Hiking in Jordan: Petra and Wadi Rum

8 Days | Step off the beaten track on a trekking adventure through Jordan

4.9 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
AUD $2,546
View dates and book

Experience the beauty and culture of Jordan on this exhilarating 8-day trekking adventure. Wander the streets of modern Amman, marvel at Little Petra, get off the beaten track around ancient Petra, be dazzled by the famous Treasury building, join the Bedouins for a magical desert adventure, admire the Byzantine mosaics in Madaba and float in the famously salty Dead Sea. This is Jordan at its active, action-packed best.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking In Jordan: Petra And Wadi Rum including Jordan
Amman, Jordan
Madaba, Jordan
Walking & Trekking
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 22.71 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Visit Little Petra and hike the lesser known back-road into iconic Petra, spending a day exploring the secret hiking trails of this awe-inspiring ancient treasure.
  • Explore the spectacular Dana Reserve on foot – this unbelievably diverse reserve was established to protect wildlife and provide local communities with employment.
  • Wadi Rum is a world unto itself. Hop in a jeep and experience its twisted rock scenery and watch the sun set on a trek through this rugged moonscape
  • The semi-nomadic Bedouins are renowned for their hospitality, so you're in for a treat. Learn about their culture over an earthen oven-cooked feast before sleeping under the stars
  • Experience the best weightlessness this side of outer space with an effortless float in the super-salty waters of the Dead Sea

Is this trip right for you?
  • There is good amount of hiking involved in this trip and also when visiting Jordan's historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Most of the time there is no shade, so remember to bring a hat, sun protection, and sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or walking shoes.
  • The distances that you will be trekking vary from 14 kilometres to 20 kilometres over a range of terrains, we recommend you consider packing trekking poles for the hikes.
  • The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared western bathroom facilities. While the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night, so remember to bring some warmer layers, especially if visiting outside of the summer months.


Map of Hiking In Jordan: Petra And Wadi Rum including Jordan



7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Jeep, Van


Permanent camp (1 night), Desert Camp (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights)

  • Dana Nature Reserve guided hike
  • Little Petra visit
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Little Petra Backdoor guided hike
  • Madras Trail guided hike
  • High Place guided hike
  • Wadi Farasa guided hike
  • Wadi Rum desert jeep excursion
  • Sunset hike including Um Fruth Rock Arch
  • Desert guided hike including lunch
  • Madaba visit including St George's Church
  • Dead Sea sunset swim

Dates and availability

Loading trip dates and availabilities...

Important notes

1. You'll need a good level of fitness for this trip.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 5,6 (Desert Camp) and where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Due to local weather conditions we may have need to changes some of the advertised walks. This decision is made by the local authorities and only occurs from time to time, should this occur then a substitute activity will be planned and advised.
4. Travellers only have to carry their essential items in a small backpack when hiking, while the main luggage will be transferred.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

Read Essential Trip Information


4.9 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

Steve · Traveled May 2023
Steve / really enjoy the 7 day trek adventure in Jordan. The tour group size was just right 12. The people on the tour were open minded and we all bonded well. Our guide Furat, brought the group together and made the tour with his enthusiasm : knowledge towards hi as country, job and the tour group
Review submitted 25 May 2023

Marie-Andrée · Traveled May 2023
This tour was brilliant! Amazing lanscapes and hikes, great guide and so much laugh and fun during the entire week!
Review submitted 22 May 2023

Barry · Traveled May 2023
We are experienced international travelers over several decades who only recently chose a small group tour with Intrepid. We chose it due to the hiking option offered in Jordan. We are extremely pleased with the tour and have no hesitation in recommending it to other travelers. Great value for the money.
Review submitted 23 May 2023

Kristine · Traveled May 2023
Wow - what an adventure! Hiking from Little Petra into Petra is amazingly special and feel very lucky to have done it. Loved our small group from around the globe and our patient tour leader who was skilled at keeping us on track.
Review submitted 23 May 2023

Lauren · Traveled May 2023
Don’t just get in a golf cart to “see” Petra. Walk it. You get such a vibe and see things most people and tours don’t see.
Review submitted 27 May 2023
Hiking in Jordan: Petra and Wadi Rum
AUD $2,546