Unforgettable 9-Day Jordan Hiking Tour: Dana, Petra, & Wadi Rum


Embark on an unforgettable 9-day Jordan Hiking Tour. This outdoor experience tour showcases Jordan’s most iconic and stunning landscapes. Our guests will experience adventurous hikes and immersive cultural experiences. Your journey begins in the capital city of Amman, where you will be warmly welcomed and taken to your comfortable hotel, setting the stage for the adventures ahead.

The next day, your Jordan Adventure Travel commences with a serene hike through the lush Wadi Ben Hammad, adorned with waterfalls and tropical vegetation, followed by a visit to the historic Kerak Castle. As you progress, the tour intensifies with the challenging Dana Nature Reserve Hike leading you through breathtaking vistas of sandstone formations to the remote Wadi Hamra.

The adventure continues as you explore Wadi Ghuweir, where the landscape transforms with each step, offering unique rock formations and verdant hanging gardens. The pinnacle of this hiking tour is the Petra Backdoor Hike to the Monastery El Deir, which provides an alternative and less-travelled route that reveals Petra’s vastness and mystery.

Your journey through Jordan’s rugged terrain culminates with a hike to Jabal Um Adami, Jordan’s highest peak, offering panoramic views of the surrounding desert and Saudi Arabia. The Wadi Rum Hiking experience is enriched with a 4×4 drive through the majestic Wadi Rum. You get to explore its red sand dunes and ancient inscriptions.

Jordan Hiking Tour Highlights

  • Dana Nature Reserve Hike: A challenging trek through the diverse landscapes of Dana to Wadi Hamra.
  • Petra Backdoor Hike to El Deir: An alternative route uncovering the less-seen aspects of Petra.
  • Hike to Jabal Um Adami: Ascend to the highest point in Jordan for stunning desert views.
  • Wadi Rum Exploration: Discover the vastness of Wadi Rum through a guided jeep tour. And witness the natural beauty of canyons and dunes.

Jordan Hiking Tour Accommodation Details

  • Amman:
    • 4-Star: Kaya Hotel
    • 5-Star: Marriott Amman
  • Petra:
    • 4-Star: Petra Canyon Hotel
    • 5-Star: Petra Marriott Hotel
  • Dana: Dana Hotel for a rustic stay amidst nature.
  • Wild Camping: Experience the raw beauty of Wadi Hamra in tented camps.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy traditional hospitality at Hasan Zawaideh Camp.

This comprehensive Jordan Hiking Tour combines adventure with cultural immersion. This makes it an ideal choice for those seeking both exhilaration and insight into Jordan’s rich heritage and natural wonders.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Amman

    Ahlan Wa Sahlan – Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! Our representative will greet you at Amman Airport and assist with the immigration process to ensure a smooth start to your Jordan Hiking Tour. Overnight stay in Amman.

    Meals: None.

  • Day 2: Wadi Ben Hammad and Kerak Castle Exploration

    Begin your Jordan Adventure Travel by departing from Amman and heading towards the lush, subtropical Wadi Ben Hammad. You will engage in a leisurely 3-4 hour hike along a scenic stream surrounded by oleanders, palms, and small waterfalls. Please note that water-resistant shoes are required for the hike. Once the hike is over, you can visit the historical depths of Kerak Castle and explore its intriguing underground passageways. Finally, you will spend the night at a simple hotel in Dana.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

  • Day 3: Dana Nature Reserve Hike

    Embark on a challenging hike through the Dana Nature Reserve, where you will traverse meadows and white sandstone formations, leading you to the striking red cliffs of Wadi Hamra. This Dana Nature Reserve Hike is a difficult one, covering 18 km and requiring some level of fitness. You should not have a fear of heights to undertake this hike. Along the way, you will need to navigate through zigzag paths and wet conditions to reach the Hammam Adethni oasis. Please note that you should expect your feet to get wet when crossing the water streams. After the hike, you will enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay at a bivouac camp in Wadi Hamra. The accommodation will be wild camping, so be prepared for a unique camping experience.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Bag and Dinner.

  • Day 4: Wadi Ghuweir to Petra

    Go on an adventure to one of the beautiful wadis in Jordan, Wadi Ghuweir. Follow a water stream through the high-walled gorge with its unique and ever-changing landscape. Along the way, you will witness exciting rock formations and hanging gardens. The hike is moderate and about 17 km long. You may need to climb a little in some parts, and your feet and ankles will likely get wet. From the village of Mansoura, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel in Petra for an hour. Please remember that this hike is not possible during winter and after rain due to the risk of flash floods. The trail is graded as moderate and spans 11 km.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Bag.

  • Day 5: Petra Back Route Hike to El Deir

    Petra is a vast and ancient city with several trails to explore. Today, we will take the back route from Little Petra to the Monastery El Deir. The hike begins at Little Petra and passes by the remains of the Neolithic village Beidah. We will then walk across open farmland before entering a mountainous area. As the path opens up, we will see the impressive façade of the Monastery El Deir, which is 45 meters high and cut into the sandstone rock. We will then follow around 800 stairs down to the lower parts of Petra, where we will recognise the main trail ending at the main gate. The hike is moderate and takes approximately 4 hours to reach the Monastery. Once we complete the hike, we will stay overnight at your hotel in Petra.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Bag.

  • Day 6: Petra High Place & Wadi Farasa 6 Hours Hike – Wadi Rum Camp

    Wake up early for another adventure in Petra. With the help of your guide, you will pass by the Obelisk Tomb and the Triclinium before heading to the Al Madras area. After a steep ascent and some scrambling, you will reach a viewpoint that will allow you to see the Treasury from above. From there, you can continue to the High Place of Sacrifice, a spot that was used for religious ceremonies. After a short rest, turn right and head to Wadi Farasa. While descending, you can walk past the Lion Relief, the Roman Soldier Tomb and the Garden Temple. Near Qasr Al Bint, you will reach the regular trail again and return through the Siq to the main gate of Petra. In the afternoon, you will drive for 1.5 hours to your campsite in Wadi Rum.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Bag and Dinner.

  • Day 7: Hike to Jabal Um Adami (1,854 meters) - Wadi Rum Camp

    After enjoying breakfast, we’ll hop onto a 4×4 vehicle and drive about 40 kilometres through the southern desert to Jabal Um Adami, which is the highest mountain in Jordan and is located right on the border with Saudi Arabia. With the help of your Bedouin guide, we’ll hike and scramble to the top of the mountain, which is not a difficult task and doesn’t require any ropes. However, it’s important to have a good level of fitness and sure-footedness. The hike usually takes about 2.5 hours. Once we reach the height of 1,854 meters, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of Saudi Arabia to the south and Wadi Rum to the north. After the hike, we’ll have lunch and take some rest. Later, we’ll cross Wadi Sabet, which is a remote and beautiful valley. After one and a half to two hours of driving, we’ll be back at the campsite in the stunning Wadi Rum desert, where we’ll spend another night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 8: Wadi Rum 3 hours jeep ride – Amman Hotel

    After hopping into a 4×4 vehicle, you can explore more of the vast desert with the help of your Bedouin driver. During the journey, you will witness canyons, red sand dunes, Nabatean rock inscriptions, and a natural rock bridge that has formed over centuries. The drive from the peaceful desert to the busy capital of Amman is quite long, taking around four hours. You can relax in the car during the drive and, upon arrival, check into your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast.

  • Day 9: Amman Hotel - Amman Airport

    At the pre-arranged time, your driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Amman and take you to Amman Airport, which is approximately 50 minutes away, for your farewell – Ma’a Salamah!

    Meals: Breakfast.

Unforgettable 9-Day Jordan Hiking Tour: Dana, Petra, & Wadi Rum

Country Jordan
Tour length 9 days
Travellers Details Couple, Small Group, Solo Traveller, Family with Kids, Women Only Group
Tour Categories Cultural Trips, Interest Based Trips, Adventure & Activities
Travel Style Fully Guided
Journey Start & End Points Journey Start & End Points: Amman Airport
Max Group Size 7
Age range 15 to 65
Tour Operator Petra Nights Tours
Operated in English
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    • Transfers in private, a/c, car or minivan with English-speaking, assisting driver.
    • Meet and assist at Amman Airport.
    • Free entry visa upon arrival (passport data are needed in advance).
    • 1x airport transfer on arrival.
    • 1x airport transfer on departure.
    • 2x nights hotel with breakfast in Amman.
    • 1x night simple hotel with breakfast and dinner in Dana.
    • 1x night wild camping with breakfast and dinner, water and tea included.
    • 2x nights hotel with breakfast in Petra.
    • 2x nights camping with breakfast and dinner (Beverage not included) in Wadi Rum, in a private standard tent with en suite bathroom.
    • 1x hotel accommodation with breakfast at the Dead Sea.
    • English-speaking guide service on tour days.
    • Bedouin trekking guide in Dana and Wadi Rum.
    • 1x picnic lunch in Wadi Rum.
    • 2 lunch bags in Dana.
    • 2 lunch bags in Petra.
    • Entrance fees to the mentioned sites.
    • 2-hour jeep ride with Bedouin driver in Wadi Rum.
    • Complimentary small bottle of mineral water and free Wi-Fi on board the vehicle.


    • Domestic/International Airfare.
    • Travel/Health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.
    • Electric car, donkey or camel ride in Petra.
    • Meals and beverages that are not mentioned in the itinerary are not included.
    • Tips to the driver and local guides.
    • Portage fee and personal expenses.
    • Any bank transaction fees or credit card surcharge of 4% not included in the rate.
    • Others not mentioned on above inclusions.

    General Notes:

    • We recommend travelling as light as possible.
    • No alcohol is available during the trekking part.
    • What to bring: sleeping bag, hiking boots, light windproof jacket, head cover to protect against sun and wind, comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunblock, torch, warmer clothes for cooler nights, towel, first aid kit (for headache, cold, etc.), and daypack.
    • The price is calculated for this itinerary. Modified itineraries may result in higher costs.
    • Any change in the number of passengers affects the quote.
    • The driver/tour guide escorts according to the booked itinerary, he is not 24/7 at your disposal.
    • Official check-in time at hotels is 15:00 – and check-out time at hotels is 12:00.
    • We do not check the availability of accommodation when planning your trip. Once you booked and any hotel is not available, we search for an alternative and inform you.
    • Breakfast at hotels is served in the main restaurant.
    • 4x4s in Wadi Rum are old vehicles (no A/C, no seat belt) and belong to the local Bedouin association.
    • You walk several kilometres in Petra, so bear in mind good walking shoes and a backpack for beverages, a camera, etc.
    • In case of rain, the government may close Petra for security reasons.
    • The entry ticket to Petra includes a 700-meter horse ride from the main gate to the beginning of the Siq (not mandatory; the horse handler expects a tip of 5 JOD per horse).
    • All guides in Jordan are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in Jordan and are not part of our team.
    • It is not permitted to bring telescopes or drones without permission to Jordan.
    • The size of the vehicle used for the tour is based on the number of travellers. Petra Nights Tours assumes that each traveller carries 1 suitcase and 1 handbag. If clients travel with more luggage, we need to be informed in advance. In case a larger vehicle needs to be used to store all luggage, clients will cover the additional costs.