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Jordan: Women's Expedition

8 Days | Share in the culture of Jordanian women on a tailor-made women's adventure

4.8 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
Women's Expedition
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Join an eight-day Women’s Expedition in Jordan as we break the barriers of traditional tourism and discover sisterhood in this inspiring desert nation. Spend a night in Wadi Rum, learn the art of henna with Bedouin women and discover how it has been used for centuries. Relax with a float in the Dead Sea and visit stunning Petra. Learn about traditional marriage from a professional matchmaker, pick up local cooking tips from unsung experts, enjoy afternoon teas and chit-chat with local women. On this female-only adventure, travellers are granted access to a side of life seldom seen by tourists while developing a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern women – with full respect for their traditional cultural values.

Trip overview

Map of Jordan: Women's Expedition including Jordan
Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Amman, Jordan
Theme
Women's Expedition
Destinations
Jordan
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
EESF
This trip generates 19.79 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Uncover a lesser-seen side of Jordan as you travel with an all-women group guided by a female tour leader and eat, sip tea and chat with local women along the way.
  • Take a cooking class at Beit Sitti, an inviting cooking school run by three sisters who carry on their grandmother’s legacy and dedication to tradition. Hear their stories and help prepare a delicious meal.
  • Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, once believed to have mystical healing powers so popular that Cleopatra would travel from Egypt to soak and exfoliate her skin with the mineral-rich mud
  • Experience the majesty and mystery of ancient Petra during a guided tour. The first glimpse of the Treasury from the narrow path of the Siq is simply unforgettable.
  • 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 of henna application – a truly special experience.
  • Pop in for a cup of tea at the home of a renowned Jordanian matchmaker where you’ll learn about local marriage customs and how she pairs couples together.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There is quite a bit of walking involved in visiting Jordan's historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. There is often no shade so bring a hat, sun protection and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.
  • The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared Western bathroom facilities. While the desert may be very hot during the day, it will be cool at night and warm clothes and a sleeping bag are highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Jordan: Women's Expedition including Jordan

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Jeep

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • Amman - Beit Sitti cooking class and dinner
  • Amman - City Tour
  • Amman - Tasting Tour
  • Amman - Meet with a Jordanian matchmaker
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
  • 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
Add on activities
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 3 (Wadi Rum Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts in Amman on Day 1 at 5.30pm. This allows time after the meeting to join our first activity - Cooking Class.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
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Sara · Traveled June 2023
The women’s expedition Jordan trip was beyond incredible. Our trip leader Nawar was exceptional, the group of women was fabulous, and overall it was a trip I will never forget.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2023

Katharina · Traveled May 2023
This trip was a wonderful experience and i would totally recommend it. Jordan is such a beautiful country and this trip gives you an excellent insight within a short period of time: Wadi Rum and Petra were my favorites. If you are lucky enough, Nuwar will be your guide - she is so kind, hospitable and did an excellent job, which truly added to our experience. Travelling with a „only woman group“ is very rewarding in many ways, it opens up doors which usually are closed to a mixed people group. Intrepid, please add even more „woman only trips“ to your destinations!
Review submitted 28 May 2023

Dena · Traveled May 2023
The Women's Expedition to Jordan was great. Having only women on the trip really impacts the overall vibe; it was incredible to explore a lovely country with women from all over the world. I love that there is a second full day at Petra, you feel like you really get to discover so much of it. Meeting Jordanian women and learning about their life experiences was one of the best parts of the tour.
Review submitted 28 May 2023

Elaine · Traveled May 2023
This was my third trip with Intrepid and another success. My group were a joy to travel with and our guide was excellent. It was an interesting trip in a beautiful and fascinating country with a busy and well balanced itinerary. I left tired, happy and with love for Jordan.
Review submitted 14 May 2023

Monica · Traveled April 2023
Great trip with a great guide, Nuwar. Panorama Wadi Rum Camp was way better than I expected. Shout out to Mohammed our driver in Wadi Rum and his family's excellent facility in the desert. There was a lot less time and interaction with Bedouin women and the Women's Only Beach was full of men! Decent hotels with the exception of the Art Hotel in Amman. Other groups stayed elsewhere - lucky them.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2023
Jordan: Women's Expedition
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ZAR  29,408