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Petra & Wadi Rum Trek

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Petra & Wadi Rum Trek - Exodus Travels
Petra & Wadi Rum Trek - Exodus Travels
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95 reviews
Starts
Amman
+2 Destinations
Wadi Rum
Ends
Amman
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Highlights

Start and end in Amman! With the hiking & trekking tour Petra & Wadi Rum Trek, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Amman, Jordan and 2 other destinations in Jordan. Petra & Wadi Rum Trek is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
14

95 Reviews

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  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 1
    Written on May 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome scenery.  Real Lawrence of Arabia landscape and such colourful rock formations.  Petra was even more dramatic than I had anticipated.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Standing on top of the rock bridge, quite high up, and  overwhelmed by the vast desert landscape before me.What did you think of your group leader?He was friendly enough but didn't engage a great deal.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Take a camping mug as they just give you plastic cups to drink hot tea out of.  It wasn't particualrly cold at night so you don't need a really warm sleeping bag, especially as they provide super thick blanlets anyway.Remember a headtorch for the evenings.It's too hot to walk in the middle of the day so you get a couple of hours sitting in the shade so travel scrabble or something similar is a good idea.Is there anything else you would like to add?The desert and the visit to Petra were amazing.  The group were all so friendly and we had a good laugh, especially about the portaloo which was transported across the desert from camp to camp.  There was something surreal about following it.  As long as we had it in our sights we knew we couln't get lost!  Altogether an amazing experience and quite different from other treks and travels.

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 2
    Written on May 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome scenery.  Real Lawrence of Arabia landscape and such colourful rock formations.  Petra was even more dramatic than I had anticipated.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Standing on top of the rock bridge, quite high up, and  overwhelmed by the vast desert landscape before me.What did you think of your group leader?He was friendly enough but didn't engage a great deal.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Take a camping mug as they just give you plastic cups to drink hot tea out of.  It wasn't particualrly cold at night so you don't need a really warm sleeping bag, especially as they provide super thick blanlets anyway.Remember a headtorch for the evenings.It's too hot to walk in the middle of the day so you get a couple of hours sitting in the shade so travel scrabble or something similar is a good idea.Is there anything else you would like to add?The desert and the visit to Petra were amazing.  The group were all so friendly and we had a good laugh, especially about the portaloo which was transported across the desert from camp to camp.  There was something surreal about following it.  As long as we had it in our sights we knew we couln't get lost!  Altogether an amazing experience and quite different from other treks and travels.

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 3
    Written on May 2, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A brilliant week out, exploring a different world.  The trek gets better each day, and the desert scenery gave context to our viewing of Petra.  The camping was comfortable and the travelling Portaloo was appreciated.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Apart from the mountain ascent, the hike is all quite manageable as long as you have the stamina to walk for several hours.  When we went at Easter the weather was great, nice and warm during the day, but not too hot (or cold at night).  I didn't like the mountain ascent (I did rip my trousers on the way down!) and might have opted to stay back at base, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it.Probably a good idea to take some luxuries - we had fresh coffee, others had snacks or sweets -  the food provided on the trek was fine and filling, but a bit spartan.Is there anything else you would like to add?This trip is a great week out, with a combination of good (but not overstrenuous) exercise, sightseeing and relaxation.  A fascinating history is never far away and it's great to get a glimpse into how Bedouin people live. Lots of fun along the way too.  Hiking means you get a chance to get a bit beneath the surface of Jordan - so why not take a crash course in a country that you probably don't know very much about?!

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 4
    Written on May 2, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A brilliant week out, exploring a different world.  The trek gets better each day, and the desert scenery gave context to our viewing of Petra.  The camping was comfortable and the travelling Portaloo was appreciated.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Apart from the mountain ascent, the hike is all quite manageable as long as you have the stamina to walk for several hours.  When we went at Easter the weather was great, nice and warm during the day, but not too hot (or cold at night).  I didn't like the mountain ascent (I did rip my trousers on the way down!) and might have opted to stay back at base, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it.Probably a good idea to take some luxuries - we had fresh coffee, others had snacks or sweets -  the food provided on the trek was fine and filling, but a bit spartan.Is there anything else you would like to add?This trip is a great week out, with a combination of good (but not overstrenuous) exercise, sightseeing and relaxation.  A fascinating history is never far away and it's great to get a glimpse into how Bedouin people live. Lots of fun along the way too.  Hiking means you get a chance to get a bit beneath the surface of Jordan - so why not take a crash course in a country that you probably don't know very much about?!

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 5
    Written on May 1, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is a wonderful trip.  Almost like two holidays in one, with the peace of the desert contrasting with the fascinating culture of Petra.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Crossing the Jebel Burdah bridge, drinking sage tea round the campfire and sleeping under the stars every night of the trek.What did you think of your group leader?Salah was fantastic - knowledgeable and with a great sense of humour and fun.  I could not have done the Jebel Burdah climb without him - he was so encouraging and I felt I was in very safe hands as I negotiated the trickier sections with his help.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?A pair of cotton gloves was very useful on the climb - there is a lot of scrambling using handholds and the rock is quite rough.  The camel ride on the last day in Wadi Rum is definitely worth doing - great photo opportunites and gives the feet a rest!Is there anything else you would like to add?Choose this trip!  Wonderful mix of physical challenge, serenity and culture.

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 6
    Written on May 1, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is a wonderful trip.  Almost like two holidays in one, with the peace of the desert contrasting with the fascinating culture of Petra.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Crossing the Jebel Burdah bridge, drinking sage tea round the campfire and sleeping under the stars every night of the trek.What did you think of your group leader?Salah was fantastic - knowledgeable and with a great sense of humour and fun.  I could not have done the Jebel Burdah climb without him - he was so encouraging and I felt I was in very safe hands as I negotiated the trickier sections with his help.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?A pair of cotton gloves was very useful on the climb - there is a lot of scrambling using handholds and the rock is quite rough.  The camel ride on the last day in Wadi Rum is definitely worth doing - great photo opportunites and gives the feet a rest!Is there anything else you would like to add?Choose this trip!  Wonderful mix of physical challenge, serenity and culture.

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 7
    Written on April 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fasinating Jordan experience, covering a visit to Mount Musa where Moses had brought the seven tribes of Israel, seeing 3000year old Mosaces, walking in the rocky desert of Waddi Rum, climbing up and over two natural rock bridges, while camping in the desert and being fed Bedouin food reliving the area where Laurance of Arabia assisted the Arabs with their Gurilla war on the railway line.Then it was time to move down to Waddi Musa, first time to clean up from the desert with a Turkish Bath, Scrub Down and Massage, refreshed we experienced Petra by night, followed next day with plenty of time to explore in daylight.All this in our six days in this friendly country, by the way I am 66 and looking forward to my next trip to walk the great walls of China this September aged 67. I am having the time of my life, I recommend making the most of these experiences.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Petra by day.What did you think of your group leader?Our leader Salah a Jordanian was friendly, helpfull and extremly knowlegable and happy to share it with me.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?For extra comfort when sleeping in the desert take a camping mat to spread the weight over the open cell foam matras for a better nights sleep.Is there anything else you would like to add?Go out and enjoy lifes experiences whilst you still can.My late father told me, Young men live off their dreams and Old men live off their memories, I am still DREAMING and may it last for many years. Go out there and live your dreams.

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 8
    Written on April 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fasinating Jordan experience, covering a visit to Mount Musa where Moses had brought the seven tribes of Israel, seeing 3000year old Mosaces, walking in the rocky desert of Waddi Rum, climbing up and over two natural rock bridges, while camping in the desert and being fed Bedouin food reliving the area where Laurance of Arabia assisted the Arabs with their Gurilla war on the railway line.Then it was time to move down to Waddi Musa, first time to clean up from the desert with a Turkish Bath, Scrub Down and Massage, refreshed we experienced Petra by night, followed next day with plenty of time to explore in daylight.All this in our six days in this friendly country, by the way I am 66 and looking forward to my next trip to walk the great walls of China this September aged 67. I am having the time of my life, I recommend making the most of these experiences.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Petra by day.What did you think of your group leader?Our leader Salah a Jordanian was friendly, helpfull and extremly knowlegable and happy to share it with me.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?For extra comfort when sleeping in the desert take a camping mat to spread the weight over the open cell foam matras for a better nights sleep.Is there anything else you would like to add?Go out and enjoy lifes experiences whilst you still can.My late father told me, Young men live off their dreams and Old men live off their memories, I am still DREAMING and may it last for many years. Go out there and live your dreams.

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 9
    Written on April 15, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The combination of the desert, Wadi Rum and the historical remains of Petra made  this an excellent trip.  The food and organisation during the trip was really good.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The desert trekking and camping were brilliant.  The clear sky at night was fantastic.What did you think of your group leader?An excellent group leader, who had very good knowledge and was very helpful.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Choose the right time of year, depending on how hot or cold you like it!

  • Petra & Wadi Rum Trek reviewer 10
    Written on April 15, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The combination of the desert, Wadi Rum and the historical remains of Petra made  this an excellent trip.  The food and organisation during the trip was really good.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The desert trekking and camping were brilliant.  The clear sky at night was fantastic.What did you think of your group leader?An excellent group leader, who had very good knowledge and was very helpful.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Choose the right time of year, depending on how hot or cold you like it!

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  • Day 1: Start Amman.
  • Day 2: To Wadi Rum; meet the Bedouin team and venture into the desert.
  • Day 3: Traverse Siq el Barrah, a magnificent desert canyon with immense rock walls.
  • Day 4: Trek to the arch of Burdah with optional climb.
  • Day 5: To Um Fruth rock-bridge following Khor el Ajram to the Wadi Khashkhasheh.
  • Day 6: Leave the desert for Petra.
  • Day 7: A fascinating day visiting Petra, one of the world's foremost ancient sites; to Amman.
  • Day 8: End Amman.

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 538 km.
    • Amman (Jordan)
    • 269 km
    • Wadi Rum (Jordan)
    • 82 km
    • Petra (Jordan)
    • 188 km
    • Amman (Jordan)

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