Capture the Heart of Jordan
Photography adventure to the fertile crecsent with the voyage provocateur
TBD 2019 >
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WE ARE invites you to join a journey of a lifetime to the ancient lands in Jordan. Start your adventure in one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Amman, before you graze your hands against the ruins in Petra brining you all the way back to 400 BC. Not long after, feel the magnetic and powerful energy from the vast desert in WadiRum Village, while looking into the deep eyes of a camel which you will soon be riding across the desert. This will be followed by exfoliating your bodies with the natural mud from the dead sea after floating on top of such unique waters, gazing into the sky. But, it doesn't end here. When we travel to a new land, we always do our part by giving back. We will be partnering with Generations For Peace Inc. to promote women's role in peace building. Along with giving back, it's important that we immerse ourselves in creativity and culture. So, we will be participating in a Lumeyo weaving workshop inspired by Bedouin Tradition. Join us in an adventure full of explorations, connection, creativity, and love.
DAY 1 - AMMAN
We will all meet at the airport. Together we will travel to our hotel to begin our adventure. Arrival Airport (Queen Alia International Airport – Amman)
Arrive in Amman at or before XX:XX. If you wish to fly into Amman at an earlier time and do not want to wait you can arrange for your own travel to the accommodation. Meet Giulia the founder of WE ARE, Ami Vitale, + the ladies who will be on this adventure together this evening. We will open this journey with a welcome ceremony where we will introduce ourselves and learn more about the tour and plans for the following day. Choose to head out for an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 2 - AMMAN - Jerash
Take a step back in time visiting Jerash, one of the most well-preserved Roman sites outside of Italy. Wander amid its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains, and city walls pierced by towers and gates – all in exceptional condition.
DAY 3 - MADABA ( TBD)
We will race the sun to get an early start for the long but very interesting drive by way of the King's Highway to Petra. The first stop is Mount Nebo, which is believed by many to be the site of Moses' death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times. Visit the town of Madaba, which has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world.
Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour Explore Madaba’s long history on this guided tour, including its role as the centre of early Christianity. See some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world, including the famous sixth-century mosaic map of the Middle East. Tour churches, the Archaeological Park, and the local museum that's housed in several old Madaba residences.
DAY 4 /5 - WADI MUSA/PETRA
Our adventure will take us to Petra to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site.. We will immerse ourselves in the history of the city, one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Middle East. The Nabateans carved this capital from the living rock of the surrounding mountains in Petra. Visit monuments that include the Pharaoh's Castle, the triumphal arch, the amphitheater, and the monastery.
DAY 6 /7 - WADI MUSA/ DEAD SEA
Travel back in time, with a camel ride, to an era of history where the traders, filled with dreams of prosperity, rode their camels for days and days through these mountains and deserts. In Wadi Rum, you will ride that path and experience the miraculous journey where humans and nature carved their paths on this desert habitat.
Later, continue to the famed Dead Sea. Float weightlessly in the healing waters--swim and use the natural sea salts and mud as your own personal spa. At 423m (1,388 ft) below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are at the lowest land elevation on Earth. The sea is named because its salinity is so high (up to nine times that of the world’s oceans) that only a few microorganisms can live in its waters.
Back to Amman and goodbye .. see you on the next adventure
PICTURE YOUR DAY:
Early Morning yoga and meditation
Travel to destination
Lunch + Free Time
Afternoon Activity (photography workshop - give back - creative workshop - explore)
Free Time + night circle
A more detailed itinerary will be sent to confirmed guests closer to date.
Photography workshop led by Marta
Visit Petra Ruins
Daily yoga and meditation
Desert Camel ride
Experience traditions and customs of bedouins
4 x 4 riding through the desert
stargazing from your bed in Martian Camp
Healthy traditionally meals
Unique giving back project with Generations for Peace Inc.
Float in the Dead Sea
Accommodation for 7 nights (TBD)
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Healthy meals for all 8 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner + snacks)
All taxis + group shuttle to/from airport
Giving back project
Jerash guided tour
Dead Sea visit
Petra guided tour
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities for guides
FLIGHT - HOW TO GET THERE
Flights should be booked to Amman, Jordan (AMM).
GIULIA BACCI - Founder of WE ARE
Born and raised in Florence, Italy Giulia has been on her personal pursuit of what creates and maintains happiness. Giulia's kind heart and creative spirit shine through her work and are showcased in the giving back projects WE ARE does abroad. When she is not trying to find the key to happiness Giulia is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and a lover of any adventure; from snowboarding on the slopes to dancing on water while surfing you will find her with a big smile and open heart.
Go on a flavor journey and explore traditional Jordanian cuisines. Enjoy Mezze with other women, a community style eating based with warm bread dipped and scooped into rich and delicious appetizer plates. Try classic dishes such as Kousa Mahshi, rice and minced meat stuffed in zucchinis, usually served with chicken and Wara' Aynab or Wara' Aynab/Dawali, grape leaves filled with herbed, minced vegetables, meat and rice, cooked with olive oil. Finish it all off with rich, popular Arabic coffee made with ground fire-roasted beans and cardamom drawn thin and served in espresso-sized servings. Your taste buds most definitely will not be let down on this adventure.
If you have dietary restrictions please notify us ahead of time.
One of the foundational principles of WE ARE’s mission is the desire to give back to the destinations visited; redefining how we answer the call to travel. We will be partnering with Generations For Peace Inc. to promote women's role in peace building.
Dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots, Generations For Peace empowers volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in communities experiencing different forms of conflict and violence. Carefully-facilitated sport-based games, art, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment activities provide an entry point to engage children, youth and adults, and a vehicle for integrated education and sustained behavioral change.