We only had 3 days and 3 nights in Jordan – and let me tell ya, it wasn’t enough! I think we were both shocked by how much we instantly loved Amman, specifically. It’s much more progressive and modernized compared to where we’d been traveling prior (Morocco and Egypt) so I do think that played into our feelings!
Unfortunately, we didn’t leave a ton of time to explore. After one night we headed off to see Petra and stay the night in Wadi Rum. Going in, I though Petra would be my favorite of the trip but Wadi Rum stole the show. It is so crazy beautiful out there – the desert sand, sunset colors, massive rock formations – just striking. Made all the cooler by staying the night in tents (glamping, more like). The next morning we made our way to the Dead Sea, yet another incredible experience I didn’t know I was in for! All of this (2 days and 1 night) was with a tour service we booked ahead of time.
To eat: (in Amman)
- Sufra Restaurant: this was our first stop after arriving to Amman and it really set us up for success! Seated in a garden courtyard we had the best hot hummus and bread of our lives. I would bathe in it- it was that good.
- Habibah sweets: you must try the kunafa – its a sweet cheese and I’m not even being dramatic when I say it changed my life. I was already full and still finished my entire slice. EPIC.
- Levant: definitely more expensive but WOW – the freekeh, shawarma *chefs kiss* I will have dreams about the food in Jordan
- Similar to Morocco and Egypt, it is a more conservative culture. You are certainly get away with jeans, midi skirts and loose yoga pants and fit right in. Definitely recommend a scarf or looser fitting jacket to keep you warm in the evenings (gets cold) and cover your shoulders.
In all, we felt super comfortable here as two female travelers and highly recommend this trip as an option for solo female travelers who are still new to doing that kind of travel. It is a bit more expensive solo, & in general (conversion is not in the favor of the US dollar) – but we always felt safe and communication was very easy as Jordan was colonized by the British in the mid 1900’s.