To save money, buy the Jordan Pass before traveling. It entitles you to a free tourist entry visa and access to over 40 sites across the country.

Jordanians are naturally hospitable. Those constant offers to sit and drink shay (tea) are genuine. Take time out to sup the syrupy brew with the locals and chat.

Making the effort to dress modestly, covering both shoulders and knees (for both male and female travelers), garners respect and is very much appreciated.