Are you looking for something completely new? Do you feel yourself slipping into a “been there/done that” funk? I have the cure! My name is Sherry Howland and I am the Jordan program director for Wildland Adventures and I'm here to tell you that our new Bedouin Trek to Petra is a one-of-a-kind adventure you won't just find on every travel site. In fact, you will find it with Wildland Adventures alone. Pioneered by Yamaan Safady, one of Jordan’s most respected adventure guides, the Bedouin Trek to Petra was created by Yamaan after months spent living with the Bedouin tribes in the remote interior of Jordan, tracing their timeless nomadic routes and establishing the best campsites along the way.
As ancient as its origins may be, this trek is something new and revitalizing, with something for everyone – breathtaking landscapes, daily opportunities for authentic interactions with Bedouin cultures, archeological treasures predating Roman occupation of the Levant, and of course, culminating with the crown jewel of Nabataen civilization, Petra, the “Rose red city” of legend.
Wildland Adventures President Kurt Kutay and I recently traveled with Yamaan and 6 intrepid Wildland trekkers on this journey, and we are eager to share it with you! If you have already “been there & done that” on the world’s other iconic treks, this is the next step.
|Sherry and Yamaan share a laugh, one of many, trekking for 5 days into the back side of Petra through the desert, mountains and wadis (canyons) of Jordan.|
|Coffee ceremony with local Bedouin in his family tent on our trek to Petra.|
When I returned from my trek to Petra in November all I could talk about was just how blown away I was with the trek, and it wasn't just the trek, it was being able to experience the culture firsthand with such a knowledgeable guide that allowed us to really get the chance to personally interact with the locals. I wrote a little blog about my trip to Jordan if you would like to see some pictures and learn more about my travels: The Calm Eye of the Middle East
Your friendly Jordan expert,