The Nabatean trek

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9 Days 8 Nights
Category: Tours in Jordan
Type: Nature / Wildlife
Start in: Jordan-Amman
Finish in: Jordan-Amman

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Altitude
Ascent
Culture
Descent
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Meeting People
Nature

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Hotels accommodations on HB
Local guide
Meet and assist at the airport
Transportations

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Any optional tours
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Entrance Fees
Insurance
The personal expenses
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Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival – Hotel Madaba

Pick up and assistance at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Madaba (or Amman) for the first night.


 Day 2 : Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dead Sea - Dana

By bus we will drive to Mount Nebo, where Moses left his people facing the Promised Land. We continue to Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth with more than400 m below sea level. Floating effortlessly in the super salty water is a must! Through the area of Ghorr, the green lung of Jordan, we drive to Tafila and Dana. Late afternoon we will arrive in Dana to enjoy sunset with a spectacular view of the rift valley 1.200 m below. Dinner and night in a village-hotel or at the camping area of Dana (tents-bungalows, showers). 1-2 h walking.


 Day 3 : Dana – Wadi Feynan

Descent in one of the majestic canyons of the reservation of Dana. The guide will not miss to point out the different floors of the vegetation which make the feature of the reservation of Dana. Our aim is the desert of Wadi Feynanin the bottom of the big rift valley. Wadi Feynan was one of the first places in the world where copper was mined and smelted by humans. Innumerable shafts have been opened, collapsed, reopened, and abandoned using a wide range of methods and technologies. Camping. About 1.000 m of height difference and 6 h walking.


 Day 4 : Wadi Feynan – Wadi El Fed

In a world of canyons, we take back the height in the course. A waterfall invites to a refreshing pause. The first traces of Nabatean buildings are already visible (while we are relatively far away from Petra) in the form of irrigation channels and of water conveyance. Camping. About 800 m of height difference and 6 h walking.


 Day 5 : Wadi El Fed

Our track allows to be above the rift valley and to appreciate all immensity. Geological changes take place according to our walking and, already, we approach the characteristic sandstone of Petra. We see geological changes but also ancient occupation of these places by Nabateans and the Byzantines. Camping. About 6 h walking.


 Day 6 : Manssoura – Little Petra – Wadi Musa

In the distance the mountains of Petra. The arrival in the site of the Siq El Barid (Little Petra) marks this day. Change of rhythm. We take the time to understand the architectural genius of the Nabataea’s, who sharpened a caravanserai in the rock. In this narrow canyon, the facades of the ancient inns and stores succeed one another for our pleasure. Overnight in the hotel in Wadi Musa. 6 h walking and about 300 m of height difference.


 Day 7 : Petra

Today we will enter Petra and the impressive Ed-Deir Monastery from behind, off the beaten track. Enjoy the walk on this amazing scenic trail where you will have fantastic views to Wadi Araba. Explore the site of Petra, this pearl of Jordan, registered in the worldwide heritage of the UNESCO. Camping. 6 walking and about 500 m of height difference.


 Day 8 : Petra - Madaba

After an early breakfast we will enter the site of Petra via the Siq, a long narrow gorge, which after1 km opens for Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury (El-Khazneh). We follow the exploration of the site by tracks that we are practically the only ones to practice. In the afternoon we must say good-bye to this wonderful place and leave by bus to Madaba for the last night. Overnight in a hotel. 4 h walking and about 500 m of height difference.


 Day 9 : Departure

Transfer to the Airport.