Packing List for Jordan
Are you in the process of packing for your Jordan tour? Below is a list of items we recommend you bring when traveling to Jordan. Depending on what you will be doing on your tour, some items may not be needed.
If you’re not yet to the point of packing your suitcase and still wondering what to wear, here’s a link that will help: what to wear in when traveling to Jordan.
- Warm sweatshirt and/or jacket (late fall, winter, early spring)
- Clothes that can be layered (late fall, winter, early spring)
- Hat (for sun or keeping warm, depending on the season)
- Water bottle
- Flashlight or headlamp (for Wadi Rum and other camps)
- Lightweight towel (if you are staying at the Ammarin camp)
- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots (you will be doing a lot of walking/hiking in Petra)
- Shoes you don’t mind getting wet, or water shoes (if you will be walking the Wadi Mujib trail, you will get completely soaked)
- Dry bag for camera (again, if you will be in Wadi Mujib)
- Daypack for hiking
- Sleeping bag and portable sleeping mat (for camping in Wadi Rum – note: if you are traveling with Engaging Cultures, blankets and sleeping mats will be provided by your Wadi Rum guide)
- Sleeping bag liner (something like this will come in handy at camps or homestays)
- Travel shampoo & soap
- Antibacterial hand-wipes or hand sanitizer (though if you forget, these are readily available at most small corner stores throughout Jordan. Wet wipes also come in handy when no toilet paper is available.)
- Camera (with a wide angle lens if you have it)
- Memory cards
- Lip balm (the Dead Sea can be painful on cracked lips)
- Swimming attire (women can wear Western style bathing suits at hotels)
- Guide book (we recommend The Rough Guide to Jordan or Lonely Planet)
- Credit cards (Many stores in Amman take international credit cards. Remember to call your credit card company and tell them your traveling dates so they don’t put a hold on your card).
- ATM card or USD for additional expenses/souvenirs (you can either exchange USD or take out cash from ATMs, which are plentiful in Amman)
- Prescription medications (most other medicine can be purchased easily and relatively cheaply in Jordan)
- Copy of passport and travel documents
- House slippers or sandals as floors might be cold. And you will want something easy to slip on at night in the Bedouin camps
- Plug adaptor. These are fairly easy to find in Jordan, but if you already have one, bring it. The power sockets in Jordan are type C, F, G, or L (see below). The most common are type C but a multi adaptor can come in handy. The standard voltage in Jordan is 220V. Make sure your electronics can handle 220V before plugging them in.
A Few More Things Know When Planning to Tour Jordan
- Women are fairly conservative in Jordan. It’s respectful to keep your arms and legs covered. At the Dead Sea resorts, normal Western swimming attire is fine.
- Tampons are difficult to find.
- Public displays of affection are discouraged when in the more conservative areas.
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Thanks so much for this heads up; I’m travelling to Amman next week and am a little nervous about packing, but after reading your article I’m all good and can’t wait!
Awesome! So glad it was helpful. Enjoy your visit!
I am nervous to go into Jordan. I am not sure this wi be a great Vacation. It too much rule about what you can and can’t wear. I wi see how it goes when I arrive.
Thanks for stopping by Faye! We are thrilled you have the opportunity to visit Jordan. Our suggestions for what to wear are for your comfort as well as respect for the local culture. Jordan is an incredible place to vacation, and a trip here provides an opportunity to experience how others see the world. Let us know if you have any other questions before your trip. Enjoy!
Traveling to meet my mother in law with my 2 children ages 1 & 2 ALONE, my husband can’t leave the states yet. I’m extremely nervous as I’m very “western” Tattoos on my arms and platinum hair, in laws love me but don’t want to Shame them in front of less open minded family members. My two children are girls they wear shorts and skirts were in Fl, this article HELPED SO MUCH!!! THANK YOU!!
We are so glad this was helpful! We hope you have a wonderful experience in Jordan.