Wadi Rum offers great hiking and trekking opportunities on its sandstone rocks and hills, be it a walk in the soft sand or a climb to the top of a mountain.
We offer a hiking and scrambling tours of any length. Each of our routes provide breathtaking views of the desert landscapes and some of the trails have been used by the Bedouins for many generations.
You may explore the desert on foot for just a couple of hours or up to several days, with spending the night in the desert. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide will take care of your safety. Popular places of hiking and climbing in Wadi Rum are the Burdah Bridge, a large natural rock arch, and Jebel Um Adaami, the highest point in Jordan, with spectacular views of Wadi Rum and towards Saudi Arabia.
Wadi Rum is fun for families with children of all ages! We have many activities for children such as jeep tour, camel tour, hiking and of course, sleeping in our special bedouin camp. Children will enjoy sand boarding in the red dunes and easy climbing up to the arches.
We can also arrange easy hiking in the sand from half an hour to one hour. Next to our camp, they can climb up small hills to watch sunset and play together. Don’t worry about sleeping in our camp during summer or winter! We have private family tent for both children and parents.
Our tents have beds above ground and comfortable blankets. Children can sleep with their parents in one big tent. During winter, we make fire in our bedouin tent where we sit and enjoy our dinner in the evenings together. We offer special discount for children (who share their parents’ tent) in all our tours.
Dana to Petra hike
The part of Dana to Petra is considered onde of the best parts of the Jordan Trail, as it starts from the heritage village of Dana, which dates back to 4000 BC, and its varied terrain, strategic location, and its end in one of the seven Wonders of the World, the pink city of Petra.
Distance: 72 KM (4 days)
First day - Dana to Wadi malaqa (wild camp)
Breakfast, 7:30 am your guide will meet you at the hotel and be ready to begin your hike on the Jordan Trail.
Continue our hike through the Jordan Trail from Dana - Wadi Malga.
This trail is a steep descent from 1700meters above sea level to -200meters at the valley of Feynan. Passing through a diverse eco system of highlands in Dana Nature Reserve to the desert of Feynan. The area of Feynan is known for its ancient Roman copper mines which we will pass through on our way to Wadi Malaga.
Packed lunch along the way.
At the end of the day, we will enjoy a traditional dinner cooked by locals and overnight camping in Wadi Malaga.
Second day - Wadi malaqa to ras alfade (wild camp)
Breakfast, continue our hike through the Jordan Trail from Wadi Malga - Ras Al Fied
Today will be a more difficult end of the day, we will begin with hiking through the desert plateau of Wadi Malaga. Then we will cut across with a steep ascent across boulders and rocks as we reach the foot of a steep track going high into the mountains. This pass is known in Jordan as the Ras Naqb. The trail will head up a well trotted Bedouin migration path, as you look back and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Wadi Araba below. Continue our ascent to our wild campsite in Ras Al Fied.
Packed lunch along the way
At the end of the day, we will enjoy a traditional dinner cooked by locals and overnight camping in Ras Al Fied.
Destination: 14 Km
Third day - Ras alfade to um alada (rock cave)
Breakfast, continue our hike through the Jordan Trail from Ras Al Fied – Um alada
We will continue our ascent up the sandstone mountain terrain the landscape will begin to change with rich vegetation in our sight. You will also begin to see the legacy of the Nabateans the ancient people who built Petra, carved into the sandstone mountains which surround you.
While walking this part of the trail you will meet the local Bedoul's. Bedouls are nomadic people who settled in this area thousands of years ago. When they were first discovered by the local arabs they did not follow a modern religion, they were considered to be Pagens, until the locals converted them to Islam giving them their modern name of Bedoul "which means in Arabic "Switched" It will be a very unique experience to meet them and see how they still continue their ancient traditions in a modern world.
Packed lunch along the way .
Destination: 17 km
Fourth day - Um alada to little Petra (Bedouin camp)
After breakfast, the walk will be completed to visit Little Petra.
Packed lunch along the way
At the end of the day, we will enjoy a traditional dinner cooked by locals and overnight camping in Petra at Bedouin Camp.
Destination: 16 Km
Enjoy your trip with our guide Essa Alamareen.