• Buying a Jordan Pass (www.jordanpass.jo; with one/two/three days' entry to Petra JD70/75/80) represents a valuable way to save money – and time queuing for tickets.
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) can be used for discounts at some tourist sites.
  • University ID cards are not accepted.

Practical Tip: Jordan Pass

The Jordan Pass (www.jordanpass.jo) is a highly recommended discount scheme offered by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that is easily obtained and readily recognised throughout Jordan. If passes are purchased online before arrival, the cost of a tourist visa for three or more nights' stay in Jordan is waived, in addition to giving free entry to Petra, Jerash and more than 40 other attractions. There are three categories of pass that differ only in the number of days of entry covered at Petra – Jordan Wanderer (JD70; one day at Petra), Jordan Explorer (JD75; two days at Petra) and Jordan Expert (JD80; three days at Petra).