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Dana to Petra to Wadi Rum

Group Tour
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14 Days

from $2,795 per Person

Highlights

This Dana to Petra to Wadi Rum Group Trek is a combination of two wonderful hikes: the well-renowned Dana to Petra Trek and the beautiful Petra to Wadi Rum Trek which directly follows.

 

This tour is great for the experienced hiker looking to immerse themselves in a unique remote desert landscape and the land of the Bedouin.

  • 5-Day Trek from Dana Nature Reserve to the ancient city of Petra.
  • 5-Day Trek through a remote high-elevation desert between Petra and Wadi Rum
  • Experience the breath-taking desert region of Wadi Rum.
  • Rejuvenate after both hiking sections with a free day in Petra and a time at the Dead Sea.

ITINERARY

Welcome to Jordan!

 

Take some time to arrive, check into the hotel room we booked for you. (If you would like us to arrange your transportation from the airport, you can add airport pickup at booking.)

 

Depending on when your flight arrived, you will even have some time to explore Amman by yourself. Amman is Jordan’s capital, and one of the oldest cities in the world. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, the city has grown into a modern city with all that you might expect. Despite this amazing growth, Amman has retained its character and traditions, and the culture of hospitality and generosity is still very present across the city.

 

Overnight: Hotel in Amman.

In the early morning the group will be picked up from the hotel in Amman The drive from Amman to the starting point of the trek takes about 2 5 hours time to get to know your fellow hikers, or to have another nap. Our trekking journey starts with hiking through the diverse landscapes of the Dana Biosphere Reserve The reserve includes four distinct ecozones, and is thus accommodating an astonishing diversity of plants, birds, and other animals First, we’ll follow a trail along the mountains overlooking Dana Valley, and then descend into al Khashasha Valley A wilderness campsite awaits us on the outskirts of the valley


Overnight: Wilderness Camping in Mansoura.

 

Time 5-7 hrs
Hiking Distance 15 Km
Ascent: 260m
Descent: 690 m

Dana to Ras Ghweir 1

Well rested, we will leave the campsite in the early morning, and head towards Furon. Today‘s hike is challenging but extremely rewarding We will start ascending through the mountains for approximately an hour before getting a glimpse of the beautiful Sharah Mountains and the wide Wadi Araba Desert. That outstanding view will accompany you all the way to your campsite in Al Furon Enjoy a cup of tea and the great view from the campsite while passing the time until your well earned dinner.

 

Overnight: Wilderness Camping in Furon

 

Time 5-7 hrs
Hiking Distance 14 Km
Ascent: 563 m
Descent: 170 m

Mansoura to Foron 1

Today's hike leads past Ras Al-Feid and towards Ghbour Whedat, through some of the country’s wildest corners.

 

Contouring the Sharah Mountains, we follow a trail comprised of smaller, connecting Bedouin shepherd paths. The bare peeks of black, rugged mountains overlooking the trail, and the precipitous drops of the canyons below make this part of the trek spectacular.

 

Gradually climbing up the hills, you will uncover more spectacular views over the barren desert below. Then, as you proceed towards the wilderness campsite, the landscape slowly becomes softer, with mushroom like rock formations lining the way.

 

Overnight: Wilderness Camping in Ghbour Whedat

 

Hiking Distance: 17.1Km
Ascent: 750m
Descent: 920m

Furon to Gbhour Whedat Hike 1

After yesterday’s very remote hike, we will see signs of increasing human habitation while approaching Little Petra today. Passing Bedouin camps, sheep pens, and small agricultural plots you can gain an impression of the living environment of part of Jordan’s population. We will also pass the first Nabataean ruins, including wine and olive presses, aqueducts, and other ancient water infrastructures.

 

Finally, we will climb up through a canyon walled with soft sandstone rocks, and then down a narrow, steep flight of stairs into Little Petra. The site, also known as Siq al-Barid (engl. the Cold Canyon), is believed by archaeologist to be a ‘suburb’ of Petra, and was probably meant to house traders traveling along the Silk Road. After some time to explore, we’ll head on to our home for the night – hot showers are waiting!

 

Overnight: Bedouin Camp near Little Petra

 

Hiking Distance: 14Km
Ascent: 610m
Descent: 560m

Ghbour Whedat to Little Petra - 14km 1

On our last trekking day, we will enter Petra ‘via the Back Door’, avoiding most other tourists.

 

Amidst high sandstone mountains a good track leads down Wadi Ghurab. The way then follows a Nabataean route out of the valley, and skirts round the final mountain on a natural rock terrace which has been ‘improved’ for the safety of walkers. It narrows slightly before reaching a hidden plateau high above the impressive chasm of Wadi Siyyagh. Just beyond, ‘the Monastery’ suddenly comes into view.

 

After walking the last meters to the impressive structure, we can rest for a bit, taking in the view There also is a Bedouin café for refreshments. Then, more Nabataean steps will lead us down into the main site. We’ll make our way through a colonnaded street, past rock cut tombs, temples, and a Roman style theater, to finally arrive at Petra’s probably most famous building - the Treasury. Take your time to marvel at the façade’s detailed artworks. After a final look, we’ll leave the site through the Siq a narrow, high walled canyon, and then head back to our Bedouin Camp for the night.

Overnight: Bedouin Camp near Little Petra

 

Hiking Distance: 13.8Km
Ascent: 496m
Descent: 519m

Hike from Little Petra to Petra - 14km+ 1

Free day in Petra. You can take it as a rest day or as an opportunity to further explore the large site of Petra.

Overnight: Bedouin Camp near Little Petra

We will depart from Amman in the early morning and head towards Petra. Today's hike start's from the Petra visitor's center, where we'll head through the Siq to reach the famous Petra Treasury facade appearing through the narrow slot canyon.

 

We'll turn left off of the main tourist route in Petra and pass underneath “High Place of Sacrifice”, then passing the Lion Fountain, Garden Tomb, Skull cave, and more. We'll follow an old Roman Road and head south through Wadi Sabra. A full 11.7km into the hike, far from the main tourist route we'll find yet another site, the Sabra Amphitheater.

 

We'll continue hiking south through the wadi, with some impressive views and mostly downhill until we arrive in an area called Gaa’ Mriebed.

 

Distance: 22.1 km
Time: 6-8 hours (not including detours)
Physical Challenge: Difficult
Trail Challenge: Difficult
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: 14.3 km
Time: 4 - 5 hours
Physical Challenge: Easy
Trail Challenge: Moderate
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: 12.3 km
Time: 3 - 4.5 hours
Physical Challenge: Moderate
Trail Challenge: Moderate
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: 15.6 km
Time: 5 - 6 hours
Physical Challenge: Difficult
Trail Challenge: Moderate
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 Abassiyah. From there we take a vehicle transfer to our camp in Wadi Rum.

 

Distance: 22.7 km
Time: 6 - 8 hours
Physical Challenge: Difficult
Trail Challenge: Moderate
Waymarked: No

Overnight: Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum

We will start the morning with breakfast before proceeding to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. You can spend some time floating in the salty waters, try out the ‘magical’ Dead Sea mud, relax by the pool, or pamper yourself with some spa treatments – the perfect cure if your legs are still tired and sore from all the hiking. In the late afternoon, we will hop on the bus for the last time, and follow the long, winding road up to Amman - to return to where the adventure began…

 

Overnight: Hotel in Amman.

Sadly, all great things must come to an end.

 

On this day you can wake up and have breakfast at the reserved hotel. (Then if you would like us to arrange transportation to the airport, add airport drop off upon booking.)

 

For those flying out already, it is generally recommended to leave Amman at least 4 hours prior to your departure. We wish you a safe flight, and hope you will return back home with many wonderful memories of your time in Jordan!

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Notes

Group Size:
Minimum: 2
(This trip requires a minimum of 2 clients booked and confirmed in order to depart.)

 

Maximum: 14

Add-ons:
A Single Supplement and other add-ons are available on this trip. After Clicking "Book Now" and choosing the trip date, the add-ons and their prices will appear.

Inclusions

 

    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 14; water on hiking days.
    • Transportation as per itinerary.
    • Luggage transfers.
    • English-speaking licensed guide on days 2-13.
    • Local hiking guide with a donkey for safety measures on days 2-4.
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Amman.
    • 7 nights 'wilderness camping'.
    • 4 nights accommodation in Bedouin Camps.

Exclusions

 

    • Jordan Pass (Visa & Entrance Fees)
    • Airport pick-up and drop off
    • Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, camping/ hotel staff, etc.).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Airfare.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Hiking gear.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Starting Location: 1st night's hotel. (If the airport pickup option is selected, then the starting location is at the airport.)

Ending Location: Last night's hotel. (If the airport dropoff option is selected, then the ending location is at the airport.)

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“Wow!!”

I did the November Dana to Petra hike with Mahmood Attal. It was awesome!!! I could not recommend the hike with Experience Jordan more highly. There was scenery, there was history, there was culture and a great group. A once in a lifetime experience. The organisation by Experience Jordan was exemplary. Do it!!!

gm588
Yass, Australia

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“Amazing Dana to Petra trek”

The Dana to Petra trek was so amazing!! Incredible views, welcoming Bedouin hosts and such a great experience. Our guide Mahmood Attal was fantastic, always looked after anything we needed! Everything was so well organised and we didn’t have to worry about a thing - just enjoyed the trek. Walking in to Petra was such a highlight. Would highly recommend this trek and anything else organised by Experience Jordan!

Ella G
Melbourne, Australia

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“Dana to Petra Hike and More”

We have traveled extensively and we always choose a local-based tour company to plan our trips, when possible. Experience Jordan is hands-down the best local company that we have ever encountered. They have a perfect balance of customer service, friendly and personable staff, amazing English-speaking guides (Jawad and Taz) and attention to detail. From the moment we landed at the airport right up to when we were dropped off again we felt welcomed and supported. We were always able to contact our Experience Jordan representative or our guides through WhatApps if we had questions or even just needed a restaurant recommendation. The trek from Dana to Petra was flawless. Everything from great food, to extra blankets due to the cold weather, to unending patience when we were a bit slow getting out of bed. The hotels in Petra, the camp at Wadi Rum and the resort at the Dead Sea were well selected and exceeded our expectations.
If you are thinking of going to Jordan - GO. If you are a fun loving, adventurous person wondering what tour company to use - Experience Jordan. We couldn't recommend them more.

InsightCanada
Canada

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Wilderness Camping

Our wilderness camps provides a nice escape from everyday life, great views, and good service. Some people may refer to it as "glamping."

 

Our 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 bedouin tea. Then when dinner is ready, our Bedouin support will reveal the locally made feast.

 

We provide private or 2-person tents depending on your preference. In the tents we provide foam mattresses, sheets, and blankets. So no sleeping bags are needed unless you want to bring your own.

We are running these trips during the best times of year to trek in Jordan. For more information about the expected weather during the trek, see below.

Start of Hike

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Middle of Hike

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Petra / End

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