8 Day- Women Only Trip

Price Release Date

$3975 USD  Based on Per person Twin/Double Share Room 

Travelling solo and want your own room? Add a Single Supplement for $990 USD.

International airfares are not included in trip cost. 



24 - 31 March 2019

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Exclusive perks
  • Hotels have been upgraded to 5 stars 
  • Feature stay at clear dome tents- Wadi Rum

             Women's Expedition


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Share in the culture of Jordanian women on a tailor-made adventure to celebrate International Women's Month in 2019


What’s life really like for women in Jordan? 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.


Start Amman, Jordan Physical rating 3 out of 5
Finish Amman, Jordan Ages Min 15 years
Destination Jordan Group size 12 people
Departing 24-31 March 2019 Style Jordan Luxury




Why you'll love this trip

  • 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

What about extra nights and transport to and from the airport? 

We can arrange airport pick up and drop off as well as extra nights either side of your 8 day adventure. These are at an additional cost. Please let us know at time of enquiry.


Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Amman, a city that's cosmopolitan and contemporary yet steeped in biblical history. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, followed by dinner at a cooking school, Beit Sitti, which is run by three sisters who continue their grandmother’s legacy. Learn their stories as you cook and enjoy an authentic meal under the sisters' supervision. On the menu is maqluba, a dish that literally translates to ‘upside down’. It's a hearty casserole with rice, vegetables and chicken that's cooked, flipped and served with either yoghurt or an Arab salad with tahini.

Special Information

Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where the welcome meeting will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand.



The House Boutique -1 Bedroom suite 


Take a walking tour of Amman, starting with the citadel, Roman Odeon, and the Roman Theatre. Then head over to Rainbow Street, the heart of Amman’s arts and shopping scene and home of the city’s best falafel. A stroll along this lively street takes you past cafes, arts venues, and galleries. Check out the Rainbow Theater, admire 1920s villas, and take in ‘Mango Street’ and Malouf Street, known as ‘Souk Jara Street.’ Sit, relax and grab some lunch afterwards. In the early afternoon we leave Amman for a short drive north (approximately 1 hour) to Jerash, some of the greatest Greco-Roman ruins around. Reaching its zenith as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, it has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring. Returning to Amman in the early evening, for a free evening


Included Activities

  •     Amman - City Tour
  •     Amman-Food Tasting Tour



The House Boutique -1 Bedroom suite 


Meals included: breakfast, lunch

It's an early start this morning as we drive (approximately 4 hours) to the rugged sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum. Discover the Rum the way the locals do – in rather old, rickety (but reliable) jeeps operated by the local Bedouin community. Later, grab some lunch (not included) in the small village of Rum and a browse around the excellent and informative visitors centre. Then it's off to see some of the most stunning desert scenery in the world. Great gouts of rock around Wadi Rum have been eroded by wind and ancient water into fantastical gnarled shapes. Meet your new Bedouin friends, the backbone of Jordan. Ride through sweeping swathes of desert, perhaps wondering how this place could be livable – until you see a Bedouin camp, a group of dark tents low-pitched to the ground. In traditional Bedouin culture, a huge onus is placed on taking in and feeding any visitor, so a very warm welcome is assured. Later in the evening when our drivers depart camp, we'll be joined by local Bedouin women. This is an honor, as these ladies of the desert are usually very reluctant to mix with visitors. Note that it will be necessary for one man to be present in the camp, as per local culture. This evening we learn the ancient art of henna and discover the natural kohl of the region (and how to apply it just right). When it's all over, fall asleep under a huge expanse of stars.


Included Activities

  •     Wadi Rum-Henna and Kohl Night
  •     Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari and desert camp



Mazayen Camp - Luxury Camp – full stars tent 


Meals included: breakfast, dinner

After waking up in the unique surrounds of the Bedouin camp this morning, enjoy a walk around the area (the length of which will depend on your energy levels) before scaling one of the large dunes to enjoy sensational views of the surrounding area. Keen photographers will be delighted. Mid-morning departure to the 'Rose City' of Petra (approximately 2.5 hours). The Rose City remained unknown to the western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer. UNESCO has described it as 'one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage,' which should give you a hint of what you are in for. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour. You'll squeeze through a mile-long narrow path, known as the Siq, through huge towers of rock and get your first glimpse of the iconic Treasury, which amazingly was hand-carved out of rock. Back at your hotel, there's time to freshen up before joining some local ladies for dinner in their home. This will be an informal evening, a chance to make new friends and learn the art of Arabic cooking in a home environment.


Included Activities

  •     Petra - Guided tour of Petra



Nabatean Castle 


Meals included: breakfast, Dinner

Embrace another early start as we join a local female shepherd and learn about her day-to-day life. We'll also try our hand at milking a goat. It's a fascinating insight into a very different way of life, one that has remained unchanged for centuries. Afterwards, enjoy a free afternoon 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 amphitheater. For those with the energy, there's the challenging but highly rewarding walk up the steps to the stunning Monastery (approximately 1 hour).


Included Activities

  •     Petra 2nd day visit - no guide
  •     Petra-Be a Shepherd Experience



Nabatean Castle 


Meals included: breakfast

Travel to the Dead Sea today (approximately 3 hours). After checking into our local hotel, we'll head for the shores of this famously salty sea that marks the lowest point on Earth (420 metres below sea level). This isn’t actually a sea but in fact a super-salty lake, and it's called 'Dead' literally because of the lack of life in it. The density of the water makes it beautifully easy to float in; you'll be going for more of a float than a swim. Spend some time relaxing here and of course snap some classic floating pictures. The mud here is supposed to have healing properties, so make the most of it by covering yourself from head to toe in a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath. Later, join the local ladies at a Dead Sea beach resort for the afternoon. The locals are most often found around the pool, which on Saturday is open and available for ladies only. Meet some new friends, relax and enjoy. Dinner is included this evening.


Included Activities

  • Dead Sea - Dead Sea visit



Kempinski Ishtar - Ishtar Terrace Room or similar


Meals included: breakfast, Lunch in Dana, dinner

Heading off at 8 am, travel to Mt Nebo (approximately 1 hour), the spot where the prophet Moses is said to have seen the ‘promised land’ and is believed to be buried. Explore this sanctuary and view the remarkable mosaics of the 4th century church. 30 minutes down the road is the historic town of Madaba, famous for its Ottoman-style houses and beautiful Byzantine-era mosaics, including the 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land at St George's Church. Other mosaic masterpieces found within churches and the Archaeological Museum depict a rampant profusion of flora and fauna, as well as scenes from mythology and daily life. Literally hundreds of other mosaics from the 5th to 7th centuries are scattered throughout Madaba’s churches and homes. Later we'll visit Bani Hamida Women’s weaving project. Founded by Save The Children in 1985, this is an initiative that's done wonders for women rug makers in Jordan. After lunch with the ladies here, continue to Amman and check into your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy a soak in a hamam alongside your newfound sisters, followed by a picnic dinner of local Arabic mezze.




The House Boutique -1 Bedroom suite or similar


Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

There are no activities planned for the final day check out after the Breakfast , and you are able to depart the hotel at any time.


Meals included: breakfast



7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners


Air-conditioned luxury vehicle transfers throughout, 4X4 Wheels. International airfares not included. 


Hotel (6nights), Desert Camp (1 Night)


  • Amman - City Tour
  • Amman-Food Tasting Tour
  • Wadi Rum-Henna and Kohl Night
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari and desert camp
  • Petra - Guided tour of Petra
  • Petra 2nd day visit - no guide
  • Petra-Be a Shepherd Experience
  • Dead Sea - Dead Sea visit

Important notes

1. International Airfares are not included. 

2. Any visas required are the responsibility of the traveler. 

3. Tips for leaders, guide and driver are not included. A suggested tip kitty of 5USD per person per day excluding the Tour Leader is reccommended but not compulsory. 

4. Travel insurance is compulsory for anyone travelling with us so please ensure your clients have an appropriate level of cover. This insurance must cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover.

5. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions,and room availability.


Register your interest via the form below or Call us on 1-855-702-4088, reach out on Live Chat to speak to your travel specialists today via googler@intrepidtravel.com. Deposit is $400 per person with full payment due 56 days prior to departure. 

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