Petra to Wadi Rum

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8 Days

from $1,395 per Person

Overview

Jordan Trail

One of the Best Sections of the Jordan Trail

The section directly after Dana to Petra 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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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.

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 the Wadi Rum Visitor's Center.

 

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. There you will have time to float in the salty waters, try out the ‘magical’ Dead Sea mud, and relax by the pool - the perfect cure for your legs that may be tired and sore from all the hiking.

 

In the late afternoon, we will hop on the bus and follow the winding road up to Amman.

 

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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Tour Includes

 

  • Accommodation in wilderness camps and in a bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on days 1-4. Breakfast and lunch on Day 5.
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking tour guide on days 2-7.
  • Transportation as per itinerary

Tour Excludes

 

  • Entrance tickets to sites.
  • Airport pick-up and drop off.
  • Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, biking crew/ hotel staff, etc.).
  • Travel insurance.
  • 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.)

Terms & Conditions:

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Wilderness Camping

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

 

Our local bedouin support 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 and sheets. So no sleeping bags are needed unless you want to bring your own.

Bedouin Camp

This is the other way to spend a night in the desert of  Wadi Rum.

Those are Bedouin-style campsites with all facilities and entertainment.  Beyond that, you'll be still able to walk around the camp to witness the Desert in all its vast, silent beauty, but with all the comfort!