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This unforgettable 3-day hike from Dana Village to Petra will take you through a series of wadis and mountains from the upper edge of the Rift Valley down to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba. On the way will will meet and drink tea with real Bedouin, traverse the best desert in Jordan and visit the oldest and the biggest copper mines of the ancient world. We will camp near an oasis one night, and the other night under old palm trees near a beautiful waterfall. The hike ends near Little Petra at the top of the Petra mountains, overlooking the Wadi Araba desert, the Negev desert in Israel, the Du-Shara and Petra Mountains in the east, the Dead Sea and Golan heights to the north, and Neqeb and Wadi Dhba’a to the south.
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Prices are quoted in US dollars per person.
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- Entrance tickets to Dana Wildlife Reserve
- English-speaking guide
- Jeep to carry luggage
- Camping equipment
- professional cook
- All meals while camping
- transfer to the hotel at the end of the tour
- Mineral water
- Travel insurance
- Additional excursions
- hotel in petra
- Personal expenses
- Any items not mentioned above
Day 1: Dana Village – Wadi Araba
We will start from Dana Village, with a short visit to Dana Spring, and head off past some old olive trees down into Wadi Dana. After an easy 3 hours, we will have a tea break under a 2000-year-old tree before continuing along a Bedouin trail to Qussaib Spring. Here you can freshen up. After a couple more hours, we will stop near Atta’the Spring for lunch and a cup of Bedouin tea. In the afternoon, we will reach the end of the great valley of Dana Natural Reserve, ending at Edge, a beautiful hotel made from mud. From here we will cross the beginning of the Wadi Araba desert, where a Bedouin family will be waiting to welcome you to their tents for the night. We will have a traditional Bedouin dinner, and the guide will tell you the story of the Bedouin tribe and some Bedouin history.
Total hike: 7 hours.
Day 2: Wadi Araba – Wadi Feynan
After breakfast, and farewelling the Bedouin family, we will hike down to the ancient copper mines in Wadi Feynan, then continue to Wadi Gweir. Here the jeeps will meet us, and we will drive by jeep through the canyon, which has 20–30 cm of water. When the water deepens, we will leave the jeeps and canoeing for 2 hours to the end of the canyon, where we will make camp near an oasis of palm trees and waterfalls.
Total hike: 6 hours.
Day 3: Wadi Feynan – Little Petra
After breakfast, we canoe back to our jeeps and drive through the Wadi Araba desert to Wadi Namala, from where we will hike up to the Petra mountains 1421m above sea level. We will have a break at Shqeiret Mesai’ed to admire the view of Wadi Araba and Negev deserts and the surrounding mountains. In the evening we transfer by jeeps to a hotel in Petra, where the tour ends.
Total hike: 8 hours.
Prices are quoted in US dollars per person and are valid until September 2014.
- this tour requires a special fiscal ability
Prices for Children
- Children under 2 are free of charge.
- Children aged from 2 to 5 pay 25% of the adult price.
- Children aged from 6 to 11 pay 50% of the adult price.
- Children 12 and over pay the full adult price.
Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
The booking will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25%, or, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, a deposit of 50%. This deposit is part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by wire transfer or through Western Union.
It is customary in Jordan to express satisfaction and gratitude for good service by giving a tip. A tip is much appreciated by guides, drivers, cleaning staff, etc., but tipping is not obligatory and the amount given is up to the tipper’s discretion.
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An unforgettable hiking from Dana Wildlife Reserve to Petra through wadis and desert and over the mountains on the upper edge of the Rift Valley.