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Beyond Petra: Discovering Jordan’s Rugged SideHiking, wild camping and snorkelling on a nine-day adventure through the Jordanian desert.
Starts AtAmman
Ends AtAmman
Duration9 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Challenging
Style
Discovery
Starts AtAmman
Ends AtAmman
Duration9 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Challenging
Style
Discovery
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About Your Trip

Discover a lesser-known side of Jordan. On this nine-day journey, you’ll trek through rust-coloured mountains, snorkel in the Red Sea and wild camp under the stars. But not before the chance to sample street food, taste local wines and explore the old city ruins in Amman. You’ll leave the capital behind to summit Mount Haron at sunrise and hike through the red-rock canyons of Petra: from the Siq to the monastery. Enjoy an Arab cooking class, stay with a Bedouin family and soak your weary limbs in the purifying waters of the Dead Sea. Avid adventurers, this trip is made for you.

wine tasting
Wadi Rum
Woman having Arabic food in a restaurant close up
Picture of a Bedouin man pouring traditonal tea into a cup
The Siq with its magnificent rock formations, is a narrow canyon that serves as the entrance passage to the hidden city of Petra, Jordan,
Snorkle
Petra
Jordan Hiking Rock Arch Wadi Rum
View to the ancient stone columns at the Citadel of Amman with the Amman city at the background in Amman, Jordan.
Dead Sea
amman amphitheatre
Red sand desert and Bedouin camp at sunny summer day in Wadi Rum, Jordan. Middle East.

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Sample Arab street food in Amman
  • 2
    Sip vino in the oldest winery in Jordan
  • 3
    Hike the rugged Shaq al Reesh trail
  • 4
    Climb Mount Haron at sunrise
  • 5
    Explore ancient Petra via the exclusive ‘back door’ entrance
  • 6
    Wild camp under the stars in Little Petra
  • 7
    Experience life with a local Bedouin family in Wadi Rum
  • 8
    Watch the sunset from a Red Sea boat cruise
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Four nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Two nights Bedouin desert camp accommodation
  • One night wilderness camp accommodation
  • One night Mujib Biosphere Reserve accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Eight breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Return airport transfers
  • Street food dinner tour
  • Winery tour
  • Amman city tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Petra ‘back door’ visit
  • Shaq Al Reesh, Petra and Wadi Rum hikes
  • Umm Sayhoun cooking class
  • Climb Umm Al-Biyara mountain
  • Summit Mount Haron at sunrise
  • Bedouin lifestyle experience
  • Aqaba sunset boat ride
  • Dead Sea experience

Accommodation

The House Boutique Suites , Amman

The rooftop pool, suspended high above the Amman rooftops, is a real highlight at this boutique hotel. Sleep off your jetlag in a comfortable plush room with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing natural light to flood in. End the day with a nightcap at the open-air bar.

Little Petra Bedouin Camp , Petra

Sleep inside a traditional desert tent at this authentic Bedouin camp, complete with proper beds and shared bathrooms. The restaurant serves traditional Arab feasts and breakfasts. Outside, you’ll find a garden and illuminated terrace, plus a seated fire pit area.

Mount Haron wilderness camp , Mount Haron

Tonight, you’ll be wild camping in the foothills of Mount Haron, the highest mountain in Petra. Wake up before the sunrise to climb to the summit, 1,350m (4,429ft) above sea level.

Old Village Resort Petra , Petra

This old-world hotel sits within the Nabatean village in Wadi Musa, where residents lived until the mid-1970s. All 136 rooms and suites centre around a series of small courtyards and gardens with mountain views. There's also a sauna, indoor pool and sun-soaked terrace.

Wadi Rum Bedouin campsite , Wadi Rum

Enjoy the legendary hospitality of the Bedouin people at this desert campsite. You’ll spend the night sleeping in tents under the stars, at the base of the red rock mountains of Wadi Rum. Make sure you bring your own sleeping bag.

InterContinental Aqaba , Aqaba

Sink your toes into the private sandy beach, just in front of the InterContinental Aqaba. This luxury resort occupies a prime position on Jordan’s Red Sea. Plush rooms include sea view balconies as standard. Head down to the circular beachfront bar for sundowners and nibbles.

Mujib Biosphere Reserve , Dead Sea

Mujib Chalet Village sits on the shores of the Madash peninsula with uninterrupted views of the Dead Sea. Chalets are modern and comfortable with twin rooms, shady sun terraces and private bathrooms. They are a short distance from the entrance to the Mujib canyon.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com