Beyond the Limit:


This excellent trekking holiday in Jordan takes us from the Dana Reserve, southwards to the ancient 'Rose-Red City' of Petra. This trek is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the finest in the Middle East. Six days of trekking takes us through the most rugged country in Jordan, straddling the edge of the great Rift Valley. Starting out from Wadi Feinan in the Dana Nature Reserve, this exploratory trek takes us on hunters' trails through deep gorges and across high ridges, climbing gradually from around 300 meters at Feinan to around 1100 meters at the high viewpoint above Petra. Nights will be spent camping Bedouin-style with the local guide and crew. Crossing a final escarpment, we reach the spectacular ‘Monastery', which heralds our arrival at Petra - recently voted for inclusion amongst the world's ‘New 7 Wonders'. This great adventure follows in the footsteps of many explorers and is a magical week of discovery, walking and above all, Jordanian hospitality.


  • Walk amongst sculpted sandstone following the most famous section of the Jordan Trail.
  • Trekking the new 'Inca Trail' of the Middle East.
  • One of the World's Best Hikes by National Geographic.
  • Walking amongst sculpted sandstone canyons of Jordan.
  • Explore the wonders of the `Rose-Red City` of Petra.
  • Camping Bedouin style under the desert stars.


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

Dana to Wadi Feinan

Amman - Dana reserve by private bus, Trek to Wadi Feinan where we make a traditional Bedouin bivouac. You can choose to sleep out under the stars or in a tent.

Distance 16.21 km
Ascent 189 m
Descent 1127 m

Wadi Feinan to Wadi Barwas

Trek from Wadi Feinan through a landscape of rocky desert and mountains, passing Byzantine ruins to our camp near the dry canyon of Wadi Barwas.

Distance 18.60km
Ascent 342 m
Descent 388 m

Wadi Barwas to Reis al Feid

Leaving the Wadi we climb up into the mountains following ancient Bedouin trails. We cross two passes to reach the green valley of Reis al Feid, where we camp above the river valley.

Distance 11.30 km
Ascent 1078 m
Descent 354 m

Reis al Feid to Shkaret Umseid

We climb back into the mountains for a spectacular day of trekking offering far-reaching views before descending once more to camp at Shkaret Umseid.

Distance 13.80 km
Ascent 647 m
Descent 609 m

Shkaret Umseid to Little Petra

Leaving Shkaret Umseid the trail weaves through rock canyons and onto a high plateau area where the mountains of Petra come into view. We then descend to our camp at Beidah via Little Petra.

Distance 14.46 km
Ascent 456 m
Descent 467 m

Little Petra to Petra

Our trek today finishes right at the site of Petra arriving by way of a spectacular trail along the cliffs. After exploring the site with a guide we head to our accommodation and enjoy our final night of Jordanian hospitality.

Distance 16.21 km
Ascent 189 m
Descent 1127 m


Total GPS data:
Distance 91.10 km
Ascent 3409 m
Descent 3623 m

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.