Petra - Off the Beaten Path

  • Min group size: 2
  • Max group size: 14
  • Days: 2
  • Price: $375
  • Difficulty: EasyModerateChallengingTough

Petra - Off the Beaten Path

Days 2

Price $375 

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A two-day exploration of lesser-known sites and trails in Petra. We take you beyond the main sights of the Siq and Treasury to wander around the extensive National Park dotted with ruins and stunning views. The trip involves 12-16 km of hiking a day.


Day 1: Bdoul Trail, Wadi Farasa, High Place of Sacrifice, Madrass Trail.

  • 1

    Meeting Point & Time

    Pickup at the Petra Museum at 10 am. From there we head to the village of Um Sayhoun, the village where the Bedouins living in the site of Petra were moved to when Petra became a National Park.

  • 2

    Bdoul Trail

    We'll head down an old Nabatean Trail into the site. We call this the Bdoul Trail since this is the trail that the Bedouin tribe "Bdoul" of Um Sayhoun take to go and work in the site of Petra.

  • 3

    Wadi Farasa

    We will arrive at the Wadi (valley) in the heart of Petra and cross the Colonnaded Street in the Ancient Roman City to Wadi Farasa passing many sites including the Renaissance Tomb, the Soldier Tomb

  • 4

    High Place of Sacrifice

    Then we'll climb up to the High Place of Sacrifice with sweeping views of the Royal Tombs and the center of Petra.

  • 5

    Madrass Trail

    From there we head on the Madras Trail tucked in the hills south of the Siq arriving near the Obelisk Tomb before ending the day at the Visitor Center.

  • 6


    From there where head to the Visitor's Center where we end the tour for today.

Day 2: Petra Back Way

  • 1

    Back-Way Hike

    We'll take yet another entrance into Petra avoiding most of the crowds. We will hike a route up out of the valley that skirts around a mountain into a hidden high and the back entrance to Petra.

  • 2

    The Monastery

    You're hike is rewarded as you approach perhaps the largest and best preserved facade in all of Petra - without the crowds of the main sites below.

  • 3

    Wadi Sho’ab Qais

    Walking down the steps into the city and we'll pass oleander plants to the beginning of a slot canyon, Wadi Sho’ab Qais, that cuts through the heart of a mountain and ends at the path back to the Visitor Center.

  • 4


    From there where head to the Visitor's Center where we end the tour.

Private Tour Option

*The prices below represent the tour base price for a private group. Prices may change due to other factors, such as holidays.

Group Size: Price per Person

2-5 people: $500 / person

6+ people: $375 / person




  • Licensed Guide
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner (see food tab for more)
  • Accommodation: 1 Night (see accommodation tab for more)
  • Transportation to trailheads (starting points)
  • Jordan Pass – “Jordan Explorer” (Visa & Entrance Fees)
  • Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, camping/ hotel staff, etc.).
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport to start and from end of tour
  • Overnight Accommodation

Starting Location: Petra Museum at 10 am. on Day 1.

Starting Location: Petra Visitor’s Center after Day 2.

Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Day 1: The lunch is a packed lunch, which we will eat during a break while touring Petra. Dinner is provided at our bedouin camp accommodation.
  • Day 2: Breakfast at our accommodation and then, like day 1, the lunch will be packed lunch, which we will eat during a break while touring Petra.

Day 1: Bedouin Camp (twin-share)
Day 2: N/A

Bedouin Camps:
Rooming on a twin-share basis. So travelers booking together will share a room.

These are fixed site, touristic Bedouin Camps, staffed by locals, in Little Petra and Wadi Rum. Bathrooms are normally off-suite, with a women’s and men’s public bathroom.

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