Your informational guide
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The Jordan Tourism Board will be providing transfers to and from Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) to the host hotels. Arrival transfers will be available on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 to the Amman Marriott. Departure transfers from the Petra Marriott will depart on Wednesday, February 28. If you are arriving or departing outside of these set days please email Kati at Tourism Cares. If you are taking the post tour please review the post tour section regarding return transfers. Please review your final instruction email to confirm your arrival and departure times are correct.
The Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) is an approximately 30-40 minute drive from the Amman Marriott depending on traffic. The Petra Marriott is approximately 3 hours from the Queen Alia International Airport (AMM). Transfers from Petra to the Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) airport will depart at least six hours in advance of your flight to ensure your have enough time to check-in.
Tourism Cares will be covering your hotel rooms on the night of February 23rd to the morning of February 28th. If you require additional room nights, please read below and note that Tourism Cares does not have a special pre or post departure rate.
Arriving Early to the Amman Marriott?
If you are arriving to the Amman Marriott Hotel on the night of February 22nd please book an additional hotel room night and send your confirmation to Kati directly.
Departing Late the Evening of February 28 or Early Morning March 1?
If you have a flight in the early morning of March 1 (before 5am) please note that your transfer to the airport will depart approximately 6 hours before your flight. Tourism Cares will work to get you a late check out at 3PM at the Petra Marriott Hotel. You may want to book an additional room night if you prefer a room throughout the enitre day. If you do book an extra night, please email your confirmation number to Kati.
If you are flying out later in the day on March 1 (after 5am) there will be a late morning/ early afternoon transfer from the Petra Marriott to the Amman Marriott. Please make a reservation at the Amman Marriott for the night of February 28 and confirm this departure with Kati.
You will be greeted by a JTB representative with a sign who will assist you with obtaining a Jordanian visa at Queen Alia International Airport upon arrival in Amman. This representative will escort you through the immigration and customs process and take you to meet the guide and driver.
If your flight is delayed or you have any issues, please contact Nader directly at +962797336653 or Nader@visitjordan.com
Weather will be pleasant overall, but can be unpredictable. Our best suggestion - pack multiple layers for varying climates!
Weather in Amman and the north will range between 45 and 55 Fahrenheit, while at the Dead Sea and Aqaba will range between 65 and 75 Fahrenheit.
Overnight in Dana & Wadi Rum will be cool (60’s), so you are advised to bring a light jacket for layering when camping especially in Dana and Wadi Rum. Please check weather.com for the 10-day forecast before your departure - and be prepared, weather can be unpredictable.
The entire Tourism Cares event is business casual or casual depending on the day.
On days that we are touring sites and social enterprises, please wear something casual and comfortable as there may be some level of hiking involved.
For the keynote lunch and following sessions at the Dead Sea, please dress business casual.
For the volunteer day, please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty and long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Hard work often means getting messy! We will provide you with a TC t-shirt.
For most dinners, the dress is casual (something you would wear to your typical evening function) with the exception of the Sunday evening dinner at the Kempinski - please plan to dress in business casual attire.
Even though Jordan is primarily a Muslim country, the freedom of all religions is protected. Some traditional Muslim and Christian women choose to wear clothing that covers their arms, legs and/or hair, however, this is by choice only and no one is subject to these customs, but very revealing clothing is never appropriate and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in the old part of Amman (downtown) and in smaller cities. Otherwise, you are free to dress as you are accustomed.
Telephone & fax charges are NOT covered by Tourism Cares. Please check with your telephone service provider to see if you can make/receive cellular calls on your telephone from Jordan (roaming rates will vary). For some carriers, it is as simple as requesting activation of the international service feature. Telephone calling cards and local carrier SIM cards are also easily available for purchase. Please advise family and business associates to call you instead. Internet service is readily available and provided throughout the trip and at most hotels in case you wish to communicate by e-mail, the least expensive method.
The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, which is often called the “jaydee”. Currently, the exchange rate is 1.00JD = US$1.41.
All major credit cards and US dollars are widely accepted although some, not all, stores may charge you a 3-5% service fee if paying for your shopping with a credit card. Most local kiosks and souvenir stalls will only accept local/US currency. ATM machines are available throughout Amman and major cities, and in some hotels should you need to use them. Currency Exchange services are also available throughout the country.
The electrical system in Jordan is based on 220 AC volts, 50 cycles. The most commonly used electrical outlets in Jordan are: Type C Electrical Outlet; Type F Electrical Outlet; Type G Electrical Outlet. Visitors from North America will need a converter and adapter.
Please ensure that you walk with enough batteries and memory cards for your cameras and any equipment you may need.
When traveling to any foreign country, health officials advise that you be careful about drinking water from an unknown source, since this may be disruptive to one’s digestive system. Bottled water is readily available.
Please carry all prescription medications in your hand luggage along with your passport, ticket and other important belongings. Some recommended over-the-counter medications/aids are: Immodium Aspirin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen Cold/Allergy medications
We would appreciate information about any physical limitations, disabilities, or food allergies in advance.
Jordanians are very hospitable and welcoming people and are generally open to taking photographs, however, before taking photos or filming any individual please make sure to ask their permission first, especially women.
- A refillable water bottle - we would like to cut down on plastic and unnecessary waste, so would ask that you help by bringing a water bottle you can fill at the hotel and stops along the way that have available drinking water
- A small bag to carry personal items with you on the bus trips
- Layers! Don't forget we will be in varying climates and the weather can be very unpredictable
- Clothing and shoes you do not mind getting dirty during the volunteer project
- Comfortable, rubber-soled walking shoes
- Swimsuit if you want to enjoy a dip in any of the hotel pools
- Insect repellent
- Raincoat/ umbrella
- Chargers and adapter
- Personal Expenditures
- Transfers or hotel rooms booked outside of the trip and post trip schedule
- Gratuities (at your discretion. Tipping in Jordan is a part of the culture and in most cases leaving a tip is good etiquette)
- Luggage Fees
- Telephone & fax use
- Spa treatments