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Jordan: Women’s Expedition

Duration: 8 days
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Join an eight-day women’s expedition in Jordan and discover a new perspective of sisterhood.

In this inspiring desert nation, you’ll spend a night in Wadi Rum, learn the art of henna with Bedouin women and float along the Dead Sea. Visit Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – and learn about traditional marriage from a professional matchmaker. Pick up local cooking tips from unsung experts, sit down for afternoon tea with local women and learn their stories and support women-led businesses along the way. On this female-only adventure, travellers are granted access to a side of life seldom seen by tourists while also developing a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern women and their unique traditions. Dive into something new and take the trip of a lifetime.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Uncover the lesser-known side of Jordan as you travel on a woman-only expedition guided by a local female leader. Visit Women-led cooperatives, support local female businesses and eat, sip and chat along the way.
  • Take a cooking class with a local chef who started her own business to teach people about Jordanian culture through food. Hear her story and taste authentic family recipes.
  • Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea – once believed to have mystical healing powers and so popular that Cleopatra herself would travel from Egypt to soak and exfoliate in the mineral-rich mud.
  • Experience the majesty and mystery of ancient Petra (one of the Seven Wonders of the World) during a guided tour. The first glimpse of the Treasury from the narrow path of the Siq is something you’ll never forget.
  • Drive through the remarkable desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, then take a look behind closed doors as local Bedouin women join you to share their knowledge and craft of henna application.
Start
Amman
Finish
Amman
Trip Duration
8 Days
Group Size
Min 1, Max 12
Activity
Culture, Explorer, Mixed Activity
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller, Women-Only

Dates

From

Monday

2 September 2024

To

Monday

9 September 2024

From

Monday

16 September 2024

To

Monday

23 September 2024

From

Monday

28 October 2024

To

Monday

4 November 2024

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

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What's included

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 2 lunches
  • Hotel (6 nights), Desert camp (1 night)
  • Private Vehicle , Jeep
  • Amman – cooking class and dinner
  • Amman – City Tour
  • Amman – Meet with a Jordanian matchmaker
  • Jerash – Roman ruins
  • Jerash – Beit Khairat Souf Visit & Lunch
  • Wadi Rum – Henna with Bedouin women
  • Wadi Rum – Desert Jeep tour
  • Petra – Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra – Petra second day visit (unguided)
  • Dead Sea – Swimming opportunity
  • Madaba – Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site
  • Madaba – St Georges Church
  • Mt Nebo – Site visit
  • Amman – Bani Hamida Women's Weaving Project

Trip notes

Price

From £1642 land only (flight option package available from some countries on request)

Min age

15

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Desert camp (1 night)

Accommodation notes

OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION
The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

ACCOMMODATION STYLE
Some of the accommodation along the way is basic or simple, three and four-star accommodation in the Middle East (with the exception of Israel)  is often not equal to same-star facilities in some western destinations. Rooms are clean and comfortable, however, you may note some small maintenance issues that have been overlooked, please assist us by bringing these to the attention of your group leader or local representative so that we can follow up with our hosts. Many restaurants and hotels do not serve alcohol for religious reasons or due to local laws. Breakfast is included in 95% or our hotels, pleaser refer to our daily itinerary for meal inclusions.

TWIN SHARE / MULTI SHARE BASIS
Accommodation on this trip is on a twin/multi-share basis. 

CHECK-IN TIME
Throughout the trip, we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we’re arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn’t always possible which means we won’t be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.  Standard check-in time is 1400 hours.

PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION
If you’ve purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (subject to availability), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.

SHOWERS
Showers at some hotels only have hot water at peak times (usually morning and evening). Outside of these times, you may need to speak to reception to obtain hot water.

HEATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING
As a desert region, this part of the world has extremes of weather. Winter months (approx December to March) can be very cold. All of our hotel accommodation contains suitable bedding, and simple light bedding is provided during camping activities such as an overnight felucca, desert camps or at the Red Sea Beach camp stay. Most of our travellers find the bedding provided here adequate, but for your own comfort and if you are particularly sensitive to the cold, consider bringing your own sleeping bag, thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket. Some of our guesthouses/hotels don’t supply heating. In many cases, this would be a major financial and environmental strain on our hotels and the local towns. Summer (approx June to August) can be very hot everywhere we travel, which means that it can be quite uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. Not all our hotels have air-conditioning, and in those that do, it’s not always functioning.

ROOM ISSUES
If you have any issues with your room, please speak to the hotel and your group leader or local representative right away so that the problem can be addressed without delay.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 2 lunches

Food and dietary requirements

While travelling with us you’ll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader or local representative will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

Who is this trip for?

Is this trip right for you

A lot of walking is involved in visiting Jordan’s historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. There is often no shade, so bring a hat, sun protection and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.

The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared Western bathroom facilities. While the desert may be very hot during the day, it will be cool at night, and warm clothes and a sleeping bag are highly recommended when travelling outside the summer months.

Additional notes

Covid-19

Health related to Covid-19. This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you and be aware that the note below was relevant at the time of writing but may have changed. Thanks!

Is this trip right for you

A lot of walking is involved in visiting Jordan’s historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. There is often no shade, so bring a hat, sun protection and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.

The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared Western bathroom facilities. While the desert may be very hot during the day, it will be cool at night, and warm clothes and a sleeping bag are highly recommended when travelling outside the summer months.

Health

DRINKING WATER
As a rule, we recommend you don’t drink tap water, even in hotels, as it may contain much higher levels of different minerals than the water you are used to at home. For local people, this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally, this isn’t serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it’s enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Many hotels and lodges provide safe drinking water, while bottled water is another alternative. Water consumption should be about two litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhea blockers are available from many pharmacies – please source from home and bring them with you on your travels.

Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
The beauty of our style of travel is that it caters to travellers who are travelling solo and who want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

On our trips rooming is organised on a twin-share basis. We pair up solo travellers with another traveller of the same gender as per the gender marker on each of their passports.

As a responsible tour operator, we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. In the case that your gender identity differs from what is indicated on your passport, please contact us so that we can discuss rooming options with you.

We also have an optional single supplement available on most trips for travellers who prefer to have their own room. Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour. Pre-trip and post-trip accommodation booked through us will be on a single room basis.

On a small selection of itineraries some accommodations are booked on an open gender, multi-share basis (for example on a felucca in Egypt or an overnight train in Vietnam). In those instances it will clearly be stated in our Essential Trip Information prior to booking and travelling.

Covid-19

This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you. Thanks!

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

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