Hike 4 days inside the protected area of Wadi Rum desert during this 8 days program. A visit to Petra and the Dead Sea are included as well. Follow into the footsteps of Lawrence of
Arabia. Walk through beautiful colors of sand while being surrounded by impressive rock
formations. Take in the silence of the desert and the beautiful scenery during the day. Enjoy a nice cup of Bedouin tea at the campfire and watch the sky lighted by millions of stars at
Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport. After a quick and easy procedure you go through customs, through the luggage area into the arrival hall. Note that the visa is at your own costs (40 JD/57 USD per person). Your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall, also holding a name sign and he will transfer you to your hotel in Amman for overnight, including breakfast.
After breakfast transfer to Petra visitor centre for your second visit. Today you will enter Petra via the traditional way, via the Siq. Visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, Theatre and the Colonnaded Street. After you still have time to visit the High Place of Sacrifice! It is a lot of climbing but definitely worth the views or you could hike from the theatre via WadiFarasa up to the High Place of Sacrifice. This route is not taken by many tourists and so you are going off the beaten track. You can have lunch at a restaurant inside Petra.
Overnight at a 3* hotel. (B)
After your visit to Petra, there are a few other options.
– Turkish bath: a steam bath, a scrub and soap massage at the local Hammam.
– Petra Kitchen participate cooking with local women under the supervision of a local chef from19.00 until 21.00 or a little later, the price includes a 3 course meal/menu to prepare with other guests and to dine together. Water, tea, coffee and soft drinks are included. (Alcohol is available for a surcharge).
– Visit the Petra Life Exhibition for Traditional Heritage (5 JD entrée fee) located close to Petra Kitchen)
– Petra by Night (each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening). Visit Petra lighted by candles, through the Siq until the Treasury. With a traditional Bedouin sitting at the Treasury, music and storytelling.
After breakfast drive to Wadi Rum, famous from the red sand and rock formations. You will enjoy a full day hiking in Wadi Rum protected area through the beautiful different colors of sand. Hike through Um Salab and Um Ashreen to the Infasieh inscriptions. Close to this site you will also set up camp. Overnight private camping in Wadi Rum desert. (B, L, D)
Total of around 14 km hiking – around 6 hours.
Today you will hike to the sand dunes, Lawrence’s House and to the Burdah Bridge. Overnight private camping at the Burdah Bridge in Wadi Rum desert. (B, L, D)
Total of around 19 km hiking – around 7 hours.
Rise and shine! Hike today via WadiMeharak to Barragh Canyon where you will set up camp.
Overnight private camping in Wadi Rum desert. (B, L, D)
Total of around 13-15 km hiking – around 5 hours.
Hike via Siq Aba Awad to Disi Area where you will stop for lunch.
Total of around 10 km hiking – around 4 hours.
After lunch you could choose to hike for another 2 hours to your private campsite or to go by camel. Overnight private camping at WadiIsaifaan. (B, L, D)
After breakfast transfer to the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth’s surface.Float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud.Overnight at a 4* hotel at the Dead Sea.(B)
Transfer to the Amman Queen Alia International Airport for departure, 3 hours in advance of your departure time. (2 hours for check in and less than 1 hour driving from the Dead Sea to the airport). (B)