Inbound Tours & Packages
Vision Tours is one of the leading travel agencies in Jordan who organize evangelical tour groups serving the Christian community world wide. Our main goal is to allow visitors to experience the land where our faith is built upon and re-new and grow their faith. Its not a packaged tour taken off the shelf .... for some, its a life changing experience !
As our specialty is catering for Biblical Tours, and Jordan is part of The Holy Land, we work closely with tour groups who travel to this part of the world to 'experience' The Land of The Bible. Groups from churches, universities, institutes, and organizations from all around the world visit Jordan & Israel regularly and for pilgrim, study, and knowledge enhancement. Many of which have become close friends of ours and return on regular basis. Our friends include Calvary Chapel, Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary, Insight for Living, Harvest Ministries, Masters Collage IBEX, Samaritan's Purse, Jerusalem University Collage, University of the Holy Land, Integrity Media, Turning Point Ministries, Christian Missionary Alliance, and many more.
At Vision Tours division, we operate in-bound tourism packages into Jordan and neighboring countries, primarily Israel (www.sareltours.com), though a network of partner tour operators. As these services are custom tailored and built according to what ever the client may want or need, arrangements can be made for any group size or individuals. From A to Z, Vision Tours offers assistance from the point you first arriving into Jordan, up until the departure time such as hotel reservations, car hire, private driver or tour guides, meals, site seeing and tours, and all necessary logistics. All custom tailored to meet YOUR wants & needs.
If you want to experience The Land of The Bible and create wonderful memories, let us know and we'll bring them to you ! Our downloadable brochure (click here to view/download or watch video) will give you a glimpse of what to expect and includes Biblical referencing of sites to see and visit while in Jordan.
CurrencyThe country's monetary unit is the Jordanian Dinar (JD); it is divided into 100 piasters or 1000 fils. Currency may be exchanged at any bank and most hotels, the exchange rate against the US dollar is was JD 0.71 = US$1 (approximation based on exchange rates). This could vary from hotel to bank / exchange office. At hotels, this can be as low as 0.66. There are no restrictions on the import and export of Jordanian or foreign currency.
ClothingWomen in Jordan are not required to wear head scarves or face covers. It is up to the visitor's discretion to choose the appropriate attire keeping in mind the relative conservatism of Middle Eastern societies. Swimming attire should only be worn around swimming pools or beaches and not in public places. Even summer evenings can be quite cool, so one should be prepared to wear a shawl or sweater. Winters are cold, windy and rainy. Heavy snow is not unusual.
PhotographyLike in any country, it is advisable that one asks permission before photographing strangers. Restricted photography in some areas is clearly marked.
Weights & MeasurmentsMetric system.
Time ZoneJordan local time is seven hours ahead of American Eastern Standard Time. From October through March, Jordan is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The rest of the year, Jordan is three hours ahead of GMT.
Business HoursMost Jordanians work five days a week with Friday and Saturday off, but business and shopping hours are flexible. Some establishments are open from 9:30 - 13:30 and again from 15:30 to 18:00. Others may be open straight through the day, from 08:00 to 20:00?Government offices are open from 08:30 - 14:00. All businesses and most shops, other than those in the souqs, are closed on Fridays. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, working hours are more flexible and generally shorter.
WeatherThe weather in Jordan is pleasurable for travel throughout the year. Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with temperatures averaging approximately 25C (77F). During the spring, the most beautiful season in Jordan, fields and mountains are coated with rich greenery and exquisite wildflowers. In autumn, the weather is mild and pleasant. July and August are hot and dry, but not restrictive of tourist activities. The valleys and Aqaba are ideal winter resorts, with temperatures averaging 16-22 C (66-72 F) between November and April. Rainfall is a rare occurence in Aqaba as well as in the desert areas of Jordan.
|- New Year's Day||: 1 January|
|- King Abdullah II's Birthday||: 30 January|
|- Labor Day||: 1 May|
|- Independence Day||: 25 May|
|- Late King Hussein's Birthday||: 14 November|
|- Christmas Day||: 25 December|
Water & ElectricityPotable water is a precious resource in Jordan. However, hotels rated three-star or better have their own water filtering systems (their water is considered safe to drink) and bottled water is cheap and readily available. As for electricity, 220V; 50 cycles; rounded two-prong plugs are used. Transformers and adapters are widely available.
Medical CareModern medical services are readily available in Jordan's larger cities and towns and the bigger hotels normally have a doctor on call. Most doctors speak English fluently. Pharmacies can provide medication for minor aliments, but travelers should carry their own prescription medication.
Handicap FacilitiesFew specific facilities for those with special physical requirements exist in Jordan, although local people will do their best to assist people in need. Nevertheless, the accessibility of some tourist sites is very limited; it is advisable to call ahead to establish if special needs can be met. At Petra, for example, horse-drawn carriages to the main sites can be arranged in special cases.
Entry & Exit Points
AirportsThere are 3 main airports in Jordan to cater for travelers. The main one is Queen Alia's International airport (AMM) located 30 minutes South of the capital and cters for most of the flights coming into and out of Jordan. The second airport, Marka (ADJ) located in the old part of Amman ( which used to be the prime airport prior 1983) is now used of some international flights, some domestic, private VIP flights as well as being a training pad for flight schools. The third international airport, King Hussein (AQJ) is located in Aqaba in the South and is 15 minutes ffrom the city center.
Land PortsThere are 9 land ports with neighboring countries. Their distances are measures from the capital Amman by land :
|Syria :||- Jaber & Ramtha borders both 75 minutes North - open 24/7.|
|Iraq :||- Ruweshed 6 hours East - open 24/7|
|Saudi Arabia :||- Omari Border 2 hour South East - open 24/7
- Mudawara 3 Hours South East - open 24/7
- Dirree - 3.5 hours South / 25 minutes from Aqaba - open 24/7
|Israel :||- Sheikh Hussein 90 minutes North - open 08:00 to 20:00
- King Hussein Bridge 45 minutes west - open 08:00 to 21:00 weekdays / 08:00 - 11:30 Fri & Sat
- Wadi Araba Crossing : 3.5 Hours South (15 minutes South Aqaba) - open 08:00 - 20:00