Solo Female Travel in Jordan

Solo female travel in Jordan is an exciting and rewarding experience for any adventurous woman. Jordan is a Middle Eastern country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the east, Saudi Arabia to the south, and Israel to the west. It has some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Asia—from historic ruins to rugged mountainscapes—and plenty of activities for travelers looking for a unique adventure. 

For solo female travelers in Jordan, there are several things you should know before embarking on your journey. In this article, we’ll explore how to dress, where to stay, and what other customs to know before embarking on this unforgettable adventure.

Advice for Travellers in Jordan

Is Jordan Safe For Women?

It turns out Jordan is one of the best places to solo travel. Like most countries, however, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your trip remains fun, immersive, and safe. Here’s a quick list of some dos and don’ts when solo traveling in Jordan as a woman:

  • Do dress conservatively, especially in the more rural areas – long pants and sleeves are recommended
  • Don’t wear revealing clothing
  • Do be aware of your surroundings and trust your gut feeling if something doesn’t feel right
  • Don’t go out at night to explore unfamiliar territories, especially alone
  • Do have a list of local emergency numbers on hand
  • Don’t accept rides unless it is from an acquaintance or a registered taxi driver

That being said, our private transfers are a great way to utilize comfortable transport between cities while knowing your safety isn’t being compromised. Joining a tour group is another wonderful option guaranteeing you a safe and adventurous trip.

Our tours run throughout the country, providing tourists with a chance to see everything with experienced and insightful guides. These Amman tours are a great way to see the urban capital, and these Petra tours will whisk you off on a magical journey to the ancient city.

What To Wear in Jordan as a Solo Female Traveler

petra tour during the summer

When traveling alone in Jordan as a woman, it’s important to dress modestly. This means avoiding tight or revealing clothing and, instead, opting for loose-fitting garments such as long skirts, pants, and shirts that cover your arms and legs. Bringing a headscarf can help you blend in and is considered respectful when visiting religious sites. 

In the major cities of Amman and Aqaba, the dress code is more relaxed than in the smaller towns and villages where traditional customs still dominate. However, even here it is wise to err on the side of caution – especially when visiting mosques or other places of worship.

During the peak tourist season, which is typically from April to October, you should bring very light layers as the weather can get quite hot, up to 40°C (104°F). The shoulder season, however, is an ideal time to travel solo in Jordan, as the temperatures are still warm enough for sightseeing but not too hot to be uncomfortable, usually around 25°C (77°F).

If you’re still struggling with what clothes to pack, check out this helpful guide on Jordan’s dress codes.

Where To Stay

Hotel accommodation in Jordan is generally of a high standard, with most offering great amenities and services. For solo female travelers, it may be best to stay at hotels or hostels near major attractions and in populated areas.

In Amman, some popular areas include the Jabal Amman and Downtown districts, which offer a range of options from budget-friendly to mid-range. 

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, Petra offers stunning desert landscapes and plenty of activities. 

The Dead Sea is another great option, with many hostels and hotels located around the area offering stunning views of the sea.

Where To Go in Jordan

Temple of Hercules - Jerash

There are plenty of amazing places to explore in Jordan and a wide range of tours that allow you to see them.

Jerash is one of the most popular destinations, being an ancient well-preserved city. Founded in the 2nd century BCE, you will enjoy exploring Roman ruins, markets, and other local sites. 

Amman is Jordan’s capital city, and it offers a variety of attractions such as museums and galleries. It also has great food options for those looking to sample traditional Jordanian cuisine. You can see both of these incredible cities on this tour.

Petra and Wadi Rum are two of Jordan’s most iconic sites. Petra is an ancient city carved of red mountainous rocks, and Wadi Rum is a stunning desert oasis with spectacular views and plenty of opportunities for adventure activities, like this Jeep tour. You can see them both on this combined tour.

You can also visit the Umayyad Desert Castles, located in the eastern desert region of Jordan. These castles are a great way to explore the country’s history and culture, as they were built in the 8th century by the Umayyad caliphs.

If you always wanted to see more of the Middle East while in Jordan, consider embarking on a cross-country journey to Israel or the UAE, courtesy of our tours.

Jordan Highlights

Stay In The Know While Solo

Jordan can be the best place for solo female travel, as there are many incredible sites and activities to explore, as long as you keep safe. From cooking classes and private culture tours to snorkeling and an unforgettable Petra experience, you’ll have the time of your life. Remember to dress appropriately, use good judgment, and plan your trip according to your preferences. With just a little research and planning you’ll have the time of your life.

And why not maximize your travel experience by taking a tour? Tourist Jordan’s wealth of options will make your stay memorable and safe, allowing you to experience it all in total comfort.

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