Although Western clothing is quite acceptable, Jordanians are generally more traditional in the way they dress. Out of respect for local culture please dress conservatively i.e. no sleeveless or low cut tops etc. Sorts are accepted in main tourist areas. Women should cover their heads, arms and legs when entering religious buildings. At night in the desert, or during drives in open jeeps (especially from October to March) it can get surprisingly cold, so pack warm and windproof clothing. You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (try to stay around 10 kg /22lb). Suitcases are definitely not recommended for our trips! This packing list is to be used as a guide, with our suggestions of items you may wish to pack.
The unit of currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JD). It is connected to US$ as US$1 = JD0.708. We are increasingly advising against the use of Travelers’ Cheques due to the widespread number of ATMs. Credit cards are readily accepted in banks and larger hotels, and some souvenir shops, but not in the desert camp. We recommend that you change at least some money at the banks.