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Our Jordan family travel blog shares everything that you need to know to visit Jordan with kids

This 8 day Jordan Itinerary takes you many of the most iconic places in Jordan. Whether you're visiting Jordan with kids or on your own you'll be blown away

Discover Our Family Travel To Jordan Guide

Jordan packs an incredible amount of awesomeness into a small package. This oasis of peace in the Middle East borders the countries of Syria and Iraq as well as Israel, Egypt, and Palestine. But the politics of Jordan are far different than many of its neighbors.

There are incredible places to visit in Jordan. It’s full if incredible castles and the oldest Roman ruins outside of Italy. Jordanian people are some of the friendliest we have ever encountered, and the food in Jordan is to die for.

Our Jordan guide for families takes you through the country from the Petra Mountains to the Dead Sea where you’ll discover why we think Jordan is one of our top countries for family travel.

Jordan is also not just dry desert. The country borders the Red Sea, which offers incredible snorkeling and SCUBA diving, as well as amazing resorts. And the famous Dead Sea, where visitors flock to float and experience the magical healing powers of the Dead Sea mud.

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Tips For Visiting Petra With Kids

Jordan is on the bucket list of so many travelers. But can you visit Petra with kids? Check out how we explored the famous lost city with children!

Get ready to explore the most amazing castles in Jordan! Prepare to be amazed by Jordan castles like Aljoun and Karak and the remote Jordan Desert Castles
How To Find The Most Incredible Castles in Jordan

From the Desert Highway to the Amman Palaces, these Jordan castles will have you walking through thousands of years of history.

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Our One-Week Jordan Itinerary

From the rose walls of Petra to the star-filled skies of Wadi Rum, this one-week Jordan itinerary is perfect for families that want to discover Jordan.

Tips For Family Travel in Jordan

Jordan is one of the most family-friendly countries on earth. This peaceful nation that borders Syria, Iraq, and Palestine is a bastion of peace in the Middle East. Jordan is known for its safety, and the locals have a fondness for children that is almost unmatched among the countries we have traveled to.

To get started, I highly recommend that you read through our trip-planning resources. It lays out many of our well-researched family travel hacks.

Our Jordan guide will tell you the best destinations for Jordan travel and give you some tips along the way. Here are a few things to know before you book your travel to Jordan.

  • Currency
    • Jordan uses the Jordanian dinar. The average value is approximately $1.35 USD. You can check the current exchange rate here.
  • Capital
    • The Capital of Jordan is Amman. This dense metropolis is home to over 4 million people. It is also the home of the King and Queen of Jordan. And the Amman Citadel, one of the oldest continually occupied places in the world.
  • Electricity
    • Jordan uses C, D, F, G, and J-type sockets. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Cellular Phone Service
    • Cell phone service is readily available in over 90% of Jordan. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.
  • Roads, Driving, and Public Transit
    • Roads and highways in Jordan are well-maintained.
    • Jordan is a small country, and hiring a car is a great way to see the remote areas. Be advised that traffic laws are followed “loosely” in Jordan. It is also not uncommon to find yourself sharing the road with camels and livestock such as sheep.
  • Jordan with Kids
    • We highly recommend family travel in Jordan. There are many amazing things to experience. And the people of Jordan are very warm and inviting, especially towards children and families. Touching of childrens faces and hair is common in Jordan.

Important Words And Phrases To Know For Family Travel In Jordan

A father and two young boys walk along the roof of a castle in Jordan

Like many countries in the Middle East, the primary language is Arabic. Which is great, in a way, because it means that you can know a few phrases in Arabic and manage quite well in a number of countries. However, Arabic is also a complicated language for those who haven’t grown up around it, so pronunciation can be challenging. can be complicated.

There are also three different Arabic dialects that are spoken in Jordan, so for those with a good ear, you might notice some differences. The three Jordanian dialects are “Urban”, “Rural”, and “Bedouin”.

With that in mind, the Kingdom of Jordan is quite small, so even among the different communities, dialects remain relatively consistent. And if you know these key words, you should be able to get around just fine.

Important ArabicWords To Know:

Yes: Nem

No: La

Thank You: Shukraan

Thank You Very Much: Eelaa alrahab walsaea

You’re Welcome: Marhabaan bik

Please: law samahat

Excuse Me: aedhirni

Hello: Marhabaan

Goodbye: mae alsalama

Bathroom: Hamam

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Jordan

Most major cities throughout Asia and the Middle East have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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