You’re different…the way you travel should be too.
Don’t just take a tour.
Our lives have been changed, not by seeing sites, but by engaging with locals from the places we visit. So we created Engaging Cultures to help others experience that kind of travel.
When you join us on a tour, you can learn to cook authentic food, stay in local homes, and experience a side of Jordan & Tunisia that few tourists ever see.
We have American travel specialists living on site
who speak the language, have local relationships in your destination and will handcraft your tour.Create A Customized Tour
“Local operator Engaging Cultures offers the chance to approach Petra by camel. After visits to a community project and a night at the Feynan Ecolodge, you stay at a bedouin camp before riding into the site on a little-used back route. Three days from £220pp land-only, including accommodation, entry fees and transfers.”
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What People Are Saying
What People Are Saying
Engaging Cultures made my trip to Jordan the most amazing trip of my life. Seeing Petra and spending time with locals was so much more than I imagined. One of the best weeks of my life. Incredible.Brad, from the US
This tour is an opportunity of a lifetime to see Tunisia through the eyes of people who understand the vibrant cultural mix that is this exciting modern-day country. If you have only one stop to make in North Africa, make it Tunisia!Gary, from the US
Thank you so much for everything. From the moment we stepped off the plane until we returned to the airport, everything was just perfect. Our time in Jordan far exceeded any expectations I had.Lora, from the US
This was by far one of the top three trips of my lifetime. Engaging Cultures was very laid back, flexible, organized, and knowledgeable. They kept us busy the whole time, but were completely willing to slow down and give us a chance to take it all in. They have a love for the country and the people. Their staff truly wanted this to be an amazing experience for all of us. You hear about Jordan, but until you’ve experienced it, you’re missing out. Camel rides, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Bedouin tents, dinner with a Bedouin family were all once in a lifetime experiences. Thanks EC. I would definitely use your company again.Kelley, from the US
Our trip across Jordan was beyond our expectations…Engaging Cultures was enlightening, client-focused, practical, and responsive. We were able to do a lot and felt we got more of a taste of the real Jordan and not your typical tour company experience. I would travel with Engaging Cultures again and recommend this service to my friends. Keep up the great work. Thank you again.Melanie, from Canada
Forget Petra, that hike was worth the airfare alone!Matt, from the UK (Referring to the Bedouin hike to Petra)
It was Engaging Cultures’ little touches and unique insight that made our Jordan experience superior. I have lived in the Middle East as an expat for over a year now and this trip was my third to the Kingdom of Jordan. Despite all this, Engaging Cultures managed to dig up new treasures in my Arab world experience. Unforgettable!Jeff, from the US
It was amazing to not only learn about the impact early North Africa Christianity but to be right there where key events took place. As we toured the different historical, religious and cutlural sites, the professor helped to bring those events to life with his vast knowledge and his kindness and ability to answer our many questions. It was a deeply moving experience!Dena, from the US
We had a GREAT time! Loved every minute!Nel, from the US
We had a fantastic trip, and we really appreciated all of your help. You definitely went above and beyond the call of duty. The tour was great and we loved the added bonus of getting to know you better. I can tell that you really enjoy your work. You’re doing a great job!Jennifer, from the US
I would not come to Jordan any other way. This is the ONLY way to see Jordan!Abel, from the US