Join Red on a women-only adventure in Jordan

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Travel is back on the table and to celebrate, we're inspiring you to grab your favourite females (or head out solo) and explore beautiful Jordan on a women-only adventure this September.

Taking in the culture, local life and amazing female achievements of the Middle Eastern beauty spot, Red's exclusive trip is the perfect way to change up your daily routine now that lockdown restrictions are easing.

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Our fascinating tour of Jordan is the adventurous and transformative holiday that will change your life as you and other like-minded Red readers explore the incredible country, known as the 'Switzerland of the Middle East'.

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Photo credit: Ascent/PKS Media Inc. - Getty Images

On our captivating eight-day tour inspired by fabulous females, you'll be given a unique view of the lives of Bedouin women in the Wadi Rum desert, learn the ancient art of henna, soak up the healing properties of the Dead Sea and meet a female shepherd in Petra.

Capital of cool to bathing bliss

The one-of-a-kind tour begins in Jordan’s capital city Amman, home to a shopping quarter full of hip art venues, galleries, cafés and markets. It ends in a Dead Sea resort, where you can bathe in mineral-rich salt waters and the thermal springs of Ma'in.

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Photo credit: Oleh_Slobodeniuk - Getty Images

A real highlight of the holiday, which is ideal if you're looking for a solo adventure or the perfect escape with your girlfriends, is a stay in Wadi Rum. Here, you'll explore the sandstone mountains and scorching red natural arches of the epic desert in a local Jeep.

Live like a local

Spending the night in a Bedouin camp, you and other Red readers will have the honour of meeting local women who will teach you about the ancient art of henna and natural kohl eyeliner.

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As a unique experience that takes in authentic Jordan, you will gain an insight into the world of a female shepherd and her way way of life, which has remained unchanged for centuries.

No trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to the ancient ‘Rose City’ of Petra and its world-famous wonder hand-carved into red rock. At the precious UNESCO-protected site, you’ll take a guided tour, squeezing through a mile-long narrow path, known as the Siq, to visit the sights.

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Photo credit: Shutterstock

In another fantastic cultural experience, you'll visit a local cooking school run by three sisters continuing their grandmother’s legacy.

While they teach you how to cook a traditional maqluba dish of rice, aubergine, chicken and spices, you’ll hear about the their lives and careers. You'll then tuck into the delicious meal, served with creamy yoghurt or a crunchy Arab salad with tahini.

Why you should join us

- Travel with like-minded Red readers on a women-only adventure

- Unique local experiences

- Visit in September 2021 when temperatures in Jordan reach a comfortable 32C

- Solo traveller? Opt to share a room with another guest to avoid the single supplement fee

To join fellow female adventurers on this bucket list tour of Jordan, check out Red Escapes.

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Alternatively, you can venture to Morocco on a women-only getaway this autumn, where you can visit Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Garden, hike to a traditional village and learn how to cook tasty Moroccan dishes.

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Prefer to keep it local? Gather your best girlfriends (or partner) and head for the Peak District to find peace on a long weekend in the country. There'll be group yoga, meals cooked by a local chef and a spa treatment on this short retreat in November.

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