Wadi Rum and Petra bird eye:

Overview:

Jordan's Wadi Rum and its 'rose-red City' of Petra provide a magical setting for a trekking holiday in the Middle East. Rising abruptly from the desert plains, the red-ochre sandstone mesas of Wadi Rum provide one of the world's most dramatic landscapes. It was famously described by T.E. Lawrence as 'Rum the magnificent... vast, echoing and God-like.' In this traditional hunting ground of the Bedouin, our 5-day trek will take us on ancient trails through hidden canyons and across open rocky slopes to the summits of several of the biggest formations in Jordan, including Jebel Um Adaami (1832m), Jordan's highest peak. Throughout the trekking holiday, some easy scrambling will be required to get to the best viewpoints and the guide will carry a rope to safeguard exposed sections, such as the final part of the approach to the dramatic Burdah Bridge. Four-wheel-drive vehicles will provide back-up and we will camp each night on the sands in the company of our hospitable Bedouin hosts. A final highlight of this outstanding Arabian adventure holiday is our 2-day visit to the awe-inspiring 2300 year old, rock-hewn city of Petra. Here, we will make our initial approach via the back trail from Little Petra and the fantastic rock-hewn `Monastery` as we spend the whole day exploring the site, following in the footsteps of the ancient and the intrepid. We will camp inside Petra archeological site and hike up to Jebel Haroun next morning, Petra's highest summit.

Highlights:

  • A spectacular journey into the heart of Wadi Rum and Petra.
  • Trek to Jordan's highest summit, on the border with Saudi Arabia.
  • 2 days in Petra making entrance off-the-beaten path through the backdoor.
  • Exclusive camping within the 'Red-rose City' of Petra .
  • Climb the solitude of Mount Aaron, Petra's highest summit.
  • Journey with the Bedouin across historic desert land.
  • Jordan's legendary hospitality and dramatic desert scenery.

Itinerary:

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    Day 8

Airport to the hotel in Amman. Dinner and Overnight in Amman hotel.

Amman to Wadi Rum

After lunch, we trek from Lawrence's Well in Wadi Shelaala, on a ledge route across Jebel Rum to Abu Aina. Camp at the entrance to Wadi Um Ishrin.

Visit the Burdah Bridge

We have a short drive by 4WD vehicle to Jebel Burdah and make the interesting scramble up to the Burdah Bridge. Descend to the desert and after lunch hike to camp near Jebel Um Fruth.

Climb Jebel Khasch

Today, we drive south to Jebel Khasch. We traverse this massif via its summit plateau in 4 hours, with great views in all directions. After lunch, we hike across the desert for 2 hours to our camp.

Ascend Jebel Um Adaami

We drive southwards to Jebel Um Adaami (1832m), close to the border with Saudi Arabia. Our climb to the top of this rocky mountain involves a round trip of a little over 3 hours. After lunch, we trek across the desert to our camp.

Petra through the backdoor

After breakfast this morning we leave Wadi Rum and head to Petra arriving by way of a spectacular back trail along the cliffs. We have the whole day exploring the different sites of this huge city, before we set out on the short hike to our camp above Petra.

Climb Jebel Haroun

This morning we start our trek to the white-painted mosque and shrine at the summit of Jebel Haroun (1270m), also known as Mount Aaron. The views here are legendary and we spend some time, admiring the shrine, reputedly, the burial site of Moses's brother, Aaron. We retrace our steps through Petra and transfer to our accommodation.

Departure

After an early morning breakfast we proceed to Amman Airport for our onward flight home.

Important Information:

Included Services:

  • An experienced local Jordanian tour guide.
  • Bedouin trekking guide.
  • Timed Amman Airport transfers at the beginning and end of the trip.
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary.
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier.
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Petra including entrance fees.
  • Entrance fee for Dana Reserve.
  • A full service on trek including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment).

Not-Included Services:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Alcohol drinks.
  • Tips.

Additional Notes:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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