Bedouin culture vacation in Jordan

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Bedouin culture vacation in Jordan

Environment

We believe that sustainable, sensitive tourism plays an invaluable role in helping preserve the environment. As a responsible tour operator, we work hard to ensure that our operation will have a minimal impact on the natural environment.

For example, we make sure our guides and porters are always careful to leave as little trace as possible of our presence when we visit remote locations; we never leave any rubbish behind. We also participated in a tourism project supported by the Institute Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) in reconstructing a model 6th century water powered stone saw machine in Jarash (known as the Byzantine Hydraulic Stone Sawmill). This method of interpretation adds to the visitor experience through demonstration of historic systems.

Also, we provide our customers with organic food whenever possible. This is often bought from local producers or local families. For example, all food during the Bedouin experiences is made of local dairy products. This reinvests money into the local economy and supports local farmers (particularly women) who make their living with camels, sheep and those who grow their produce without the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides which can be served while learning how to make “Shrak Bread” (a typical thin whole-wheat baked on a domed griddle over an open fire).

Community

We believe that more than anything it is the people around you who really make an experience special. That’s why we think we go further than any other company in helping the people who live in the places we visit. This particular tour package helps the local Bedouin families in Wadi Rum.

We think that experienced, properly trained local men and women are the best people to look after our challenge participants. Their combination of local knowledge and pride in the area they work means that we give our participants the greatest possible insight into local culture, language, flora, fauna and geography therefore, we make sure local guides are also part of our tours and try as much as possible ensure that tips should be distributed fairly and transparently between all, including the local partners according locally established guidelines.

In Wadi Rum, there are many camps within the protected area that are not sanctioned by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. The camps we use in our tours have the approval of the Jordan Government. This is important because as it is a protected area and therefore it is vital that the human presence and their activities do not harm or destroy the area so that future generations can enjoy this magnificent location.

We also work closely with our trusted ground suppliers to ensure that all our trips adhere to the values.

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