Jordan is hot by nature and conservative in its everyday way of life. Its capital Amman is a world away from the new-money glitz of Dubai or Abu Dhabi, but has a great cosmopolitan vibe, with cool cafes and art galleries.
So, if you're considering heading to the Middle East on a Jordan adventure, you'll need to know what to pack and how to pack - we thought we'd help you out and take the guesswork out of things with our Jordan packing checklist.
Jordan is considerable hot all year round and despite being dry, the temps can get quite warm even in the peak travel seasons (30+°C) - we recommend packing breathable clothing. If you pack clothes made of materials that don't breathe you're likely going to be uncomfortable in Jordan.
Jordan is well-suited for layering clothing . Although Jordan can be quite hot and humid, the night can get quite chilly in the desert so packing layers will definitely help.
Jordan can be considered to be quite an active travel destination - it entails a whole lot of walking. For example, in Jerash, at Petra, in Wadi Rum, and in Dana Biosphere Reserve - all are times you need good walking shoes.
Jordanians are - on the whole - quite progressive toward tourism and acknowledge that Western and/or non-Muslim women will travel in their country. However, this doesn't excuse travellers from dressing modestly.
However, you can wear your typical clothes - if you love form-fitting stuff, you can still rock look and be respectfully covered.
Same goes for a swimsuit at the Dead Sea - plenty of tourists wear bikinis, but a one-piece is more appropriate.
To end off, Jordan is a breathtakingly beautiful country that you'll never forget - but don't make it unforgettable because you're wearing the wrong clothes for the climate.
If you make sure to pack the right items, mix & match them, and add a few layers, you'll be comfortable and focused on all the beauty around you.
Interested in visiting the fascinating Jordan? Have a look at our wide range of Jordan tours - perfect for all kinds of travellers!
This is our signature Jordan small-group tour, mixing the classic sites of Jerash and Petra with more active hikes in Petra and Wadi Mujib, a Wadi Rum jeep safari and Bedouin experience, a Dead Sea swim, Red Sea visit and much more!
This great value Jordan tour covers all the major sites including Amman, Jerash, Petra, the Dead Sea, includes a jeep safari and Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum and is the perfect introduction to the beautiful country of Jordan
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