PRIVATE TREKKING HOLIDAY: Trek the famous Jordan trail, through breathtaking mountain countryside and rolling desert, to Petra. Marvel at the Treasury and Monastery in the Rose Red City, enjoy panoramic vistas from the summit of Mount Nebo, explore ancient Madaba and enjoy incredible views of the Promised Land from Mount Nebo.
Welcome to Jordan! Your adventure begins with a transfer from Amman Airport to the hotel in Amman, where the rest of today is at leisure. You may wish to independently explore some of the vibrant souqs in downtown Amman, in the heart of the city.
Amman - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Dana - Mansura. Leaving Amman today, we drive to Madaba for our guided sightseeing tour. Discover Madaba’s highlights, which include the Madaba Museum, Archaeological Park and St George Church. Admire the famous 6th century mosaic map of the Middle East, which decorates the floor of this famous church. Our day continues as we travel to Mt Nebo, the site where Moses first gazed over the Holy Land. Enjoy the same panoramic views that stretch as far as Jericho, the Dead Sea and the Jordan River Valley.
Later, visit the 500 year old village of Dana, which was virtually abandoned until the establishment of the Dana Nature Reserve in 1993. We then continue to Mansura, where our trek begins with a short one hour hike to our campsite.
Distance trekked today: 3km
Overnight: Mansura (camping) | Breakfast, Dinner
Our trek continues today as we set off on part of the famous Jordan trail, a 650km trail through the stunning heart of the country, we'll follow the path all the way to Petra. We begin with a walk through the valley and then climb the mountain trail to Ras Wadi Nekheel. From here, we’ll marvel at the breathtaking views of the mountains and the sprawling desert below. We then descend along rocky slopes into the Bega'a Valley and continue to tonight’s campsite. Today’s trek will pass natural springs, abandoned settlements and lush wadis, which form oases in the desert.
Distance trekked today: 15km
Overnight: Bega'a Valley (camping) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today, we trek along the same path as the Bedouin nomads, who traditionally ascend into the mountains in summer to escape the heat of the Jordanian sun. We’ll pass Roman watchtowers and remarkable Neolithic (stone age) sites as we trek through this stunning region. The campsite for tonight is at the edge of UNESCO-listed Beidha.
Distance trekked today: 18km
Overnight: Bediha (camping) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Our final day of trekking begins with a walk to Siq al Barid (Little Petra). This lesser known site is thought to have been an important agricultural centre and supply post for travellers to Petra. The scenery changes as we walk, from rocky mountains to rolling sandstone hills. Enter Little Petra through a narrow opening, similar to the famous Siq of Petra itself, but smaller. After our visit, we continue to Beidha - one of the earliest examples of permanent human settlement in existence. Later, we’ll arrive in the Rose Red City of Petra and visit the legendary Ad Deir (The Monastery), which is perched high on a hill-top and marvel at this iconic tomb before we continue to our hotel for a well-earned rest.
Distance trekked today: 17km
Overnight: Petra | Breakfast, Lunch
Discover the wonders of the ancient Nabatean city of Petra today. Walk down the striking Siq to the breathtaking Al-Khazneh (The Treasury) and admire this impressive tomb. We then explore the group of tombs on the Street of Facades and the Theatre, which is Roman in style but carved from existing rock rather than built like the Roman amphitheatres. Today’s sightseeing concludes with visits to the Byzantine Church and fascinating Petra Museum, which displays many exhibits from across Petra’s rich history.
Overnight: Petra | Breakfast
Petra - Amman. Your Jordanian trekking adventure comes to an end today with an included transfer to the Queen Alia Airport (approx. 3hrs drive), in Amman.
Extend your time in historic & beautiful Jordan...
Consider spending a night or two at the Dead Sea and bob in the boyant waters and soak up the sun with a good book. Alternatively, opt to head to one of the other cities to discover more of Jordan's historical sites on offer. We offer a variety of properties for you to choose from. Browse our best places to visit and best time to travel pages for suggestions on what to see on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.
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Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 4 persons travelling together based in twin or double rooms. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 4 adults. If travelling in a smaller group size of 2-3 persons, additional supplements will apply.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
With friendly and helpful staff, the Toledo offers a perfect location and comfortable accommodation. Guest rooms are well appointed and all have a great view of the famous King Abdullah Mosque and several historical churches. Wi-fi is available and there is a 24 hour coffee shop for when hunger strikes! There is also a fitness centre and pool - however the hours vary for men and women so check with reception before you head down. Well located in Amman City Centre next to the bus station.