8 Day Jordan Walking Tour featuring Petra

1 Amman, 1 Feynan, 1 Petra, 2 Wadi Rum & 1 Dead Sea
Round trip flights New York-Amman, Amman-New York, 6 nights accommodations, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Amman, Amman-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Amman
    • 1 night Feynan
    • 1 night Petra
    • 2 nights Wadi Rum
    • 1 night Dead Sea
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Additional English-speaking assistant with 11+ travelers
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Visa to Jordan
 

Walking Activity Level

  • 1 Easy Day | up to 4 hours of walking a day, easy walking on mostly flat terrain, accessible to all guests in good health
  • 4 Moderate Days | 4-6 hours of walking a day, hilly with some steep or uneven terrain, clients should be physically fit and prepared for several hours of activity
 

Special Features

  • Trek in the desert-like zone of Dana Biosphere Reserve, home to a diverse wildlife
  • Explore the Feynan copper mines and learn how copper was discovered and mined, thousands of years ago
  • Visit Little Petra with its tombs, temples, and water cisterns carved out of rock
  • Hike the spectacular Madras trail which leads you to the astonishing ancient city of Petra
  • Travel to Wadi Rum, a surreal desert terrain known as "The Valley of the Moon"
  • Embark on a hike to Umm Al Dami, the highest peak in Jordan, located at the edge of Wadi Rum desert
  • Discover Jordan's stunning Wadi Mujib river canyon with its towering sandstone cliffs
  • Float in the buoyant, salty waters of the Dead Sea
Day By Day Itinerary

This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness with up to 5 hours of walking per day. The route and activities are subject to change based on weather conditions. Please see the "Is This Trip Right for You?" section and the Trip Preparation tab for more information.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Jordan
Depart for Jordan

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Amman
Arrive in Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Travel to Feynan, Wadi Dana Hike
Depart Amman this morning and tavel south to Feynan. Upon arrival at your lodge, begin your hike in the desert-like zone of Dana Biosphere Reserve, home to Jordan's most diverse wildlife. The trail gradually becomes greener as you head further into the valley of Wadi Dana with tall sandstone cliffs on either side of the valley. View natural springs, and a variety of animals that call Dana Biosphere Reserve home. During the hike, you will encounter groups of Bedouin families living in traditional tents made out of goat hair. Following a picnic lunch, walk back to the lodge. Spend the afternoon at leisure, before dinner tonight
Overnight: Feynan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Easy, 5.2 miles, 3 hours

DAY 4, Thursday - Copper Mines Trail, Visit Little Petra, Travel to Petra
During your hike today, explore the long-forgotten copper mine shafts. Learn how copper was discovered and used at Feynan, by ancient civilizations thousands of years ago. Visit nearby sites to see how copper was transported and refined. Afterwad, return to the lodge. In the afternoon, travel to Little Petra, also known as Siq al-Barid, locaterd in a narrow canyon north of Petra. Tour the ancient site, with its tombs, temples, and water cisterns carved out of rock. Visit the Painted House, which features one of the only surviving Nabatean painted interiors. Afterward, head to your hotel in Petra for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 3.5 miles, 3 hours

DAY 5, Friday - Visit Petra, Al Madras Trail, Travel to Wadi Rum
This morning, explore Petra, the "rose red" city hand-sculpted by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your hike at the main entrance and before reaching the "Siq", make a turn at the Obelisk Tomb to take the Madras trail. Passing an ancient staircase, the trail then leads you to the top for great views of Petra's most extraordinary monument, the towering Treasury building rising over 140 feet. Continue on the mountain side and descend to the valley below to the amphitheater and Royal Tombs. Follow the main trail to Qasr Al Bint where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, travel to Wadi Rum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its rolling sand dunes, and striking rock formations. Arrive at the camp for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Wadi Rum
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 5.5 miles, 5 hours

DAY 6, Saturday - Hike Umm Al Dami
Embark on a hike to Umm Al Dami, the highest peak in Jordan, located at the edge of Wadi Rum desert, near the Saudi Arabian border. Begin your ascent and upon reaching the top you will be rewarded (on a clear day) by striking views of Wadi Rum's mountains and rugged lanscape as well as the Red Sea. After your descent and a Bedouin picnic lunch, head back to camp. Tonight, dinner is at the camp. Afterward, perhaps join the optional Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience
Optional: Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience (PM)
Overnight: Wadi Rum
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 2.2 miles, 3.5 hours

DAY 7, Sunday - Wadi Al-Hasa Trail, Dead Sea
Rise before dawn for the optional Wadi Rum Sunrise Balloon Ride. After checking out from the camp, travel to Ghor Al Safi. Discover the stunning Wadi Al-Hasa river canyon during this morning's hike. The trail takes you down a canyon, where you will walk through water, between towering sandstone cliffs and dramatic scenery. Afterward, travel to your hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Pamper yourself with fabulous treatments, or just savor the beautiful surroundings and natural beauty of this area. Tonight at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Wadi Rum Sunrise Balloon Ride (AM)
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 3.2 miles, 3.5 hours

DAY 8, Monday - Depart Jordan
Transfer to the airport in Amman for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • During Ramadan (Mar 22 - Apr 21, 2023), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff.
  • The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance.
  • Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan.
  • Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages.
  • Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance.
  • Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
  • Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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