Experience Jordan with local Bedouins
Have fun and inspiration browsing through various complete titillating and extraordinary group tours.
With great dedication we will help you create your own individual itinerary.
Adventure excursions and surprising creative workshops can now easily be arranged online.
Our team will come together to give you the trip of a lifetime.
Dank jullie wel voor jullie uitgesproken waardering en mening over reizen met het team van Jordan Desert Journeys
Who are your hosts?
Brenda and Abdullah have been travel specialists throughout Jordan since 2010
Abdullah Alzwaydeh (Bedouin and local guide from the Wadi Rum) and Brenda van den Brink (now Bedouin in heart and soul according to the locals, from the Netherlands) met for the first time in 2010. At the time of their meeting, Abdullah spoke almost no English and Brenda spoke only a few words of Arabic.
Abdullah grew up as a Desert Nomad, in and around the Wadi Rum. He lived in a Bedouin tent made of goat hair with his parents, 5 sisters and 7 brothers, along with the camels, sheep and goats. Today, he lives with his own family next to the Wadi Rum nature reserve, and goes into the desert as much as possible.
Brenda immigrated to Jordan because she fell in love with the desert. She feels completely at home here and has a passion for horses. For the first 9 months of her life in Jordan, she lived in a tent in the middle of the desert, 8 kilometers from the nearest village, with her son and horses.
Passion for the desert
Their shared passion for the desert and their love for animals, especially horses, brought Abdullah and Brenda together to live a unique and free Bedouin life.
We invite you to join us in the desert for an authentic Bedouin experience that you will never forget.
Inspiration, travel tips, desert blog Jordan
About Bedouin life, animal and plant life in the desert, retreats, culinary tips, culture and history Jordan, expeditions and of course tips, facts and news.
New Group Travel, More Retreats, More Travel with Animals
And then suddenly fantastic group trips are planned almost out of nowhere. Consulting and making the travel schedules is already a party. So
Travel tips blog Jordan
Fascinating blogs about life in Jordan. Bedouin life, Culinary, Culture and history, Desert animals, Expeditions, Retreats, Tips and news, Wadi Rum Blog
Henna makes beautiful and wards off the evil eye in Jordan
If there is one thing that is widely used in relation to beauty in Jordan it is henna. Henna is present at every
Meet world woman Brenda. She lives in the desert of Jordan
Love from the desert. This is how I usually close an email or message. Nine years ago I emigrated to the desert in
Authentic Bedouin life
Experience the desert like a Bedouin
In the evening, as everyone gathers around the campfire to exchange stories, you’ll be taken into the local traditions.
The delicious scents of recipes passed down through generations of nomads, freshly prepared on the campfire will hypnotize your nose.
The stars, the planets, the Milky Way, and the moon will serve as your blanket. Do you know how a Bedouin finds his way through the vast desert at night? When was the last time you could see the Milky Way?
Traveling with Jordan Desert Journeys
Is an authentic way to experience the Wadi Rum desert, admire the most spectacular views and details and above all avoid the “main roads” for tourists. You will imagine yourself a nomad, a pilgrim, a traveling silk road salesman. Abdullah now speaks English, as well as a little bit of Dutch and Brenda has perfected her Arabic.
During your tour in Jordan with Bedouins you should not miss Petra, one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
Dead Sea and Red Sea
Do you prefer floating in the Dead Sea or diving and snorkeling in the Red Sea with colorful corals and tropical fish?
Protected nature reserves
Dana, Wadi Mujib, Ajloun forests, Shaumari wildlife, Azraq wetland, Dibeen forests invite you for nature walks. Also Wadi al Ghuweir, Wadi Bin Hamed, Wadi al Hasa are besides Wadi Mujib (canyoning) interesting watercourses for walking and scrambling.
Roman and Crusader times
Discover the time and culture of Jordan through history. Several people have passed Jordan for longer or shorter periods. The Romans in Jerash, Amman, and Petra. The Crusaders in Kerak, Shobak and Petra and the Ottomans Salt, Amman, Ma’an.
In the theme trips you will discover many more gems in Jordan