Canyons of Jordan
- Trekking & Hiking
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We will meet you at the airport in Amman and transfer you to your hotel where you will meet your guide and the rest of your group. For the remainder of the day you will have free time to explore. You can order food at the hotel or why not head out into the town of Madaba to find a local restaurant. The cuisine in Jordan is superb!
After discovering the mosaics of St George's Church in Madaba, we set off for a day of hiking in the canyon of Wadi Mujib. We move through this green and shady paradise, jumping and swimming whenever possible in the pools of fresh water. The contrast between the aridity of the region and the cool waters of the canyon is superb. In the afternoon we return to our vehicle and head back to our hotel for the night.
Today we make a descent of the canyon of Wadi Ibn Hammad. We are greeted by a stunning gorge filled with palms and ferns. We navigate through narrow passages where some scrambling is required to make progress. At the end of our hike through the canyon we have spectacular views of a waterfall cascading out of the rock walls. In the afternoon we transfer to Kerak to check in to our hotel and relax for the evening.
Over the next two days we will explore the canyons of Wadi Hissa and Wadi Ghuweir. Wadi Hissa is dotted with hot springs and the white limestone walls contrast with the red sandstone of the tributary streams that join it. We then camp out for the night in the Dana Nature Reserve before traveling to our final canyon, Wadi Ghuweir. In the afternoon of day 5 we transfer to Petra and reach our hotel with swimming pool.
Petra, triumph of Nabataean culture. This rich caravan city where myrrh, frankincense and diamonds once passed is home to more than 800 monuments carved out of sandstone. Shades of ocher, red and gold. We enter through the narrow gorge of the Siq, from which suddenly emerges the Khazneh, the "Treasure”. We will go on to discover the theatre and the lower town, taking our time to fully soak up the magnificence of our surroundings. In the afternoon we transfer to Aqaba in the far south of Jordan and settle in at our hotel.
In Aqaba, on the shores of the Red Sea, we spend a day relaxing on the deck of a diving boat. Swimming in the warm waters, discovering multi colored corals and fish. Fins, mask and snorkel are all provided. A relaxing end to our journey through Jordan.
In the afternoon we transfer back to our hotel in Madaba.
Breakfast at the hotel and return transfer to the airport.
This adventure is of moderate difficulty.
You will be required to walk for up to 8 hours a day for 6 consecutive days.
There may be up to 600m of vertical ascent and the temperatures could reach as
high as 35°C. It is essential that you drink plenty
of water and stay well hydrated. Pathways are often uneven and care should be
taken to avoid slips and trips. While descending through the canyons, it will
be necessary at times to use your hands to support yourself on the steeper
You should be in good physical condition
with recent experience of hiking for several consecutive days with up to 600m of ascent and descent. To
ask about your suitability for this trip and what you can do to prepare please
feel free to give us a call.
be aware that the water in Jordan is not drinkable. You should bring a water filter or
purification tablets with you. Please see the equipment pages on our website
for recommendations. Bottled water can be purchased in nearly all towns and
villages but not in the desert. Whilst crossing the Wadi Rum Desert we will
carry an ample supply of water with us.
For your comfort, we have selected only
the best 2 and 3 star hotels in the best
locations for exploring the local area. Accommodation will be in either twin or double rooms
facilities. Some hotels will have swimming pools and free WiFi. A
single supplement is available for solo travellers who would prefer not to
In the Dana Nature Reserve we stay in a
fixed camp with rustic but comfortable bungalows for 2 or 3 people. Bathroom
facilities are shared. The camp offers incredible views over the entire Dana
The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD). For the latest exchange rates please see www.xe.com
It is best take cash in US dollars, GB pound or Euros and exchange it locally. Credit and Debit cards are widely accepted and there are ATMs in the larger towns and cities. Travelers cheques are best avoided as you will be charged a hefty commission for exchanging them.
In Jordan "baksheesh" is a national institution and small tips are frequently paid several times a day to numerous people. Your guide will take care of this so you do not have to. Tipping your tour guide and drives is at your own discretion. As a rough guide you should tip $2-$3 per person per day.
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