Sustainable tourism is a responsible and ethical form of travel that prioritizes the well-being of local communities, cultures, and the environment. It offers a unique, authentic, and meaningful travel experience for visitors while ensuring the preservation of local traditions and ecosystems. By fostering a harmonious balance between economic, social, and environmental considerations, sustainable tourism supports the development of vibrant communities and protects the natural beauty of destinations for future generations to enjoy.
Jordan is a destination that boasts rich cultural and historical heritage, diverse natural wonders, and friendly people. It is home to one of the seven wonders of the world and the lowest point on Earth, and receives an average of 5 million visitors annually. Jordan offers a variety of experiences for travelers seeking cultural immersion, stunning natural attractions, and ancient archaeological wonders.
In addition to its rich history, Jordan is known for its vibrant food scene and is a melting pot of diverse cultures. Visitors can experience the traditions, recipes, beliefs, and practices of nomadic Bedouins in the desert, Druze and Chechens in Al Azraq, and mountain villagers in the north. Jordan is also famous for its hospitable people, where hospitality is a deeply-rooted tradition and way of life. To ensure sustainable and inclusive tourism, Jordan has made efforts to protect the environment and directly benefit local communities.
The Curated Experiences project is dedicated to promoting sustainable and authentic tourism in Jordan. The project aims to reduce the over-reliance on the popular "Golden Triangle" tourist destinations (Wadi Rum, Petra, and Aqaba) and offer travelers a truly immersive cultural and natural experience in Jordan.
To achieve this goal, Curated Experiences works to enhance the offerings and capacities of travel experience providers, improve their businesses, and increase their visibility. This project ultimately aims to create new income opportunities, particularly for those living in remote, lesser-known areas.
This project is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Jordan and implemented by Leaders International.
Yes, Jordan is safe for solo female travelers. Of course, normal precautions should be taken like not walking alone at night and familiarizing yourself with areas to avoid.
Yes, many items in Levantine cuisine from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria are inherently vegan and vegetarian like Mjaddara, Falafel, Hummus, Tabbouleh, Gallayeh, and Baba Ghanoush, to name a few.
Most Jordanians speak English and are quick to offer help when needed.
Yes, it is safe for a solo female traveler to rent a car and drive around in Jordan. It is best to stick to the main routes, and if possible, avoid driving outside of the main cities alone at night.
Many women cover their hair in Jordan, but not all do. Travelers are not expected to cover their hair. It is, however, best to dress modestly.
No, there are no specific diseases or vaccines to be aware of before travelling to Jordan. It is no longer mandatory to show a negative PCR test or COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
In general, it is safe to eat street food in Jordan. Falafel and Shawerma are very popular options. It is best to go for places with good ratings/ recommendations when possible.
Jordan’s official currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JD). Some tourist places accept USD, but it is best to always keep JDs on hand.
Yes, you can use your credit card in Jordan, but not all places will accept card payments. Many places, especially small local shops and guesthouses will only accept cash (JDs).
It differs in different parts of the country. On average, Summer sees highs of 36°C on average, and in Winter, the lows drop to an average of 4°C. Average temperatures are 21°C in Autumn and 19°C in Spring.