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DANA TO PETRA TREK

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DANA TO PETRA TREK





ABOUT THE CHALLENGE


Journey on an immense multi-terrain adventure through one of the most captivating countries in the world, hike across the desert before winding through the legendary red canyons found on route to Petra itself, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

We begin in Dana, following ancient Bedouin paths for one hundred  kilometres of the 650-km Jordan Trail. Witness the hills, wadis and arid desert before we cross the mountains and canyons of Jordan’s Rift Valley.

We complete the challenge by heading through 'little Petra', before finally arriving at the Red Rose City of the Nabateans, Petra. We have time to explore before taking a jeep ride across the desert for relaxing day at the Dead Sea to round off the adventure.



ITINERARY

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! 

A member of our team will meet you in front of Amman Airport. Get to know your team and guide as we transfer  you to your Amman Hotel, check in and have the remainder of the day free.

Early morning pickup from your hotel in Amman to drive 2 hours to Dana Village. This is the starting point for your trek to Petra. 

Meet your Bedouin trekking guide and from the village escape into the nature. The Dana Reserve is characterized by a chain of valleys and mountains which extend from the top of the Jordan Rift Valley down to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba. Hike downhill through sandstone gorges to Feynan. You will see along the trail the beauty and various landscapes of the area. The day ends in Wadi Feynan, where 3,000 years ago copper had been mined and worked up. 

Wild Camping in Feynan.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Distance: about 14 km


Today a more difficult trail lays ahead of you. Cross Feynan and hike to the desert plateau of Wadi Malaga. The area is a hamada landscape, a flat and stony desert, west from you the Wadi Arava and east from you Jabal Sharah are located. We then follow a steep, old Bedouin trail into the mountains offering stunning views towards the Wadi Arava Desert. The pass is known as Ras Naqb Shdeid. You continue downhill to a river valley, passing by a pool. 

Wild Camping in Ras Al Faid.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Distance: about 18 km  


We continue our trek to Gbour Al Wheidat along shepherd trails into the remotest areas of Jordan. You pass by ruins from Nabatean and Roman times. Climbing higher you see some of the most spectacular sceneries of the country, surrounded by dark, rugged mountains. Continuing downhill the landscape softens, and you inter a pale coloured sandstone area with interesting rock formations. Leaving Shkaret Mseid behind to reach Gbour Al Wheidat where you overnight in a wild camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Distance: about 16 km  


Leave your camp and walk towards a broad valley. You recognize signs of increasing human habitation like Bedouin camps and flock of sheep. These families do farming and grow vegetables, fruits and olive trees. We will pass more Nabataean ruins like olive presses and ancient water infrastructures. The path takes us to a saddle with great views of the Wadi Arava, then we continue towards Little Petra. Enter Siq Al Barid a narrow passage, to enter the heart of Little Petra with its tombs, monuments, cisterns and water channels. It is believed to be a caravanserai, and gives a hint what to expect in Petra. 

Ovenight in a fixed camp in Little Petra, where you have the opportunity to take a warm shower.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner


Today we take the back route from Little Petra to the Monastery El Deir. We pass by the remains of the Neolithic village Beidah, walk across open farmland before we enter mountainous area. The path opens up to see the impressive façade of the Monastery El Deir, 45 meters high, cut in the sandstone rock. Explore the monument and its surrounding areas with great panoramic views. Climb around 800 stairs down to the lower parts of Petra. Here you follow the main trail along famous landmarks like Qasr Al Bint, the Royal Tombs, the Treasury, through the Siq to the main gate. Overnight Petra hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch

We drive to Wadi Rum and embark a 4x4 to uncover more of the vast desert. The rugged scenery, the changing colours of sands and mountains, the serene atmosphere will make you understand why Wadi Rum is one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world.

The setting had been used for Hollywood movies. You see canyons, red sand dunes, Nabatean rock inscriptions and a natural rock bridge formed over centuries.

A long journey of about 4 hours lays ahead of you to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, where you will check in to your hotel and have the remainder of the day free.

Meals: Breakfast

The unique environment of the Dead Sea is characterized by high annual temperatures, low humidity and high atmospheric pressure, the air is extremely oxygen rich. Have fun with the floating experience in its salty waters or cover yourself with natural mineral mud you find on the shores of the Dead Sea.

Meals: Breakfast

A final morning together at the Dead Sea followed by transfer to Amman Airport to say farewell.

Meals: Breakfast


WHAT'S INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED?

  • All meals as specified in itinerary 
  • Professional, English Speaking Local Guides and Cooks
  • All entrance fees
  • Transport in country
  • Camping Equipment (Except roll matt and sleeping bag)
  • Travel Insurance
  • All meals not specified 
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Flights to and from Amman
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa's (If required)

FAQs

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You will be looked after by accredited, English speaking local guides along with an Endeavours Adventures rep.

Average group sizes vary, but will be between 8 - 30 participants depending on the number of sign ups.

You will stay in hotel accommodation before and after the challenge, and a mixture of wild and camp site tented camping during the trek.

Yes! In signing up and paying the registration fee for this challenge, you are given the option to either be SELF-FUNDED, or choose from one of 3 FUNDRAISE options for a chosen charity. If a FUNDRSAISE option is selected, after completing your registration payment (s) you must also reach your fundraising target to guarantee your place on the challenge. 


But fear not! We have an expert team of fundraising guides and support available to help you alongside the incredible support you shall receive directly from the charity.

At Endeavours Adventures we place safety at the heart of what we do. Whilst an element of risk always exists within each challenge, we have worked with our partners in country and implemented our own procedures to minimise risk whilst still ensuring you have an incredible challenge experience! 


All our challenges are risked assessed in line with BS8848 British Standards of Trekking.

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