Jordan: Women's Expedition

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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 u...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • 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.

What's this trip about?

    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.

Details

Itinerary focusActive and Outdoor Sports
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityAmman
End CityMadaba

Travel Themes

  • Hiking & Walking
  • Women Only

Destinations

  • Jordan

Attractions

  • Amman
  • Dead Sea
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Jerash
  • Jerusalem
  • Madaba
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum

Activities

  • Cooking
  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Safari
  • Swimming

Trip includes

    • 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

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Travel Map

Day 1 Amman

Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan. Your adventure begins in Amman – a cosmopolitan and contemporary city steeped in biblical history. You’ll have a welcome meeting at 6 pm, followed by a cooking class with a local chef who started her own business to teach people abo...

Day 2 Amman

After breakfast, head to Jerash – a city famed for its Greco-Roman ruins. Once a favourite place fo the emperor, the ruins include a collection of archways, theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets to explore. From the ruins, you’ll head to Beit Khaira...

Day 3 Wadi Rum

Rise early and drive to the rugged sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum. Stop in the small village of Rum, where you can pick up some lunch. Then, it's off to see some of the world’s most amazing desert scenery. Hop aboard jeeps operated by the Bedouin community and ride t...

Day 4 Petra

After waking up in the unique surroundings of the Bedouin camp this morning, take a walk around the area before scaling one of the large dunes in search of panoramic views of the desert. After, you’ll head to the 'Rose City' of Petra. The site remained unknown to the ...

Day 5 Petra

Enjoy a free day of self-discovery as you explore Petra on your own. The site is surprisingly big, and you can explore the old Roman road, temples and several old tombs, as well as the rock-hewn amphitheatre. For those with the energy, there's the challenging but high...

Day 6 Madaba

Travel to the Dead Sea today, stopping along the way at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism, where it’s believed Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. Continue to the shores of this famously salty sea that marks the lowest point on Earth (4...

Day 7 Madaba

Start your morning with a visit to St George’s Church – home to the 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. A short drive from here is Mt Nebo, the spot where the prophet Moses is said to have seen the ‘promised land’ and is believed to have been buried...

Day 8 Madaba

This trip comes to an end today. There are no activities planned, and you can depart the accommodation at any time after checkout. If you’d like to extend your stay, just speak to your booking agent ahead of time.

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$314
Last Updated: 6/4/2024
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$2,286
16 Sep 2024
23 Sep 2024
$2,515
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04 Nov 2024
$2,615

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Accommodation

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

Transportation & Flights

Private Vehicle,Jeep,

Transportation & flights

Private Vehicle,Jeep
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All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leader or local representative. The aim of the group leader or local representative is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced group leader or local representative however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your group leader or local representative is new to a particular region or training other group leader or local representative. Your group leader or local representative will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your group leader or local representative can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
Visa requirements
PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements
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Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. Your group leader or local representative will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader or local representative will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader or local representative has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns. For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field: www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines FIRE PRECAUTIONS Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. BALCONIES Some hotel balconies don't meet western standards in terms of the width of the balcony fence being narrower than 10cm. TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! SEAT BELTS Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and not all the transport which we use is able to provide seat belts. PICK POCKETING & PERSONAL SAFETY While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking at night and encourage you to walk in groups and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair or on the floor and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. WATER SAFETY Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, river or open water, where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities is able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water. TRAVEL ADVICE & TRAVEL INSURANCE We recommend that you check your government's advice in relation to the areas you will be visiting for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. WOMEN'S SAFETY Women should exercise caution when travelling in the Middle East. While the risk of an incident occurring on your trip is very low, below are some things you can do for your safety and peace of mind when travelling: *As with all travel, it’s important to use common sense and be vigilant. * Respect local dress codes and customs, perhaps dressing more conservatively than you do at home. * Avoid isolated areas when alone at any time of day. * We recommend not accepting invitations from locals to guide you through a temple or show you the local sights. * Consider booking any pre or post tour activities with a reputable tour operator, we do not recommend reserving a local driver with your hotel which often translates to local taxi drivers. We encourage you to call our local team for further advice on additional touring options. * If hotel staff need access to your room for any reason, request that they do this while you are out, or wait at reception while they attend to any cleaning or repairs. For the protection of both our customers and staff, our leaders worldwide are not permitted to be alone in a room with a group member. * Always take a hotel card with you when going out so you know the address and contact numbers. * Should you encounter any inappropriate behavior, inform your leader straight away. * For further information and advice, visit: https://smartraveller.gov.au/guide/pages/female-travellers.aspx www.gov.uk/government/policies/supporting-british-nationals-overseas/sup
Age Requirements
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Additional Information

Finish point

  • The Art Hotel
  • 30 King Faisal Street Downtown
  • Amman
  • JORDAN
  • Phone: +962 64611287

Alternate Finish point

  • For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point.
  • 02 Sep 2024 (EESF240902), 16 Sep 2024 (EESF240916), 28 Oct 2024 (EESF241028)
  • Mariam Hotel
  • Aisha Um Al Mu'meneen St
  • Madaba
  • JORDAN
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