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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 56 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
GBP £1,492
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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
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 24.52 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

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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.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 56 reviews submitted.
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Melanie · Traveled April 2024
Beautiful hikes off the usual tourist routes, yummy food and magnificent scenery!
Review submitted 29 Apr 2024

Stefan · Traveled March 2024
Hiking in Jordan was an amazing trip, very beautiful landscape and interesting ancient sites. We were very lucky to travel in a very friendly group and had a great time being guided by our tour leader Mohammed. We highly recommend travelling to Jordan now, because sites are not crowded (tourist numbers are low) and the country is very beautiful and people are friendly!
Review submitted 01 May 2024

Brigitte · Traveled March 2024
I highly recommend Jordan as a travel destination and this trip. Everything was perfect: country, sights, culture, the friendly locals who are welcoming tourists, itinery, food, hikes, we learned a lot and we always felt safe. There are some must-sees included in this trips: Petra, Madaba, Amann and many more.
Review submitted 01 May 2024

scarlet · Traveled March 2024
Embarking on a guided trek through Jordan's wonders was an enriching experience. The camaraderie forged with fellow adventurers from around the globe added a vibrant cultural dimension to our journey. From Petra's ancient allure to the ethereal beauty of Wadi Rum, every moment was a shared discovery. Stop thinking about it and book it! you won't regret it!
Review submitted 19 Mar 2024

Emily · Traveled October 2023
What an amazing adventure! I would highly recommend this trip. Every day was magical. Especially hiking to Petra from Little Petra and Wadi Rum. Our guide Mohammed was incredible - an amazing trekking guide and wonderful group leader. The trip was so well organize, great itinerary and important information very clearly communication. The local guides also were excellent. Thank you Mohammed for such an incredible experience!
Review submitted 05 Nov 2023
Hiking in Jordan: Petra and Wadi Rum
GBP £1,492