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Impressions of Jordan Itinerary
Day 1: Amman
Day 2: Amman
Day 3: Wadi Rum
Day 4: Wadi Rum
Day 5: Aqaba
Day 6: Petra
Day 7: Petra
Day 8: Petra
Day 9: Dana
Day 10: Madaba
Day 11: Madaba
Day 12: Tour ends
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This tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography, which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.
Once described to me, by a group of Bedouin round a campfire above the ancient city of Petra, as 'a quiet house in a noisy neighbourhood', Jordan is entrancing destination, boasting an incredibly varied history, a warm and friendly population and great food. We have run this itinerary a number of times already, and have made a few tweaks to achieve what I believe is the best itinerary possible.
Jordan is a fascinating country, steeped in history. You can find locations that are mentioned in the bible, and ruins from the civilisations of the Romans, Crusaders, Saladin and of course the Nabateans, who built Petra. It is a country that has also featured in popular culture too: from Indiana Jones to Dune, Star Wars and most recently SAS – Who Dares Wins.
We have arranged this trip to take in the very best of this photogenic country, but in a shorter format than our usual tours. It will include extensive photography tuition from professional travel photographer, Steve Davey, countless photo opportunities and the company of fellow photography enthusiasts.
We start in the sophisticated city of Amman, before exploring nearby UNESCO ruins before two atmospheric nights in the hauntingly beautiful Wadi Rum. We will be able to photograph eroded rocks and star trails from our comfortable desert camp, and walk ing the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in the sprawling wilds of Wadi Rum.
From desert we head on to the Red Sea at Aqaba, where we have included a trip on a snorkel boat, to witness the remarkably well preserved coral relatively close to shore.
Nothing can prepare you for the scale and the majesty of the ancient city of Petra. The approach, along the narrow siq, is one of the true Wonders of the World, and we have three nights here - enough to explore every corner. Steve has visited Petra a number of times, and is perfectly placed to recommend a number of incredibly photogenic walks and even a couple of insider trips to help you to get the most out of your time in this most iconic of sites.
Less travelled, we visit the Kerak Crusader castle and then the remote Dana Biosphere Reserve, where we stay in a traditional 500 year old village at the top of a deep valley.
Our final destination is the pleasant city of Madaba, which we use as a base to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, explore Mount Nebo where Moses is reputed to be buried and wander the sprawling Roman city of Jerash. This ancient city, which has a full sized chariot track where races used to entertain the population, has been hailed as the best preserved Roman city outside of Italy.
Steve will accompany the tour supplying his unique blend of photographic tuition and encouragement.
To cope with the challenge of travel in the Covid era, we have introduced a variable pricing policy. Traditionally we have always priced our trips to be full, in order to keep prices as keen as possible. This means that dropping even a couple of places can severely affect the viability of a trip: more than that means we are running at a loss.
Rather than hike prices across the board to cover ourselves for people dropping out we have instituted this policy. The price varies per person, so if people drop out before paying the balance of the trip, but without us having the chance to replace them, then we are covered. In essence, this makes it more likely that the trip will still go ahead, and that we won't have to cancel the departure!
When you book a trip, you should assume and be prepared to pay the higher 8 person price. Obviously if the trip goes ahead with this number then you will benefit from more personal attention with your photography. Once we have the final payments in, and it is too late for people to pull out then we will notify you of the final price and action any refunds due to the actual numbers of people on the tour.
Highlights of this trip
• Rose red city of Petra
• Red Sea at Aqaba
• Roman city of Jerash
• Wadi Rum desert camp
• Remote village of Dana
• Floating in the Dead Sea
• Extensive photographic tuition
Start: 13 Sept. 2023
End: 24 Sept. 2023
Variable price structure.
8 pax £2595 pp
9 pax £2550 pp
10 pax £2495 pp
11 pax £2375 pp
12 pax £2295 pp
excl. flights, based on roomshare
Min 8, max 12 people
Places left: 12
Trip is to be confirmed.
Single supplement: £425
flight cost £600
Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.
Bookings are made through the Intrepid Tailor Made Dept. in London. Contact Steve Davey for information