Jordan Delegation

From September 8-14, 2023, USA for UNFPA’s custom leadership trip to Jordan will allow you the unique opportunity to engage with UNFPA’s maternal and reproductive health services. We will see firsthand how UNFPA is delivering its transformative results within a humanitarian context – ending all preventable maternal deaths, ending the unmet need for family planning, and ending violence against women and girls. 
Throughout our trip, we will visit various UNFPA programs in the capital city of Amman and within two refugee settings at Zaatari refugee camp and Azraq refugee camp. We will also offer the opportunity to visit Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s seven wonders.
Your donation of $5,000 or more today confirms your participation on this incredible trip. Your gift will support the lifesaving work of UNFPA Jordan’s team, and recognize their efforts to create a seamless and memorable experience for our delegation.


As the Syrian crisis enters its twelfth year, the situation for millions of displaced Syrians remains dire, with around 5.6 million refugees still seeking safety in neighboring countries. Jordan is one of the countries that has been most affected by this crisis, hosting the second highest number of refugees per capita worldwide. UNFPA Jordan is committed to providing sexual and reproductive health services to women and girls in displaced communities. Our delegation will visit UNFPA Jordan’s programs at Zaatari and Azaq refugee camps.


Zaatari refugee camp is located 45 miles northeast of the capital city, Amman in Jordan and currently hosts around 80,000 people. It remains the largest refugee camp in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. UNFPA has been present in Zaatari camp from the first day of the camp’s establishment to respond to the reproductive health needs of women, girls and youth. Since the camp’s inception in 2012, UNFPA has delivered over 14,666 babies without a single maternal death, an achievement we aim for globally.


Azraq refugee camp is home to 44,065 Syrian refugees and was opened in April 2014 in response to overcrowding at Zaatari Refugee Camp. Since 2014, UNFPA has equipped 3 reproductive health clinics, 3 Women and Girls Safe Spaces and a mobile clinic within the camp. Around 8,000 women and girls depend on these facilities to access services, such as family planning counseling, support for survivors of sexual violence, counselling as well as referral services to a network of affiliated hospitals inside and outside the camp.


Friday, Sept 8, 2023 – Departure for Amman, Jordan
Flight recommendation from New York (JFK) to Amman (AMM) – Nonstop Flight via Royal Jordanian (#RJ262) departs at 9:40pm and arrives the following day at 3:20pm


Flight recommendation from Washington DC (IAD) to Amman (AMM) – One-stop Flight via Turkish Airlines (#TK188) departs at 4:40pm and arrives the following day at 2:20pm with 2hr 20m layover in Istanbul


If flying from a different departure city, our team is happy to assist in identifying the best flight options from your origin city to Amman. All participants should plan to arrive on/by Saturday, Sept 9, 2023.  


Saturday, Sept 9, 2023 (Day 1) – Arrive in Amman, Jordan
A Hertz Car Service has been arranged to pick up all delegates upon arrival to transfer to the Grand Hyatt hotel in Amman (30-35 min drive)


Check into hotel – Grand Hyatt Hotel (Grand Rooms with Breakfast)
Please see FAQ section below for more details on accommodations.


6:30 pm:
Delegation Welcome Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Restaurant – The Lombard


Sunday, Sept 10, 2023 (Day 2) – Program day in Amman
6:00 am to 9:00 am:
Inclusive breakfast at 32° North Restaurant in the Hotel
9:30 am to 10:00 am:
Travel time to UNFPA’s Comprehensive Center in Sweileh, Amman
10:00 am to 12:30 pm:
Briefing and Tour of the Comprehensive Center
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm:
Travel time to UNFPA Jordan Office (Al-Shakerin St., Amman)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm:
Lunch (Garden) and High-level briefing (Meeting Room) at UNFPA Jordan Office
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm:
Travel time from UNFPA Jordan Office to Hotel
3:45 pm to 6:15 pm:
Rest time/Free time for shopping on Rainbow Street
6:15 pm:
Travel time from the Hotel to Sufra Restaurant (11-15 minute drive)
6:30 pm:
OPTIONAL Group Dinner – Sufra Restaurant, Al Rainbow Street 26, Amman


Monday, Sept 11, 2023 (Day 3) – Zaatari Refugee Camp
6:00 am to 8:00 am:
Inclusive breakfast at 32° North Restaurant in the Hotel
8:30 am:
Transit to Zaatari Refugee Camp
10:00 am:
Arrival to Zaatari Refugee Camp; Briefing by UNHCR-UNFPA
11:00 am:
Visit to the UNFPA Zaatari Maternal Clinic
12:00 pm:
Visit to UNFPA’s Women and Girls Safe Space (WGSS)
Male participants will have access to most activities, although they may not be able to attend certain activities.
1:00 pm:
Lunch at the Base Camp Cafeteria
1:45 pm:
Visit to the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Led Program
2:45 pm:
Visit to Zaatari’s Youth Center
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm:
Travel to Amman
6:30 pm:
OPTIONAL Group Dinner – Levant Restaurant, 3rd Cir., Amman, Jordan
(10 minute walk from Grand Hyatt Hotel)


Tuesday, Sept 12, 2023 (Day 4) – Azraq Refugee Camp
6:00 am to 8:00 am:
Inclusive breakfast at 32° North Restaurant in the Hotel
8:00 to 9:30 am:
Transit to Azraq Refugee Camp
9:30 am:
Arrival at Azraq Refugee Camp; Briefing by UNHCR and UNFPA
10:30 am:
Guided tour of UNFPA supported SRH clinic in Village 5
11:30 am:
Guided tour of UNFPA supported WGSS in Village 5
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm:
Travel to Amman; Lunch in transit – lunch packs provided
3:20 pm to 4:00 pm:
Travel time from hotel to the Queen Zain AlSharaf Institute for Development
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm:
Formal meet and greet with H.R.H Princess Basma Bint Talal
5:00 pm to 5:40 pm:
Travel time from the Queen Zain Institute back to the Grand Hyatt Hotel
6:30 pm:
OPTIONAL Group Dinner –  Bourj Al Hamam – InterContinental Jordan Restaurant
(8 minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Hotel)


Wednesday, Sept 13, 2023 (Day 5) – Private Group Tour of Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site
6:00 am:
Inclusive breakfast at 32° North Restaurant in the Hotel
6:30 am:
Pickup from Grand Hyatt Amman
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance 
 9:30 am:
Arrive in Petra (enjoy optional short horseback ride at the entrance of Petra) and begin guided tour of the famous sites such as al Siq, the Petra Treasury, the Obelisk Tomb, the Calligraphy, Jabal Madbach, the Tombs, the Theater, and the Mountaintops Tombs
1:00 pm:
5:30 pm:
Departure to Amman
9:00 pm:
Estimated arrival time in Amman


Thursday, Sept 14, 2023 (Day 6) – Depart Amman or Onwards Travel
Travel onwards to preferred destination (or extend stay for further exploration– we recommend visiting the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, and Wadi Rum) 


A Hertz Car Service has been arranged to return all delegates to airport ahead of their departure


Flight recommendation from Amman (AMM) to New York (JFK) – Nonstop Flight via Royal Jordanian (#RJ261) departs at 12:15pm and arrives same day 5:05pm


Flight recommendation from Amman (AMM) to Washington DC (IAD) – One-stop Flight via Turkish Airlines (#TK821) departs at 9:55am and arrives the same day at 7:20pm with 3hr layover in Istanbul

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps to confirming my participation in the delegation?
  1. Please contact Jennifer Munz, Director of Development at to express your interest in joining and complete the Jordan Delegation Interest form here as soon as possible, but no later than June 30, 2023.
  2. Make your tax-deductible gift to USA for UNFPA confirming your spot on the delegation. You may make an online donation using this dedicated donation page or through your preferred method of giving (via your donor-advised fund, stock donation, or by check).
  3. Your hotel room will automatically be held upon making your donation to USA for UNFPA. We will contact you on whether you have any special requests including upgrades or changes.
  4. Book your flight based on your individual flight preferences and travel plans. Please share your flight itinerary with Jennifer Munz at upon booking along with a copy of the first page of your passport. All passport copies are required to be shared by July 15, 2023.
How big is the delegation to Jordan?

To ensure you can enjoy an immersive insider’s experience learning about UNFPA’s work in Jordan our delegation is limited to 25 delegates. We will most likely have 15 delegates but will not have the final number until mid-July.  

How do I book my flights and accommodation?

Delegates are responsible for booking their own flights. Flight recommendations for delegates joining the trip from New York City and Washington DC are included in the above trip itinerary. The USA for UNFPA team is available to support you in identifying the best travel plan for you depending on your departure destination and travel preferences. Please contact Jennifer Munz at if you are in need of any support. 

We have reserved 15 Grand Rooms at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman, a UN-affiliated hotel. These single occupancy rooms include king-size beds and inclusive Breakfast every morning at the Hotel’s 32° North Restaurant. Grand rooms can be upgraded or changed to Double Occupancy rooms. We were able to secure a special UN-rate of $129 USD per night.  Payment for each room would be made by the individual guest at the time of check-in. 

What are the estimated trip costs?

The total trip costs, including round-trip travel, accommodation, meals, ground transportation and the group tour of Petra are estimated between $3,000-$3,500. Trip costs are estimates and not confirmed until booking based on individual travel preferences and upgrades. 

In addition to the costs of the delegation, we ask all delegates to make a minimum $5,000 donation to towards UNFPA Jordan’s programs. This donation will advance the lifesaving work UNFPA’s team is providing in Zaatari and Azraq camps, as well as recognizing the tremendous effort made by the UNFPA team to plan and host our delegation. 

Are my trip costs tax-deductible?

Yes, your direct trip costs including the flight and hotel are eligible for a tax-deductible acknowledgement letter. Your donation to USA for UNFPA in support of UNFPA Jordan’s programs is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 

How is my donation being used by USA for UNFPA?

Your tax-deductible contribution to USA for UNFPA will directly support UNFPA Jordan’s critical and lifesaving work providing integrated comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence interventions in Zaatari Refugee Camp and Azraq Refugee Camp for refugees affected by the Syrian crisis.

How safe is it to travel to Jordan and to refugee camps?

Jordan is a stable country that is open and inviting to visitors despite being located in a region with a history of conflict. Protests do often occur in Amman and other cities but are mostly peaceful. Precautions should still be taken, follow news reports and avoid all political gatherings and demonstrations. Some areas have increased risk especially near the border of Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

The delegation is a UN hosted group and will be staying at a UN affiliated hotel that has been cleared for security. All ground transportation in Amman and to and from refugee camps will also be provided by UN affiliated drivers. We will have a dedicated local UN security focal point contact, the Chief of Security for UNFPA Jordan for the duration of our trip. He will be providing an initial security briefing upon arrival and will also be able to address all security-related concerns at all times. All visits to refugee camps will be UN hosted and follow all UN security guidelines. 

Are there any visa requirements to travel to Jordan?

A passport with a validity of at least six month and one blank page is required for entry stamp into Jordan. Jordan issues single entry visas to U.S. citizens upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) and currently costs 40 JD (approximately 56 USD) for a single entry with one-month validity. 

Do I need any vaccinations before traveling to Jordan?

There are no required vaccinations, but it is recommended to be up to date on all routine vaccines before every trip. As with any international trip, it is recommend to consult with your physician prior to travel for any recommended vaccinations. Some of these may vaccines include: Chickenpox (Varicella), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Flu (influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, and Shingles. All eligible travelers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. For full list of recommended vaccinations, please visit here. 

Should I book travel insurance?

Travel insurance is optional but recommended to safeguard your trip investment, reimburse covered emergency medical costs, and give you 24-7 access to Assistance services, among other benefits. For purchasing travel insurance, please visit

Any helpful packing tips?

Jordan is a conservative country, so it’s important to respect local customs and norms while visiting.  

  • Women should wear loose-fitting clothing that covers their shoulders and chest down to their knees. A pashmina shawl is recommended for easy coverage.
  • Temperatures can get hot, so opt for lightweight, breezy cotton pieces.
  • Bring a light jacket for cooler evenings.
  • It is not advisable to wear white clothing as Jordan can be windy and dusty. 
  • Please don’t risk your expensive valuables and only bring your essentials. 
  • A daypack to hold items like a water bottle, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and anything else you may want when visiting refugee camps for the day.
  • If you plan to visit Petra, you’ll definitely need a sturdy pair of hiking shoes.