We recently chatted with Suzanne Al Houby, who is co-leading our Jordan Tour: 7 Wonders of Jordan and Petra. She discuses what she loves about Jordan, what she is excited to share with our travelers on our 2019 tours, and what inspires her to explore some of the most rugged outdoor landscapes and tallest mountains on the planet.
Suzanne is an inspiring woman, a force of nature, and an expert on the region and Jordan. She will be bringing her vast knowledge and understanding of Jordan and the Arab region to this tour, as well as her unique perspective as a woman in the region forging new territory and breaking down boundaries.
In addition to being the first Arab Woman to climb and summit Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on earth at 8850 meters on May 21, 2011; she is also the first Arab Woman to climb all Seven Summits. She is the first Arab woman to climb Mont Blanc ( 2 times), Elbrus ( 3 times), Aconcagua ( 2 times), Vinson & Denali ( 4 times), in addition to Kilimanjaro ( 10 times) and Toubkal the highest mountain in North Africa. She has visited more than 100 destinations worldwide, carried a backpack half her weight and camped in extreme conditions. She was also named one of Forbes most influential Arab Women in 2014.
Suzanne is excited to show you her favorite corners of Jordan, to hike the tallest peak in Jordan, float in the Dead Sea, marvel at Petra together, cover thousands of years of fascinating history and share one of her favorites countries. Have questions for Suzanne about Jordan or being the first Arab woman to summit Mt. Everest and the 7 Summits. Drop your questions in the comments and we will have future Q&As with Suzanne where she will answer everyone’s questions.
Ready to join Suzanne for the adventure of a lifetime in Jordan! Spots are filling fast on the March 7 Wonders of Jordan and Petra with Suzanne so book your spot today and get ready to pack your bags.