1. Hire a guide.
Tour guides in Jordan undergo fairly rigorous training and are tested on history, language fluency / communication, and general group management skills and personableness before being granted a license.
Bottom line: They know their shit.
This was my first experience being led around by a single guide for an entire trip. It seemed to really make sense in a country like Jordan, where there’s not much in the way of DIY public transport, or an established backpacker class to point the way. Without the insider info, you’ll miss a lot.