The Royal Society for Asian Affairs (RSAA) have chosen Jordan for their next spectacular tour. The society is running the tour from 18 - 30 April next year and are offering participation to members of the Anglo-Jordanian Society.

From the sprawling city of Amman, gateway and ancient capital, the tour will visit spectacular desert castles and Azraq Wetland Reserve before taking the 5,000-year-old King’s Highway to Jerash and Ajloun to see local treasures and visit Syrian refugees. Take a short stop at the architecturally interesting former trading town of Salt. Overnight in Madaba, the city of mosaics; and visit Mount Nebo, the burial place of Moses, whose archaeological treasures are but a prelude to Petra, the fabled ‘rose red’ city hewn out of rock 2,000 years ago. Spirit yourself back to the time of Lawrence of Arabia in evocative Wadi Rum — a spectacular collection of rock formations known as jebels; enjoy the traditional hospitality of the Bedouin people as you camp out in the stark desert landscape and soak up the atmosphere in this largely undiscovered destination.

Included are a number of ‘present day’ meetings with local experts in their fields and some short hiking opportunities in some of the many nature reserves before the tour ends at the mineral rich Dead Sea. Here float away in the salty waters, a relaxing end to a busy and fascinating itinerary.

Any enquiries should be made direct to 'Far Frontiers Travel'

Anglo-Jordanian society members will be welcome and should indicate to the Tour Operator that they are a member. 

The itinerary is:

Day 1 Fly London to Amman
Day 2 Explore Amman - City Tour and afternoon meeting and dinner with local experts
Day 3 Visit Desert Castles and Azraq Wetland Reserve
Day 4 Visit Jerash, Pella, Ajloun and overnight at Ajloun
Day 5 Optional hikes at Ajloun, visit refugee camp and drive via Salt to Madaba, dinner with local expert
Day 6 Baptism site, Madaba, Nebo, Dana Village Tour and drive to Petra
Day 7 Petra and free afternoon
Day 8 Visit Little Petra and drive to Wadi Rum
Day 9 Wadi Rum
Day 10 Wadi Rum to Dana Biosphere/ Feynan Eco Lodge
Day 11 Optional hikes at Feynan
Day 12 Mukawer - Lot's Cave – Dead Sea
Day 13 Fly Amman to London

Our society likes to add additional items for any of its tours which makes it a little different than the usual tour. In this case, in addition to the itinerary outlined, the tour will include

- Meeting with a Syrian refugee family;
- Visit to the Jordanian Tour Guide Association;
- Meeting with representatives of the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry
- A talk by local political experts
- A talk on water shortages

For further details please contact 'Far Frontiers':

Tel/fax: 01837 840640
Website: www.farfrontiers.com
Email: fiona@farfrontiers.com