JORDAN Week 2

Amman, Jordan

JA
JUMP Adventures
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27 reviews
Apr 29 - May 7, 2023
Group size: 7 - 12
JORDAN Week 2
Amman, Jordan

JUMP Adventures
  • Twitter verified
27 reviews

$NaN
Apr 29 - May 7, 2023
Group size: 7 - 12

About this trip

HIKING THE JORDAN TRAIL April 29-May 7, 2023* (WEEK 2!)

*Hosted by Carley


8 Days/9 Nights ✧ Jordan Trail ✧ Petra ✧ Wadi Rum ✧ Dead Sea


We're going BAAAAACK! The Land of Magic awaits.


Full details---> JUMPAdventures.com/Jordan


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JA
JUMP Adventures
27 reviews
Jackie Nourse (Traveling Jackie), a long-term solo traveler, podcaster, and blogger, founded JUMP Adventures to meet her listeners and readers OFF-line, IN-community, to travel through the most epic corners of the planet, together. From hiking in the depths Patagonia, to camping with Bedouins in Jordan, to biking the islands of Croatia, we've been taking the leap, pushing our limits and crushing bucket lists TOGETHER since 2016.

Reviews

This is my second trip with Jackie and JUMP Adventures and while a totally different hiking experience (my first trip included my family who joined JUMP Adventures and traveled to Patagonia, whereas this time I signed up for the Dolomites as a solo traveller), the trip was just as magical and unforgettable! As a first time solo traveller, I realized shortly after meeting the rest of the hiking group that my fears were unfounded. Jackie has SUCH a welcoming, friendly, and fun personality that tied our whole group together! She has become a friend and my inspiration for solo travel, and this was a fantastic way to grow and learn more about myself while delving open minded into sharing a unique experience with other people! Jackie was (and is!) super responsive and was great at answering any questions and addressing all concerns. She was very on top of communicating the itinerary, especially as I was worried about hiking at higher altitudes. I was able to train and prepare beforehand, which helped immensely. The accommodations were great (I'm still dreaming about the food!), especially being mountain top refugios. I was mentally and physically prepared for the dormitory setting, and honestly, because I was so tired at the end of each day after the long hikes, I had no problems falling asleep. The only suggestion I would have in regards to the dorm style setting would be an option to pay more for a room with less people, though I understand that this was more of a restriction due to the remote setting of the refugio lodges themselves. The hike itself was quite challenging, especially completing daily hikes (on average, 7-8 miles a day) at higher altitudes, but oftentimes, the most challenging experiences are the most rewarding--this was no exception. The views were absolutely once-in-a-lifetime experiences. And if I had the chance, I would ABSOLUTELY do it all over again! The local guide was excellent. She was also very good about communicating our plans for each day, what we needed to prepare for, etc. And she was great about paying attention to our safety. I do think there are many benefits to having a guide lead the front and another to bring up the rear for a large group, but Laura (our local guide) did an excellent job being our fearless alpine leader, along with Jackie as an experienced traveller and hiker herself. The via ferrata was a great experience, but it definitely left me wanting more! :) Again, if I had the chance, I would 100% do this trip all over again. I left my heart in the Dolomites, and JUMP Adventures has yet again led me on another FANTASTIC journey! I would not hesitate to book another JUMP trip with Jackie, and I highly encourage anyone who may be considering it or on the fence to take the leap and be ready to grow and have an unforgettable time (that most people only ever dream about)!! Can't wait for my next one!!
By Ashley Y for ITALY DOLOMITES TREK Week 1 on 29 Sep, 2022
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The views cannot be beat!! The elevation gains and losses were tough but worth it. Our accommodations were quite good all around. Great people made a great trip even better!!
By Amanda T for ITALY DOLOMITES TREK Week 2 on 27 Sep, 2022
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Wicked Awesome! Jump and Jackie put together a fantastic journey through the best trek I have been on. I’m a Maine guide, lead bike tours, and spend most of my time outdoors and can say with authority that I expected a great hike but I did not expect such care in booking unique (whenever possible) and often boutique lodging and meals. Hiking The Torres Del Paine Circuit “The O”, is possible by oneself or with local guides. What one does not via those methods but you get with JUMP is ALL the care and attention for EVERY conceivable issue pre departure and EVERYTHING while in country. One may be able to go to Chile for a bit less by oneself but ALL the logistics and planning add up quickly. Taking a trip with Jump will save you money and headaches. We traveled during a COVID surge to a very stringent country and Jump was excellent in navigating the pre arrival requirements. Everything was handled for us upon arrival. We plan to return again for this trek in 5 years…with JUMP. Don’t think, just JUMP!
By Alex C for CHILEAN PATAGONIA: Torres del Paine on 19 Jun, 2022
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Highly recommend!! Jump and Jackie put together a fantastic journey through volcanos, rainforests, rivers, over oceans, under ancient trees, along park roads, and more. I’m a guide and lead bike tours and can say with authority that I expected great hikes and bikes but I did not expect such care in booking unique (whenever possible) and often boutique lodging and meals. Her partner guides were also great. There was occasional weather drama and a hilarious misplaced matcha thermos “stop the plane!”, but as guest we never really had to deal with extraneous drama…Jackie and her partners took care of it. One may be able to go to Chile for a bit less by oneself but ALL the logistics and planning add up quickly. Taking a trip with Jump will save you money and headaches. We traveled during a COVID surge to a very stringent country and Jump was excellent in navigating the pre arrival requirements. Everything was handled for us upon arrival. Don’t think, just JUMP!
By Alex C for CHILE: Route of the Parks of Patagonia on 19 Jun, 2022
After five weeks, I still struggle to find adequate words to describe the experience of Torres del Paine's Circuit and the adventurers who lived this experience with me. How can my written words convey the stunning beauty of this raw, rugged, and remote region or the heart connections made during our nine days of backpacking and camping? So much hiking over 'undulating' terrain (you had to be there to understand my choice of words); So many hard-earned sights, sounds, and smells of the Paine Massif, of Glacier Grey, of John Gardner Pass, of the Patagonian forests, vegetation, & wildlife, and of the region's natural forces of wind, rain, and sun; So very many laughs, tears, and stories shared along the way... If you're reading this review, you probably already have some idea of what awaits you along the Circuit. My words will do little to further entice you to visit the national park. However, maybe just maybe, I can convince you to attempt the entire Circuit and not just the W. El Circuito includes broad, open expanses of pastures; a slow, winding river; glacier-fed lakes, streams, and creeks; primeval forests; challenging hikes above the tree line; a breathtaking view of the southern tip of the Andes Mountain range; and sightings of many birds, including woodpeckers, hawks, and....... condors!!! And those are just some of the highlights..... Yet, maybe you can only carve out enough time for the W. My advice is just GO and DO it. Cerro Paine Grande will not disappoint. And for an extra special treat, do include time for ice hiking on Glacier Grey when you arrive at Grey Shelter. And, if you're still reading this review, you're very likely trying to decide on a group trip with JUMP Adventures and Jackie Nourse as the organizer (or you just like to read random reviews about adventure treks). I'm assuming it's the former reason. :) This group adventure was my second with Jackie. My first was a week of cycling and sailing the Dalmatian Islands off the coast of Croatia. That week of camaraderie sold me on group travel AND spoiled me to group travel with Jackie ONLY! Of course, such an awesome experience set a very high bar for this one. And she did not disappoint, in fact she exceeded my wildest dreams. So what makes her group adventures so special......... First, Jackie selects the guides - the experts that lead the group - with great care. She expects them to be personable, knowledgeable, experienced, caring, and FUN - someone you enjoy hanging out with throughout each day. I'm still in touch with my Croatian guides/friends and have a similar connection to Christian and Viti, our Chilean guides. They provided valuable insights into the location's history, culture, wildlife, and vegetation and shared their personal experiences from many years of guiding others along the paths we traveled. And added so much fun and laughter to what could have been just another day on the trail for them. Next, she prepares an itinerary that has the potential to surprise and delight and challenge everyone who joins her. And she's preparing it, so she, too, is having a fresh, new, and challenging experience alongside everyone else. Her excitement for seeing the entire Circuit on this trip was infectious. When we arrived at the summit of the John Gardner Pass and sat to rest next to the glacial lake, you could see the awe and joy that filled her eyes, her smile, and her tears. A completely shared experience for us all! Finally, Jackie Nourse attracts the best people to her adventures - all ages and backgrounds - individuals, friends, couples, families (not young children) - with a love for outdoor adventure and a willingness to challenge themselves and an esprit de corps that bonds the group. Where else will you find a group of fourteen strangers (mostly) plus two guides that will agree to add a group ice hiking excursion on our one rest day - the delicious cherry (more like the calafate berry) on top of the entire experience! So, what has made my JUMP Adventures worth the time, money, and energy? It's the fabulous places Jackie selects for others to experience with her AND the meticulous planning and preparations Jackie pours into each experience AND the wonderful people that choose to JUMP on one of Jackie's adventures AND that choose to join her 'one wild and precious life'!
By Randy R for CHILEAN PATAGONIA: Torres del Paine on 28 Apr, 2022
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Traveling with Jackie is awesome! Not only does Jackie do a fantastic job organizing her trips, getting to travel with someone you look up to is inspiring. I'll definitely be signing up for more of her trips in the future.
By Anastasia L on 25 Feb, 2019
Awesome experience and people, would highly recommend!!!
By Shawn D on 25 Jun, 2018
Jackie is an excellent retreat leader. I went with her on her women's adventure retreat in Ecuador, which she packed full of amazing activities in a gorgeous setting. The experiences she planned were unique, once-in-a-lifetime-level ones! With her trips, Jackie has thought about all the details so you don't have to. The Ecuador retreat was extremely well organized and well-run. Thanks, Jackie, for making my experience in Ecuador so magical!
By Jackie F on 19 Feb, 2018
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