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Jordan Active Adventure

  • 8 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GADJJA

Jordan is famed for its ancient past, but its present is pretty darn compelling, too. The natural and man-made wonders of Petra and Wadi Rum have been drawing travellers here for ages, but the rough-hewn grandeur of Jordan has remained a secret known only to the boldest of thrill-seekers. Trek the rocky hills to isolated villages along the trails near Ajloun, hike down canyons towards the Dead Sea and discover the Dana Biosphere Reserve. See for yourself why Jordan is a secret we just couldn't keep to ourselves any longer.

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Day 1 Amman

Arrive at any time.

You are welcome to arrive in Amman at any time, as today is a designated arrival day with no planned activities. Please note that there will be an important welcome meeting this evening at our joining hotel. Please check the hotel notice board for more information on the location of this meeting or ask at reception. Please bring your passport and travel insurance documents to this meeting, as you will be required to fill out some important pre-trip admin documents. After learning more about our tour and plans for the following day, you may choose to head out for an optional dinner at a local restaurant with your CEO and traveling companions. Overnight in Amman.

Day 2 Ajloun (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to an undiscovered Jordan as we head north to the Ajloun Nature Reserve for a full day of trekking.

After breakfast we head north out of Amman t to the lesser known region of Ajloun. The most common image of Jordan is that of an arid land covered in desert. Enjoy a short trek in Ajloun Nature Reserve. We transfer up to Ajloun passing through areas surrounded by woodland, olive groves and strong oak trees. A hidden gem in Jordan, the area's natural beauty is impressive. We stay overnight in the Ajloun Reserve and you will be treated to delicious local cuisine. The winter months will be spent in cabins, while the summer months are spent in bungalows. Approx travel times: Amman to Ajloun, 2hrs. Short trek in Ajloun 3hrs (7km)

Day 3 Ajloun/Wadi Mujib/The Dead Sea (1B,1D)

Spend the morning hiking, abseiling, and wading through streams in Wadi Mujib before enjoying a float in the famous Dead Sea.

We begin today with a short bus ride to Wadi Mujib, where we have spend the morning hiking, abseiling, climbing and walking down to the Dead Sea. The canyon of Wadi Mujib is the lowest nature reserve in the world, made up of rivers, canyons and cliffs that make up a natural playground for this thrilling canyoneering activity. In the winter (November - March) a dry trail is available called Ibex Trail (3-4 hours) and in summer (April-October) you can hike a wet trail called Mujib Canyon Trail (4 hours). These trails both offer spectacular scenery surrounded, with very different conditions for canyoneering. >From Wadi Mujib we continue the short distance to the Dead Sea. There is access to the beach from here, and time to bathe in the salty waters or cover yourself in mud from the sea that supposedly has healing powers Transfer to Dana Nature Reserve for the night.

Day 4 Dana Nature Reserve (1B,1L)

Head to the impressive Dana Biosphere Reserve and trek through this unique landscape.

Another of Jordan's hidden gems, the Dana Nature Reserve is an oasis among the golden expanse of the desert. Waking up within the Reserve this morning, we take a guided walk through the Reserve, following the Feathers Canyon Trail which leads us past Nabatean tombs to a breath taking siq. Dana is a diverse environment containing a wide variety of plant life, including many that are endemic to the reserve. There are also several endangered species here to keep an eye out for. >From Dana we transfer to Petra where we spend the night. Approximate travel time: Trek in Dana 6hrs (12km)

Day 5 Petra (1B)

Trek through gorges and canyons from Little Petra to the main attraction: The rose-rock city of Petra. Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent World Heritage Site.

We have the next two days to explore the site of Petra. First, we head over to Al Beidha, also known as Little Petra. This site is literally hidden away in a mountain and this miniature version of Petra contains a number of notable tombs and offers a glimpse of Petra without the crowds. After exploring this site, we make the short trek over to Petra itself. The trail is approx 5km between the sites, and the excitement builds as you first glimpse the Monastery from your vantage point high above the ruins of Petra. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the site, before we head back through the siq to our hotel. Approx travel times: Wadi Rum to Amman, 3.5 hrs

Day 6 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B,1D)

Enjoy a free morning exploring Petra before continuing to Wadi Rum in the heart of Jordan's desert landscape. Continue by 4x4 to a desert camp and enjoy a traditional meal while learning more about the ancient Bedouin culture and history before bunking do

After breakfast this morning you have the morning free to visit Petra again. Upon arrival at the entrance to the site you will begin an unforgettable walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the siq). Round the final corner to be greeted by the unforgettable view of the dramatic façade of the Treasury building. The site is large, but you can set your own pace depending on the weather and the interests of the group. When you have had your fill of Nabatean ruins, we drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. There may be time this afternoon for a 4x4 trip into the desert. Currently the home of several Bedouin tribes, Wadi Rum has been inhabited for generations. These hospitable and friendly desert people are settled in Wadi Rum in scattered nomadic camps throughout the area. On arrival we head to our comfortable tented camp at Dissah Oasis in Wadi Rum Desert. Enjoy a traditional meal for our dinner and learn more about this ancient culture. Be sure to keep a look out at the night sky, the absence of city lights means that the opportunities for star gazing are really impressive. Overnight in tented camp at Dissah, Wadi Rum.

Day 7 Wadi Rum (1B)

Time to travel by camel and enjoy some extra time to explore the desert, before making our way back to Jordan's capital for the evening.

Wake up in the desert this morning. After breakfast there is time for an optional trek through the desert. Setting off from the camp we head to Khazaly Canyon, cross the Little Bridge and Lawrence Spring before returning to camp. In the afternoon enjoy the unique experience of going on an included camel trek, or if you prefer just relax at the campsite. This evening we return to Amman. Approximate travel time by camel: 1hr

Day 8 Amman (1B)

Depart at any time.

You are free to depart at any time today. Please note that check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. We are able to organise extra post-trip accommodation if you wish to extend your stay for a few more days. Please ask at the time of booking.

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  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Standard
  • Physical Demands: You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.

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Petra entrance (2-day) with 1-day guided tour. Little Petra visit. Wadi Rum 4x4 jeep excursion with local meals. Overnight in a desert tented camp. Trekking Aljoun Reserve. Trekking Dana Nature Reserve. Canyoning to the Dead Sea. Dead Sea visit. Camel ride.

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