Petra and Wadi Rum classic tour, Jordan
Description of Petra and Wadi Rum classic tour, Jordan
This tailor made week in Jordan features the classic highlights of Petra and Wadi Rum as well as plenty of opportunities to find out more about Bedouin culture and the regionís ancient history.
From the red sand dunes of the desert to the saline waters of the Dead Sea, this tour unveils Jordanís classic landscapes and landmarks piece by piece to allow for an immersive exploration accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.
A night around a Bedouin campfire in Wadi Rum maybe just as memorable as your first glimpse of the sand stone carved citadel of Petra however, with crusader castles, Amman and Jerash on the horizon, you might be surprised at what you marvel at the most.
PlanetOur aim is to be recognized both within Jordan and internationally as leading edge from a sustainability aspect. We try our best to be the operator of first choice for clients and staff that have an environmental conscience.
As tourism becomes a truly global industry, we recognize our obligation to operate our tours in a responsible and sustainable fashion. We view this not only as an environmental issue but an economic and social one as well. Above all we are committed to the well-being of the communities that are our hosts and the natural environment that we are there to experience. We also believe that by following the above we can provide a more rewarding and interesting experience to you our clients.
We also respect our host communities and cultures and instil this attitude in our guides and tour planners.
Our community and cultural protection policy covers every type of tour and excursion we operate. This includes, working with local leaders to ensure benefits of tourism are equitable, transparency in all financial dealings, participatory community meetings to allow everyone to have their say, continue local traditions through encouragement of local community participation and provide all our guests clear and helpful cultural protocols to create true and inspiring interactions.
PeopleWe ensure that local economies benefit from our business as much as possible by using locally-owned accommodation, employing local people as specialist guides, working with local operators and suppliers, sourcing food from locally-owned stores, eating and drinking in local restaurants and collaborating with local cooperatives in rural areas such as Bin Hamida womenís cooperative in Mukawer in the south of Jordan. In doing so, we are not only investing in local communities but also offering our travellers a genuine insight into a country and its people.
We aim to contribute to local peoplesí well-being as much as we can. We ensure that our local guides, wranglers and drivers paid fairly and treated adequately.Where possible we purchase equipment locally. Obviously all fresh produce and food is bought in local markets and small shops, lunch boxes are bough from local restaurants. Therefore almost all income remains within Jordan. Our most important responsibility is to ensure that the financial benefits of tourism are passed down throughout the entire company, including the office staff, guides, trekking staff (porters, cooks, horsemen) and other communities in which we work.