Jordan small group tour

“Join a small group of likeminded travelers and an experienced guide on this week long tour taking in the best of Jordan Ė both ancient and modern.”

Highlights

Amman | Dead Sea | Pella | Um Qais | Jerash | Ajloun | Madaba | Petra | Wadi Rum Lake

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This tour departs every Sunday throughout the year
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Responsible tourism

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

Environment
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 travelers 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.

RSCN is a non-government organisation devoted to the protection and care of Jordanís wild plants, animals and natural landscapes. Our Ground Agents are part of RSCN's socio-economic growth projects, including all ecotourism and handicraft enterprises that link the protection of nature with improving the livelihoods of local communities. Wild Jordan is helping to generate a substantial income to help fund biodiversity protection in the country and create jobs and revenue for local communities which provides alternatives to harmful land uses like grazing and hunting. All this is leading to tangible results which the local communities can see, encouraging the preservation of the nature reserves even further as an important source of tourist revenue.

Jordan's Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature is for the benefit of the local community, and is an important source of employment and education in the local region. This tour includes 1 of the protected reserves Ajloun Forest Reserve and the Wadi Rum. The RSCN also operates a handicraft center and locally produced goods as well as organically grown herbs and preserves are available in local shop.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our Ground Operator is part of the Discovery Foundation. The Discovery Foundation is a pioneer of Responsible and Sustainable Tourism in Jordan and strives to protect the environment and work for the benefit of local Jordanians.

By staying in a genuine Bedouin camp in the desert, with traditional food, accommodation in tents and entertainment around a well lit bonfire you are contributing to the continuation of their way of life and offers an unforgettable insight into their culture. 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.

Local Guides - As a company we have a policy of staying in locally owned accommodation wherever possible and our ground agents employ local guides using transport owned and operated by local people. Lunches are eaten in locally owned and managed restaurants thus supporting the community financially. This provides valuable employment to the region and keeps the money you spend in the country which helps to maintain and develop the infrastructure.

Climate

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Reviewed on 03 Mar 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The Roman remains.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Avoid Amman and stay in Madaba instead.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. We helped to provide jobs in a country of high unemployment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


We really enjoyed Jordan and our local tour guide and company were excellent.

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing Petra.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Hotel in Amman good, hotel in Petra a bit tired looking, one or two issues unresolved Ė safe didnít work in both rooms, fridge in my sisterís room not
working Ė reported but nothing done Ė didnít make a fuss as only there two nights. One point that might be worth considering, both on arrival day and arrival day in Petra, might be nice to have meal included in tour price. With regards to actual tour, it would have been nice at time of booking to have the information of the length of travel time each day. Not sure on the day we visited the Dead Sea it was worth all the traveling (we seemed to go round in a very large circle) to go in the Dead Sea, not somewhere you would spend much time, and nothing else to see when there. Possibly attach it to the day Mount Nebo is visited.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think the local people benefited by the jobs tourism created. Some of the money does go to support conservation which is important at all these beautiful
sites. Environmental issues regarding rubbish and recycling is a major issue, litter is everywhere.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Overall vacation great. Driver and guide well presented, polite and helpful. Guide excellent on historic knowledge and a great help with local knowledge Ė i.e.
tipping, paying for taxiís.

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Our first view of the Treasury in Petra. We made the evening visit and sat in the candlelit entrance for the local songs before the lights were switched on to illuminate it. Stunning!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Just do it! Jordan is a wonderful country with so much to see and do. Although we were with a guide most of the time we were always made to feel welcome wherever we went.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I believe that our visit brought additional business to the local communities. I am unsure whether there was any impact on the environment or conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Loved it. We experienced many new things and saw some spectacular sights.

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