Petra to Wadi Rum Trek

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5 Days



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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Today's hike start's from the Petra visitor's center. 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 Abassiya. From there we take a vehicle transfer to the Wadi Rum Visitor's Center.


Your personally reserved camp will pick you up with another jeep at the Visitor's Center. Enjoy your time in a Bedouin tent and the famous welcome of our Bedouin friends in the breathtakingly beautiful sandy desert of Wadi Rum.


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

Overnight: Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum (not included)

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Tour Includes


  • Accommodation in wilderness camps.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on days 1-4. Breakfast and lunch on Day 5.
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking tour guide on days of sightseeing.
  • Jeep Transfer from Hummeima to Wadi Rum Visitor's Center

Tour Excludes


  • Entrance tickets to sites
  • 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: Petra Visitor's Center

Ending Location: Wadi Rum Visitor's Center
(Your personally reserved camp in Wadi Rum will pick you up from there.)

Terms & Conditions:

Full details of our tour terms and conditions.

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!