Small group tour of Jordan
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Description of Small group tour of Jordan
Dig deep into Jordan's rich history, unique culture and delicious cuisine on a small-group tour that combines iconic sites such as Petra and Jerash with local encounters from a family homestay to time helping out a Bedouin shepherd!
After some time exploring Amman (plus its towering 'Desert Castles'), head to Jerash to discover one of the finest Roman sites in the Middle East. You'll also hike to the imposing Aljoun Castle, and discover massive Bronze Age Dolmens before spending a night with a Jordanian family. There are more Roman memories then with the mosaics at Madaba – plus breathtaking views of Jericho from Mt. Nebo.
Heading to the Dead Sea, you'll experience the unique aspects of the lowest place on Earth, from floating in its highly saline waters to the nature reserve of Wadi Mujib.
Archaeology and history grab the spotlight again with the Crusader Castle at Shobak acting as support act to the breathtaking rose-red ruins at Petra. There are optional hikes to the Monastery and the High Palace of Sacrifice.
Entering the Wadi Rum Desert, camp beneath a dazzling starry firmament with local Bedouins, then experience a jeep safari through breathtaking desert terrain before spending time helping a local Bedouin shepherd with a few of his daily activities!
This Jordan tour connects well with our Egypt and Israel tours, and can also be run privately at any time if the group departures don't work for you or you would like to customise the itinerary a little - perhaps adding on some time by the Red Sea in Aqaba.
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4 Reviews of Small group tour of Jordan
Reviewed on 15 Oct 2018 by Elizabeth FreemanAmazing trip with a good mix of different experiences and activities. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Oct 2016 by Damien GuiotLoved the holiday...Petra was even better than I expected. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Nov 2016 by Julie Stets2* Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Mar 2015 by Chiara TalamontiIt is a good time to go as the whole country is struggling to keep the tourists interested because of the upsets in the neighbouring countries. Jordan is safe and a lot of communities rely on the tourists for their income. Read full review
PlanetHow our company is making a difference:
We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them in the correct manner.
The desert area of Wadi Rum has to be conserved. Travellers are encouraged not to dispose of their waste while in the desert areas. They are also encouraged not to pick any plants that grow in the rocks or on the arid areas. The entire Wadi Rum is a protected area so all plants, animals and area has to be respected and taken care of.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
PeopleThroughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belong to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people in local communities offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and cultural exchanges that take place between the locals and our travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local communities of Jordan. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of Jordan. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tours.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations in Jordan. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and dangers that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.
Street children are seen in many of the cities of Jordan. We don't encourage travellers to directly give children money. If they wish to make a contribution, they may speak to the tour guide on whether there are donation strategies available. We are always seeking for donation options and our aim is to establish one in Jordan in the near future.
In Jordan, travelers are encouraged not to tempt children or any locals with food and sweets. The culture has to be respected at all times.