Jordan: Women's Expedition

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: EESF

From: £1345.00

What’s life really like for women in Jordan? You know what a hijab is, a burqa is, a niqab. You see women wearing them, perhaps on the news or in your own city. But how many of these women do you know? Join this 8-day adventure in Jordan as we break the barriers of traditional tourism and discover sisterhood in this tiny desert nation. Spend a night in Wadi Rum and learn the ancient art of henna with traditional Bedouin ladies, and discover how kohl has been used for years not just as a beauty product but to protect the eyes from the harsh desert sands. Spend an afternoon at a local ladies-only beach, discover the Dead Sea, and visit stunning Petra. Learn the art of Arabic cooking in a local home with our female host, enjoy afternoon teas and gossip time with local women, and even meet a female shepherd and help milk her goats. The reason we’ve made this tour just for women is that, culturally, it’s just not possible for men to participate in a lot of the activities on this tour, and we want to offer the best opportunity possible for developing a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern women – with full respect for their traditional cultural values. Highlights/r/n
  • Look behind the closed doors and tents in Wadi Rum and to find a culture usually hidden from the eyes of visitors.
  • What do Jordanian women do on a summers afternoon? They head to the beach! Bathe in rejuvenating mineral muds nearby, mingle with locals, and retire to the local resort and pool.
  • Take a cooking class at Beit Sitti, a unique and innovative initiative of three sisters who carry on their grandmother’s legacy and dedication to tradition. Discover their stories and help prepare a delicious authentic meal under the sisters supervision.
  • Join some of the local ladies for dinner in their home, this will be an informal evening to make new friends and learn the art of Arabic cooking in the home.
  • Join a local female shephard and learn about her day, trying your hand at milking a goat in the process
  • Soak your bones in a hamam with newly discovered friends and, as the trip draws to a close, feast on a picnic of Arabic mezze for dinner
  • Uncover the majesty and mystery of ancient Petra. The first glimpse of the Treasury from the narrow path of the Siq is simply unforgettable


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
30/03/2020 06/04/2020 Sold out £1465.00
13/04/2020 20/04/2020 Sold out £1465.00
27/04/2020 04/05/2020 8 £1370.00
04/05/2020 11/05/2020 10 £1370.00
07/09/2020 14/09/2020 11 £1370.00
21/09/2020 28/09/2020 9 £1370.00
05/10/2020 12/10/2020 9 £1370.00
12/10/2020 19/10/2020 12 £1370.00
26/10/2020 02/11/2020 12 £1370.00
09/11/2020 16/11/2020 12 £1370.00
22/03/2021 29/03/2021 12 £1345.00
05/04/2021 12/04/2021 12 £1345.00
19/04/2021 26/04/2021 12 £1345.00
03/05/2021 10/05/2021 12 £1345.00
06/09/2021 13/09/2021 12 £1345.00
20/09/2021 27/09/2021 12 £1345.00
04/10/2021 11/10/2021 12 £1345.00
18/10/2021 25/10/2021 12 £1345.00
01/11/2021 08/11/2021 12 £1345.00

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