This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
Tailor made holiday
This trip can be tailormade to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in some of the best and most characterful local accommodation! Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips.
Responsible tourism: Jordan holiday, tailor made
The RSCN is a relatively new organisation, and has made some great strides in conservation in Jordan – not just in terms of preserving natural the landscape but also reintroducing endangered species (the reserve at Shaumari played a major role in the conservation and reintroduction across the region of the Arabian Oryx).
In the Dana Nature Reserve you have one night in the Dana Guesthouse and one night in the Feynan Ecolodge, properties developed by the RSCN. These eco developments all feature high insulation (to keep interiors cool), solar hot water systems and the use of local traditional building materials and building methods.
The eco developments also provide an important source of income for biodiversity protection in the country; in 2007 the income generated by tourist visits to RSCN sites was over 45% of the annual conservation costs and supported hundreds of local jobs. This employment in turn provides an alternative to harmful land uses such as grazing and hunting.
The RSCN also works with local communities to preserve their way of life whilst also ensuring they benefit from increased levels of tourism. When visiting Wild Jordan, the headquarters in Amman, you get a great overview of their activities, and then at Dana get to see the fruits of their labour.
In Wadi Rum the operation of jeep excursions into the desert is in the hands of the local Bedouin – one of the ways of ensuring there is a trickle-down effect from visitors by ensuring a constant source of employment for the Bedouin.
Reviews of Jordan holiday, tailor made
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 04 Apr 2011 by Edward Milford
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The Feynan lodge is a terrific place to stay, and the walk down from Dana is a very enjoyable one, through surprisingly varied scenery.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Jordan is a very friendly, welcoming country, with plenty to see and do. It is quite compact, so there are not long distances to travel. We stayed for 10 days, and would happily have stayed longer, but equally it makes a good destination for a shorter break as well.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
Yes, to a large extent. It is a pity that there are not more, good quality locally-owned hotels available in some of the main destinations.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?