Luxury history tour of Jordan
Description of Luxury history tour of Jordan
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
History vacations suffer from an image problem. They conjure up a picture of a sedate older crowd crammed into coaches, ticking off a list of antiquity...
Visiting Petra when the ancient rock-hewn city is lit up by candlelight is bound to be one of the more memorable moments of your stay in Jordan. But t...
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Preserving the 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.
Stay in a genuine Bedouin camp in the desert, with traditional food, accommodation in tents and entertainment around a well lit bonfire. 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.
Our agents in Jordan support the theory of Sustainability i.e. long-term use of products, goods and services. They support recycling, minimal water use and the overall saving of energy and strive to make the office as green as possible.
Some of the accommodation we use are locally owned especially outside Amman. They also seek to support the local community in employment and food preparation.
We use many hotels that depend on solar energy to run their properties. They all have plans in saving water as Jordan has a real issue with water supplies.
We use accommodation suppliers that support environmental practices
We support the Royal Scientific Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF).
PeopleIn Jordan we support the Jordan River Foundation which is a wonderful charity helping vulnerable women and children in Jordan. During this tour you will have an evening at ‘The Petra Kitchen;’ a truly Jordanian experience with local women and authentic furnishings, all crafted by the Women’s Co-operative and Jordan River Foundation.
The Jordan River Foundation is a non-profit organisation which was established with a vision to ensure the wellbeing of children by engaging Jordanians to overcome social challenges, namely of child abuse.
Established in 1995 by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, since its launch, the foundation has initiated women’s projects to provide employment and enhance their livelihoods making women empowered. This project was much needed in Jordan and it continues to generate income for all vulnerable families, of which there are many in Jordan.
Projects include: The Jordan River Child Safety Program and The Jordan River Community Empowerment Program.
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