Jordan Trekking Holiday - Wadi Rum and Petra
Jordan, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £795 (land only) - from €955 (land only) - from $1,295 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Madaba. A single timed group transfer from Amman Airport is provided in the evening. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight at the group hotel.
Day 2: Drive south to Wadi Rum. After lunch, we trek from Lawrence's Well in Wadi Shelaala, on a ledge route across Jebel Rum to Abu Aina. Camp at the entrance to Wadi Um Ishrin.
Day 3: We have a short drive by 4WD vehicle to Jebel Burdah and make the interesting scramble up to the Burdah Bridge. Descend to the desert and after lunch hike to camp near Jebel Um Frith.
Day 4: Today, we drive south to Jebel Khasch. We traverse this massif via its summit plateau in 4 hours, with great views in all directions. After lunch, we hike across the desert for 2 hours to our camp.
Day 5: We drive southwards to Jebel Um Adaami (1832m), close to the border with Saudi Arabia. Our climb to the top of this rocky mountain involves a round trip of a little over 3 hours. After lunch, we trek across the desert to our camp.
Day 6: After breakfast this morning we leave Wadi Rum and head to Petra. We make our entrance to the Petra site through the atmospheric chasm of the Siq, which brings us out at the magnificent monument of the Treasury. We have the whole day with a guide, exploring the different sites of this huge city, before we set out on the short hike to our camp above Petra.
Day 7: This morning we start our trek to the white-painted mosque and shrine at the summit of Jebel Haroun (1270m), also known as Mount Aaron. The views here are legendary and we spend some time, admiring the shrine, reputedly, the burial site of Moses's brother, Aaron. We retrace our steps through Petra and walk out through the Siq to our hotel in Wadi Musa.
Day 8: We spend the morning at Petra, which gives us the opportunity to do some independent exploration of this amazing city and its rock architecture. Then, after lunch, we transfer to Amman Airport, arriving in the early evening, where KE Land Only package services end.