Travel to Jordan and take a trekking tour of Petra and Wadi Rum

Travel to Jordan and experience the alien landscape of Wadi Rum and Petra, one of the wonders of the world. Visit Amman, Jordan's lively and atmospheric capital, which is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities on Earth. Trek through a truly unique landscape, passing natural rock formations that seem to defy the laws of nature. Be blown away by the presence of the ancient city of Petra, intricately carved into the red rock itself. This is a truly unique location and a trip that will not be forgotten.

Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Amman, Jordan
Countries
Jordan
Themes
Walking
Code
XZXP
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 4, Max 14
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore Amman, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world
  • Visit the excavated ruins of an Umayyad palace
  • Try traditional Bedouin cuisine
  • Camp in the midst of an alien landscape
  • Take a guided tour to the arch of Burdah
  • See the inscriptions of Siq el Khazali
  • Travel to Petra, the ancient city carved in to the red rock of the Earth

Itinerary

Travel to Jordan's capital, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, with excavation revealing towers believed to date back to the Stone Age. See the impressive Roman theatre and take in panoramic views of the city from the Citadel.
Get acclimatised to the captivating atmosphere and outlandish scenery with a short walk from Disseh Village to the Umm el Twaggy camp, where the Bedouin hosts provide a tasty traditional meal. Continue on to traverse the magnificent desert canyon of Siq el Barrah, before camping between the mountains of Rakaa and Mharrak. Climb to the arch of Burdah and take in spectaculer vistas of of the dramatic landscape. Finally, head over the Um Fruth rock bridge and visit the inscriptions of Siq el Khazali.
Head north through Wadi Um Ishrin to the quaint and comfortable Disseh Village, before making the final push for Petra in the afternoon.
Visit Petra and walk down the narrow chasm of the city's only entrance to emerge at the El Khazneh. Walk through to the city centre, passing houses, tombs and the amphitheatre. Finally, reach the magnificent El Deir, the monastery that is carved into the rock and topped by a huge urn. After an in-depth exploration of this stunning ancient city, return to Amman where the trip ends the next day.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
4x4, Minibus
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (4 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Petra Entrance

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