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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
Secure Payment
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COVID-19 Safety MeasuresBookings made by 30 October 2021 for travel before 28 February 2022 are covered by our Ultimate Covid Booking Booking Guarantee: if Covid-19 regulations change your plans, we'll rebook you for free. Find out more. Covid-19 safety measures are in place on all our trips. Read more details.

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.

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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

  • Eight nights twin-share 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, AmmanThe 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, PetraSleep 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 HaronTonight, 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, PetraThis 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 RumEnjoy 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, AqabaSink 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 SeaMujib 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.

Covid Safety

Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority, so we’ve put the following measures in place on all our TRIPS:
  • Our average group size is 10 people (max 18), which gives you all the security of being in a group whilst avoiding a crowd.
  • Our private vehicles have daily assigned seating, and every day they undergo deep cleaning of all surfaces.
  • Where possible, we use small/ boutique accommodation – this means fewer guests and reduced exposure to other travellers.
  • We require all accommodation providers to share protocols around the extra health and hygiene measures they are taking.
  • Included activities are exclusive to our group wherever possible, to minimise contact with others.
  • Covid-19 negative test results or vaccine certificates may be required. Please check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.
  • We recommend you confirm all guidance on official government sites and check that you are able to travel with your travel insurance issuer. Your travel insurance may be invalidated if you travel against government advice. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.

Important Info

  • You must be aged 25 years or over to join this trip.
  • Please be sure to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Please refer to our Booking Terms & Conditions for further information.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or accessibility requirements, please notify our Customer Support team as soon as possible.
  • We won't charge you extra if you travel alone – you'll be allocated a twin room with another traveller of the same gender.
  • To upgrade to a private room, share a room with a friend, or book pre- and post-trip accommodation and/or airport transfers, please contact our Customer Support team.
  • Please be aware that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. While unlikely, these changes can happen due to circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure minimal impact on your experience.
  • Please be aware images on this page are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect your itinerary exactly.
  • Please note this itinerary includes two nights of wild camping. This is so that you may spend more time off the beaten path in more remote locations. Please bring a sleeping bag and a day bag.

Additional Info

Secure Payment
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