Experience Jordan Adventures

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We’re specialize in adventure and experiential tours of the Middle East, offering hiking, biking and experiential sightseeing tours. Our experienced guides will take you off the beaten path, to see the real highlights of the region, meet the people, experience their hospitality, and taste the delights of the Middle East. We aim to be the best inbound tour company in the Middle East, offering you the perfect trip, tailored to your specific requirements – all that at affordable prices and with excellent customer service.
Member since: 14 Mar 2019

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

We are proud to be a local company employing a growing team of awesome Jordanians. Our team is over 50% female, and we are happy for our small role in improving women’s economic participation in Jordan. We also provide training to our staff and have developed a team of in-house, Jordanian, licensed Tour Guides.

An important part of our who we are is to pay above market rates to everyone we work with: guides, locals service providers, employees, etc.)

At Experience Jordan Adventures we are committed that the experiences we offer help to protect and replenish the environment and create wealth and better futures for communities across Jordan. As a company we played a role in the following projects:

1. e are one of the companies that helped with the development of the Jordan Trail. The Jordan Trail is a long-distance hiking trail in Jordan through 52 villages and towns on its way. 
With the help of USAID, the Jordan trail developed local economy through job creations and local homestays.
2. We developed the Jordan Bike Trail
The JTB is an innovative concept mixing sustainability and adventure which has been designed in order to develop rural communities. It parallels the Jordan Trail creating more demand for many of the same local service providers. This symbiotic relationship between the Jordan Trail and Jordan Bike Trail make each project more economically sustainable.
3. We developed local trips on the weekends for tourist, locals, and expats.
This project provided regular, reliable, work for local service providers. As we took weekend trips from Amman to rural areas and used local services for guiding, meals, and other services.

All three of these projects had the same overarching theme; to show off Jordan’s treasures while promoting economic development in rural communities. The combination of these projects and others has helped provide more sustainable economic development to rural communities throughout Jordan.

we frequently use local guides and think it is positive in benefitting the local community, providing an authentic experience, etc. Specifically for the Dana to Petra Group Trek we always use a local guide to accompany the group. For the Jordan Active Adventure Group Tour, we use a local bedouin guide for our summit in Wadi Rum.

Environmental responsibility

Reducing plastic/paper (In office)

We reduced the use of printed files through the information’s ongoing digitization campaign.
We have majorly cutback on our waste associated with lunch. Replacing plastic cutlery and reusable cutlery and using Tupperware containers for take out rather than getting a new plastic bag.

(Outside of office)
Our commitment to environmental conservation motivates us to work every day to improve our ethical practices, thus we reduce the waste of plastic by half for one year.

Reducing plastic/paper (In office)

We reduced the use of printed files through the information’s ongoing digitization campaign.
We have majorly cutback on our waste associated with lunch. Replacing plastic cutlery and reusable cutlery and using Tupperware containers for take out rather than getting a new plastic bag.

(Outside of office)
Our commitment to environmental conservation motivates us to work every day to improve our ethical practices, thus we reduce the waste of plastic by half for one year.
For example, we fill reusable bottles with water from a big plastic bottle 15-20 litters.
We have worked with our main local service providers to reduce paper and plastic usage, mainly associated with water and meals.

Recycling
We have implemented an office recycling plan, where one of our employees routinely takes recyclables to a recycling plant.

Protecting Wildlife, National Parks, and the Environment
Our adventure tours have a significantly lower carbon impact on the environment than traditional tourism.
Adventure tours have less vehicle transportation
Adventures are on average larger groups allowing for lower carbon emission per person.
In each protected area we go through, we take care to follow the regulations of the administrator (Royal Society Conservation of Nature or Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority).
This includes different layers of protection included (human activity forbidden, hiking permitted but not vehicles, non-camping areas, etc.)
Our licensed-guides, and team receive training on “Leave No Trace” in order to minimize the impact of tourism on the natural areas.
We generate income for nature conservation by visiting protected areas with entrance fees, such as Dana Nature Reserve.

Information/Sensitization
We have an extensive Information / sensitization “brief” on each tour. Some of the things we cover are below:

1. Water sensitization
According the critical lack of water in Jordan, we work at reducing water consumption in each step of our trails. Ask customers to take short shower, considering they are in an arid area. We educate the customers on the real water value in Jordan and the main issues according to it’s scarcity.
We also select our partners, according they’re practices. For example, Feynan ecolodge which strictly controls water waste with aerators which limit water flow from room faucets.

2. Wildlife/ Plant kingdom sensitization/conservation
We inform customers on the flora/fauna issues in Jordan includding forest scarcity.

3. Trash sensitization
We inform travelers about plastic impacts and pollution in Jordan, especially on the wild life/red sea animals.

4. Animals treatment
We are aware of the mistreatment of animals in some place of Jordan, that’s why we make sure to conscientiously choose our partners. We make sure to follow guidelines such as those from the Brooke organization for animal treatment. (https://www.thebrooke.org/for-professionals/brookes-animal-welfare-policy) We are particularly conscious about the role of animals in Petra, and donkeys on our hiking trips. Among other issues, we advise our clients and ensure that we do not play a role in overloading these animals.


Social responsibility

We do our best to continue to improve our social responsibility. Some things we do include, incorporating Jordan’s Meaningful Travel Map into our tours, telling all our clients to ask before taking pictures of locals, and supporting local communities. We make sure that none of your suppliers exploit children, a particular issue in the main tourist sights in southern Jordan.

Social projects / Preserving Local Culture
We recommend to our travelers and take many customers to social projects which are living as experiences. Some examples include visiting co-ops in Northern Jordan, Olive picking, etc.
We use local guides so that ocal communities benefit from tourism

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