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What makes Jordan so special?

A Jordan trekking holiday takes in dramatic landscapes of mountains and deserts – offering sweeping vistas by day and spectacularly starlit skies by night.

The Bedouin are well known for their welcoming hospitality and are bound to make you feel welcome on your Jordan trekking holiday. Jordan is known primarily for the Red Rose city of Petra and, whilst few visitors explore beyond its fabled rock-hewn walls, on a Petra trek you can discover more that this city offers.

Our walking holiday and Petra trek will lead you along the twisting narrow gorge to the stunning facade of the treasury and to the rock dwellings within. Outside of the ancient wonder of Petra, Jordan trekking has plenty to offer the adventurous traveller with its fascinating nature reserves, scenic desert treks and the surreal landscape of Wadi Rum.

Jordan trekking

Jordan trekking

Jordan abounds with ancient splendours and rugged desert landscapes that provide sweeping vistas by day and starlit skies by night.

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Dana Trek to Petra Great Treks of the world

9 day Moderate / Vigorous Walking & Trekking
Dana Trek to Petra
  • Trek the most awe-inspiring section of the Jordan Trail
  • Explore Petra, entering by the lesser-visited 'backdoor'. Stop at Little Petra en route.
  • Begin your trek at Dana Nature Reserve – one of Jordan’s must-see natural sights
  • Experience floating in the salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Enjoy a first rate camping experience on trek and stay in good quality hotel in Madaba

Flight inclusive from £2345, Land only from £1695

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Introduction

From the Dead Sea to the Red Sea, Jordan has abundant attractions with cultural, historic and scenic interest. The Nabatean ‘rose red’ city of Petra remains the country’s premier sight – and with good reason. Considered to be one of the wonders of the world, catching a first glimpse of the Treasury through the narrow twisting walls of the Siq, is often cited as one of the world’s great travel experiences. Our holidays to Jordan, provide ample time to explore Petra’s myriad rock-hewn temples, tombs and dwellings and also take in parts of the complex that few tourists see, including a walk between the main site and Little Petra.

Petra is easily accessed by road, but for the more adventurous, the ‘Inca Trail’ of the desert provides a superb trek to the ancient city through Jordan’s mountainous desert-scape; camping in true Bedouin style along the way. Beyond Petra, an exploration of the harsh but beautiful environment of Wadi Rum by 4x4 vehicle is also a ‘must do’ and provides a taste of Lawrence’s Arabia. For those in search of more natural delights, Dana Nature Reserve offers the chance to see a wide variety of fauna and flora in a beautiful setting. If you want to enjoy all of these historic and scenic sights in one superb trip, then look no further than our Dana Trek to Petra trekking holiday.



Key Facts

  • Size of country: 89,342 sq km
  • Population: 6,459,000 (est 2013)
  • Currency: dinar
  • Power supply: 220 v
  • Sockets: Round two-pin
  • Language: Arabic
  • Time difference: GMT +2hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa. This can be obtained in advance or on arrival.
  • Religion: Muslim 92% (official), Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shia Muslim and Druze populations)
  • Popular dishes: Mezze (a variety of small dishes) including kebabs, falafel and hummus
  • Popular drinks: In traditional Bedouin areas, coffee is served in small porcelain bowls
  • Did you know: In Jordan, it is usually polite to decline the offer of a meal three times, before accepting
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice


Climate

When is the best time to travel to Jordan?

Our climate charts will give you an idea of the weather conditions in Jordan.

The best time to visit Jordan is between March and May, and September to November. The summer can be oppressively hot in the Jordan Valley. The winter nights can be surprisingly cold, with Petra receiving the occasional snow fall. The exception is Aqaba, which has pleasant temperatures in winter.

If you can't make the dates of our group departures, then take a private departure on dates to suit you, or we can create a Tailor Made holiday to Jordan, especially for you and your family or friends.

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