Jordan culture tour, tailor made
Description of Jordan culture tour, tailor made
On this tailor made Jordan culture tour you’ll explore the best of the country’s ancient sites and desert landscapes. The first three nights will be spent in Amman, from where you’ll take day trips to visit the Roman ruins at Pella, Um Qais and Jerash, as well as the Dead Sea, where you can swim (or float) in the buoyant salty waters!
Leaving the capital, you’ll head down the King’s Highway, a gorgeous route through the Jordanian countryside that crosses several deep Wadis. Along the way you’ll visit the ancient Roman mosaics at Madaba and the formidable Crusader Castle at Kerak before arriving at Petra, where’s there’s plenty of time to explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as nearby Little Petra.
Next comes a desert adventure at Wadi Rum, where you’ll go on a jeep safari and sleep under the starts in a Bedouin camp. There’s also the option to ride a camel at sunset or sunrise. Heading back to Amman you’ll visit the 'Desert Castle' of Qasr Mushatta.
1 Reviews of Jordan culture tour, tailor made
Reviewed on 28 Dec 2017 by Bryonie Badcock
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Little Petra; Jerash and our fantastic driver who knew so much.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Definitely go to Jordan, and give yourself time to explore.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
I hope so. We had a local driver who took us to local places. We purchased a souvenir at the gift shop ran by Disabled Artists, however we were astounded by
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Really great - Fadi was incredible, Jordan was totally unexpected to how I imagined and way beyond.
PlanetThrough tourism, the local communities and organisations we work with are able to maintain their traditional way of life whilst preserving their land and local ecosystems. We work with a number of local communities, networks and organisations committed to environmental conservation. For example we work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Environment and a community of Glass boats owners in Aqaba where we have worked on a project to contribute to safeguarding the environment. The project also joined other partners in equipping a new repair facility to ensure chemicals and paints used in boat repairs and upgrades do not seep into the sea water, as was the case in the past.
For our tours we give priority to public transport (where available) and optimise the itineraries to reduce the carbon footprint. We ensure that each tour we organise makes a contribution to preserving the Amazon rainforest.
Activities in rural areas respect the environment and are designed for a low volume of participants. For example, activities in Shawmari reserve and Azraq wetland are designed in which the small groups are well educated through our guides about the uniquely precious oasis located in the heart of Jordan’s eastern desert, between a limestone desert in the west and a basalt desert in the east as a major station for migratory birds on the African-Eurasian flyway. The Azraq wetland is the only oasis in the Arabian Desert with a self-replenishing system that has allowed it to sustain itself throughout the years.
In the cities we give priority to eco-friendly, family-run properties, restaurants and boutique hotels.
At our working space we minimise the use of any printed marketing materials when we have to meet partners outside. We also purchase stationery made of recycled materials wherever possible, etc.
PeopleWe are selling community-based and ecotourism tours. We work directly with local communities and foundations such as the Jordan River foundation, a socio-economic project for women and the Bani Hamida Project.
From the very beginning, fair trade principles have been at the core of our social business model. Travellers pay a fair price for the high quality and unique products and services they receive from the many community-based organisations we work with. And we ensure that as much money as possible remains in the local economy by using local suppliers, local food, and family owned accommodation or homestays.
The local communities and organisations we work with are redistributing income from tourism to create decent jobs and implement sustainable, long-lasting solutions to the problems they face. Tourism is a complementary source of income that they use to improve their standard of living and to preserve their culture and environment.
We provide authentic, experience-rich holidays to responsible and discerning travellers. Through our community-based ecotourism initiatives such as Ghor al Mazra’a initiative, our travellers come into direct contact with local people, in a low-volume way, based on mutual respect where they can participate in tomato picking, farming and experience olive harvesting. They eat traditional, natural food and take part in cultural and ecotourism activities.