Hike to Petra and swim in the Dead Sea

Jordan

Adventure hiking up Jordan's highest mountain, visit Petra and swim in the dead sea.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Amman

You'll meet your guide at Amman Airport, who will then transfer you to your hotel in Amman - one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age. The city is growing into a modern city but retains its character and history. Depending on your time of arrival, a city tour can take place.

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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, where there is a Bedouin café for refreshments if you would like. Nabataean steps then 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 the invigorating mud bath to cleanse the skin, in the evening your guide will drive you back to Amman.

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Your guide will collect you from the hotel and drive you back to the airport, for your flight home.

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Included

  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Airport transfers
  • In-country transport
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Wadi Mujib entrance fee

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Jordan Pass (covers visa and main entrance fees)
  • Tips for guides
  • Travel insurance

Start: Your driver will collect you at any time, from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman (AMM), on day 1 of your itinerary. 

End: Your guide will drop you off at any time, at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman (AMM), on day 6 of your itinerary.  

Please ensure that you put your flight times on your registration form. This can be found on your Skyhook dashboard after booking. 

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.

The maximum group size is 15.

The minimum age for this trip is 18. 

You'll stay in dormitory-style accommodation in Amman. For the remainder of the trip, you'll be camping in large canvas square style tents with a raised bed, mattress and furniture in each. If you would like to take your mattress outside to a nearby dune to sleep under the stars, let your guide know as this can be arranged. Here is a list of the accommodations:

Day 1: Nomads Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Little Petra Bedouin Camp 

Day 3: Milky Way Camp

Day 4: Milky Way Camp

Day 5: Nomads Hotel (or similar) 

Day 6: Not included

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

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.

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 registration form, found on your Skyhook dashboard after booking. 

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

  • Day pack (35L+)
  • Dry fit t-shirts or tops (shoulders covered) 
  • 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

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