- duration 9 days
- tour type Small group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 14
- guiding method Fully guided
- Trek difficulty Moderate
- Maximum altitude 1250 meters
- Tour Code BM-24047
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- Sample the four biospheres of southern Jordan
- Enter the lost city of Petra via the back route
- Explore the wild desert of Wadi Rum
- Relax by the Dead Sea
Hit the trail that traverses the mountainous plateaus around Dana village before descending to the Araba Valley. Cover several climatic zones during your journey and see various ecosystems hidden in deep canyons and a labyrinth of hills and valleys.
This trek will allow you to sample the entire geological spectrum of the region. Epic views appear along the way, from majestic rugged mountains to gentle hills to slightly rounded, mushroom-shaped rocks, and culminate in Petra, a city located amid rugged desert canyons and jagged mountains. For more information about this trek, please scroll down to the itinerary section below.
Day 1: Amman arrival
Day 2: Hike from Dana Village to Feynan/Wadi Ghuweir Area
Day 3: Hike from Wadi Ghuweir to Furon
Day 4: Hike from Furon to Ghbour Whedat
Day 5: Hike from Ghbour Whedat to Little Petra
Day 6: Hike from Little Petra to Petra
Day 7: Explore Petra & enjoy jeep safari in Wadi Rum
Day 8: Float in the Dead Sea
Day 9: Amman departure
- 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
- Transportation in a private vehicle as per the itinerary
- English-speaking, licensed guide on all days except for on arrival and departure (days 1 and 9)
- A local guide with a donkey (for emergency situations) on days 2 to 4
- Lunch box and water on hiking days
- Mattress and blankets provided for the nights in the wilderness (Note: due to hygiene reasons we don’t provide sleeping bags)
- Luggage transfer
- 2 nights' hotel accommodation in Amman
- 2 nights at a Bedouin camp in Beihdah (Little Petra)
- Hotel accommodations in twin or double rooms, depending on your preference
- Camping accommodation in single or 2-person tents depending on your preference (Same price)
- Private room single supplement
- Extra night
- Airport Pick-up
- Airport Drop off
- Jordan Pass (Visa & Entrance Fees)
- Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, camping/ hotel staff, etc.)
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic flight tickets
- Personal expenses like laundry, phone calls, etc
- Hiking gear
- Earn US$ 52+ in travel credits.
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationJordan Visa requirements: Many nationalities can get a visa for Jordan at the airport or at the Sheikh Hussein crossing. However, the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge crossing and the Arava Boarder crossing do not issue visas. Visa requirements for Jordan are shown on the Jordan Tourism Board website. The entry visa to Jordan is 40 JD, and must be paid in Jordanian Dinar. There are currency exchanges and an ATM at the ports of entry. Please refer to your itinerary for questions about visas as this has already been planned for by your travel specialist. Packing for your hike: You only need to carry your daypack with you on the hikes. We will transport your overnight bags to each stop. We recommend you keep your daypack as light as possible, just to carry your water, camera and whatever else you want during the day. You will thank us later! For your overnight bag, we recommend large rucksacks, or soft duffle bags that can be locked. Blankets are provided, however, some people prefer to bring their own sleeping bag, or at least a sleeping bag liner. If bringing a sleeping bag, we recommend a 2/3 season sleeping bag. (If your trip takes place between November and March, you will need a warm sleeping bag and thermal underwear for the evenings.) Temperatures in Jordan can be hot and with little rain. In the months of November to March it can be very cool at night, particularly in the desert where night temperatures can drop to 5 degrees Celsius or less. Even in the hot months out in the desert it can sometimes get cold at night.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
How to plan an Asia tour?
Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country.
After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.
Which countries should I visit in Asia?
Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience.
Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
What country in Asia is fluent in English?
English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language.
However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.
How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?
There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation.
Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.