With funding from former Queen Noor in the late 1980s, the couple began exploring beyond Petra, eventually walking through much of the country and coming up with the idea to build sustainable tourism, linking hiking trails from north to south and benefitting rural villages in the process.
The Howards proposed the idea for the Jordan Trail in the 1990s, but it wasn't until 2016 that it received funding.
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The hike isn’t new - it was named one of National Geographic's “best hikes in the world” in 2011 - but is sure to be the most popular stretch of the trail.