Petra to Wadi Rum
- Kandoo Trekking
our UK team
We will meet you at the airport in Amman and transfer you to your hotel. 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 city to find a local restaurant. The cuisine in Jordan is superb!
This morning we get an early breakfast before our pre-trek briefing at 8am. Here we will meet the guide and the rest of the group (if we haven't already!) then transfer to Petra and begin our exploration of the Nabataean city carved out of pink sandstone. We will discover the High Place of sacrifice, from where the views over the lower city are extraordinary. We then visit the multiple sculpted facades of the Farasa Valley and explore the royal tombs. In the afternoon a short transfer will take us to our campsite where we can enjoy an evening meal and relax.
We enter the site early this morning through the narrow gorge of the Siq, from which suddenly emerges El Khazneh or “The Treasury”, a colossal tomb carved in red rock. We continue on to the Nabataean theater and the lower city before climbing the 800 steps which lead us to Deir, the monastery, a former Nabataean pilgrimage site. After lunch we hike to the Neolithic village of Beidha and “Little Petra” before returning once more to our camp.
Over the next 3 days we will complete our trek through the Wadi Rum Desert accompanied by our Bedouin guides. A short transfer from Petra in the morning takes us to the village of Wadi Rum where our trek begins. Camping out each night, we will pass through some of the most striking scenery in Jordan, impressive djebels (mountains) with surreal profiles, immense dunes of red sand, deep canyons and stone stairs climbing into the sky. We reach our campsites by passing through natural rocky corridors and relax each night under clear skies filled with stars. This journey is an extremely special experience that you are certain to never forget. Look out for Mushroom Rock and the stone arch for the best photo opportunities!
Our last day of trekking through the desert. We reach the village of Rum in the morning and say farewell to our Bedouin guides before transferring back to Amman. On the way back to the capital we stop for lunch and a swim in the Dead Sea. This is lowest point on earth with an altitude of 430m below sea level! The high salt content in the water makes for an unusual swim. On arrival back in Amman, we can order food at the hotel or head out to explore and find a local restaurant for our final evening meal in Jordan.
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 6 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, you may find walking poles are useful. You should be in good physical condition
with recent experience of hiking for several days in row.
staying in hotels, breakfasts will be taken at the hotel or in small adjoining
restaurants. Whilst trekking, we will be accompanied by a cook who will prepare
a breakfast of tea, coffee, flat breads, humus, yoghurt, dates and jams.
Lunches are also prepared by our cook. At Petra you will be provided with a picnic lunch of traditional breads, pastries, fruit, vegetables, boiled eggs etc. While in the desert, lunches are freshly prepared and will include tuna, rice, salads, humus and local breads.
be aware that the water in Jordan is not drinkable. Bottled water can be purchased in nearly all towns and
villages but not in the desert. Whilst trekking in the desert we will carry an ample supply of filtered water with us.
On the first and last nights of this trip
we will be staying in comfortable 3 star hotel accommodation in the capital
city of Amman. Accommodation will be in
twin or double en-suite rooms. Our hotel is positioned on the outskirts of Amman to avoid potentially long delays due to traffic when leaving the city.
On all other nights we will be camping.
In Petra we use a well equipped quiet campsite, ideally located in “little
Petra” at the gates of the site. You will stay in a fixed camp with twin beds in small but comfortable tents with shared bathroom facilities. Blankets are provided and there is a single electrical socket in each tent which is turned on at night fall. It is a good idea to bring along a multi USB charging hub to make the most of the single socket in your tent. In winter when there is a risk of snow we may stay in a nearby hotel
In the Wadi Rum Desert we will sleep in 3 man tents (2 people per tent unless you requested a single supplement). Mattresses, tents and eating utensils are all provided but you will need
to bring your own sleeping bag. As we can only carry a limited amount of water in the desert, there is no water provided for washing on these two nights. We recommend bringing some wet wipes so you can wash inside your tent.
Bag Weight: 15kg
It is best to take cash in US dollars, GB pound or Euros and exchange it locally. US Dollars are the most commonly used currency so will be easiest to exchange. There is currency exchange next to Baggage Claim as you exit the airport or you can exchange your cash in the currency exchange, hotels or banks, generally these offer the best rates than the airport. 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 where small tips are frequently paid several times a day to numerous
people. Your tour guide will take care of this so you do not have to.
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