Jordan food adventure holiday
Description of Jordan food adventure holiday
You can tell so much about a country through its food, and Jordan is certainly no exception.
From roasted Bedouin banquets amongst the folds of Wadi Rum to ancient olive groves and salt sifted from the Dead Sea, this six day adventure holiday in Jordan is a must for foodies wishing to experience the true textures and tastes of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Visit the rose red citadel of Petra, experience traditional Bedouin hospitality under desert skies and enjoy a hands-on cooking class in the Jordanian capital of Amman; whatever you do, donít miss out on this fabulously flavoursome foodie odyssey.
As part of a small group (max 16 travellers) youíll not only experience the sights, smells and tastes of Jordan but youíll also get to share memorable moments along the way. This is a great option for solo travellers as well as anyone else visiting Jordan for the very first time.
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PlanetAs a global tour operator, we are committed to operating every one of our trips in a way that respects and benefits local people, their culture and economy, while minimising our impact on the natural environment.
Our Responsible Travel Policy outlines our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting local communities, protecting the vulnerable and giving back to the places we travel. All our trip leaders, suppliers and staff are trained on these principles, and are core to us delivering sustainable, experience-rich travel.
During this trip we only use locally owned hotels that have integrated sustainability into their business. For example, all hotels on our tour encourage guests to have shorter showers and reuse the towels.We promote small group travelling, therefore maximum group size is 12. This has much less impact when travelling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social affects.Clients and guides are briefed on local customs and general courtesy (such as asking permission before taking photographs/dress-codes/conduct in places of worship etc.) and behave appropriately.Finally, to emphasis our commitment to Responsible Tourism all clients will receive a copy of our Travellers Code of Conduct with their travel documents.
We always try and educate people in our trip notes online and when they join a trip, on the wastage around plastic bottles (especially in countries where the water might not be safe for travellers to drink). We recommend that people bring with them a reusable water bottle, water purification tabletsor use the kettle in their room to boil water and bottle it for the next day. In some instances, we try and work with hotels to try and get filtered water drinking stands in their hotel lobbies and not supply bottled water in hotel rooms. So, that hotel guests can fill up their water bottles when they leave for the day. Itís around educating hotels and tourism suppliers in a way that customer service doesnot trump sustainable tourism.
PeopleAs currently we are not running any projects in this region, we try to support local communities by including their activities in our itineraries. This means your money stays in the area to benefit the local community and any of the activities done on this trip are helping the local economic development. For example, on day 3 of this trip we rise early as todayís breakfast will be shared with a local shepherd as you bask in awe of the beautiful dry countryside to hear about his traditions as a shepherd - a profession that still exists in Jordan today. Also, in Amman we visit Beit Sitti cooking school, known as one of the most innovative developments in Jordanís dining scene.
Furthermore, local leaders are used on this trip and they go through the leader training before they lead a trip. They will often do a training trip too with a senior leader to get the feel of it first.We can travel with respect as we have our Local Leader with the group 24/7 who helps educate the group on local matters, customs, culture, language etc. We know that most people want to learn when they are travelling, so we believe education on local traditions help open minds and breaks down barriers. Our local leader will help educate the people on an experience they are about to undertake or try which helps both the local and the traveller make the most of their time together.