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Pre-Event Excursions for Jordan Travel Conference Highlight Near East’s Adventurous Side

The Adventure Travel Trade Association is excited to announce details about the adventurous pre-conference excursions for delegates attending AdventureNEXT Near East. The event, being held 15-17 May 2017 on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, is the first adventure travel conference of its kind in the region, and the pre-adventure offerings promise to highlight the best the region has to offer.

Thousands of tourists visit Jordan every year, often with an emphasis on religious or cultural tourism, but with AdventureNEXT and the pre-adventure itineraries, delegates will experience the diverse, more adventurous, and lesser-known aspects of Jordan. In fact, the event has already garnered the attention of notable tour companies already registered to attend, including Intrepid Travel, KE Adventure Travel, TCS World Travel, Academic Experiences Abroad, The Clymb, and more. ExOfficio is the official gear partner.

“AdventureNEXT Near East is the hub for business development, education, and experiences for travel in a region that has every possible adventure anyone can dream of,” said Malia Asfour director of the Jordan Tourism Board, North America. “Experiences in the region will incorporate authentic and natural interaction with local communities where hospitality is part of everyone’s DNA. It is a part of the world that is welcoming in every way.”

Pre-adventure itineraries during AdventureNEXT explore many of protected areas of Jordan, including Dana Biosphere Reserve and Wadi Rum (Jordan’s largest wadi, or valley), both of which showcase Jordan Tourist Board’s commitment to sustainability.

The following pre-adventure tours have been confirmed. Summaries of the itineraries are as follows:

A hiking, biking, and horseback riding trip by Terhaal Adventures crosses the regions of Dana, Petra, and Wadi Rum along sections of the Jordan Trail. This ancient trading route, which is more than 650 km long, is now a modern-day long distance trail running from Umm Qais in the north to Aqaba at the Red Sea in the south.

A hiking, biking, and horseback riding trip by Terhaal Adventures crosses the regions of Dana, Petra, and Wadi Rum along sections of the Jordan Trail. This ancient trading route, which is more than 650 km long, is now a modern-day long distance trail running from Umm Qais in the north to Aqaba at the Red Sea in the south.

 

Experience Jordan offers a classic six-day trek featuring unexpected diversity of the Jordan Trail. It culminates at Petra, where hikers will enter via the secret back route.

Experience Jordan offers a classic six-day trek featuring unexpected diversity of the Jordan Trail. It culminates at Petra, where hikers will enter via the secret back route.

 

Feynan Ecolodge, rated as one of the world’s top eco lodges, offers an off-the-grid getaway. It combines the best of nature, adventure, food, culture, and history in the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

Feynan Ecolodge, rated as one of the world’s top eco lodges, offers an off-the-grid getaway. It combines the best of nature, adventure, food, culture, and history in the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

 

From Umm Qais in the north to Petra in the south, discover the best of Jordan’s food, nature, culture, and landscape with Experience Jordan. Cook and eat with locals, learn about traditional crafts and customs, and stargaze deep in the desert.

From Umm Qais in the north to Petra in the south, discover the best of Jordan’s food, nature, culture, and landscape with Experience Jordan. Cook and eat with locals, learn about traditional crafts and customs, and stargaze deep in the desert.

 

For those who love to sweat, Experience Jordan’s Wadis and Wheels trip is the active adventurer’s dream. It includes backpacking, mountain biking, a Jeep tour, and camping under the stars.

For those who love to sweat, Experience Jordan’s Wadis and Wheels trip is the active adventurer’s dream. It includes backpacking, mountain biking, a Jeep tour, and camping under the stars.

 

Those who appreciate taking an inward journey as well as being outside will love In2Jordan’s adventure incorporating community-based tourism, hiking, snorkeling/diving, and camel trekking combined with yoga and meditation.

Those who appreciate taking an inward journey as well as being outside will love In2Jordan’s adventure incorporating community-based tourism, hiking, snorkeling/diving, and camel trekking combined with yoga and meditation.

 

Actively explore Jordan’s wadis from Amman to Aqaba with Amani Tours.

Actively explore Jordan’s wadis from Amman to Aqaba with Amani Tours.

 

Get an idea of what Jordan can offer cyclists by biking from Amman to Petra via the Dead Sea with Ashtar Tours.

Get an idea of what Jordan can offer cyclists by biking from Amman to Petra via the Dead Sea with Ashtar Tours.

 

Short on time? Jordan Inspiration Tours serves up an overnight adventure with a trek through Wadi Ghuweir, often hailed as one of Jordan’s most spectacular hikes.

Short on time? Jordan Inspiration Tours serves up an overnight adventure with a trek through Wadi Ghuweir, often hailed as one of Jordan’s most spectacular hikes.

Registered delegates can reserve their first choice beginning March 15. Most adventures are three to six days long, vary in price, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. View details on all the pre-adventure itineraries for AdventureNEXT Near East.

Tour operators and travel trade interested in Jordan and the Near East region are encouraged to register to attend AdventureNEXT Near East.

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