Desert Hiking

A journey to Wadi Araba and Wadi Rum is a journey to another world. A vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful.. Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba  is one of Jordan's main tourist attractions being the most stunning desertscape in the World, Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in a magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone.. The faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals and monsters. During this trip visit the most important site in Jordan: Petra, the red-rose city.

Your program:

Day 1: Airport – Dana

Meets and assist by our representative, visa formalities. Our drive takes us south through a diverse desert landscape to the small village of Dana. The village is also within a relatively new 320km square nature reserve of the same name. The landscape within the park is very diverse, encompassing plateau, mountain, valley and desert environments. We check in at luxury small hotel in Dana Village, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Dana – Wadi Dana – Feynan

After an early breakfast and detailed trip briefing we leave for the start of our trek. Our trek starts from the village, where we begin our descent along a twisting track to the desert floor (approx 250m above sea level). We pass through different eco-systems with varying flora and fauna, eventually reaching our campsite on the desert floor next to the ruins of Feinan. These are the remains of the ancient Byzantine church dating back to 4000BC. Night camping. (13km, 7/8hrs trekking).

Day 3: Feynan – Copper mines – Dhra’a Mkhereigeh

We wake early and after a good breakfast load up the equipment and set off on our day's trek. Our route today takes us across hamada, stony desert, with beautiful jagged mountains rising up to 1400m to our east. To the west and northwest open desert descends towards the Dead Sea 400m below sea level. The morning's route takes us around several small hills before we head out across open desert, we will arrival to colored soft sand in Dhra’a Mkhereigeh, and our Bedouin tent will be prepared for our overnight. (18 Km, 8/9hrs trekking).

Day 4: Wadi Arabah – Namala – Petra

After breakfast, we have two hours free time wondering around at amazing soft sand hills, and ride our Jeep Safari drive up to Ras Namala (998 m above sea level), lunch at wonderful view of landscape, evening drive to Wadi Mousa, check in at hotel, free evening, dinner and overnight. (3hrs walking, 2hrs driving)

Day 5: Petra – Wadi Rum

Today is what we have all been waiting for: the trek into Petra. The huge tombs and buildings of Petra, carved out of the rock itself, are testament to the one-time wealth of the ancient capital of the Nabataeans. The trek takes us initially to the Monastery, which is an impressive carved building standing 43 meters high and 50 meters wide. From there we continue on our guided trek to the centre of Petra, before heading around Jebel al-Khubtha and the amazing red-striped sandstone rocks to Wadi Mataha. We then walk through the As-Siq to see the Treasury, the most famous and impressive sight at Petra. A further half-hour trek back through the Siq takes us to our waiting transport which we then take to Wadi Rum, check in at our Bedouin campsite, all equipment available, dinner and overnight (7 hrs walking, 2hrs driving).

Day 6: Seven Pillars of Wisdom – Lawrence Spring

Breakfast and 4W Drive will take us past the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, of T. E. Lawrence fame, to Wadi Rum. Known to the Arabs as The Valley of the Moon, Wadi Rum’s combination of immensity, richness of color, and awesome shapes creates an atmosphere that is other worldly. After exploring the valley, the largest and grandest of a network of valleys used by trading caravans to the Arabian Peninsula, hiking in moon valley, till we reach Lawrence spring, and stay the night at Bedouin tent (11 Km, 5/6hrs walking).

Day 7: Khaza’ali – Umm Fruth

Early breakfast, and we start walking on soft sand dunes, to the famous canyon in Wadi Rum Al-Khaza’ali canyon 165 m narrow canyon, has Thamudic wells, and we continue our round in Wadi Rum, from back side of Umm Sabata to Umm Fruth, the largest rock bridge in Wadi Rum, there our campfire will be prepared, dinner and overnight (20 Km, 9/10 hrs walking).

Day 8: Umm Fruth – Al-Khuttar

Early breakfast, start walking in different desert, white sand to Bgairah, then on dark red sand to the best mountain view of Wadi Rum, Al-Khuttar mountain, where a spring underground in small cave, which is always hot, and very wet cave, we will have our lunch, cross to Umm Sabata, stay the night at Bedouin tent (10 Km, 5/6 hrs walking)

Day 9: Al-Khuttar – Amman

After breakfast you will have couple hours wondering in beautiful desert, and ride our 4WD, back to visitor centre, where our bus will be waiting us, drive via desert high way to Amman, enjoy the night highlights of Amman, dinner and at the hotel and overnight. (4hrs driving).

Day 10: Amman – City tour – Airport

Depend of your flight schedule, drive for shopping in biggest market and old souqs of Amman, visit the Roman theatre and the citadel, drive back to the airport, and assist with your departure.

Package rates: Please contact us: info@desertparamours.com

Rates included:

Meets and assist at airport

Visa to Jordan

Tour guide for full 10 days

All transfers, busses, jeeps, and donkeys

All entrance fees to all sites as per itinerary

Hotel accommodation at 3* hotels, single supplement: 45 USD

All meals, lunches, dinners, and breakfasts

Soft drinks for all the period (Water, Tea. Coffee and Milk)

Horse ride in Petra

Camping equipments

First Aid

Welcome drinks at hotels

Free hats

Sand bottles with clients names

Rates are not included:

Personal expenses

Tips

Travel insurance

Airlines tickets

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