When we started Jordan & Beyond Tours back in 2011, the field of ecotourism in Jordan was largely unknown to average travelers. It had not yet become the buzzword it is today, and was primarily a term used by insiders in the fields of responsible travel and conservation.Travel brings us up close to some of our planet’s most stunning natural wonders and connects us with cultures around the globe. It also has the power to change places and the lives of the people who live there – for better or worse. Our comoany is doing to implement te most possible Go-Green stpes and help our guets to mtravel sustoanbly and help our habitats and local communities in Jordan Concurrently with helonh our mother nature to thrive, we are aiming to acheive as much goals as possible to implement the Go-Green tourism handby hand with our guests, here are most reccommend tips to Go-Green while visiting Jordan.
We encourage you to travel sustainably through Jordan:
Avoid using platic matrilas at all, Take a BPA-free water bottle you can refill over and over again. Many international airports have free water dispensers, which saves you money and wasting plastic bottles.
J&B will give each guest a cloth bag to use while being in Jordan instead of any plastic material, guests can use it while shopping and buying things in Jordan.
Focus on recycled materials while shopping in Jordan like souvenirs. Not only will this cut back on plastic waste, it will also reduce your carbon footprint–petroleum-based ingredients are a staple in manufacturing plastic bottles and bags.
We fight smoking on all scales & as much as possible including our staff running our tours
Limit car travel. It may be unavoidable reality for some legs of your trip, but because of its greenhouse-gas emissions, use them judiciously. Look at the possibility of traveling by walking as much as you can, using public transportation, such as bus. A bicycle is an excellent tool for navigating around a destination once you're there (or, for the more ambitious, to rely on the entire trip), and you can avoid the fumes, headaches and at least some of the danger of maneuvering a car around an unfamiliar terrain. Walking, too, is an obvious choice which is healthy, environmentally friendly and supremely intimate.
Biting off a smaller territory to explore rather than multi-country sightseeing, or spending a week in one particular campground to get a true feel for the landscape which reduces fuel use consumption.
Support the real local economy: Locally made crafts and souvenirs are not always cheaper, but purchasing them ensures your contribution to the economy will have a more direct and positive impact. Gift shops sell “traditional items that are imported from China because they cost less, while villagers make the hand made items. The difference is not just in the price. Buying the real supports authentic cultural heritage and provides needed jobs for the locals who make them.
Never buy wildlife products—period. Keep an eye out for the sale of plant and animal products derived from endangered or otherwise threatened species, and avoid contributing to this chronic problem
Seek out less-trampled corners. There is something to be said for concentrating tourism in one area to preserve more vulnerable sites, but it's also true that overuse can lead to increased air and water pollution, soil compaction, the trampling of vegetation and alterations to the travel routes of animals --- affecting their breeding and feeding habits. Cultural sites may be damaged from similar excessive visitation. In a national park or other wilderness area, ask park rangers or staff about the less-traveled areas to hike and camp.
Learn something of the local language. This long-standing truism for broadening awareness helps demonstrate respect for the people whose communities and landscapes you're exploring. Locals who get the impression that tourists are willing to take the time to converse with them in their own tongue --- and attempt to use local names for menu items and locations --- may be more willing to support ecotourism in their area. Of course, such communication enriches your own experience as well, and the goodwill engendered might even land you a home-cooked meal or a personal escort to your destination. Learn more local words through: Jordan Booklet in our frontpage of website at top right of site header.
Seek out eco-friendly accommodation; Your hotel can be one of the largest expenses on your vacation, so it’s important to ensure you’re supporting businesses that support our environment & out local communities. Ask J&B for more advices accordingly. Before you book your next hotel or resort, do a little research or ask us.
Plant a tree in Jordan, ask J&B team in advance to arange this
Find time to volunteer: For most, going on vacation is all about relaxation, but if you can find the energy to spend a little bit of your time giving back, you’ll find your next trip to be much more fulfilling – and environmentally friendly. There are dedicated travel programs that exist specifically for volunteer-oriented vacations, but if you don’t want to spend the whole time working, there are other options! Volunteering can be as simple as collecting bags of litter on your evening sunset stroll. Chek our volunteering tours on our tours page or ask J&B team to fir this while touring Jordan.
Take showers, not baths. Showers use just 10-25 gallons of water, while baths use up to 70 gallons. Feeling frisky? Shower with a friend and save even more water! Try to take shorter showers, turning the water off while you lather up, shampoo, shave, and/or brush your teeth.
Never use the hotel laundry, as they typically wash every guest’s clothes separately (even when there are only a few items). We usually wash our clothes as we shower, then hang them up overnight so they’re dry the next day.
Hang up your towels after each use, which is the universal sign that you’d like to use them again. You don’t wash your towels every day at home, so why do it when you travel?
When you leave your room, always turn off all lights, heat/AC, and television. Closing the curtains and blinds can help keep out the heat of the sun in summer.
Leave the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door of your room for the duration of your stay. This cuts down on chemical cleansing agents, electricity used in vacuuming, and the washing of bed linens.
Return maps, brochures, and other tourist info once you’re finished with them so that they may be reused by future travelers.
Take any leftover soap, shampoo, or toothpaste with you. Unused portions are often thrown away, and you can reuse the plastic bottles in the future.
Marked hiking trails are there for a reason. Stick to the path to avoid harming native flora and avoid any creepy-crawlies that may be lurking in the underbrush.
Bring along a small bag and pick up any trash you spot along your hike. Have a friendly competition to see who can clean up the most unsightly waste!
Support local communities while being in Jordan: We use local guides as much as possible and we tend to support local communities as much as possible.
Ask for permission before taking a photo of someone. In some cultures, taking a person’s picture is like stealing their soul. and in general it’s just common courtesy.
Immerse yourself in the local culture. Be a participant, not just an observer. Half the fun of traveling is getting an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and try different foods, listen to different music, and explore different cultures. So, seriously, don’t be that guy who goes to India and insists on ordering a hamburger.