Jordan·May - September

Dana to Petra Trek

Discover immense history, beauty & unique culture as you venture to Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site & Modern Wonder of the World!

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Overview

Journey on an immense multi-terrain adventure through one of the most captivating countries in the world, hiking across Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert and 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 along the Jordanian Hiking trail, before venturing into the mountains, passing relics and ancient landmarks before venturing into Jordan's Rift Valley. You pass through 'little Petra', a smaller, but no less incredible grand carved monument in the mountains, before continuing towards and discovering the Red Rose City of the Nabateans, Petra. We have time to explore before taking a jeep ride across the desert and finishing the challenge with a relaxing day at the Dead Sea to round off the adventure. Your Charities (Who you are raising funds for) 1) Medicine Sans Frontiers (Doctors without borders) 2) Bloody Good Period 3) Families First

Highlights

EXPLORE AMMAN - THE CAPITAL OF JORDAN

EXPLORE AMMAN - THE CAPITAL OF JORDAN

On day 1 we explore the unique culture and diversity of Jordan around the capital, Amman.

PETRA - MONASTRY AL DEIR

PETRA - MONASTRY AL DEIR

Visit Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site and Modern Wonder of the World

WADI RUM RESERVE

WADI RUM RESERVE

Venture across the stunning Wadi Rum reserve on a 4x4 Jeep Ride

Schedule

Journey on an immense multi-terrain adventure through one of the friendliest 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.

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DAY 1 - DAY 1 - AMMAN AIRPORT TO AMMAN HOTEL

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan!  A member of our team will meet you in front of Amman Airport. 

Get to know your guide as we transfer to your Amman Hotel, check in and have the remainder of the day free to prepare for the adventure that awaits you!

Included

Airport Transfer

Hotel

Dinner

Not Included

Flights

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Dana

DAY 2 - START OF TREK - DAY 2 - HIKE FROM DANA VILLAGE TO FEYNAN

Starting with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Amman, we 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 under the stars.  

Distance: about 14 km

Included

Tents

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

In country transport

Guide

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DAY 3 - FEYNAN TO WADI MALAGA TO RAS AL FAID

Today a more difficult trail lays ahead of you. 

We 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  

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Gbour Al Wheidat

DAY 4 - RAS AL FAID TO SHKARET MSEID

We continue our trek to Gbour Al Wheidat, venturing along shepherd trails into the remotest areas of Jordan. You pass by ruins from Nabatean and Roman times. Climbing higher to see some of the most spectacular sceneries of the country, surrounded by dark, rugged mountains, and picturesque views. 

Continuing downhill the landscape softens, and you enter a pale coloured sandstone area with unique rock formations. Leaving Shkaret Mseid behind to reach Gbour Al Wheidat where we overnight in a wild camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Distance: about 16 km  

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Tents

Guide

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DAY 5 - GBOUR AL WHEIDAT TO LITTLE PETRA

We leave your camp and walk towards a broad valley where you will recognize signs of increasing human habitation like Bedouin camps and flock of sheep. These families have farmed and grown vegetables, fruits and olive trees for generations and consider the region their home.

We will pass more Nabataean ruins, including olive presses and ancient water infrastructures. The path then takes us to a saddle with great views of the Wadi Arava, before we continue towards Little Petra. Entering Siq Al Barid from 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 (ancient place of rest), and gives a hint what to expect in Petra. 

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

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Tents

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DAY 6 - LITTLE PETRA - BACK ROUTE TO PETRA MONASTERY - PETRA HOTEL

Today we take the back route from Little Petra to the Monastery El Deir, also known as Petra itself! 

We pass by the remains of the Neolithic village of Beidah and walk across open farmland, before we enter a 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. 

We head down and stay overnight in the nearby Petra Hotel.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Hotel

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DAY 7 - WADI RUM JEEP RIDE TO DEAD SEA HOTEL

Today we begin to recover and celebrate the end of the adventure. 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.

Included

Breakfast

4x4 Jeep Ride

Hotel at Dead Sea

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DAY 8 - DEAD SEA DAY

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

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 9 - CHECK OUT AND RETURN HOME

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

Included

Hotel

Airport Transfer

What's Included

What's Included

All in country transport

Guides

All food and drink as mentioned in itinerary

EA Rep

Emergency Support

Fundraising Support

Flight Booking Support

Group Visa

Flights to and from Amman

Travel Insurance

Tips

Spending Money

Food and Drink not specified in itinerary

Sign Up Options

Standard Registration Fee - Dana to Petra Trek

Standard Registration Fee - Dana to Petra Trek

Our standard sign up option - £245 Registration and a £1695 Fundraising Target

FLEXI 1 - Lower Registration | Higher Fundraising

FLEXI 1 - Lower Registration | Higher Fundraising

Pay a lower registration fee £125 but increase your fundraising target to £1995

FLEXI 2 - Higher Registration | Lower Fundraising

FLEXI 2 - Higher Registration | Lower Fundraising

Pay a higher registration fee £600 to reduce your fundraising target to only £995

Dates

May 17 - 25 2023 DANA TO PETRA TREK - ST ANDREWS

FROM$312/pp

September 10 - 18 2023 DANA TO PETRA TREK - LOUGHBOROUGH

FROM$312/pp

September 15 - 23 2023 DANA TO PETRA TREK - OPEN GROUP

FROM$312/pp

Dana to Petra Trek

Jordan· May - September· 8 nights

FROM$312/pp