Dana to Petra Adventure - 8 Days (Group Trip)
Hike along the Jordan Trail, while visiting historic, cultural and natural wonders
2020: May 23-30 (3 spots left)
Other Trips: Other trip dates can be arranged on request
Join our small group on the Dana to Petra trek, rated as one of the world’s 15 best hikes by National Geographic! Experience the magic of Jordan on foot, water, and under the stars with our incredibly knowledgable guides. This is truly the adventure of a lifetime that will leave you wanting more!
- 5-day trek from Dana Nature Reserve to the ancient city of Petra
- Visit the Dead Sea
- Discover the spectacular Wadi Rum Desert
- Enter Petra via the back route past the Monastery
- Enjoy the hospitality of our Bedouin guides
Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport - Amman
Arrive at Amman Airport, where your FlashpackerConnect guide will meet you, assist with immigration and then transfer you to your hotel. Amman is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age. The city is growing into a modern city, but retains its character and history.
The drive from QAIA into Amman takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your arrival time and traffic.
Overnight in Amman.
Day: Amman - Dana - Hike from Dana Village to Feynan
Early morning pick up from Amman (at 7:00am) and head south to Dana. You will start from Dana Village, 1,200m above sea level, and head west into Dana valley with your trekking guides. The trail drops steeply at first and then levels into amore gradual descent through the Dana Biosphere Reserve towards the eco-lodge at Feynan. The reserve, Jordan's largest, includes four distinct bio-geographical zones, which means that Dana supports an astonishing diversity of birds, plants,and animals. On your way down the valley you may see Griffin Vultures over head as well as hyrax and copper-blue lizards on the rocks; if you're lucky you might even catch a glimpse of an ibex or a desert fox, or see the footprint of a wolf in the dust. Finish the hike at one of the world's best ecolodges; Feynan Eco-Lodge.Overnight at Feynan Eco-Lodge.
Drive from Amman onto Dana takes around 3 1/2 hours.
Hiking Distance 14km Ascend 230m Descent 1140m. Hiking Level: Moderate
Day 3: Feynan Ecolodge - Hike from AlFarsh to Little Petra
After breakfast enjoy one of the local community activities offered in the eco-lodge such as: Hiking, biking, cooking classes, Making kohl (Bedouin eye makeup),Making Arabic coffee, Baking earthy “Arbood” bread or Weaving goat-haired tents.Then we will transfer you to AL Beida where you will hike around 7-8Km, visit LittlePetra site (a mini version of Petra). Then continue following the timeline markers through history to the remains of a Neolithic village. Finish in Little Petra camp.
Driving distance from Feynan onto Al Beida takes around 2 Hours.
Overnight in Little Petra
Day 4: Little Petra - Hike from Little Petra to Petra
After breakfast it's time to start your hike. Enter Petra via „The Back Door‟ avoiding most of the tourists. Good tracks go pleasantly down Wadi Ghurab amidst sandstone mountains guarding the approaches to Petra. This way follows a Nabataean route out of the valley and skirting round the final mountain on a natural rock terrace which has been „improved‟ for the safety of walkers. Even so, it still narrows slightly before reaching a hidden plateau high above the impressive chasm of Wadi Siyyagh.
Just beyond, carved into the cliff face, „The Monastery‟ suddenly comes into view, where there is a Bedouin café for refreshments if you would like. Nabataean steps then lead down into ancient Petra; through which the route goes before exiting past „The Treasury‟ and though the famous „Petra Siq‟ to the shops, cafés and hotels of Wadi Musa.
Hiking Distance: 14km to 16km - Petra
Overnight in Petra
Day 5: Petra - Hike Jabal UM AD Dami & Jeep tour - Wadi Rum
At 7:00am you will be transferred from your hotel in Petra and head south towardsWadi Rum. Once you reach Wadi Rum you will drive for around 1.2 hour to the foot of the mountain. Um Ad Dami, at more than 1,800 m is the highest peak in Jordan, offering you a whole new perspective of the desert from its summit. To the South you can see the border to Saudi Arabia, to the North Jebel Rum (next to Rum village). According to your ability climbing to the summit and back to the desert floor takes approximately three hours. After which you will be transferred to your camp in Wadi Rum so as to relax and enjoy some lunch. After having lunch and relaxing at the camp, you will have around 2 hour jeep tour following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges.
Overnight in Wadi Rum
Day 6: Wadi Rum - Mount Nebo - Cycle to Dead Sea - Dead Sea
We start with a transfer to visit Mount Nebo, where Moses looked across at thePromised Land before he died. We start cycling from here across Madaba plains and farms via backroads. Reaching one of the epic downhills of Jordan, calledPanoramic road, which will take us down to Dead Sea, under the sea level. We will stop on route for a lunch on the hillside with a meal cooked by a local family -another great opportunity to experience the traditional meals.
Once you are at Dead Sea, you can spend time on your own either floating in the sea, mud bath or even some spa treatment.
Cycling Info: 30 km (moderate downhill and flat sections)
Overnight - Dead Sea
Day 7: Dead Sea - Wadi Mujib (Siq Trail) - Amman
After breakfast, drive to Wadi Mujib, one of the canyon's highest waterfalls, you will have a short trail (2 - 3 hours) called Siq Trail, the trail starts at the Visitors 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, after you're finish your tour in Mujib.
Drive back to Amman
Overnight at Amman
Day 8: Amman - Queen Alia International Airport - Departure
Collection from your hotel in Amman and transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.
Driving distance from Amman to QAIA : 45 Minutes.
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Additional Trip Info
- Accommodation as per itinerary in a double / twin bed room. Single supplement applies for the single room accommodation.
- English speaking licensed guide except arrival and departure days.
- Transportation as per itinerary.
- Meet and assist at Amman Airport upon arrival.
- Meals as listed in the itinerary. Please refer to the routes table.
- Free collective visa to Jordan for groups staying 2 nights and more ( full passport details must be received 14 days before arrival. Law is subject to change at anytime without any notice.
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
- Lunch box and 1 large water during hiking days (Day 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- Bike (Scott Aspect 740 27,5") and helmet hire on cycling day.
- Support cycling truck for cycling day.
- Cycling guide / mechanic for cycling day who cycles with the group.
- Snacks and water during the cycling day.
- Wadi Mujib siq trail hike.
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