What To Pack For Jordan Trip

what to pack for jordan

Are You Worried About What To Pack For Jordan Trip?

Growing up in an Islamic country I learned even though it's the same country dress code can be variable. Some places you can dress as you like, some places you make sure your shoulders and legs are covered to avoid unwanted attention.

Thus, I was nervous about what to pack for Jordan trip. The trip was in April. Therefore I knew it was going to be hot. I packed shorts and pants both. It worked out fine.

On the first day of the trip, I toured Petra. Although I wore jeans, I saw many tourists wearing skirts, shorts, etc. Later on the trip, I visited a few of other cities in Jordan.

Finally, I came to this conclusion about the dress code. In touristic areas, dress normally like you would back home (without being disrespectful). In Amman and the rest of the country dress modestly.

Packing List For Jordan

  • Comfortable hiking shoes, trainers (after Petra your shoes will be covered in red dust)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothes that can be layered
  • Flip flops
  • Swimwear (bikinis are perfectly fine)
  • Dry Pack (for canyoning)
  • Wet Shoes or nonslippery shoes (for canyoning)
  • Quick-dry clothes (for canyoning)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Toiletries (you might want to buy new ones in the Dead Sea)
  • Chargers (camera, phone, etc.)
  • Sock & Underwear

Wadi Rum Packing List

In general, camping gears are provided by the tour operators. I won't cover those in this list. Make sure to check with your tour operator to avoid nasty surprises.

  • Warm clothes: Desert is hot by day and cold by night
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Shawl or scarf: For windy weather conditions, this will help you protect your face from sand.
  • Rain layer (for winter)
  • Camp footwear
  • Extra batteries
  • After sun
  • Lip balm (desert air can be dry and harsh on your skin)
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Packing Tips For Female Travellers

  • Pack linen or lightweight pants instead of jeans. It'll be more comfortable when it gets hot.
  • Carry a shawl with you. You need to cover your head if you are planning on visiting a mosque.