Jordan highlights & camel safari, small group
Description of Jordan highlights & camel safari, small group
Get a real experience of traditional Bedouin life over several days riding the 'ship of the desert' on a camel safari through the dramatic sandstone vistas of Wadi Rum – just part of this 10-day small group exploration of the wonders of Jordan.
As well as this richly storied landscape – described by Lawrence of Arabia as a "vast, echoing and moon like landscape" – you'll visit an array of Jordan's other sights. Marvel at the famous mosaics in St George Church at Madaba, stand on the Biblical Mount Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land, and journey through Wadi Mujib – the 'Grand Canyon' of Jordan – to see the immense Crusaders castle at Karak.
No trip to Jordan can miss the stunning rose-red ruins of Petra, and you'll have plenty of time here to experience this ancient desert capital dating back to around 300BC, including the towering temple Al Khazneh more commonly known as The Treasury. There are also options to deepen your Petra experience via night-time tours or cooking dinner with a local chef.
The programme also contrasts the stark wonders of the Dead Sea with the not at all 'dead' hustle and culture of Jordan's capital Amman! This tour also offers plenty of flexibility to tailor things so you experience this beautiful Arab country just the way you want.
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4 Reviews of Jordan highlights & camel safari, small group
Reviewed on 12 Apr 2018 by Constance DassenPlease note that our trip was a custom trip. Most exciting were: Camel ride in Wadi rum (1.5 days) Petra and the dead sea. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Nov 2017 by Aykut KonakGo off the trails in Petra, and do the alternative routes with the guide Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2017 by Jeff PowisThree days Wadi Rum camel safari with guide, cook and very basic camping as you go. This was a truly spiritual experience, the night sky, the silence, the unflappability of the camels truly amazing and so authentic. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Apr 2017 by Pam HoultThe whole holiday from beginning to the end was fantastic. We visited Petra and Petra by night, Jerash, Karak, the Jordan River... the Dead Sea, Amman and we also spent 3 days on a camel safari in the desert, living as Bedouins. It was a holiday with a difference and one we will not forget. Read full review
PlanetDuring your camel safari you will enjoy camping in the great outdoors in Wadi Rum protected area. Of course tents will be provided. Every morning before you hop back on your camel, you will clean the campsite together with your local Bedouin guide and chef. It is really important that there is no waste left behind.
Wadi Rum protected area cover 720km of desert in the South of Jordan. There is a lot of small wildlife in Wadi Rum such as birds, insects and reptiles. Larger species such as the Arabian Oryx can be found as well. Only their numbers are small. It is for that reason that the protected area exists now. In your entry ticket conservation fees are included. So we recommend you to visit this stunning desert so more money will be available. A big conservation program is on the way but in order to succeed more visitors are needed.
Our local Bedouin guide will ask you to follow the rules and regulations at all times. So more people can enjoy its beauty and help conserve the famous desert called Wadi Rum.
PeopleDuring your holiday you will be accompanied by the local people of Jordan. While touring the country your local English speaking driver will make sure all goes well.
And during your camel safari you will be guided by local English speaking Bedouins. Another local Bedouin will come along who will take care of your luggage and he will be preparing all your meals fresh.
We work with the people who live in Rum Village, the only village located inside the protected area of Wadi Rum. You will be meeting some real local Bedouins on your desert experience. The desert is their home, they surely are the best guides you can have.
All these local people who help your holiday dreams come true, will be given fair wages for their hard work.
We recommend our guests to eat at locally owned restaurants and buy souvenirs from local artists to further support the local communities in Jordan. In Petra you will find a souvenir shop called "Handmade in Jordan". They ensure that all souvenirs they sell are created by local artists and that they are all compensated fairly for their hard work.