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Dana to Petra trek (8 days) 

with possible extension to Wadi Rum (14 days)   


This trek can be done from September to middle of June. 

All meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner are included and with every meal, you can enjoy nice Bedouin tea.

Camping equipment and the jeep assistance are also included for the hiking days.

Day 1: From airport to Madaba

Meeting and assistance at airport upon arrival (visa formalities, customs…). Transfer to your hotel in Madaba.


Day 2: Madaba / Wadi Mujib / Dana
After breakfast, transfer to Wadi Mujib, enjoying wonderful sceneries along the King's highway. Hike via the lower part of Mujib canyon (2 hour hike). Continue to Dana. Overnight in a small traditional hotel, in the village.

Day 3: Dana / Wadi Feynan
This morning you’ll make an early start for your trek through Wadi Dana to reach Wadi Feynan below: from Dana village, you’ll descend into Wadi Dana itself. The first part of the day is the steepest, as you descend to the Wadi floor. The vegetation starts with olive trees, wild herbs and low bushes. En route you’ll pass a couple of springs (Qussaib and Atta) which support both the vegetation and of course the wildlife. Although rough underfoot in places, the trail is easy to follow and apart from having to skirt the odd boulder, it’s downhill going all the way. You “officially” leave Dana Nature Reserve when you exit the Wadi and find yourself standing on the edge of the desert. Overnight in a private camp.

Day 4: Feynan / Telatat Al-Sofor
Via a black stone desert, trek from Feynan to Wadi Abo Sakakeen canyon with water. Continue via red sand desert of Wadi Araba to the red sand dunes. Overnight at Telalat Al- Sofor.

Day 5: Telalat Al–Sofor / Um Ratam
Trek via the lower part of Wadi Musa to Um Ratam (Nabatean settlement with remains of a Nabatean palace). Camping.

Day 6: Um Ratam / Little Petra
Trek via Wadi Musa canyon with water. Climb up to Naqeb Slasel (the old Nabatean caravan road), to Little Petra overlooking Wadi Araba. Camping.

Day 7: Petra
Trek via the mountain to the Monastery and walk down the steps to the center of Petra. Visit of the Nabatean temple, colonnaded street, Royal tombs, the Magnificent Siq and Treasury... End at the visitor center and main entrance of Petra. Hotel and Dinner in Petra.


Day 8: Transfer to airport for departure or extension to Wadi Rum

Example for an extension to Wadi Rum and optional tours in the Northern part of Jordan :


Day 8: Petra - Wadi Rum
After breakfast, transfer to Wadi Rum ("the moon valley") : one of the most awe inspiring mountain deserts in the world! It brings to mind a dramatic moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sand. Drop off by Wadi Sabbat, described by T.E. Lawrence in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, to start hiking via Wadi Um Eshreen (one of the highest hills in the area), with sand dunes and the rock of inscriptions. Continue to Barah canyon. Dinner and camping.

Day 9: Wadi Rum Hiking
After breakfast, hike via Barrah canyon with big dunes, visit the Nabataean dam (water pools), continue via Khor El-Aajram to Burdah Rock Bridge (climb the most famous natural bridge to see the sunset). Dinner and camping.


Day 10: Wadi Rum Hiking
Breakfast. Hike to Um-Fruth Rock Brigde via Um–Sabatah (Red canyon). Sunset point overlooking Jabal Qattar. Continue to Khazal. Dinner and camping.

Day 11: Wadi Rum Hiking
Breakfast. Visit to Kazali canyon of inscriptions, continue to Wadi Shelaali (valley of the water fall) sheltering the "spring of Lawrence". Continue to the Nabataean temple. Arriving end of afternoon at Wadi Rum resthouse and transfer back to Madaba. Hotel in Madaba.

Day 12: Free day in Madaba OR optional tour

Overnight same hotel (optional tour to Jerash and Ajlun)

Day 13:  Free day in Madaba OR optional tour

Overnight same hotel (optional tour to Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea OR Madaba – Mount Nebo – Desert castles).

Day 14: Departure
Transfer to airport.




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