Legends of Arabia
In The Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia & Gertrude Bell
Join our guided history expedition across Jordan:
25 Aug - 8 Sept, 2018
Diversity: Jordan offers countless fun and memorable experiences to satisfy adventure-seekers, spa-goers, religious pilgrims, nature-lovers, and history-buffs.
Weather: Boasting year-round sunshine and crystal-clear waters, Jordan is perfect to visit at any time of year.
Family-Friendly Destination: Jordan is the perfect family destination.
What to Expect
This expedition is suited to individuals and couples who enjoy remote areas adventure travel combined with visits to world heritage archaeological and geological sites. We encourage all participants to join in our photography workshops, desert survival training, canyoning, historical interpretation and study of Middle East geo-political history.
As a member of a small expedition travelling across Jordan during the months of August and September, the most popular travel period, you will experience true desert conditions. Temperatures in urban areas can range between 30-35 centigrade, with open desert temperatures exceeding 35 centigrade between the hours of 11am - 3pm. Come and experience similar living conditions to those faced by Gertrude Bell and Lawrence of Arabia during their travels in the early 20th century.
Shackleton Legacy will organise all hotels, in-country transfers and desert guiding services for the duration of the expedition. All you have to do is organise your own flight and meet us in the capital of Jordan, Amman. For more information please check out our travel itinerary.
Upon applying to join the expedition, we will send you a comprehensive list of personal items you will be required to bring to Jordan. These items are for your safety, comfort and pleasure.
Itinerary, Dates & Prices
Please click the link below for a detailed travel itinerary including locations, activities dates and prices:
"There is no other man I know who could have achieved what Lawrence did. As for taking undue credit for himself, my own personal experience with Lawrence is that he was utterly unconcerned whether any kudos was awarded him or not."
"Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals".
“Great persons, like great empires, leave their mark on history.”
"I deem him one of the greatest beings alive in our time... We shall never see his like again. His name will live in history. It will live in the annals of war... It will live in the legends of Arabia."