Discover the Jordan Trail during a multi-day hike along this legendary trade route. Hike through the desert, canyons, mountains and oases and discover the life and culture of the Bedouin tribe. End your journey in the breathtaking Petra, one of the seven modern wonders of the world.
Hiking trip through Jordan
A trip to Jordan is a journey filled with ancient history, unparalleled adventures and fantastic views. Jordan is known as the hospitable heart of the Middle East, and the constant sunshine provides an extra warm welcome. In the distance, you'll see camels wandering through the desert, while you're surrounded by the smell of wild sage and hearing a shepherd calling his goats to the shade.
SHOBAK TO PETRA
The Jordan Trail was chosen by National Geographic in 2018 as one of the "must-do" hikes in the world. This caravan route transported goods from Egypt and Syria to Saudi Arabia in Classical Antiquity and consists of 8 sections. Every day you will find yourself in a different oriental landscape, hiking through mountains, canyons, oases, and deserts. Always combined with a magnificent view.
During a 6-day trek, we will move from one Nabatean camp spot to another where you can spend the night in a tent. After the hike, you can relax and enjoy the delicious Bedouin hospitality. The daily hiking distance ranges from 14 km to 18 km.
WhenFrom October 15th to October 29th, we will be heading back to Jordan to discover the ancient trade route. There is room for a maximum of 30 people per week. The autumn editions of The Jordan Trail will depart on a Sunday:
- Sunday 15/10 - Sunday 22/10
- Sunday 22/10 - Sunday 29/10
WHY JOIN THE JORDAN TRAIL?
We are convinced that The Jordan Trail offers many elements that make a trip to this beautiful destination a success.
- Sleeping in unique locations in the middle of nowhere
- A balanced route
- An affordable price
- The complete logistical organization (local transport, trail app, accommodation, local guide, English-speaking guide, food packs & options such as camping gear, …)
How are the hikes organized?
At the beginning of the trip, you will receive a detailed trail app that extensively documents tips, tricks, and sights. There is no signage along the trail, so it is strongly discouraged to undertake this trip on your own. Every week, experienced English-speaking and local guides are present to show you the right way.
Getting thereFlights to Amman:
Traveling to The Jordan Trail is quite easy due to the large number of flights to Queen Alia Airport Amman. So you can choose which departure airport is most easily accessible for you.
- You can find all flights on Google flights.
We provide a shuttle service to Shobak from the center of Amman and Queen Alia Airport Amman. This service departs at 3:45PM on Sunday from the center of Amman and at 5:00PM from the airport. The shuttle from the Airport to Shobak is included when you book flights trough us. In case you book your own flights the shuttle from the airport costs €65. Do you wish to take the shuttle from the center of Amman then there will be an additional fee of €15 p.p.
The meetingpoint in the center of Amman will be announced later by the guides in the whatsappgroup.
During The Jordan Trail, you will mainly sleep in a tent. You can rent a 3-season tent, along with a mat and sleeping bag (+ €65), from us, so you don't have to buy it yourself and take it on the plane. The rental equipment will be ready in the jeep at the first stop.
The camping spots are all in the middle of nowhere, meaning that there are no sanitary facilities or running water available. However, you can refresh yourself at the campsites using the water provided. On the first evening, you will sleep in a lodge with basic comfort, in Petra you will sleep in a hotel, and on the last evening in Amman, you can optionally book a hotel stay through The Jordan Trail. Participants who register alone (or in an odd-numbered group) will share a room with another Jordan Trailer for these overnight stays. We always do our best to put trailers of the same gender in the same room.
During the hike, you won't come across any restaurants or supermarkets. The only place where you can buy something is in Petra itself on the last day. So you need to bring enough snacks for the entire route. We recommend bringing some cereal bars, energy bars, or glucose to help you through the tougher parts of the trail.
You can join us for daily meals and enjoy the local Bedouin cuisine (+ €150).
BREAKFAST: Naan bread, hummus, jam, eggs, dates,... coffee and tea
LUNCH PACK: Naan bread, tuna, cheese, cucumber or tomato, fruit
DINNER: The local chef will prepare a delicious traditional Bedouin meal. Lots of fresh vegetables, chicken, rice, salads & salsas.
You are welcome to bring your own food on the trip. But we strongly recommend joining the cozy and delicious traditional Bedouin dinners.
Superflex Cancellation Conditions
Book temporarily with our Superflex booking conditions (included if you sign up directly at the opening of the bookings). These allow you to cancel free of charge or change the dates of your stay (depending on availability) until July 1st. From July 1st, the standard cancellation policy applies.
What's the price?
What is included?
- 4 camping nights
- 1 hotel night (Shobak)
- 1 hotel night (Petra)
- All internal transports by shuttle - excluding pick up at Amman City Center
- Baggage transport between camping spots
- Water supply at each camping spot
- Guidance from guides
- The Jordan Trail app
What is not included?
- Entrance for Petra €74
- Visa: We strongly recommend buying a Jordan Pass, which you can do here. The entrance for Petra and your travel visa are included. This is cheaper than buying your visa and entrance to Petra separately (Jordan Pass ± €99). Choose the option with two days access to Petra.
- Flights: All participants need to book their flights themselves. The whole group meets on Sunday at the Airport. (Meeting time will be communicated later)
- Optional: Shuttle Amman - Dana for €15 p.p., this is a bus to the airport where you meet the rest of the group before driving to Dana. (Meeting time will be communicated later)
- Optional: Bedouin Cuisine: Food & Water €150
- Optional: Camping Gear Rental €65
- Optional: Hiking poles €12
- Optional: Cancellation Insurance €69
- Optional: Last night in Amman - hotel €27/pp
For whom is this trail?
Everyone between the age of 16 and 65 who's in good shape, health and has a good dose of perseverance should be able to complete this trail. Be aware that it is a challenging trail, in an environment that you have (most likely) never encountered before. So make sure you are adequately trained to start the trail.
What should I bring?
Bring good hiking shoes (type B) that you feel comfortable enough to undertake a long trek. The terrain can be rough at times and will quickly wear down the soft sole of sports shoes or other unsuitable shoes.
Prepare for changing weather patterns. Be sure to bring protective rain gear and a warm piece of clothing. Especially in the evening, it can cool down significantly. It doesn't rain often, but when it does, it can be a heavy shower.
Depending on the person, you need 3 to 4 liters of water per hike. So make sure you can bring this on the trail with you - a camelbag is ideal for this.Own tent
If you choose to bring your own tent, you also bring your own mat and sleeping bag (at least 2 seasons).Jordan Trail camping gear
If you choose the Jordan Trail camping gear option, you will receive your tent, mat, and sleeping bag at the start of the route. This equipment is made from the most weather-resistant materials.
Can I bring my drone to Jordan?
Do I have to carry my backpack myself?
The visa for Jordan costs about €55 and can be purchased upon arrival at the airport in Amman. It is also possible to buy the Jordan Pass (± €99), which combines your visa with your access to Petra. The Jordan Pass can only be purchased online in advance, it is important that you choose the option with 2 days Petra. You can buy the Jordan Pass here.
What about water?
It is very important to stay hydrated in the heat of Jordan, especially during hiking. Every evening and morning you will be able to replenish your water supply, so be sure to bring a camelbag/water bottles for a total of about 4 liters! This should normally get you through the day without any problems.
Note: Tap water in Jordan is not drinkable.
How can I offset my CO2 emissions?
This planet gives us so much natural beauty to admire, but to continue traveling to beautiful places in the future, we have to protect our planet today. That’s why we’re doing efforts to reduce the impact of our trips, and added an option in our booking forms to make a contribution to Greentripper, to balance out the CO2-emissions of your trip. By contributing to their climate project “Wildlife Cambodia”, you help to protect majestic forests and the wildlife in it, and reduce the equivalent amount of CO2-emissions of your transport. When you contribute for the footprint of your transport, Travelbase will do the same for your emissions on location. After the trip, you’ll receive official carbon credit certificates for your contribution.
Read more about our efforts on Vluchturen voor weken met een heenvlucht tussen 1 oktober en 23 oktober: Verzamelen om 20:30 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak. Uitzondering! Vertrek zondag 15 oktober:
Vluchturen voor weken met een heenvlucht tussen 1 oktober en 23 oktober:
Verzamelen om 20:30 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak.
Uitzondering! Vertrek zondag 15 oktober:
Verzamelen om 21:45 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak.
Verzamelen om 20:45 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak.
Vluchturen voor de week met een heenvlucht op 24 oktober:
Verzamelen om 20:45 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak.
Vertrek 2 november:
Voor de week van 2 t/m 9 november worden er vanuit The Jordan Trail geen vluchten aangeboden. Op voorhand zal de verzamelplaats en het tijdstip voor het vertrek van de shuttlebus naar Shobak nog gecommuniceerd worden.
Vluchturen voor weken met een heenvlucht tussen 9 november en 4 december:
Verzamelen om 17:45 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak.
Uitzondering! Vertrek zondag 19 november:
Verzamelen om 22u15 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak.
Verzamelen om 21:00 uur op luchthaven Queen Alia Airport Amman om gebruik te maken van de shuttle naar Shobak.
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