the desert
- 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 & Backpacking 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 iconic.
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 see the desert or join a local homestay staying in a remote oasis. Jordan is great value for money, and the activities available here, friendly people and sights make this an essential country to see.
Gap Year in Jordan
Keen to spend a gap year in the Middle East? Choose Jordan as your destination. There are lots of opportunities and programs available to book all year round.