Jordan Pass is great for visitors to save time and money when travelling to nearly 40 of the country’s best-known sights. The new Jordan Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ scheme is the best way for visitors to maximize their Jordan experience during a visit to the Kingdom. Perks of the pass include skipping the ticketing Queues, and free entry into Jordan’s best destinations, including Petra. It also waives the tourist visa fees if the Jordan Pass is purchased before arrival to Jordan, and visitors are staying at least three nights.
The range of attractions available to pass-holders is vast and varied, from natural beauty to biblical history and medieval artistry. Explore the ancient city of Petra crammed with rock-hewn treasures and the Roman columns of Jerash. Umm al-Rasas, which dates back to the 7th century BC has previous excavated Mosaics from two local churches.
For unique natural beauty, Wadi Rum shows off the deep red sandstone mountains rising from the desert floor. In the heart of the capital are the Roman theatre and the Umayyad Palace complex at Amman’s hilltop citadel. This sightseeing package comes in three options, all of which include the visa waiver, downloadable digital brochures and free entry to the attractions. The variation in pricing depends on how many nights you wish to stay at Petra from a 1-day visit to 3 days). The pass costs between 70 JD ($99) and 80 JD ($113).
It’s easy to use, once advance online payment has been made, the receipt and PDF of the pass will immediately be emailed. This can then be printed or downloaded onto a Smartphone and shown at each venue for instant entry.
The pass is seen as a way of further promoting the country’s wonders. Mr. Nayf H. Al Fayez, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities explains “‘The importance of the Jordan Pass is to save tourists time, money, and stress during their visits around the country, giving them the ability to make the most out of their trips. Through this pass, we are reflecting the hospitality of the Jordanian people, a large characteristic of what makes Jordan such a unique destination”.