Jordan Photo Tour with Steve Razzetti
Jordan, Photo Special, 8 days - from £1,095 (land only) - from €1,315 (land only) - from $1,795 (land only)
- A photographic journey through Jordan from Jerash to Wadi Rum
- Exploring the fabulous `Rose-red City` of Petra
- In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia
- Camping under the stars with the Bedouin
- Visit the UNESCO site of Wadi Rum, famous for its desert scenery
Jordan's Wadi Rum and its 'rose-red City' of Petra provide a magical setting for this photographic journey from the Roman City of Jerash in the North to the mountains of Wadi Rum in the South. Beginning in the city of Amman we have a couple of short photo sessions in the Jordanian capital and at the nearby Roman city of Jerash, before heading south to Wadi Rum. Rising abruptly from the desert plains, the red-ochre sandstone mesas of Wadi Rum provide one of the world's most dramatic landscapes, famously described by T.E Lawrence as "Rum the magnificent... vast, echoing and God-like." Our special photographic tour led by professional travel photographer and writer Steve Razzetti, will explore this traditional hunting ground of the Bedouin by jeep and on foot, following ancient trails through hidden canyons and across open desert. During our time in Wadi Rum we will have the option to visit the dramatic Burdah Bridge and to make the short ascent of Jebel Khasch (1700m) one of Jordan's highest peaks. Each night while out in the desert we will camp on the sands in the company of our hospitable Bedouin hosts. A highlight of this outstanding Arabian adventure holiday for any photographer, is our guided tour of the awe-inspiring 2300 year-old, rock-hewn city of Petra. Our trip leader Steve Razzetti spent a year working with Michael Wood on the BBC's acclaimed television series 'In Search of Myths and Heroes'. The series visited Jordan for the episode discovering the truth behind the legend of the Queen of Sheba. This special photographic tour is a unique opportunity to explore Jordan with time to capture the rich landscapes and textures of this remarkable country and pick up tips from a professional.
Is this holiday for you?
This is not a long or sustained trekking holiday. The itinerary has been specifically designed to give plenty of time for photographing the unique landscapes and we will maintain some flexibility within the itinerary in order to best achieve this. In the desert some of the best viewpoints can only be reached on foot and there will be some EASY walking on desert trails and sometimes on soft sand or over rocky terrain. The optional ascent to the Burdah Bridge includes some scrambling, whilst the hike across Jebel Khasch involves a walk of around 4 hours. At the times of year that we will be visiting
Jordan (early and late winter) it will not be extremely hot during the day. However, we might
encounter day-time temperatures as high as 30°C and sun protection and
adequate hydration are important considerations. It can be cold at night in the desert particularly on the November departure and you should be prepared for this.