Ancient Wonders Photography Tour
The Blonde Abroad Escapes are heading to Jordan! Experience the highlights of Jordan on a luxurious and action-packed photography tour. We’ll take a deeper look at this diverse country– discovering Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, diving in the Red Sea, floating in the Dead Sea, and exploring the deserts of Wadi Rum!
This photography tour is for all women with all levels of photography experience– whether you’re a beginner, a pro, or somewhere in between. Kiersten, together with her close friend and Jordanian local, Reine, will be guiding you through her favorite places in Jordan all while teaching technical photography skills through one-on-one mentorship so that you leave with unforgettable memories and beautiful photos.
WHO THIS TRIP IS FOR
2020 Tours Coming Soon!
8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
Max Group Size:
In Partnership with Fujifilm
FREE Loan of Fujfilm X-T30
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with Fujifilm USA to offer exciting perks and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to loan the BRAND NEW X-T30 camera and lenses! (Over $500 value!) You’ll get a Fujifilm X-T30 to loan PLUS The Blonde Abroad’s Complete Collection of Lightroom Presets to take your edits to the next level ($257 value)!
PLUS 3 Incredible Lenses!
Not only will you get the chance to loan a Fujifilm X-T30 camera, but Kiersten has selected 3 of her favorite Fujifilm lenses to sweeten the deal! That’s a camera + 3 lenses for you to loan, FREE of charge! We want you to leave with incredible photos and memories of this once-in-a-lifetime experience! *Some Restrictions Apply
Arrive in Amman
Arrive in Amman for a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers! We’ll hit Rainbow Street for some local nightlife and have dinner at one of Kiersten’s favorite restaurants in Jordan!
- Luxury Accommodation at Kempinski
- Welcome Dinner & Drinks
Amman & Beyond
Explore the nooks and crannies of Jordan’s capital city! Visit a spice shop, make perfume, and try some of the local foods. Need a little R&R? Visit a hammam! We’ll enjoy the sunset from the citadel and enjoy a beautiful dinner out on the town.
- Guided City & Market Tour
- Sunset from the Citadel
Wadi Mujib to the Dead Sea
Trek through the stunning canyons of Wadi Mujib, the lowest nature reserve in the world! We’ll swim, slide and abseil through spectacular cliffs before making our way to the Dead Sea for sunset!
- Luxury Accommodation at Kempinski
- Absailing at Wadi Mujib
- Sunset at the Dead Sea
Dead Sea to Wadi Rum
Start your day with a sunrise swim in the Dead Sea, then we’re off to Wadi Rum! We’ll take 4×4’s out for a dune safari, then end our day with some glamping under the stars in bubble tents!
- Dead Sea
- 4x4 Dune Safari
- Wadi Rum Desert Glamping
Petra at night
After checking into our hotel, we’ll make our way to Petra to experience the magic of the Treasury at night! Hundreds of lanterns light your way as you trek through this ancient wonder.
- Luxury Accommodation
- Petra at Night Experience
Petra by Day
Explore one of the Official 7 Wonders of the World on a guided tour through Petra! After a full day experiencing the highlights of Jordan’s Rose-Red City, we’ll make our way to Aqaba!
- Guided Tour of Petra
- Visit the Treasury & Monastery
Snorkeling and diving in aqaba
With some of the best underwater sites in the world, you’ll get the chance to snorkel or scuba dive in the Red Sea! Choose to hang on the beach, snorkel or scuba dive the famous wreck dive site “The Tank!”
- Snorkeling (Optional)
- Scuba Diving (Optional) Certification Required
- Luxury Accommodation
unwind in amman
Let the excitement from the past week sink in as you enjoy your final day in Amman! Relax at a hammam or join a mini-tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash! We’ll enjoy a farewell dinner experience at Beit Sitti, learning to cook traditional Arabic food with local women.
- Explore the Markets
- Relax at a Hammam
- Mini-Tour of Jerash (Optional)
- Traditional Cooking Class
After breakfast, we’ll bid our farewells and you’ll be transferred to the airport!
Included in the tour
- Farewell Breakfast
- Airport Transfer
DISCLOSURE: Itinerary is subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors outside of our control. We always strive for the best possible experience and will substitute anything that must be changed with something equally or even more awesome!
Meet Your Hosts
Named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Travel Influencers, Kiersten, The Blonde Abroad, has been featured worldwide and recognized by major publications for her photography and entrepreneurial achievements in the female travel space. Learn first hand, from Kiersten, how to shoot and edit incredible professional travel photos while experiencing the highlights of Jordan!
“I can’t wait to show you around one of my all-time favorite destinations. Jordan’s natural beauty and ancient landmarks make it insanely photogenic!”
Reine was the first social media manager at the Jordan Tourism Board and created the initial buzz about Jordan on social media back in 2011. That’s when Reine met Kiersten when they filmed the videos for “99 Things To Do in Amman.” Since then, Reine has continued to work in tourism, including working for the World Travel and Tourism Council for 5 years.
“I’m a local Jordanian, but also a proud Canadian, and will be joining the tour to share insights on Jordan from a tourism and local perspective!”
“I can’t say enough positive things about my experience. They delivered on every element that was promised. The trip was perfectly planned and seamlessly executed from start to finish. The itinerary encompassed all the destination had to offer: culture, food, natural beauty, and of course an enriched knowledge of photography and some exceptional photos. I was probably the least experienced photographer in my group, not even owning a camera apart from the one attached to my iPhone. Now I’m a proud owner of a Fuji XT-20 that I take everywhere. Definitely, one of my favorite parts of the trip was getting to know the other girls and expanding my network of strong, independent women who share a passion for traveling. Overall, it was worth every penny and I can’t wait to sign up for the next destination!”
“TBA Escapes was an amazing experience! I loved traveling with and meeting other like-minded women, many of whom I still keep in contact with today. Kiki was a great host and photography instructor, she made sure everyone got the pictures they wanted and I am now able to shoot in manual and use Lightroom after this trip. I was also really impressed with the accommodation and detail on this tour, everywhere we stayed was beautiful and picture perfect!”
“As a travel blogger, I frequently take trips all over the world. But all my travels pale in comparison to the tour I went on with TBA Escapes. It was packed with amazing adventures, educational outings, delectable eateries, and outstanding accommodations. And the attention to detail was second-to-none! Every night we’d return to our luxurious rooms with a printed itinerary for the next day (complete with a weather forecast and outfit suggestions!) TBA Escapes curated an experience that let our group experience the very best of our destination. From the wilds to wineries, and everything in-between! But the most impactful takeaway has been the inspiring women I’ve met as a result. The friendships have long outlasted unpacking my bags, and I’m thankful to now be part of a supportive and empowering travel community. It was the experience of a lifetime, and one I’ll never forget!”
“My TBA Escapes tour was absolutely amazing and definitely met, if not exceeded, my expectations! It’s honestly hard to pick ‘highlights’ as literally every moment, destination, and activity was soo much fun and such an awesome experience. The TBA Escapes team was so friendly and helpful, seriously the best group to tour with! They kept everything and everyone very organized and made sure we were always prepared and knew what to expect along the way. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, it was honestly a once in a lifetime experience and I had the most amazing time!”
“My TBA Escapes tour was both a spectacularly ‘out there’ and truly real way to get to see such a beautiful destination. I love traveling to places where I have a friend to show me the true character and culture of a place that is sometimes difficult to penetrate as ‘just’ a tourist. TBA Escapes fostered an atmosphere of openness and fun, where even though most of us did not know each other before gathering at the airport, it felt immediately like you were meeting up with a group of friends. It was truly an unforgettable trip.”
“TBA Escapes was like a waking dream, each day kept getting better and better. 12 girls, helicopter rides, a Pinterest-perfect beach picnic, and my first Safari game drives. Coming face to face with lions, rhinos, and elephants is something I will not soon forget! The trip was jam-packed with adventure and photo opportunities, with mentors to help every step of the way.”
“I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect on my first TBA Escapes tour but as soon as I arrived I realized it was going to be better than anything I could imagine. I’m used to being in total control of my travel plans and having to plan everything myself, one of the reasons I wanted to do this tour was to not have to worry about any of that for once! Everything from the airport transfers to the accommodations, to the daily itineraries, was completely organized and thought out for us. The accommodations at each place were absolutely amazing. I also loved the size of the tour, it allowed us to really get to know Kiersten and the rest of the TBA Escapes team, who were the best hosts we could have asked for – they really went out of their way to make sure everything ran smoothly and we had an enjoyable time. One of my favorite parts of the whole experience though was the photography mentorship from Kiersten – I’ve been telling everyone that those 10 days with her guidance were more valuable than any photography class I took in school!”
- Arrival & Departure Airport Transfers
- 8 Nights Luxury Accommodation (Double Occupancy)
- 3 Amazing Meals per Day
- Ground Transportation
- Local Guides
- Entry Fees & Tickets to Activities
- All Listed Activities + More!
- International Airfare
- Travel & Medical Insurance (Required)
- Alcohol (Outside of Listed Activities)
- Additional Snacks & Meals
- Tips for Drivers and Guides (At Your Discretion)
$50008 Nights + 9 Days
Includes $500 Non-Refundable Deposit
Only 12 Spots Available
Payment Plans Available