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10 day hiking Jordan's Nature Reserves

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Carmen Scholten

In2Jordan Travel Agency

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10 day hiking Jordan's Nature Reserves

A unique itinerary for hiking and nature lover and a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We make your time unforgettable by taking you to Jordan's hidden gems with fascinating overnight accommodation. Discover places like Ajloun forest, Wadi Mujib or hike a section of the Abraham Path while not missing out on Jordan's highlights like Petra or the Dead Sea.

DAY 1

Airport – RSCN Ajloun

You will arrive at airport and be met by your driver who will take you north to Ajloun Nature Reserve. Established in 1987, Ajloun Forest Reserve covers an area of 13 km2 located in the Ajloun highlands north of Amman. It consists of Mediterranean-like hill country, ranging from 600 - 1100 m above sea level, with a series of small and medium winding valleys. Your overnight stay is in cabin inside the reserve run by the RSCN. Dinner is included. Read more

RSCN Ajloun
DAY 2

Ajloun – Orjan – RSCN Azraq

After breakfast, your driver will collect you and take you first to Ajloun Castle to explore the impressive Muslim fortress. Then to the start of the Abraham’s Path (a long-distance walking trail that passes through the middle east), where your guide will meet you to hike with you along one of the stages to the small village of Orjan. You will stop for lunch with a local family, before visiting some of the local initiatives in the area. In the late afternoon, your driver will meet you and take you east to Azraq. Your overnight stay is at Azraq Lodge run by RSCN, dinner is included. Read more

Azraq Lodge
DAY 3

Azraq – Desert Castles – Madaba

After breakfast, your first visit is to the wetlands. The Azraq Wetland Reserve is a nature reserve located near the town of Azraq in the eastern desert of Jordan. An oasis for migratory birds, Azraq was established in 1978 and covers 12 square kilometers. Then onto Azraq Castle, a 13th century castle built of local black basalt. On your drive towards Madaba, you’ll also stop at two other desert castles before arriving in the late afternoon in the small town of Madaba for your overnight stay. Read more

Mosaic Hotel
DAY 4

Madaba - Mt Nebo - Dead Sea - Wadi Mujb

This morning you can explore the beautiful mosaics and churches of Madaba. After lunch, your driver will meet you and take you down to the Dead Sea, stopping along the way at Mt. Nebo - the final resting place of Moses with fantastic views over 4 countries. You can spend the afternoon relaxing at the saltiest lake in the world. Your overnight stay is at RSCN Mujib Chalets, dinner is included. Read more

RSCN Mujib Chalets
DAY 5

Mujib Trail – Karak – RSCN Dana

This morning, you will cross the road to the Mujib Biosphere Reserve. This wonderful reserve, which ranges from an altitude of 900m above sea level to 400m below, was originally established by the RSCN for the captive breeding of the Nubian ibex, but now supports a wide variety of species. Today you’ll follow the Siq Trail (approx 3 hours). The trail follows the river upstream to the head of the Mujib Gorge. You’ll wade upstream, climb up small waterfalls and swim through small pools to reach a 20m high waterfall. You’ll have time for a swim and relax, before returning to the Visitor Centre. You’ll then drive to Karak and have time for lunch and visit to the castle before travelling further down the King’s Highway to Dana Nature Reserve. Overnight at RSCN Rumana Campsite (summer) or RSCN Guesthouse. Read more

RSCN Rumana Campsite
DAY 6

Dana – Feynan Ecolodge

Dana Nature Reserve is Jordan’s largest Nature Reserve and after breakfast you’ll have the chance to explore some of it by hiking down the Dana Valley to Wadi Araba with a local guide. The start is at a height of 1200 meters and throughout the walk you’ll notice the surprisingly diverse ecosystem which thrives about 600 species of plants, 45 species of mammals like ibex, mountain gazelle and red fox, and 180 species of birds. A packed lunch will be provided along the way, and at the end of the trail, more than 1000m lower in altitude, you’ll be welcomed at the Feynan Ecolodge. Your overnight stay is at one of the 25 best ecolodges in the world, dinner is included. Read more

Feynan Ecolodge
DAY 7

Feynan – Little Petra

In the morning, you have chance to join in some of the activities arranged by the Ecolodge – learn how to bake Bedouin bread or make Arabic coffee; take part in a cooking demonstration or a join a morning hike. After lunch, you will be driven up through the mountains to Little Petra and have time to explore this suburb of Petra, before arriving at your overnight stay, 7 Wonders Bedouin Camp. Dinner is included. Read more

7 Wonders Bedouin Camp
DAY 8

Little Petra - Petra

After breakfast, your 4x4 jeep will arrive to take you to the start of the ‘Backdoor hike’. With beautiful views over Wadi Araba, this fantastic hike takes you the backway into Petra, avoiding the 800 steps of the usual route. The guide will show you the way and at the end of the trail you’ll find The Monastery, Petra’s largest monument. You have the rest of the afternoon to explore Petra -the Roman Colonnaded Way, Royal Tombs and of course the impressive Treasury. A walk through the Siq takes you to the entrance, where a car will meet you to return you to camp. Read more

7 Wonders Bedouin Camp
DAY 9

Petra – Wadi Rum

Today you have the morning to explore some more of Petra – you could make the climb to the viewpoint to look down onto the Treasury as the morning sun hits it. Or perhaps climb up the mountain opposite to the High Place of Sacrifice and take the trail down to the Garden Temple Complex. After lunch, you will be transferred south to The Wadi Rum Protected Area - a beautiful desert of dunes and towering sandstone mountains. A jeep safari will take you to see some of the sights - visit the Nabatean inscriptions, canyons, sand-dunes and Lawrence of Arabia’s House. Dinner will be served in the evening, before spending the night under the stars at Khaled’s Camp. Read more

Khaled's Camp
DAY 10

B): Wadi Rum - Airport

Time to say goodbye to Jordan. Your driver will collect you and take you to the airport to catch your flight.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ajloun Forest Reserve
Hotel RSCN Ajloun
Day 2
Location Azraq Wetland Reserve
Hotel Azraq Lodge
Day 3
Location Madaba
Hotel Mosaic Hotel
Day 4
Location Wadi Mujib
Day 5
Location Dana Nature Reserve
Day 6
Location Dana Nature Reserve
Day 7
Location Petra
Day 9
Location Wadi Rum

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private transfers in AC tourist car
  • Overnight accommodation for 8 nights in hotels/ campsites
  • Overnight accommodation in Bedouin camp for one night including dinner
  • Lunch with a local family
  • Entrance and guide for Siq Trail
  • Packed lunch on day 6
  • Hiking guide for Petra backdoor
  • 4x4 desert jeep tour

Package excludes

  • Flights
  • Entrance tickets (see www.jordanpass.jo)
  • Not mentioned meals and beverages
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses during trip

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Florentine, Netherlands

Ik wilde je nog even laten weten dat we een heerlijke tijd hebben gehad in Jordanië! We zijn gisteren weer geland en het is nu weer heel erg wennen aan het Amsterdamse leven. Dank voor de goede zorgen en de veilige autoritten van Osama!

Christina M., Switzerland

I’m so grateful I chose to visit Jordan with Sandra as my guide! The retreat exceeded all my expectations. Through yoga and meditation, desert treks and mountain hikes, as well as her powerful coaching work with horses, Sandra created a supportive environment that allowed me to open my heart and mind to healing and transformation. For me, the trip started out as an adventure to discover a new country and became a pilgrimage to discover myself. I returned home feeling peaceful, strong and inspired, with new friends and new energy. I highly recommend In2Jordan! Read more

Jeny, United Kingdom

I just wanted to share how amazing my time was with Sandra and her horses in Wadi Musa. I arrived in April, with the heavy weight of burdens and in need of some gentle time in the desert. Gamar, Sandra’s first horse, came out and we did some exercise in the yard. Not yet used to me she took her time to come closer. And then she came to me and embraced me, so intently and intimately, like she realized I needed some support and in recognition of what I was going through. And that was day one. She was amazing, as was the whole holiday, and Sandra, who supported me also with light and kindness. Thank you! Read more

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