Classic Jordan highlights tour
Description of Classic Jordan highlights tour
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAs a tour operator, we are responsible for promoting new uses and new behaviors adapted to the issues of sustainable tourism. For the sake of nature, we strive to protect the environment. Thus, we designed our tours to meet the current ecological challenge.
CONTRIBUTION TO PROTECTED AREAS
We contribute to the financing of protected areas through our expenses in these places (entrance fees, handmade souvenirs ...). Of course, we take care to respect the regulations put in place by the administrators of the protected areas. We also generate income for the conservation of nature with entrance fees.
Our licensed guides are trained to take measures to limit disruption to the ecosystem. In addition, our team strives to show the importance of each animal in the nature’s balance and Jordan’s heritage.
To meet the global current ecological challenge, we educate travelers about waste impacts and pollution in Jordan.
During the Dana to Petra hike, we apply a strict waste policy. To continue to enjoy these wild landscapes and in order to meet the current challenge, we have established some measures, such as:
• using reusable water bottles instead plastic ones,
• buying food without additional packaging,
• replacing plastic cutlery by reusable cutlery
Because of the critical lack of water in Jordan, we work at reducing water consumption in each step of our trek. Ask customers to take short showers, considering they are in an arid area. We educate the customers on the real water value in Jordan and the main issues according to its scarcity. We also conscientiously select our partners, according to their practices.
We’re aware of the mistreatment of animals in some places of Jordan, that’s why we make sure to conscientiously choose our partners.
As we use some donkeys on this trip, we are particularly concerned about their well-being. Thus, our team always focuses on the needs of animals, whatever they are: water, shade, rest, medical care … Otherwise, we are particularly conscious about donkey situation in Petra. So, in order to follow the Brooke organization for animal treatment guidelines, we ensure that we do not play a role in overloading these animals.
We work on the reduction of paper wastes through the organizations’s ongoing digitization campaign. We have also worked on reducing plastic usage during lunch through a number of measures such as ordering in bulk and using Tupperware rather than single use plastic bags.
PeopleAlong the way, we try to stay in a locally owned accommodations, including camps in the Dana Reserve and Wadi Rum. As these camps are run by Bedouin families, we can generate income directly to the local community. For the second day our guests are hosted in a local home, near the village of Orian, where they will be introduced to the culture and daily life of the host community. Beyond the possibilities of cultural exchanges, we wanted to promote this generally forgotten region of the tourism sector. And we are happy to say that the revenues go directly to this lovely family!
Further we ensure that in most places where we stay, food comes from a local supplier to develop rural areas.
An important part of who are is that we make sure to pay above market rates with those we work with. Thus, this trip has been designed in order to provide opportunities to truly experience and engage with a different culture and some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders.
Please note that we are aware of our cultural influence and try to minimize it. That's why we always provide information before the trip on different points to help them better understand what they see.
INFORMATION ABOUT WADI RUM
In Wadi Rum, several camps within the protected area are not legal according to the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Regulations. That's why we make sure that the camp we are going to, is approved by the Jordanian government. It is essential to preserve the desert's advantages and allow the next generation to enjoy the same benefits.