Win the Adventure of a Lifetime to Jordan

Daniel Sendecki April 21, 2014 53
Win the adventure of a lifetime. Photo courtesy Leonardo Tamburri.

Win the adventure of a lifetime. Photo courtesy Leonardo Tamburri.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our “Highlights of Jordan Week” (April 21–27). In co-operation with Visit Jordan, we’ll announce the winner of the  adventure of a lifetime in an upcoming post right here on the Looptail—and on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned!

G Adventures, in co-operation with ‘Visit Jordan’, is proud to announce our “Highlights of Jordan Week” on the Looptail. And we’re marking the occasion by teaming up to give away the adventure of a lifetime to this land of mesmerizing beauty—including airfare up to US$1,000.

Here’s how to win

Each day we’ll post a new article about Jordan courtesy of a  G Adventures Wanderers-in-Residence, along with a question. Simply provide the correct answer and you’ll be entered to win the adventure of a lifetime. Pretty simple, huh? Make sure to check back daily; you can enter up to five times to increase your odds of winning! One winner will be picked at random from the correct submissions on April 28. Good luck! Click here for contest terms and conditions.

Check back daily for a new article!

Check back daily for a new article — and another chance to increase your odds of winning!

April 21
Top 5 Experiences in Jordan
Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott

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April 22
Packing Tips for Jordan’s Wadi Rum
Nellie Huang

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April 23
Visual Adventure: Petra
Gary Arndt

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April 24
Jordanian Cuisine
Jodi Ettenberg

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April 25
48 Hours in… Amman
Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott

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The prize

One lucky winner will earn the adventure of a lifetime to Jordan—including airfare up to US$1,000—on G Adventures’ ‘Highlights of Jordan‘ small group tour! Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine with the locals amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra’s fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty, and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.

Win the adventure of a lifetime. Photo courtesy Leonardo Tamburri.

Win the adventure of a lifetime. Photo courtesy Leonardo Tamburri.

This 8-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture and history of a country that’s small in size but big in adventure. Click here for a detailed itinerary! 



  1. john langford April 23, 2014 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Have been diving in Aquaba many times, this holiday will give me the chance to enjoy more Joran john

  2. David April 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    A lovely article and thoroughly enjoy reading them all. Its fantastic to read on differ cultures. Loving the info provided.

  3. jake wilson April 23, 2014 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Jordan has been the country of my dreams to visit and be transported to another time of the greatest historical significance. A wonder of the ancient and modern worlds

  4. Barbara Gavens April 23, 2014 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I have been off work with a cracked foot, due to osteoporisis would would be a great relaxing holiday to recover. Especially without any financial worries.

  5. ann mcallister April 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    have never been to jordan and would love to experience it

  6. Christine April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    I visited in 2008 BUT sprained my ankle transferring from the ferry from Egypt to Jordan so missed alot of the trekking through Petra.. Have to get there again!!!!

  7. Ethan April 24, 2014 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Jordan is definitely at the top of my list!

  8. Sharon April 24, 2014 at 3:34 am - Reply

    The first place I ever wanted to visit if I finally got to go overseas was Jordan. From everything I have seen and read about this most extraordinary wonder, I would be so over joyed to win this.

  9. anthro April 24, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Is anyone else having trouble accessing today’s article for this contest? I can’t find a link.

    • Daniel Sendecki April 24, 2014 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Sorry — had a bit of a problem with the form! We should be good to go now!

  10. anthro April 24, 2014 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Ok, now there is an article, but no question at the bottom? Please help.

    • Daniel Sendecki April 24, 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

      We experienced a few problems with the form. Everything’s good to go now!

  11. Robyn Wagner April 24, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Jordan is def on my bucket list. 2 reasons – I was diagnosed with cancer 2 yrs ago and was told CUP (cancer of unknown primary) had maybe 2-5 yr survival rate so made a bucket list of places I wanted to c (I am doing great and proving all the docs wrong – haha!!) . Also as a celebrant I have been tvling for the past 2 yrs to learn more about other cultures, religions and wedding traditions so I can improve the service I provide to all my beautiful brides and grooms.

  12. sam greenwald April 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Jordan is definitely at the top of my list!

  13. Paulette April 25, 2014 at 1:52 am - Reply

    Its amazing how the desert told us the history of all the civilizations that lived there, food looks really nice, and the landscapes are unbelievable, really want to go just to se the sunset!

  14. Andrea April 25, 2014 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Rose red city half as old as time, Petra is also my daughter’s name.

  15. marcy wood April 25, 2014 at 5:59 am - Reply

    jordan israel and egypt are all on my list to see but I
    have always wanted to swim in the dead sea most of all

  16. Lisa April 25, 2014 at 7:13 am - Reply

    My Grandad was stationed in Aqaba during the Suez crisis in the 50s – would love to visit Jordan, and especially Petra to tread in his footsteps!

  17. Heather Hewitt April 25, 2014 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Have always dreamed of visiting Jordan – land of mystery and history.

  18. Tracy Carve April 25, 2014 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I visited Petra last year, travelling from Egypt to Tabba over the sea of Acaba, at some point I will travel to Jorden again and see the other wonders the country holds. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

  19. Patti April 25, 2014 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Dream trip of a lifetime!

  20. Morris Sreblowski April 25, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Jordan is on the bucket list to be sure.
    Aside from this I have just finished reading Bruce Poon Tip’s book “Looptail”. An awesome read. Also have heard him as a keynote speaker. He is captivating. In addition I have been to the Head Office in Toronto. What a venue to work at. Looking forward to the G Adventures experience very soon.

  21. Shelley Foster April 25, 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I just want to experience one of these fabulous trips while I am still young at heart

  22. d rooney April 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Anyone who likes to travel must have Jordon in the bucket list

  23. Vitsnu P. April 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Jordan is certainly a dream destination for all ! Iwish I won the prize…

  24. miles warner April 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    heres hoping !

  25. sally April 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    wow- fantastic prize – would love to see and experience Jordan

  26. Lily Chin April 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Pick me…..pick me!

  27. David Holt April 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Having traveled with gap many times in central america, this would be an awesome change and totally on my wish list!
    would so love to experience this adventure….please!

  28. Gisele Battle April 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    love traveling. Gisele

  29. Arvind sawhney April 25, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    We are taking our third trip with Gap Adventures in 2 weeks. Would love to make Jorden Trip the fourth!!

  30. Harley baker April 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a very enlightening trip. Couldn’t imagine winning it! But here’s to hopeing

  31. Bayla April 25, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    I love travelling with GAdventures, but I can’t find today’s question.

    • Daniel Sendecki April 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm - Reply

      Here’s your last of five chances to win the adventure of a lifetime to Jordan—including flights! Whether you find yourself in its relaxing western suburbs, or the frenzied energy of its of downtown, the welcome you’ll receive in Amman is sure to be warm. But with only 48 hours in such an amazing destination, what’s a traveller to do? G Adventures Wanderers-in-Residence Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott share a few ideas for Amman if you’re tight on time. Check ‘em out!

  32. Danielle Hrapoonov April 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Jordan looks magical. I can almost hear the sounds of the market and smell the fragrant mint tea. The bookstall near Habibah would be my favorite, i can tell.
    Great articles! Thank you. Totally made me want to pack my bags and go there.

  33. Alison April 25, 2014 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I love travelling and haven’t gone on a trip for the past 6 years. I’m due one. I have a very long travel bucket list. Jordan is on it.

  34. Natalie Stoute April 26, 2014 at 2:28 am - Reply

    What a perfect holiday for me!! Jordan is somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit but my husband and kids are simply not interested. I LOVE that this prize is for one person! :)

  35. mike podewell April 26, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I would love to go lovely article.

  36. Lynne Buddin April 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    it is on my dream travel list

  37. Andy Buddin April 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    I would love to go on this journey

  38. caryl maclaren April 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    it would be the trip of a lifetime!!!!!

  39. Natalie April 26, 2014 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Loved Egypt and Turkey. Would be super excited to add Jordan to the list!

  40. Julie Reif April 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    The ancient bathhouse Qasr Amra is featured in Ep 3 of a BBC documentary about the “Dark Ages” that weren’t so dark after all. I just saw it on SBS TV (in Oz).
    It’s another great Jordanian attraction I definitely want to see.

  41. sam greenwald April 27, 2014 at 4:02 am - Reply

    I visited Petra last year, travelling from Egypt to Tabba over the sea of Acaba, at some point I will travel to Jorden again and see the other wonders the country holds. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

  42. Audrey Lawrence April 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Jordan is an amazing place with a very impressive history and I would love dearly to see it first hand. Thank you so much for the articles and the contest!

  43. Tracy Jenner April 27, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I first saw a photo of Petra when I was a teenager and have always wanted to visit this amazing place!

  44. jasmina April 27, 2014 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    been there 1.5 years ago. was one of our favourite holidays. did petra, aqaba, wadi rum desert (2 nights), shobak castle, madaba, jerash (oh my!), amman and of course dead sea relaxation for 4 days. i would highly recommend to anyone, this beautiful country. when we went, it was so quiet, because of the Syria conflict, but apart from the minimal tourists, we felt no other impacts. was just fantastic, beautiful country, lovely people.

  45. elaine April 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    I would love this trip – I would make the most of it. I love foreign travel – outside the box. I hate resorts. Give me true life.

  46. Lisa Smith April 28, 2014 at 3:53 am - Reply

    I would LOVE to be lucky enough to win a fabulous trip with G adventures to Jordan!!!

    After travelling around South America on two tour groups organised by G adentures I have full confidence that the experience will be fun, well organised and an experience of a lifetime. Come on G adventures ….pick me

  47. Raphaela S. May 1, 2014 at 2:51 am - Reply

    I have never been in Jordan! It would be great, to see it!

  48. Hilda castillo May 3, 2014 at 11:54 am - Reply

    This seriously looks like the PERFECT trip! To experience Jordan. I wonder if the winner has been selected? I haven’t seen one announced anywhere. Good luck everyone! Including me! :D

    • Daniel Sendecki May 4, 2014 at 12:29 am - Reply

      Hi Hilda — we’ll announce the winner shortly!

  49. Michel May 6, 2014 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Great idea, never been there. WOW

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