Trek part of the famous Jordan Trail through rugged mountain countryside and rolling desert to Petra on this 7 day private tour. Marvel at the Treasury and Monastery in the Rose Red City, explore ancient Madaba and enjoy incredible views of the Promised Land from Mount Nebo.
Welcome to Jordan! Your tour begins with a transfer to the hotel in Amman, where the rest of today is at leisure. You may wish to explore some of the vibrant souqs in downtown Amman, the heart of the city.
Amman - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Dana - Mansura. Leave Amman today and drive to Madaba for a guided sightseeing tour. Discover highlights including 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. Your day continues as you travel to Mt Nebo, the site where Moses first gazed over the Holy Land. Enjoy the same panoramic views, stretching 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. Continue to Mansura where your trek begins with a short one hour hike to the campsite (approx 3km trek).
Overnight: Mansura (camping) | Breakfast, Dinner
Your trek continues today as you set off on part of the famous Jordan Trail, a 650km trail through the stunning heart of the country. You'll follow the path all the way to Petra. Begin with a walk through the valley and climb a mountain trail to Ras Wadi Nekheel. From here you’ll marvel at the breathtaking views of the mountains and the sprawling desert below. Descend along rocky slopes into the Bega’a Valley and continue to tonight’s campsite. Trek past natural springs, abandoned settlements and lush wadis, which form oases in the desert (approx 15km trek).
Overnight: Bega'a Valley (camping) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you’ll 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. Pass Roman watchtowers and remarkable Neolithic (Stone Age) sites as you trek through this stunning region. The campsite for tonight is at the edge of UNESCO-listed Beidha (approx 18km trek).
Overnight: Bediha (camping) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your 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 you 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 your visit, continue to Beidha - one of the earliest examples of permanent human settlement in existence. Later, you’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. Marvel at this iconic tomb before you continue to the hotel for a well earned rest (approx 17km trek).
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. You’ll also visit 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. The tour ends 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 in Amman
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 4 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.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.
Petra Palace, Petra
The Petra Palace is an elegant hotel set in landscaped gardens, with beautiful views of the Petra mountains. The rooms either have views of the mountains or the gardens with the heated swimming pool.
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.