Jordan’s Hikes & Sights

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Jordan’s Hikes & Sights

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This is a 7-day tour combining the best of Jordan’s hikes and sights.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit Jordan’s most important sights on foot.
  • Hike in Petra, Dana, Wadi Rum, and other beautiful places.
  • Feel the magic of the majestic desert and sparkling stars in Wadi Rum.
  • Float on the lowest point on Earth in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.


Arrive at Queen Alia International Airport near Amman, where we will meet you, assist with immigration and then transfer you to your hotel. Amman is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age. The city is growing into a modern city, but retains its character and history.

The drive from the airport into Amman takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your arrival time.

Meals included: –

Overnight in Amman.

Depart from your hotel in Amman and head north Jerash, one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the world. Take time to explore the vast historical site, climb over ruins and enjoy the views. Later, drive south to Dana.

The drive from Amman onto Jerash takes around 1 hour.
The drive from Jerash to Dana takes around 4 hours.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Dana.

Your first day hiking will start from Dana Guest House, 1,200m above sea level, and head west into Dana valley with your trekking guides. The trail drops steeply at first and then levels into a more gradual descent through the Dana Biosphere Reserve towards the eco-lodge at Feynan.

The reserve includes four distinct bio-geographical zones, which means that Dana supports an astonishing diversity of birds, plants, and animals. On your way down the valley you may see Griffin Vultures overhead as well as hyrax and copper-blue lizards on the rocks; if you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of an ibex or a desert fox, or see the footprint of a wolf in the dust.

Finish at the highly acclaimed Feynan Eco-Lodge. Every day, a guided sunset walk leads from the lodge on a short walk (around 2030 min) up to a nearby hilltop, for freshly Bedouin tea and stunning views westwards as the sun sets over the vast Wadi Araba deserts. Already the sunset walk is well worth the visit!

Ascent: 230m
Descent: 1140m
Hiking level: Moderate

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Feynan Ecolodge.

You will have an early morning transfer from Feynan Ecolodge to Little Petra. Enter Petra via ‘The Back Door’ avoiding most of the tourists. Good tracks go pleasantly down Wadi Ghurab amidst sandstone mountains guarding the approaches to Petra. This way follows a Nabataean route out of the valley and skirting round the final mountain on a natural rock terrace which has been ‘improved’ for the safety of walkers. Even so, it still narrows slightly before reaching a hidden plateau high above the impressive chasm of Wadi Siyyagh.

Just beyond, carved into the cliff face, ‘The Monastery’ suddenly comes into view, where there is a Bedouin café for refreshments if you would like. Nabataean steps then lead down into ancient Petra; your route then takes you through Wadi Muthlim (Hiking distance 18Km) or Madras Trail (Hiking distance 22Km) (weather dependent) to Wadi Musa and your hotel accommodation. There is another exit where you will take the road that climbs a hill to the village of Umm Sayhoon.

The driving distance from Feynan to Little Petra is around 3 hours.

Ascent: 496m
Descent: 519m
Hiking Level: Moderate

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Petra (Wadi Musa).

Today you will enter the Rose Red City of Petra through the ‘front door’, the Siq. Walk through the high walled canyon to the magnificent Treasury. Continue from there to explore the many caves and tombs, a theater, and other sites. Drive on to Wadi Rum later that day, and spend the night under the stars in the peaceful desert, enjoying the hospitality of the Bedouins.

The driving distance from Petra to Wadi Rum is around 2 hours.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in a Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum.

Enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4×4 2 hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges. After the tour you will continue to the Dead Sea. Enjoy the remainder of the day floating in the salt waters, resting by the pool or pampering yourself with spa treatments.

The driving distance from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea is around 4 hours.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at the Dead Sea.

Collection from your hotel and transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure. Depending on your flight details we can offer additional activities for the day (supplements apply).

The drive from the Dead Sea to the airport takes around 1 hour.

Meals included: Breakfast

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