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

We exist to bring people of different cultures together by creating authentic travel experiences in North Africa and the Middle East in order to enrich people’s lives, relationships and cultures, all while experiencing some of the world’s most amazing sites.

When you choose to travel with us, we arrange home stays, cooking classes, and touring together with locals.  These meaningful interactions, combined with exploring breathtaking sites and tasting exotic dishes, bring travelers the greatest reward from their adventure.

Engaging Cultures has American representatives on site in the countries where we operate that help craft these experiences.  They are ready to give you up-to-the-minute information about your destination and tour.

We Value

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.
Just wanted to let you know that we had a FANTASTIC trip down to Petra. Everything met our expectations, but the hiking, camel ride, guide exceeded our expectations. We would recommend the trip to others, and will probably do it again. One son even wants to become a Bedouin.
Ben, from the United States.
This tour is an opportunity of a lifetime to see Tunisia through the eyes of people who understand the vibrant cultural mix that is this exciting modern-day country. If you have only one stop to make in North Africa, make it Tunisia!
Gary, from the United States.
Our trip across Jordan was beyond our expectations…Engaging Cultures was enlightening, client-focused, practical, and responsive. We were able to do a lot and felt we got more of a taste of the real Jordan and not your typical tour company experience. I would travel with Engaging Cultures again and recommend this service to my friends. Keep up the great work. Thank you again.
Melanie, from Canada.
Engaging Cultures gave us a simply unforgettable experience – our two nights staying at Camp Ammarin, and the camel trek and back hike into Petra were amazing. Meeting and getting to know the local people made all the difference – a million times more meaningful than staying in a hotel. We were comfortable, we felt safe, and we loved every minute!
Janice, from New Zealand.
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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.