Our Values

Travel Connects, Inspires, and Can be a Global Force for Good.

We are a socially conscious tour operator bringing people of different cultures together through unique travel experiences in order to enrich people’s lives, relationships and cultures, all while exploring some of the world’s most amazing sites.

We arrange home stays, cooking classes, and touring with locals. These meaningful interactions bring travelers the greatest reward from their adventure.

Engaging Cultures has American representatives on site to help you craft these experiences.  We are readily available to give you information about your destination and tour.


we are committed to creativity, authenticity and excellence; not mass production.


we are committed to compassionately identifying with others; bringing dignity and honor to people and their cultures; not passing judgment.


we are committed to seeking deeper understanding and helping others come to new realizations and perspectives along with us. 


don’t mess it up, make it better. we are committed to preserving the cultural and natural resources of host communities and empowering people to have opportunities that improve their lives.

Recommended by

Rough Guides logo“Very unusual Jordan-based operation, offering the kind of insight and cultural immersion on touring itineraries that is generally extremely hard to find. Detailed knowledge of the whole country and great contacts among local communities means they can get you under the skin of the place quicker than just about anyone else, on a variety of broad general-interest trips and excursions.  A fine choice.” Rough Guides travel guidebook to Jordan.
The Independent logo“Local operator Engaging Cultures offers the chance to approach Petra by camel.  After visits to a community project and a night at the Feynan Ecolodge, you stay at a bedouin camp before riding into the site on a little-used back route.  Three days from £220pp land-only, including accommodation, entry fees and transfers.”

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Engaging Cultures Travel Jordan tours recommended on Trip Advisor Our Jordan tours have a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor.  
“Engaging Cultures organized a private tour specific to what I wanted. I had searched and asked many tour companies in Jordan and Engaging Cultures was the only one able to accommodate my request… I would not have been able to do this on my own without Engaging Cultures. They are terrific and I cannot recommend them highly enough. It is worth every moment.”
Claire, USA

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One of 2014′s “50 Tours of a Lifetime”.  Our Jordan Insider tour is among the “most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours” in the world, said Norie Quintos, executive editor of National Geographic Traveler.