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Introduction to Jordan
Lying at the heart of the Middle East, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is known for ancient archaeological sites such as the rose-hued city of Petra, the striking landscape of its vast desert wilderness and its forward-looking capital, Amman. IHG’s family of Jordan hotels includes luxury accommodations in Amman, a Dead Sea resort hotel and another just yards away from Petra.

Currency
Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Official languages
Arabic; English widely spoken

Climate
Hot and dry with cool winters; average Jul–Aug 82°F, Dec–Feb 48°F. Highest rainfall Jan–Feb

Arriving From Amman Queen Alia International Airport
Airport is approximately 22 miles south of downtown Amman. Travel time 35 minutes by taxi (average JOD 20)

Getting around Jordan

  • Metered taxis
  • Service taxis (shared, long distance)
  • Air-conditioned buses

Top Jordan sightseeing

  • Ancient city of Petra
  • Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman
  • Dana Biosphere Reserve
  • Hilltop Citadel, Amman
  • Byzantine mosaics, Madaba
  • Ancient Greco-Roman ruins in Jerash

Top Jordan experiences

  • Camel rides and Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
  • Beaches and watersports at Red Sea resort Aqaba
  • Floating in the Dead Sea
  • Dining on the local specialty: mansaf lamb stew
  • Hiking up Mount Nebo

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