The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as the “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). Unfortunately, mass tourism can often be harmful to an environment. Even the most well intentioned travelers can unknowingly leave […]
Wadi Rum is often touted as the place in Jordan for adventure and Bedouin culture. But if you do some planning before time, you’ll find some exceptional cultural experiences around Petra itself.
Here are some photos of off beaten path experiences you might want to include when planning a Petra tour.
Staying at the Ammarin Bedouin Camp within the Petra Archaeological Reserve helps the traveler enter into the atmosphere of ancient Petra. How jarring it is, then, when they pull up to the front gate and feel like they’ve walked up to the Disneyland gift shops.
My preferred way to enter Petra […]