In the fertile highlands north of Amman lies Ajloun, founded on an ancient market town. It boasts a 600-year-old mosque and is overlooked by the ruined Ajloun Castle, built in 1184 to defend against the Crusaders. We hike between villages visiting handicraft workshops which are socioeconomic development projects managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) to help benefit underprivileged local communities.
South of Amman, among the vast rocky mountainous deserts, is Petra. We take the scenic route, hiking an ancient Nabataean route to access this massive site “through the back door.” Upon arrival, we spend several hours exploring Petra’s lesser known corners before departing for the Dead Sea, the site of AdventureNEXT Near East.
- Hike though villages in Ajloun and enjoy a meal with a local family
- Explore Ajloun’s Castle
- Visit socioeconomic development projects supported by tourism
- Hike through Petra, one of the world’s 7 wonders, off-the-beaten path
- Sleep in a bedouin camp near Little Petra
Accommodation: Twin Share
Arrive in Amman: Friday, May 4, 2018
Operator: Abercrombie and Kent - Jordan
Available Spots: 12 of 12 (Minimum spots: 4)