Israel and Jordan Packing Tips wrote:
Your journey through Israel and Jordan is casual. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is adaptable and allows for layering. Comfortable, cotton clothing is suggested. For travel from February through early June and late September through November, you will need a light jacket or fleece, a light sweater and a rain poncho. No special attire is required for dining, although you may wish to dress more formally for fine dining experiences in metropolitan areas.
Most importantly, bring comfortable yet sturdy walking shoes that have already been broken-in. It is important that your shoes have good ankle support, as we visit some ancient sites where paths and stairs may be uneven and unpaved.
In Jerusalem, you should dress appropriately when visiting the Old City and ultra-orthodox Jewish neighborhoods.
When visiting religious sits in both Israel and Jordan, conservative dress is appropriate. This requires covering the shoulders, mid-drift, and knees.
Jordan is primarily a Muslim country, although the freedom of all religions is protected. Muslim women's clothing often covers their arms, legs and hair. Western women are not subject to these customs, but very revealing clothing is never appropriate and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in the old part of Amman (Downtown), and outside the cities. Shorts are rarely worn by either sex, and would be out of place in the downtown Amman area. Topless sunbathing is prohibited and one-piece swimsuits are preferred, although two-piece swimsuits are acceptable at hotel pools.
Valet laundry services are available at all the hotels.
We recommend that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medication in its original container to last through your entire journey, together with a copy of your doctor’s prescription or a letter from your health-care provider on office stationery explaining that the medication has been prescribed for you, a list of the generic names of your medication, your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience in the event that your flight or luggage is delayed.
Following is a list of recommended items to pack for travel to Israel and Jordan:
Comfortable, cotton clothing
Casual daytime wear- shorts, slacks, long and short-sleeved shirts
Optional: Jacket and tie for men and casually elegant evening wear for ladies
Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
A light sweater or jacket
Lightweight waterproof slicker
Comfortable walking shoes with adequate ankle support
Camera, lenses, batteries, memory cards and/or plenty of film
Battery-operated travel alarm clock
Daypack for camera equipment
Sundries and toiletries that may be difficult to find enroute
Copies of your travel documents that should be secured in the safe in your hotel room while traveling
What is needed for a woman to wear to the cocktail events and to the nice restuarants. Do you think it is possible to get by with a carry-on size bag. AC