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Imke Herold

There is nothing more exciting to me than visiting new places and getting to learn about other cultures first hand. I love active travel and I am always on the search for finding the perfect hikes as there is no better way to discover a country than by foot!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Jordan, active travel, canyon hikes, local communities, hikes, nature, Wadi Rum, Petra, trekking, historical sites"

How did you get involved in travel?

"While living in Jordan I was introduced to the Tourism Industry by coincidence but loved it from the very first second! The buzz and excitement you get when creating the perfect trip for other people is what got me hooked!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Many many years ago I did my first 'wet wadi (canyon) hike' in Jordan. After a very hot and very strenuous uphill hike, we arrived at the entrance to the Malaqi trail. We walked into a narrow gorge and within minutes we stood in a small, but fast flowing stream. The next few hours were just mesmerizing! While following the river on its descend to the Dead Sea, we had to climb over rock formations and slide down some pretty wild waterfalls and the winding gorge surprised me over and over again. After this first wet canyon trip, I hiked many many more but I will never forget the excitement of that very first one!"

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