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5-Day Adventure Trip From Dana Village To Petra
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Trekking, Archeology, History, Sightseeing, Camping, Backpacking, Eco Tourism

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Activity Level

    Hard

  • Language

    Arabic, English

Description

One of the most awe-inspiring sections of a trek across Jordan, this route was recently named by National Geographic as one of the fifteen best hikes in the world. The trail drops from the heights of the mountain plateaus to the Araba Valley and climbs back again, crossing several climate zones, diverse ecosystems hidden in canyons, and dramatic labyrinths of hills and valleys displaying the full spectrum of the region’s geology.

 If the natural attractions aren’t enough, the route ends with the Nabatean masterpiece, Petra. The city in the rocks holds day's worth of exploration by itself, and the short route the Jordan Trail takes through it is meant only to display a few of its highlights and to provide a base for further wanderings, not to fully capture its depth. Few other long-distance trails can boast stages as consistently spectacular as this, or end in a place as worthy of a visit as Petra.

Highlights

The scenery spans from majestic and epic mountaintops to peaceful, bucolic countryside, and new landscapes present themselves every few kilometers: the one thing this region does not offer is monotony.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Dana Village expand_more
    • Your guide will welcome you to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Enjoy your private 2-hour transfer to your hotel in Dana village, check-in, and the remainder of the day is free. 

    Overnight at a 3* hotel.

  • Day 2: Trek from Dana village to Wadi Malaga expand_more
    • After breakfast, we will start trekking down towards Wadi Malaga through a diverse fauna and flora into Wadi Dana, surrounded by sandstone scenery. It is part of Jordan’s largest nature reserve, which stretches from the Rift Valley to the lowlands of Wadi Araba. 
    • We'll pass the area of Feynan, once the center of ancient copper mining, Cross Feynan, then we'll take a shuttle to Wadi Malaga, where we will set up our camp for the first night.
  • Day 3: Wadi Malaga to Ras Al Faid expand_more
    • This is a difficult part of the trail that lays ahead of you. We will continue to hike through the Wadi Malaga landscape, a flat and stony path, Wadi Araba in the West and in front of you are the Sharah mountains. 
    • Then, we will follow a steep, old Bedouin trail into the mountains, offering stunning views of the Wadi Araba Desert. The path is known as the "Um Al Amad" path. You managed the challenging part of the route and continued to our camping spot in the area of "Ras Al Feid".
  • Day 4: Ras Al Faid to Little Petra expand_more
    • Along shepherd trails, we will climb higher, surrounded by dark, rugged mountains. Continuing downhill, the landscape softens and inter a pale-coloured sandstone area with interesting rock formations. 
    • After a while, we'll recognize signs of increasing human habitation, like Bedouin camps and flocks of sheep. The path takes us to a saddle with great views of the Wadi Araba.
    • Then, we will continue towards Little Petra. Enter Siq Al Barid - a narrow passage, to see tombs, monuments, cisterns and water channels. It is believed Little Petra had been a caravansary. 
    • Afterwards, we'll spend overnight at a Bedouin camp.
  • Day 5: Little Petra to Petra expand_more
    • This day, we'll head to Petra via ‘The Back Door’. Good tracks going pleasantly down Wadi Ghurab amidst sandstone mountains guarding the approaches to Petra. This way follows a Nabataean route out of the valley and skirts round the final mountain on a natural rock terrace, which has been ‘improved’ by the PAP for the safety of walkers. Even so, it still narrows slightly before reaching a hidden plateau high above the impressive chasm of Wadi Siyyagh. Just beyond, carved into the cliff face, ‘The Monastery’ suddenly comes into view. (Bedouin café). 
    • Then, we will go down into ancient Petra, through which the route goes before exiting past ‘The Treasury’ and through the famous ‘Petra Siq’ to the shops, cafés and hotels of Wadi Musa.
    • Later, we will transfer to the airport to conclude the tour.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation: from airport to Dana hotel, from Feynan eco-lodge to wadi Malaga, then from Petra to airport
  • Accommodation: first night at 3* hotel in Dana village, the second night at Feynman eco-lodge, a fourth night at Bedouin camp in little Petra
  • Meals: 1st day: dinner, 2nd day: 3 meals, 3rd day: 3 meals, 4rth day: 3 meals, 5th day: 2 meals
  • Drinking water
What's Excluded
  • Entrance fees
  • Any other things not mentioned in "what's included"
What to bring
  • 30L backpack
  • Personal stuff
  • Headlight
  • Spare clothes
Know before you go
  • This tour is only for those aged 12 years and above.
  • All participants must sign the Knowledge of Risk forms.
  • The maximum number of participants is 6.
  • The guide is CPR certified, trained in survival situations, and have extensive knowledge of trails system. Don't venture out alone. We have everything you need for an outdoor adventure.
  • All of our Gears are internationally certified  
  • Food will be mixed between hikers and cocked meals.
Meeting Point

Amman, Jordan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 1USD 2200 Per Group
2 To 3USD 3200 Per Group
4 To 5USD 6950 Per Group
6 To 7USD 13400 Per Group

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • Jude

    These guys are amazing, and so is the canyoning. Very professional, fun and they look after the environment (no littering!). It was pure joy exploring the canyons of Jordan with them. And the canyons are simply stunning! We felt very welcome and feel like we have made some friends for life! If you go to Jordan and love the outdoors and a bit of an adventure then this is a must! Get in touch with them to organise a canyon (or more) that suits your ability. So many to choose from! We only did a few of them but were very impressed!!

  • Samantha Monteiro

    I would rate Islam and his team 100 million stars if I could. I've never met a more professional yet friendly tour group ever. Right from when we were planning our trip to when we finished our time in Jordan we were totally supported. Islam not only goes out of his way for everyone but he also has such a passion for Jordan which makes you fall even more in love with the place. He will cater to your every need with professionalism and politeness and on top of all of this he is the most humble guy you will ever meet. Islam and his boys are dead set legends! We truly had a magical experience thanks to Islam. You'd be stupid not to do a tour with them!

  • Wolfgang Streicher

    Islam - mein lieber Freund (my dear friend)

    du hast mir die Begehung des Barta-Wasserfalls im Hidan ermöglicht und so den Traum eines alten Mannes erfüllt. Dabei habe ich dich nicht nur als kompetenten Guide erlebt, sondern habe dich auch als Menschen schätzen gelernt. Immer freundlich bist du auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse eingegangen und hast uns eine herausragende Tour erleben lassen. Dieses Erlebnis wird immer mit deiner Person verknüpft bleiben und ich werde dich in Erinnerung behalten nicht nur als fachkundigen Guide, sondern darüber hinaus als guten Freund. Dank dir für alles!

    Wolfgang

  • Clarence

    Although an airport fall and injury resulted in a last minute cancelation of my tour of Jordan with Islam, I nonetheless highly recommend his professionalism and attention to detail during our booking period. I had travel date changes, as well as tours added and changed. At all times, he was courteous, respectful, and patient.

    I will definitely book my Jordan tours with Islam when I return. 

  • Maher

    Great tour guide. Islam knows his way around when it comes to adventures, canyons and cliffs. Keeps a high level of safety throughout his trips without undermining others. Going in small or big groups, it's always fun with a lot of enthusiasm. 

    I highly recommend him for adventures and explorations. 

  • Bjørn Lindhardt Wils

    These 3 guys are something of the best you can experience in Jordan after my opinion!!! When I one day will return to Jordan - it will be to go canyoning with these guys in the lovely beautiful Jordanians canyonings, rather than re-visiting Petra. When you go canyoning with them - you feel their true and sincere positive energy combined with the fact that you can enjoy their highly skilled techniques that will make you safe all the way. You read the other positive comments about them here  - and I can only support those statements:) My friends and I had a blast of a great time - and the only mistake we did was that we only had two days with them in the canyonings. We can highly recommend to go camping with them and insure your self more than one day in the canyoning. Read my words - I know what I am talking about as I am quit an experienced adventurist:)

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  • Yoram Barr

    Islam & Yazan are very knowledgeable, very professional, know how to lead any kind of group, from simple day hikes to overnight treks and technical canyoning tours, know Jordan Wadies by heart, excellent guides, and equally important - great guys. Highly recommended!   (https://www.facebook.com/yoram.barr)

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  • Vivi

    These guys are just amazing! Jordan is such a beautiful country and they will make sure to show it to you!

  • Yazan Kaleli

    Highly recommend.

    Great guys, super-professionals, specialize in cliffs. And fun with them.

  • Kutlu

    Islam and Yazan were truly amazing throughout our stay! They went out of their way to make us comfortable starting from the airport. Unlike many guides, they have the perfect combination of making sure everything is 100% safe without making you feel like you are a kid. I consider myself lucky to have met them and would love to do another trip in Jordan!

  • Michael

    Jordan experts have recommended me Islam as a guide. I contacted him and explained, what I would like. Islam developed a route in accordance with our wishes and possibilities, and we have made it without a hitch - thanks to his experience and attention to the clients. We became friends, and I recommend Islam wholeheartedly.

    Below the same in Russian and Hebrew:

    Знающие люди порекомендовали мне Ислама в качестве гида. Я связался с ним, объяснил, чего бы мне хотелось. Ислам разработал маршрут с учетом наших пожеланий и возможностей и провел нас по нему без сучка и задоринки благодаря своему опыту и внимательному отношению к клиенту. Мы стали друзьями! Рекомендую от всей души

    מומחי ירדן המליצו לי את איסלאם כמדריך. התקשרתי אליו והסברתי, מה אני רוצה. איסלאם פיתח מסלול בהתאם לרצונו והאפשרויות שלנו, עשינו אותו בלי בעיות - בזכות הניסיון ותשומת לבו אל הלקוח. התיידדנו, ואני ממליץ את איסלאם בלב שלם

  • Salam

    He's one of the best persons I've ever met. I highly recommend his adventures program to everyone! You won't regret it!

  • Nadja

    We know Mr. Islam Maani as a guide and ranger for many years. He has been guiding our groups throughout Jordan for hiking as well as abseiling trips. He has always proven himself reliable, confident, knowledgeable and patient. Having him as a guide means you are in good, safe and capable hands.

  • Nora

    Islam did a great job ,he's one of the best guides,also great people thanks for the lovely time ❤️❤️❤️

  • Shamil

     I was lucky to visit many places in Jordan with Islams guidance , I believe its not easy to find some one who likes and knows his Job like Islam , his professionality and his leadership is priceless on this field .

    Thank you for the great times and for giving us the opportunity to know how much Jordan is beautiful 

  • Dani

    Islam was our guide to Jabal Rum. He made this hike unbelievably beautiful.  

    Islam is one of the most professional and experienced guides I ever met.

    Despite all difficulties we met on our way, he helped us to complete the route safely.

    Highly recommended!

  • Nadine

    We went last week with a group of friends to canyon which was an amazing experience with an excellent, resourceful & helpful guide, this is a one in a lifetime trip and I recommend everyone to plan for an adventure with guide Islam 

  • Adalard

    We visited Jabal Rum with Islam, my wife and me, it was an amazing adventure, he helped us as a professional mountaineering Guide, he knows what he doing very well, the rout "sheikh-hamadn" is very tricky, but we passed it with one of the most beautiful camping night under the stars.

    I recommend Islam.

  • Marina

    I met Islam on a climbing event for beginners. He was one of the tutors at this event. He turned to be a very patient, encouraging and helpful climbing guide, I had a gread time with them. Thank you Islam and team. 

  • Sallyshka

    It was amazing adventure trips in Jordan wildes and valleys with Captain ISLAM ALMANI and hes team,I really missing adventure trips in Beautiful Natural of Jordan,great climbing and ziplining and hiking with Ultimate team,they are lovely,awesome,and experienced team, I would like to say Thank you Captain Islam for this wonderful time,you made my adventure trips fantastic and amazing,i do really enjoyed climbing with you,will do it again and again with you :)

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