13D12N Dana to Petra Trek with Wadi Rum

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13 Days 12 Nights
Category: Tours in Jordan
Type: Hiking - Trekking
Start in: Jordan-Amman
Finish in: Jordan-Amman

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Inclusions

Accommodations on HB basis
Camping gear
English Speaking Driver
English speaking guide throughout the program
Entrance Fees to the sites mentioned in the program
Horses in Petra for 700M to the entrance of the Siq
Jordan Visa assistance
Meet and assist upon arrival points
Mobile Camping on FB basis
Private transportation throughout
Professional cook during the trekking days

Exclusions

Flight tickets
Personal travel insurance and expenses
Tips for service providers

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Itinerary

 

Day 1:  Amman Airport - Madaba
 

Our representative will meet you upon arrival at Amman Airport and assist with your visa to Jordan.  After, meet our driver and continue to Madaba for dinner and overnight at 3* hotel. 
 

 

Day 2:  Madaba-  Mt. Nebo - Dana
 

Breakfast at the hotel, then our driver will meet you to continue to the Church of St. George to view the oldest preserved ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land dating back to the 6th century BC. Continue to Mt. Nebo and retrace the steps of Moses and admire the spectacular view of the Promised Land just as he did over 2,000 year before. It is very easy to feel that you have arrived some place special.  On a clear day Jerusalem, Jericho and the Dead Sea can be seen.  A memorial in Moses’ honor can be found at the entrance to the early Byzantine Christian church where Moses is believed to have died.  Continue to one of Jordan’s loveliest hideaways and its most impressive ecotourism project - the 15th century stone village of Dana.  Perched high on a cliff, this charming community offers spectacular views of Wadi Araba.  Stroll through the terraced gardens and after admire the fine craftsmanship of the local art scene.  Dana is known for its handcrafted silver jewellery, dried fruit, olive oil soap, and leather tanning. Dinner and overnight in Dana at 3* hotel.
 
  

 

Day 3:  Dana - Feynan 
Trekking: 7 - 8 hours; 18KM)

 

Breakfast at the hotel, then start the day trekking from Dana Nature Reserve, one of Jordan's loveliest conservation and wilderness areas, to Feynan Canyon.  This spectacular downhill trek winds through the sandstone gorge of Wadi Dana.  Along the way, you will likely encounter the local Bedouin herding their sheep and goats. During the trek, we will also stop for lunch in a nice shaded area.  As you approach Feynan Canyon, you will be met with refreshing Bedouin tea and your campsite already setup for the night.  Dinner and overnight at the mobile camp.
 
  

 

Day 4:  Feynan - Barwas 
Trekking:  4 -5 hours; 12KM; Altitude:  mostly level)

 

Breakfast at the camp, then In the morning, start trekking through the stony desert with spectacular views of the high mountain ranges to the east and the vast Wadi Araba desert to the west.  Again, we will stop for lunch along the way.   In the afternoon, head further towards the foot of the mountains.  Dinner and overnight at the mobile camp.
 
  

 

Day 5:  Barwas - Ras El Feid 
Trekking:  7 - 8 hours;  15KM; Altitude:  (700m (2300 ft) ascent, 250m (820 ft) descent)

 

After breakfast we set off leaving the stony "Hamada" desert behind us.  We continue our trek and walk around the foot of the mountain to reach the trail head of an ancient Bedouin migration path that ascends steeply across rocks and small boulders through a twisty track rising high into the mountain. This section can be challenging and takes around 3 hours. The route offers stunning views westwards towards the fascinating Wadi Araba desert. We eventually reach the top of a high saddle which has some of the most beautiful scenery of the trek before descending following a small goat track to the river valley of Wadi Feid. Here we have a well-deserved opportunity to refresh and cool down in its cool water, a perfect place for lunch. We then continue our trek, walking upstream and maneuvering around a beautiful dense garden of oleander, willow, tamarisk and reed. Beyond this we walk along a dry river bed surrounded with colourful sandstone outcrops to reach our camping spot where our crew will be waiting for us with Bedouin tea and after a wash and rest, a Bedouin style evening meal.  Dinner and overnight at the mobile camp.
 
  

 

Day 6:  Ras El Feid - Shkaret Msei'd 
Trekking 7 - 8 hours; 21KM; Altitude:  170m (560 ft) ascent, 150m (490 ft) descent, 300m (985 ft) ascent

 

With an early rise and breakfast, we continue our trek by retracing our path along the riverbed gradually climbing up the hills following ancient migration paths to uncover some of the most spectacular sceneries in Jordan!   This part of the route is quite challenging and includes some scrambling to overcome some of the larger obstacles. The route becomes less well-defined and we depend on our Bedouin guide for the best route skirting the Sharah Mountains. The trail continues along the Wadi floor and gently climbs up into the pale colored sandstone distinctive hill that offers incredible views across the surrounding landscapes of mountains and canyons.   We find shade here and rest for lunch before continuing our trek again with a descent, followed by a gentle uphill climb to reach a bare rock slab perfectly located to spend another magical night in the wild where we set up camp and enjoy the peaceful haven of the mountains scenery around us. Dinner and overnight at the mobile camp.
 
  

 

Day 7:  Shkaret Msei'd - Little Petra 
Trekking:  7 - 8 hours; 17KM; Altitutde:  150m (500 ft) ascent, 250m (800 ft) descent

 

With an early rise and breakfast, we continue our trek with some dramatic changes of scenery, from the deep Wadis to the wonderful wide-open sandstone hills. We will stop for lunch then continue to the beautiful nature-crafted white dome of Beida, we descend into Little Petra and visit this fabulous site for a little taste of the magnificence of Petra which we will encounter tomorrow. With just a short walk then our route takes us to our campsite uniquely located and surrounded by amazing sandstone mountains.  Dinner and overnight at 7 Wonders Bedouin Camp.
 
  

 

Day 8:  Little Petra - Petra (secret entrance)  Trekking:  5 - 6 hours to the Treasury in addition to 3 - 4 hours for sightseeing; 16KM; Altitute:  110m (360 ft) ascent, 100m (330 ft) descent, 100m (330ft) ascent
 

Today, after breakfast at the camp, enter Petra in a way in which very few visitors have – through the secret entrance to the Monastery.  Start the trek on a trail which initially winds across open farmland.  For the first two hours of the trek the path contours around the mountain ridge with fantastic views to Wadi Araba desert.  Then the climb starts as the narrow route, open to sheer drop-offs, leads to perhaps Petra's most awe-inspiring monument, the Monastery. We will then walk down the well-worn Nabataean steps into the heart of Petra, where we will visit Facades Street, the Theatre, Colonnaded Street, and Qasr al Bent before having lunch near the amphitheatre. Then to ‘Al Khaznah’ or ‘The Treasury’ as though you are entering for the first time. After enjoying the unparalleled beauty of Al Khaznah we then exit Petra and head to Seven Wonders campsite in Little Petra for a second night.   In the evening, we visit ‘Petra by night’ walking to Al Khaznah by the light of thousands of candles, listening to traditional Bedouin music, singing and stories under the starlit night skies. This truly is a magical end to our trek.  Dinner and overnight at 7 Wonders Bedouin Camp.
 
  

 

Day 9:  Petra - Wadi Rum 

Day 9: Petra to Wadi Rum (trekking: 3 hours) We leave Petra early for the scenic trip along the Kings Highway to Wadi Rum. Imposing, towering rocks and crags “God‟s skyscraper” rise up from the desert floor and the silence seems to thunder through the canyons. One can easily imagine that Lawrence of Arabia might come galloping around the next corner on his camel. Here you will begin your tour at the Wadi Rum visitor‟s center and met your Bedouin hosts. We will travel to Lawrence‟s spring, the Al- Nfeshyiah inscriptions, Lawrence‟s House and the Burdah Rock Bridge where we will rest and have lunch. Following lunch we will climb to the top of the Burdah Arch for spectacular views. This is very safe climb which is not difficult but in several places you will need to use your hands. There is a more difficult area as we approach the bridge, so to make sure of everyone‟s safety we always have a rope. Then we will drive to Rumshines camp for the night to experience a true Wadi Rum sunset. Overnight: Rumshines Bedouin Camp

 

Day 10: Trekking in Wadi Rum

(trekking: 5-6 hours)

After breakfast, we will travel by Jeep to Jebel Al Hash, for a wonderful hike up this mountain, probably the most beautiful mountain in Wadi Rum to scramble on. Because you arrive at the highest point (1700m above sea level), you will see all of the different colors that exist in Wadi Rum. Jebel Al Hash is located in the Al Forah area, close to where the Jordanian border intersects the Saudi Arabian border. We will take you up the east side of the mountain (Um Snenah) Valley, and go through the valley to the top. Our descent follows a different route down the northwest side of the mountain (by Wadi Nuqra). After the hike we will have lunch, and then travel to Wadi Nuqra, before returning to the camp for another stunning sunset and memorable Bedouin night. Overnight Location: Rumshines campsite

 

Day 11: Trekking in Wadi Rum – Dead Sea

(trekking: 4 hours) After breakfast we will travel by jeep to Jebel Um Adami which lies on the border between Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The intersection of the border cuts the mountain into two halves, but we are lucky to have the summit on our side. The summit, which is the highest point in Jordan, is a staggering 1800 m above sea level. We will approach the summit from the northeast side, and from there you will be able to see the amazing Saudi Arabian desert on the far horizon. Also on a clear day, the azure blue waters of the Red Sea (Aqaba) can be seen. This hike lasts 4 hours and we will have lunch here before returning to Rum Village. We leave the beauty, colors and scenery of Wadi Rum and travel to the Dead Sea for some much deserved pampering and relaxation. Overnight Location: Dead Sea Spa Hotel (4*)

 

Day 12: Dead Sea

(trekking 2.5 hours) After the trekking adventure, the Dead Sea is an excellent place to rejuvenate your body. This world's largest natural spa is one of the most unique spots on earth. The water and mud here have been recognized for their healing properties since Biblical times. Experience the strange sensation of floating effortlessly - its mystical waters contain so much salt and minerals, it is impossible to sink! A truly unique experience for both body and soul. Close by is also the Wadi Mujib Reserve so on this day, enjoy a short water adventure on the Siq Trail. This is an easy to moderate hike that starts at the Visitor Center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer. Overnight Location: Dead Sea Spa Hotel (4*)

 

Day 13: Dead Sea - Amman Airport

According to your flight schedule, we transfer you to Queen Alia Airport and wish you a safe journey and a speedy return to our beautiful country!