Petra to Wadi Rum Trek

  • Min group size: 2
  • Max group size: 14
  • Days: 6
  • Price: $995
  • Difficulty: EasyModerateChallengingTough

Petra to Wadi Rum Trek

Days 6

Price $995 

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Summary

Directly after the well-known Dana to Petra section, the Petra to Wadi Rum Trek is one of the best sections of the Jordan Trail!

This multi-day hike connects the two incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Petra and Wadi Rum. Between these sites is a long stretch of rugged wilderness in a high-elevation desert.

Get a true sense of the remote desert landscape hiking through sandstone mountains, dry valleys, and flat sandy expanses.

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This 5-day Petra to Wadi Rum Trek + overnight in Wadi Rum is best done after completing the 5-day Dana to Petra Trek (Mini Adventure). Check "Tour Extensions" in the FAQs below for more details

Itinerary

Start Time: 7:45 am

The trail starts near the Bdoul village and down to the main tourist route, we’ll find yet another site, the Sabra Amphitheater.

Continue hiking south through the wadi, with some impressive views and mostly downhill until we arrive in an area called Ga’a Mriebed.

Distance: 24 km
Time: 6-8 hours
Physical Challenge: Difficult
Trail Challenge: Difficult
Ascent: 380 m
Descent: 740 m
Waymarked: No

Overnight: Wilderness Camping in Gaa’ Mriebed

This day we will start off heading southwest before veering south. We’ll continue downhill through the wadi, surrounded by beautiful sandstone, rocky wadi beds, and local oleander plants.

We’ll take donkey tracks and footpaths through this large until reaching the much wider Wadi al-Saif. There we will reach a large boulder in front of a massive white and red sandstone cliff where we will camp for the night. On the top of the rock are old (Nabatean era) carvings of animals including camels, gazelles, and sheep.

Distance: 15 km
Time: 4 – 5 hours
Physical Challenge: Easy
Trail Challenge: Moderate
Ascent:  290 m
Descent: 320 m
Waymarked: No

Overnight: Wilderness Camping in Wadi Al-Saif

Today’s hike starts with some slight inclines and declines before descending steeply to join Wadi Mshazza. This route continues south through stunning wild desert mountains and desert valleys.

Today’s hike we’ll pass this cluster of mountains and head west towards our campsite in Wadi Gseib near the Jordan Valley.

Distance: 14 km
Time: 3 – 4.5 hours
Physical Challenge: Moderate
Trail Challenge: Moderate
Ascent: 165  m
Descent: 445 m
Waymarked: No

Overnight: Wilderness camping in Wadi Gseib

Today’s adventure is full of variety through a bit of a mountain gap. The route today will contain several gradual ascents and descents taking you to colored canyons and rock formations, beautiful vistas and fun sand dunes. A special day ending at a memorable campsite!

Distance: 16 km
Time: 5 – 6 hours
Physical Challenge: Difficult
Trail Challenge: Moderate
Ascent: 495  m
Descent: 385 m
Waymarked: No

Overnight: Wilderness camping in Wadi Aheimar

Today’s hike heads mostly east from the Jordan Valley up the mountain to a plateau in the Wadi Rum area. We’ll face a gradual ascent throughout the day from around 400m to 1000m through a long Wadi combined with several narrow gorges with their varied rock formations and scattered vegetation.

Views open up once more as we journey towards the mountain plateau at 1000m and the Bedouin village of Abassiya. From there we take a vehicle transfer to the Wadi Rum Visitor’s Center.

Distance: 25 km
Time: 6 – 8 hours
Physical Challenge: Difficult
Trail Challenge: Moderate
Ascent: 660  m
Descent: 35 m
Waymarked: No

Overnight: Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum

Today you will wake up in beautiful Wadi Rum. If you wake up early enough you can catch the picturesque sunrise over the sandstone mountains.

Breakfast is provided at the camp, and afterward, we will go on a 2-hour Jeep tour exploring the majestic sandstone canyons, and sand dunes of Wadi Rum. Standard checkout is around 11 am, and that is where this Mini Adventure ends.

Feel free to check the suggested tour extensions below and/or contact us about transfers, or custom private extensions.

Enhance your tour with these add-ons

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: $1,595 / person

6+ people: $995 / person

 

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FAQs

This tour is best done after completing the 5-day Dana to Petra Trek (Mini Adventure).

Possible itineraries of a superb longer trekking tour include:
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2-6: Dana to Petra Trek (Mini Adventure)*
Day 7: Rest Day in Petra**
Day 8-12: Petra to Wadi Rum Trek

*On the Dana to Petra Mini Adventure, you can book an extra night after the tour for overnight accommodation on Day 6.
** On the Petra to Wadi Rum Trek, you can book an extra night before the tour for overnight accommodation on Day 7.

Tour Extension 1: Dead Sea
Day 13: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea Visit & Lunch – Amman
Overnight: 3-star hotel in Amman
Day 14: Airport Transfer (Departure)

Tour Extension 2: Red Sea & Dead Sea
Day 13: Wadi Rum to Aqaba
Overnight: Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort (5-star)
Day 14: Free day in Aqaba
Overnight: Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort (5-star)
Day 15: Aqaba – Dead Sea
Overnight: Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa (5-star)
Day 16: Airport Transfer (Departure)

Booking note: You can book both extensions mentioned above directly as add-ons. Minimum price of 2 people.

More details on both extensions can be found in the add-ons section.

  • Accommodation: 5-nights (See accommodation tab for more)
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners (See food tab for more)
  • Local English-speaking hiking guide
  • Transfer from your hotel in Wadi Musa to the start point of the hike on day one
  • Transfer from Hummeima to Wadi Rum on day five
  • Jordan Pass – “Jordan Explorer” or “Jordan Expert” if you are visiting Petra before this trek” (Visa & Entrance Fees)
  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, camping/ hotel staff, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

Starting Location: A hotel in Petra (Exact location to be sent to you upon reservation)

Ending Location: A Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum (Exact location to be sent to you upon reservation)

Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Breakfast


Notes:

  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Day 1: Wilderness Camp
Day 2: Wilderness Camp
Day 3: Wilderness Camp
Day 4: Wilderness Camp
Day 5: Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum (twin-share)

Notes:
Wilderness Camps:
All single travelers will be provided with their own tent for free.

Our amazing local Bedouin support team sets up the campsite during the day, so everything is prepared when you arrive. Upon arrival, enjoy some time to sit down, relax and have some tea. Then when dinner is ready, our Bedouin support will reveal the locally made feast.

In the tents, we provide foam mattresses, sheets, and blankets. So no sleeping bags are needed unless you want to bring your own.

A simple shower tent is provided.

Our wilderness camps provide a nice escape from everyday life, great views, good service, and some wonderful dinners.

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 Wadi Rum. Bathrooms are normally off-suite, with a women’s and men’s public bathroom.

We are running these trips during the best times of year to trek in Jordan.

Throughout the year, at the camps during the night you will want to have long pants, and a light jacket or sweatshirt.

During November, December, and February, you may also want warmer clothes like a bigger jacket, hats, gloves, and a light rain jacket.

This is a 5-day trek with each day covering 12-23+ kilometers (7.5-10.5+ miles). That is five days in a row with 3-8 hour hikes.

The first and last days (days 1 & 5) are significantly longer than the other days, each at more than 22km. Those two long days are why we set the difficulty of this tour at our highest rating of “tough.”

So you will need to be fit to be able to enjoy this hike.

Shoes
The ideal shoe for this hike is light-weight hiking shoes.

If you only have big-clunky hiking boots and running/athletic shoes, you could take both and see what you prefer on the hike.

Hiking Sticks/Poles
Most of this hike is on good, firm ground, so hiking sticks are not required. The vast majority of people do not use hiking sticks for this hike.

However, if you like hiking with Hiking sticks/poles, or want them just in case, feel free to bring them.

During Wilderness Camping, you should not expect to have access to electric charging.

Your first good charging opportunity will be at the Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum on night 5. You can charge your devices there until around 10pm when the camp turns the generator off for the night.

If you want extended access to electronic devices, we recommend bringing battery packs or you can also bring solar recharging devices.

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