Jordan historical tour

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We are committed to making sure that our tours benefit the country you are visiting and have minimal impact on the environment as you travel.

Our ground agents work closely with a non-government organisation called RSCN Ė Jordan's Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. They are devoted to the protection and care of Jordanís flora, fauna and natural landscapes. Through their close work with local communities, RSCN creates handicraft enterprises and eco-tourism opportunities to improve the livelihoods of the communities but also to encourage their education in protecting the area they live in. The production of these job opportunities helps to limit the use of land for harmful practices like hunting and unrestricted grazing. This encourages the preservation of Jordanís natural resources while benefitting the people who live there.

This historical tour spends several days in Wadi Rum Desert, the RSCN also operates a handicraft centre and locally produced goods as well as organically grown herbs and preserves in their local shop. In an effort to preserve its pristine wilderness, there are no hotels in Wadi Rum itself but many local Bedouins offer tourists an overnight stay in their tents in the middle of the desert. Relatively few of Jordan's Bedouin still follow the ways of their ancestors. Most have settled in cities and towns and are found in every walk of life. Yet low-slung black tents and pack camels have not vanished from the landscape, and many travellers find a shared meal or coffee with traditional desert Bedouin to be their most memorable experience. Naturalists will be drawn to the desert in springtime, when rains bring the greening of the hills and an explosion of hundreds of species of wild flowers. Red anemones, poppies and the striking Black Iris, Jordan's national flower, grow at will by the roadside and in more quiet reaches.

Your stay in a genuine camp in the desert with its traditional food, tented accommodation and entertainment affords you a glimpse of desert life, while helping to preserve this important area. You can also hire a local Bedouin guide who will offer you either a 4WD vehicle, or for the more adventurous a camel ride, to explore the area.
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The Impacts of this Trip

Our ground agent is also part of the Discovery Foundation, this pioneer of Responsible and Sustainable Tourism in Jordan strives to protect the environment and work for the benefit of local Jordanians.

Your Historical Jordan trip includes a visit to Wadi Rum. By staying in a traditional Bedouin camp in the desert, with accommodation in tents with locally produced handicrafts and materials, fresh and locally sourced food, and a fascinating glimpse into life in the desert you are contributing to the way of life here and ensuring that there are jobs in this inhospitable area. You can also hire a local Bedouin guide who can take you into the desert on foot or by camel.

All of our expert guides have been chosen carefully. Native Jordanians and for specific historical site, local experts will guide you around. Each of the eight lunches included in this tour and eaten in specifically chosen restaurants where locals choose to eat. This not only allows you to contribute to small, family run businesses it also gives you a flavour of day-to-day life in Jordan, providing valuable employment to the region and keeping the money you spend in the country which helps to maintain and develop the infrastructure.

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