Jordan

Jordan Hiking Adventure (Wadi Mujib, Jabal Umm AlDami, Petra & The Dead Sea)

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Discover Jordan's 'Grand Canyon' on the Siq trail, visit Petra and reach the top of the tallest mountain in the country (Jabal Umm AlDami). End off your trip with a swim in the dead sea.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Amman

Arrival in Amman - one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age. These days, the city is becoming more modern but retains its character and history. Depending on your time of arrival you may have time to explore the city by yourself as there are no planned activities for Day 1.

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After a traditional breakfast, you'll head over to Wadi Mujib for a hike along the Siq Trail. Passing one of the canyons' highest waterfalls along the way, you'll be treated to incredible scenery as you follow the river through the gorge. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer. After lunch, your guide will transfer you to Little Petra to visit the site located in Al Beida.

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You'll start the day by entering Petra via ‘The Back Door’ avoiding most of the tourists. Following the Nabataean route, you make your way down a good trail into Petra. Just beyond, carved into the cliff face, ‘The Monastery’ suddenly comes into view. There is a Bedouin café if you would like refreshments. Nabataean steps lead down into ancient Petra; past ‘The Treasury’ and though the famous ‘Petra Siq’ to the shops, cafés and hotels of Wadi Musa.

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After having a traditional breakfast in Wadi Rum, you'll head to the foot of the Umm AlDami mountain - the highest mountain in Jordan. The hike to the summit takes around 2 hours and offers spectacular views of the Wadi Rum Desert and Saudi Arabia. After a desert cooked lunch, you'll make your way back to your camp in Wadi Rum.

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Today you'll drive to the lowest point on earth to float and relax in the Dead Sea (423m below sea level) - also known as the salt sea. Enjoy the sunshine and view whilst trying out an invigorating mud bath to cleanse the skin. In the evening your guide will drive you back to Amman.

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Sadly, all great things must come to an end. For those flying out already, it is generally recommended to leave Amman at least 4 hours prior to your departure. We wish you a safe flight, and hope you will return back home with many wonderful memories of your time in Jordan!

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What's Included

Included
  • Professional English speaking tour guides.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Transportation as per itinerary.
  • Wadi Mujib entrance fee.
Not Included
  • International and local flights.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Jordan Pass: visa & entrance fees.
  • Travel insurance.
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Rated 5.0

6 verified reviews

Hassan
Hassan

(Aug 2023)

Our family had an amazing adventure to see the best of Jordan. We had excellent support and communication from Dania and Omar was a safe and knowledgeable driver. An unforgettable experience.

Minnie
Minnie

(May 2023)

Had an incredible time on this trip. Our accommodation was great and our tour guide, Motaz Zghoul was absolutely fantastic - incredibly knowledgable, funny and never missed with a recommendation. Our driver Nazem was always on time and also fantastic. 10/10 would recommend.

Shona
Shona

(May 2023)

Super fun trip, would do it all again! Loved the different aspects of Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea. Felt like we were away for ages! Great guide, knowledgeable, relaxed and fun. Good combination!!

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Nicole
Nicole

(Oct 2022)

What an amazing hike! Every day had new, beautiful views, different challenges and more things to learn. By the time we got to Petra, we'd been so immersed in the environment and knowledge that it felt like going back in time, in a way that arriving by bus will never be able to accomplish. The support staff made our lives easy, from setting up and breaking down camp, feeding us well, carrying water to refill along the way, and ensuring Bedouin tea was always at the ready! Our guide Motaz was a fountain of knowledge, from history to nature to culture. He was open and kind, and really brought the group together. With a group of 15 people from around the world, he made us seamlessly feel like a family. I don't have enough good things to say about his care and generosity throughout the experience. If you're considering this hike, just do it. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Anna
Anna

(Aug 2022)

Amazing trip in all aspects - very responsive and helpful staff and excellent tour guide! Special thank you for accommodating specific dietary restrictions.

FAQs

Before you go

Please see the section above for trip inclusions and exclusions.

A moderate level of fitness is required. You won’t need to be super fit, but you should be in good shape and feel comfortable hiking up to 6 hours a day. There will be a few exposed sections so those with vertigo may not be too comfortable. Your guide will never be far away to help you get through it though.

- Day pack (35L+) - Dry fit t-shirts or tops (please bring tops that cover the shoulders) - Hiking boots - Flip flops or sandals - Light rain or windproof jacket - Hiking trousers - Long shorts - Swimwear - Buff or neck scarf - Hiking socks (synthetic or wool) - Clothes for the evening - Pyjamas or similar - Hiking poles (optional) - Water bottle (at least 2L) - Sun protection (sun hat, sunglasses and sunscream) - Toiletries (inc. travel towel and hand sanitiser) - Toilet paper and wet wipes - Insect repellent - Personal medication - Snacks

Absolutely! We get lots of solo travellers. It's a great way to meet like-minded people.

On your trip

Day 1: 3-star hotel in Amman (twin-share) Day 2: Bedouin Camp in Little Petra (twin-share) Day 3: Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum (twin-share) Day 4: Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum (twin-share) Day 5: 3-star hotel in Amman (twin-share) Day 6: N/A Bedouin Camps: These are fixed-site, touristic Bedouin Camps, staffed by locals, in Little Petra and Wadi Rum. Bathrooms are normally off-suite, with women’s and men’s public ablution blocks. The tents do not have A/C or heaters, but the desert normally has cooler temperatures at night. Rooming is on a twin-share basis, travellers booking together will share a room. Solo travellers will be paired with members of the same sex (single supplement available for $200).

Day 1: Not included Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 5: Breakfast Day 6: Not included If you have a special dietary requirement, then please make your guide aware when completing your 'Trip Form'. This form is found on your Skyhook dashboard after booking.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Amman on Day 2 early in the morning at 8:00 AM.

The amount you tip is entirely up to you. A good rule of thumb is US$5 per day for your guide and US$3 per day for the driver.

Other FAQs

The maximum group size is 15 people. The tour operator takes bookings from a few different platforms, so there may be more people on your trip than appear on Skyhook.

The weather in the summer can get very hot, especially in the desert, with daytime temperatures averaging between 32-36 degrees celsius. May to Oct is likely to be sunny and warm, while the nights are alot cooler. Rain is unlikely but not unheard of, so do be prepared, especially if travelling between November and March.

The minimum age for this trip is 18 years. We can sometimes accommodate families with younger kids on private trips. Message Skyhook (info@skyhookadventure.com) if you would like to enquire.

This is a seasonal trip and we operate it from May till the beginning of September. If you are interested in dates between this time, you are welcome to get in touch. We may be able to open new dates for groups.

Your head guide is Shushan

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Experience Adventures Ltd, based in Sweifieh.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

Shushan