Responsible tourism: Jordan trekking vacation, Bedouin trail to Petra
We and our local ground agents are passionate about preserving the environments of the locations we visit. As such, this tour has been specifically designed in order to have the minimum detrimental impact on the environment. We take rubbish away to be recycled wherever possible, and use solar lighting and eco toilets. At your campsite, the water is also heated through solar energy. During the tour, the vast majority of traveling is done by you on foot, rather than by using energy guzzling vehicles, meaning that the tripís carbon footprint is significantly reduced. This also enhances your experiences whilst on the tour as you will be so much closer to the environment and cultures that you are visiting. You will also enjoy walking through the wilderness of the Wadi Dana Trail, which is home to many species of flora and fauna including the locally rare and threatened grey wolf (Canis lupus), as well as the Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana), currently classified as Vulnerable, and the desert monitor lizard (Varanus griseus).
We and our local agents in Jordan are committed to giving back to the local communities that we visit. All of our group tours are accompanied by local Jordanian guides throughout, and we use local suppliers and equipment that is sourced locally wherever possible. This means that your money goes straight back to the local communities that you are visiting, boosting their economy and providing jobs for the local people. You will spend the night with a local Bedouin family in their fixed camp, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a meal shared with them and to discuss their daily life, family, work, food, music, customs and trials and tribulations. You will also get the chance to taste traditional Bedouin food like Zareb and Mansaf during your walk to Wadi Rum, though a locally prepared picnic lunch. This helps to support local, family-run business rather than large restaurants owned by people in the cities. Our clients also get the opportunity to visit a small factory where carpets are hand made using old, recycled materials.