Desert experience hiking, camping and ECO tourism in Petra, Jordan



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    I am a Bedouin, named Ghassab, and I am living in a real cave in the rocks, near the famous 7 wonders city Petra, in Jordan.
    I was born in a cave, in Petra. All my family is born in caves, and nowadays they live in a village, that was built by the government. But I still live in the cave.

    I studied natural medicine.and yoga
    Now I have ideas to make a good place for tourists, around my cave, so everybody can enjoy Eco life in nature.

    Here in Jordan I have my own travel organisation and I am also working as a guide. I speak 4 languages which are Arabic, English, German.
    Sometimes people stay as a guest in my cave.

    I am looking for volunteers to work around and in my cave.and helping with hiking tours in Petra and wadi rum
    The work is Eco work like building walls from old stones, making Terrasses, and a little gardening.

    What I want is people working full day and then you have the lodging, eating together in nature in front of the cave. Sleeping in or around the cave.
    The work is from one week to three weeks.
    During your free time, you can go hiking, learning Bedouin cooking, enjoying nature, visiting Bedouin families or listening to the silence...

    Hope to hear from you!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I will be happy to share my knowledge about Bedouin way of life (culture, food, activities, knowledge about nature...).
    I can also share tips about meditation and yoga, for self-healing.

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    Imagine the big cave, where I live, in the rocks. Around the cave I want to make terrasses, and make old walls made from stones; all eco.
    little gardening, working with herbs, planting etc.
    General maintenance of my old jeep
    Everyday life help

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    you can sleep in or around the cave, which is a real special experience! The accomodation is simple but comfortable (matresses and blankets and pillows, or in tents if preferred). I also have an apartment now, that can be used, with kitchen, bathroom, and wi-fi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am living a sober life in nature, and want to make everything eco.
    I have a jeep for transport.
    I am a really good cook.
    The area where I live is a great place for hiking or outdoor activities in general. Petra is really close, and you can spend your free time discovering the "City of Stone".
    Not too far are also other places worth visiting : Shobak castle, Wadi Ghweir, Wadi Araba and its high sand dunes, Petra mountains and canyons. Further are also Wadi Rum and Aqaba, for a week-end for instance.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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