Dana to Petra 9 days
One of the top 15 trails around the world (National Geographic)
Jordan is full of wonderful hiking trails, mountains, canyons and we will explore the best hiking trail In Jordan (Dana to Petra) in 9 days.
Jordan has three major physiographic regions (from east to west): the desert, the uplands east of the Jordan River, and the Jordan Valley (the northwest portion of the great East African Rift System).
The desert’s northern part is composed of volcanic lava and basalt, and its southern part of outcrops of sandstone and granite. The landscape is much eroded, primarily by wind. The uplands east of the Jordan River, an escarpment overlooking the rift valley, have an average elevation of 2,000–3,000 feet (600–900 metres) and rise to about 5,755 feet (1,754 metres) at Mount Um Addami , Jordan’s highest point, in the south. Outcrops of sandstone, chalk, limestone, and flint extend to the extreme south, where igneous rocks predominate.
The Jordan Valley drops to about 1,410 feet (430 metres) below sea level at the Dead Sea, the lowest natural point on Earth’s surface.
Our trek starts from up lands, the borders of the Nabataean kingdom in the ancient world.
The trek starts from Dana biosphere reserve, it’s an ancient village located at the top of a mountain overlooking Wadi Araba
The trail was used before to transfer between Dana and Petra and other parts of Nabataean kingdom
You’ll walk on a 5000 thousand years trail and live like they lived, the same walking distance and the same quietness and surinty
You’ll reach the lost city of petra after 4 days of walking between the coloured mountains, deep canyons, desert and rock formations
You’ll spend your days living a complete bedouin lifestyle, from the food and stargazing nights to the fire cooking and searching for a water source.
Although You’ll be supplied with all of your needs, water, food, tents.
This trek will take you back in time and after you finish petra you’ll be surprised to see modern life again with its restaurants, cars, and people.
Hiking Dana to Al-Mansoura and wild camping
Hiking Al-Mansoura to Ras Al-Fayed area and wild camping
Hiking Ras Al-Fayed to Gbour Al-Whaidat and wild camping
Hiking Gbour Al-Whaidat to Little Petra and sleep in al local camp
Petra back trail, from Little Petra to the Monastery (the full city tour).
Wadi Rum Um Addami mountain and Stargazing
Aqaba yacht cruise and diving
DeparturePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Departure TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
IncludedAccommondationMealsPersonal GuideTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAll Museum TicketsTransportation/Car
Day 1: Arrival to Amman - Amman tour
Day 2: Dana reserve and wild camp at the desert
Day 3: Near Wadi Ghuweir
Day 6: Petra back trail
Day 7: Aqaba - souks
Day 8: Aqaba - diving
Day 9: Departure from Aqaba or Amman
AccommodationDuring the tour, you will stay in unique eco-camps that are run by locals. In Amman, you are staying close to the centre in downtown or alwebdeh, so according to your arrival time you can enjoy exploring a bit of Jordanian hospitality. From Dana to Petra we will be wild camping in the remote desert of Wadi Araba and shobak mountains to enjoy the sky with a minimum light pollution in Aqaba you will stay in a five star hotel to enjoy nice and clean room and private beach
- Fully supported trek between dana and petra with water and 3 meals per day
- Local guide for the whole trek
- Wild camping for 3 nights
- Petra back trail with local guide
- Aqaba yacht cruise
- Aqaba five stars hotel beach access
Day 2Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3Breakfast lunch dinner
Day 4Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6Breakfast, lunch box, dinner
Day 7Breakfast, lunch box, dinner
Day 8Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9Breakfast, BBQ lunch on yacht
Health, Hygiene and SafetyAll of jonavigators staff is already fully vaccinated and they get tested constantly. Cleaning Uses cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus. Linens, towels and laundry washed in line with local authority guidelines. Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays. The accommodation partners we work with follow the guidelines of local authorities. Equipment for activities is disinfected before and/or after use. Physical distancing Cashless payment available. Drivers, guides and staff maintain a distance from the clients at all times possible. Activities take place outside mostly. Safety features Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by the local government. Hand sanitizer available in guest rooms, vehicles and key areas. First aid kit available. A room is available to isolate suspected or infected COVID-19 patients. Protective masks are available for all staff. Outdoors safety and first aid ENSA Chamonix school certified guides along the trip with wilderness rescue and first aid certificates. All staff have first aid training. Clear details about activities difficulty, length and elevation. Clear instructions before activities. Written details about what to wear and what to bring to the trips. Guides are trained to read maps and navigation. Weather forecast reading before any activity to take place. Small groups policy to help the guides focus on the group.
Things to do (optional)Amman tour Petra by night ( it's working 3 days a week, depends on what day you arrive to Petra) Horseback riding Water sports and activities Diving snorkeling
- Airport meet and assist
- Airport pick up
- Private new vehicle with driver - AC - WiFi - Complimentary water
- Accommodation in all mentioned places
- Hiking guide for the whole trip
- Wild camping for 3 nights
- Local Guide to Petra back trail
- All mentioned meals
- Yacht cruise with lunch in Aqaba
- Airport drop off
What's not included
- Any personal expenses or gifts
- Amman tour
- Petra by night
- Water sports or diving in Aqaba
- Aqaba tour