The most convenient means of traveling in the country are shared taxis, minibuses and buses. Shared taxis have between 5 and 7 seats. They only leave when all the seats are occupied. They are as cheap as buses but they go much faster. They are white and have set, regular lines. All towns are served by buses or minibuses. Minibuses only leave when they are full. Buses have fixed schedules. The public company Jordan Express Tourist Transport manages the buses. From the point of view of trains, there is only one line which transports passengers, the Hedjaz line which links Amman to Damas in 8 hours. Domestic flights are limited. There is only one link Amman/Aqaba operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines.
Recommendation: Road safety is not guaranteed: drivers often drive dangerously. It is preferable in the event of a non serious accident to try and find an amicable arrangement, since Jordanians are usually badly or not insured. However, in more serious cases, call the police to have a report drawn up. When there are Jordanian victims involved, it is advisable to go directly to the nearest police station to protect oneself against a possible hostile reaction from witnesses.
Historical: Petra is one of the few magic places in the world. Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, a Semitic population, native of Arabia. About 600 monuments, carved in the cliff, extend over a 6 km long and 3 km wide field.
The castles of the desert (Qasr), were built in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Jerash is the ancient Gerasa site, abandoned since the 12th century, and re-occupied by the Circassians at the end of 19th century. With its well preserved ruins and its huge restorations, Jerash is undoubtedly the most spectacular Roman site in Jordan.
The Kerak region: located on a peak which overlooks the whole region.
Cultural: There is a Jordanian Fine Arts museum in Amman. In addition, the capital has many galleries and cultural centers.
: There are several very beautiful natural parks in Jordan. The Dana reserve
for example is magnificent with its different landscapes. In the same way, the Wadi Rum
desert with its red sand dunes is particularly impressive.
Religious: There is very little religious tourism in Jordan. However, the country has great potential especially with its fabled Biblical sites and its early Christian churches paved with mosaics.
Thermal: Thermal and well-being tourism has grown up around the Dead Sea. The very salty water together with the mud has reviving and curative virtues for problems of rheumatism, allergies and circulation of the blood.
Beach: The Gulf of Aqaba is renowned. The beaches are very beautiful, and the reefs have a wealth of varied flora and fauna.
Winter sports: This type of tourism is not developed.
Outdoor activities: You can practice diving and snorkeling in the Gulf of Aqaba. The mountainous relief of the country provides opportunities for hiking, trekking and climbing.
Shopping: You can wander in the souk in Amman. The capital has several shopping malls.