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Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Amman, Jordan to Amman, Jordan

Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking
With stunning desert landscapes and wondrous historical sights, Jordan exemplifies the magic of the Middle East! Experience the country's highlights and its lesser-known desert routes as you explore spectacular Wadi Rum, hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, and take Bedouin paths through the Sharah Mountains. Your reward for six days of epic hiking? Quiet sunset strolls, tea on the dunes, and nights under endless desert skies. Treasure every moment as you explore ancient Petra, float in the Dead Sea, and behold views across the biblical Promised Land from Mount Nebo. Rest in comfort at hand-picked accommodations, including the award-winning Feynan Ecolodge, and enjoy traditional Jordanian cuisine.
  • Discover the wonders of Jordan from alluring antiquities to rugged landscapes
  • Explore the beautifully preserved Roman city Jerash and UNESCO-listed Petra - plus float in the Dead Sea
  • Enjoy luxury in nature at serene ecolodges and local tradition at stays in Bedouin desert camps

Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
Starting At
December 02, 2022 through N/A
Itinerary Overview
Day 5
Hike from Dana to Feynan Ecolodge
Day 6
Hike from Wadi Feynan to Furon
Day 7
Hike from Furon to Ghbour Whedat
Day 11
Journey from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea
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Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
March 09, 2023

to March 20, 2023

11 Nights from $6,795.00 (USD) Per Person
March 05, 2023 7:00 PM
April 12, 2023

to April 23, 2023

11 Nights from $6,795.00 (USD) Per Person
April 08, 2023 7:00 PM
October 11, 2023

to October 22, 2023

11 Nights from $6,795.00 (USD) Per Person
October 07, 2023 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
March 09, 2023

March 20, 2023

April 12, 2023

April 23, 2023

October 11, 2023

October 22, 2023

Accommodations
MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 3
InterContinental Jordan Hotel

A well-known landmark in bustling Amman, the five-star InterContinental Jordan Hotel offers cosmopolitan amenities with a Middle Eastern touch, from international cuisine to spa, fitness center, two swimming pools, and excellent views. Guests also enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Located atop one of the seven hills of Amman, the hotel boasts easy proximity to the city center and historic sites.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Dana Guesthouse

The Dana Guesthouse is perched on the edge of Wadi Dana, just steps from the trailhead for your first day's hike. A beautifully styled building, the guesthouse offers breathtaking views of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. There are nine rooms — most with private terraces — and all bathrooms are public. The guesthouse offers traditional Jordanian food and friendly service.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Feynan Ecolodge

In the heart of the mountainous Dana Biosphere Reserve, Feynan Ecolodge is an award-winning, solar (and at night candle) powered, 26-room accommodation. Beautifully and sustainably designed to fit in with its surroundings, Feynan offers guests authentic Bedouin hospitality amidst stunning natural beauty. Activities include adventuring through the untouched outdoors, sipping tea with native Bedouins, exploring local archaeological sites, or simply unwinding on the serene property.

Day: 6, duration: 1
MT Sobek Camp—Furon, Jordan

Our camp at Furon lies on a flat plateau with open space and spectacular mountain views. Like Ghbour Whedat, the spacious tents come with thick pads, blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows to maximize comfort. Enjoy fresh food prepared by our Bedouin camping crew and relax in the peaceful landscape.

Day: 7, duration: 1
MT Sobek Camp—Ghbour Whedat

Escape the city in Ghbour Whedat, a dry river valley surrounded by desert vegetation and sheltered by large boulders. Spacious tents come with thick pads, blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows to maximize comfort. Our Bedouin camping crew prepares fresh food consisting of traditional local flavors and ingredients. Deeply relax in this peaceful setting by stargazing, drinking tea, or practicing yoga.

Day: 8, duration: 1
Little Petra Bedouin Camp

Nestled in the rocks of Little Petra, this camp welcomes guests with traditional Bedouin warmth and hospitality — serving them a cup of Bedouin tea or coffee and some local bread with olive oil and zaatar (spice). The camp is a combination of luxury and authenticity. Each tent has a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning and a panoramic glass wall with curtains. There's also a dining tent and an outdoor seating area around the fire to sit out under the stars and enjoy the glow of lanterns on the rocks and the desert moonlight.

Day: 9, duration: 1
Petra Marriott Hotel

Overlooking the majestic Petra Valley, The Petra Marriott Hotel is a haven for luxury where you can relax at the spa or refresh as the bar & lounge. The spacious rooms feature spectacular views and modern amenities, including Wi-Fi.

Day: 10, duration: 1
Sun City Camp

Live an out-of-this-world experience in the Sun City Camp, in the rocky orange desert close to where the 2015 movie The Martian was filmed. Each Bedouin-themed tent has a private bathroom with shower, heated mattress, and colorful carpets. Activities include sunset camel rides, hot air balloon rides, and 4WD tours. And dinners of delectable, fresh, local cuisine are cooked underground!

Day: 11, duration: 1
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa

The Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa boasts a picture-perfect location on the enthralling eponymous sea's sandy shores. The hotel welcomes guests with five-star resort lodging and many amenities. The spacious, stylishly appointed rooms and suites provide wonderful views of the Dead Sea, deluxe bedding, and more. Facilities include multiple dining options, several pools, spa, bar, and beach access with an attendant and supply of nourishing Dead Sea mud.

Guides
MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Ayman Abd-Alkareem
Ayman grew up in Jordan’s historic capital city, Amman. He studied Tourism and Archeology at university and then qualified as a licensed guide. Ayman is a passionate person: he loves his country; he loves hiking and exploring the trails, canyons and deserts of Jordan; and he loves sharing Jordan with visitors. He even helped with the scouting and mapping of the Jordan Trai! Ayman has guided thousands of visitors from various nations and backgrounds and cultures. His infectious smile and hospitable personality mean you meet him as a guide, but leave with a new friend.





Ahlam Serhan
Ahlam obtained a degree in architecture before finding her path in the outdoor adventures of hiking and climbing. She followed this passion by becoming a licensed adventure tour guide and climbing instructor in Jordan. Travel fascinates her on how it brings different countries together in one place and builds a community of different people with the same pursuits. Now, showing travelers the hidden gems of her country and contributing to this community is what brings Ahlam the most joy in life.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Reason #01

Experiencing Jordan is a great entree to the rest of the Middle East.

Reason #02

This trip is expertly led by local Jordanian guides—who have been leading groups through the country for many years.

Reason #03

This trip includes 6 days of remote hiking on the Jordan Trail through Bedouin settlements.

Activities

Insightful cultural touring of Jordan's top sites with six days hiking up to 9 hours per day on Bedouin paths and mountain trails.

Lodging

A perfect blend of luxurious five-star hotels, comfortable hotels with modern amenities, and MT Sobek trail camps.

Climate

Temperatures range from lows in the mid-to-high 40's and highs in the low 60's to low 70's. There is a slight possibility of rain.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Our MTS representative will meet you on arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

Do I need a visa to travel to Jordan?

Yes, American citizens need a visa to travel to Jordan, but you can get one on arrival at the airport in Amman.

Do I need to follow a special dress code for Jordan?

No, there is no special dress code for Jordan, but when hiking out of respect for the local Bedouin culture, please leave immodest clothing at home.

Is there Wi-Fi at all the accommodations?

There is Wi-Fi everywhere except when camping, but the bandwidth at Feynan is not great, so you might not have strong connectivity.

Is it very hot when we’re hiking in the desert?

Because of when we travel in March, April and November, the temperatures during the day are moderate and hiking is comfortable. We also leave early to avoid the heat of the day.

How do I get to Jordan?

Royal Jordanian Airlines flies nonstop from some US cities to Amman. Other airlines flying to Amman include Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Emirates and Austrian Airlines.

Does this trip contribute to any local conservation efforts?

Yes! This trip stays at the award-winning Feynan Ecolodge in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, which supports the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature to protect the biodiversity in Jordan's desert.

MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 3
InterContinental Jordan Hotel

A well-known landmark in bustling Amman, the five-star InterContinental Jordan Hotel offers cosmopolitan amenities with a Middle Eastern touch, from international cuisine to spa, fitness center, two swimming pools, and excellent views. Guests also enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Located atop one of the seven hills of Amman, the hotel boasts easy proximity to the city center and historic sites.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Dana Guesthouse

The Dana Guesthouse is perched on the edge of Wadi Dana, just steps from the trailhead for your first day's hike. A beautifully styled building, the guesthouse offers breathtaking views of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. There are nine rooms — most with private terraces — and all bathrooms are public. The guesthouse offers traditional Jordanian food and friendly service.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Feynan Ecolodge

In the heart of the mountainous Dana Biosphere Reserve, Feynan Ecolodge is an award-winning, solar (and at night candle) powered, 26-room accommodation. Beautifully and sustainably designed to fit in with its surroundings, Feynan offers guests authentic Bedouin hospitality amidst stunning natural beauty. Activities include adventuring through the untouched outdoors, sipping tea with native Bedouins, exploring local archaeological sites, or simply unwinding on the serene property.

Day: 6, duration: 1
MT Sobek Camp—Furon, Jordan

Our camp at Furon lies on a flat plateau with open space and spectacular mountain views. Like Ghbour Whedat, the spacious tents come with thick pads, blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows to maximize comfort. Enjoy fresh food prepared by our Bedouin camping crew and relax in the peaceful landscape.

Day: 7, duration: 1
MT Sobek Camp—Ghbour Whedat

Escape the city in Ghbour Whedat, a dry river valley surrounded by desert vegetation and sheltered by large boulders. Spacious tents come with thick pads, blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows to maximize comfort. Our Bedouin camping crew prepares fresh food consisting of traditional local flavors and ingredients. Deeply relax in this peaceful setting by stargazing, drinking tea, or practicing yoga.

Day: 8, duration: 1
Little Petra Bedouin Camp

Nestled in the rocks of Little Petra, this camp welcomes guests with traditional Bedouin warmth and hospitality — serving them a cup of Bedouin tea or coffee and some local bread with olive oil and zaatar (spice). The camp is a combination of luxury and authenticity. Each tent has a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning and a panoramic glass wall with curtains. There's also a dining tent and an outdoor seating area around the fire to sit out under the stars and enjoy the glow of lanterns on the rocks and the desert moonlight.

Day: 9, duration: 1
Petra Marriott Hotel

Overlooking the majestic Petra Valley, The Petra Marriott Hotel is a haven for luxury where you can relax at the spa or refresh as the bar & lounge. The spacious rooms feature spectacular views and modern amenities, including Wi-Fi.

Day: 10, duration: 1
Sun City Camp

Live an out-of-this-world experience in the Sun City Camp, in the rocky orange desert close to where the 2015 movie The Martian was filmed. Each Bedouin-themed tent has a private bathroom with shower, heated mattress, and colorful carpets. Activities include sunset camel rides, hot air balloon rides, and 4WD tours. And dinners of delectable, fresh, local cuisine are cooked underground!

Day: 11, duration: 1
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa

The Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa boasts a picture-perfect location on the enthralling eponymous sea's sandy shores. The hotel welcomes guests with five-star resort lodging and many amenities. The spacious, stylishly appointed rooms and suites provide wonderful views of the Dead Sea, deluxe bedding, and more. Facilities include multiple dining options, several pools, spa, bar, and beach access with an attendant and supply of nourishing Dead Sea mud.

MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Ayman Abd-Alkareem
Ayman grew up in Jordan’s historic capital city, Amman. He studied Tourism and Archeology at university and then qualified as a licensed guide. Ayman is a passionate person: he loves his country; he loves hiking and exploring the trails, canyons and deserts of Jordan; and he loves sharing Jordan with visitors. He even helped with the scouting and mapping of the Jordan Trai! Ayman has guided thousands of visitors from various nations and backgrounds and cultures. His infectious smile and hospitable personality mean you meet him as a guide, but leave with a new friend.





Ahlam Serhan
Ahlam obtained a degree in architecture before finding her path in the outdoor adventures of hiking and climbing. She followed this passion by becoming a licensed adventure tour guide and climbing instructor in Jordan. Travel fascinates her on how it brings different countries together in one place and builds a community of different people with the same pursuits. Now, showing travelers the hidden gems of her country and contributing to this community is what brings Ahlam the most joy in life.





MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking

Reason #01

Experiencing Jordan is a great entree to the rest of the Middle East.

Reason #02

This trip is expertly led by local Jordanian guides—who have been leading groups through the country for many years.

Reason #03

This trip includes 6 days of remote hiking on the Jordan Trail through Bedouin settlements.

Activities

Insightful cultural touring of Jordan's top sites with six days hiking up to 9 hours per day on Bedouin paths and mountain trails.

Lodging

A perfect blend of luxurious five-star hotels, comfortable hotels with modern amenities, and MT Sobek trail camps.

Climate

Temperatures range from lows in the mid-to-high 40's and highs in the low 60's to low 70's. There is a slight possibility of rain.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Our MTS representative will meet you on arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

Do I need a visa to travel to Jordan?

Yes, American citizens need a visa to travel to Jordan, but you can get one on arrival at the airport in Amman.

Do I need to follow a special dress code for Jordan?

No, there is no special dress code for Jordan, but when hiking out of respect for the local Bedouin culture, please leave immodest clothing at home.

Is there Wi-Fi at all the accommodations?

There is Wi-Fi everywhere except when camping, but the bandwidth at Feynan is not great, so you might not have strong connectivity.

Is it very hot when we’re hiking in the desert?

Because of when we travel in March, April and November, the temperatures during the day are moderate and hiking is comfortable. We also leave early to avoid the heat of the day.

How do I get to Jordan?

Royal Jordanian Airlines flies nonstop from some US cities to Amman. Other airlines flying to Amman include Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Emirates and Austrian Airlines.

Does this trip contribute to any local conservation efforts?

Yes! This trip stays at the award-winning Feynan Ecolodge in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, which supports the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature to protect the biodiversity in Jordan's desert.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.