How to Self Drive Jordan With Kids

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Jordan is possibly one of the easiest countries we’ve travelled to with kids and it’s definitely in our list of top countries to visit. This post is all about how easy it is to self drive Jordan with kids and why you should drive it too. If you’re having a holiday in Jordan with your kids and you’re worried about driving, don’t be! It was a great experience


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How to Self Drive Jordan With Children

Here’s the best way to self drive Jordan with young kids in four easy-peasy, little steps. And yes, it really is that simple.

  1. Choose your hire car
  2. Book flights to Jordan
  3. Collect your car
  4. Drive Jordan


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Al Nawatef Camp, Jordan

Choose your hire company

We always use rentalcars because they find the cheapest car company and give us big discounts on subsequent rentals. We rented through rentalcars on this occasion and everything went very well.

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Aqaba, Jordan

Book flights to Jordan

We flew out of London via Vilnius (Lithuania) and onwards to Amman, Jordan. Four of us flew to Jordan for £135 in total.

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Dead Sea Jordan

Collect Your Car

In order to collect your car, you’ll need

  • The voucher. We always use a mobile voucher because we can’t print anything. You just need to download the app.
  • A credit or debit card. We use our Revolut card for all deposits.
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence

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Iaq al-Amir, Jordan

Self Drive Jordan With Kids: The Route

Unless you have loads of time you’ll need a route.

We decided on this occasion to stick to the west of the country and travel ‘The Old Kings Highway’ which provides an exceptional delight of old castles and ruins on a twisty route that scales mountains and nature reserves.

Where could you stay in Jordan with children?

5 ideas on where to stay

  1. Nomads Hotel Hostel
  2. Holiday Inn, Dead Sea, Jordan
  3. Al Nawatef Camp
  4. Bedouin Cave Little Petra
  5. Um Sabatah Camp, Wadi Rum

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Things you could do?

Because we were travelling on a budget, we didn’t pay to do tours and we self-toured Jordan with our children very succesfully.

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Other ideas on what to do and where to stay in Jordan