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NEW Trip – Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan MountainsJoin 19 August 2024 Departure

8 Days$1760USD

Activities
  • 2 day trek
  • 2 day cycle
  • 4WD jeep tour
Accommodation
  • 4 nights hotel
  • 3 nights Bedouin camp
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts
4
Introductory to Moderate

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Trip highlights


  • Discover hospitable and welcoming Jordan on this multi-activity adventure
  • Trek to the ancient city of Petra
  • Explore the magnificent Treasury and other wonders in Petra
  • Marvel at the panoramic views with a scramble up Jabal Umm Ad-Dami - the highest peak in Wadi Rum
  • Enjoy Wadi Rum, the spectacular desert landscape of Lawrence of Arabia
  • Take a dip in the Dead Sea

Jordan will be unveiled to you as we experience its majestic ruins and beautiful sights on this unforgettable multi-activity adventure. This trip combines hiking and exploring the Red Rose City of Petra and the stark desert environment of Wadi Rum, and two days cycling the Jordan Bike Trail. A major highlight is ascending Jabal Umm Ad-Dami, the highest peak in Jordan, where no technical climbing experience is required, but a keen sense of adventure to undertake the requisite scrambling for majestic views of Wadi Rum's dramatic desert landscapes across to Saudi Arabia in the distance.

Trip Code: JHB

Welcome to the Kingdom of Jordan. Arrive and make your way to your hotel in Amman or book an airport transfer with us (additional cost applies). Amman is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age. The city is growing into a modern city but retains its character and history. Depending on your flight arrival time, you may have free time to explore the capital city on your own. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Amman.

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Little Petra (hiking start point) Today we will enter Petra via ‘the Back Door,’ avoiding most of the crowds. We will hike a beautiful route up out of the desert valley that skirts around a sandstone mountain into a hidden high plateau and the back entrance to Petra. Your hike is rewarded as you approach the Monastery - the largest and best-preserved facade in all of Petra. Without the crowds of the main sites below, this site is great for photos. View the impressive Amphitheatre, carved into the mountain about 2000 years ago, with a capacity of 4000 spectators. Finally be awestruck by the Treasury - the most well known facade in Petra, expertly carved into the side of the cliff and standing almost 40 metres tall. Exit the Nabatean city through the magnificent tall slot-canyon main entrance to Petra known as the Siq. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Wadi Musa (Petra). Walking: 14km, 5 hours walking, difficulty level - challenging

Meals:  B,L,D

A highlight of any trip to Jordan is to see first-hand the archaeological wonders of Petra. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, the Rose City is not to be missed. We will start on the main trail before quickly departing near the Obelisk Tomb. From there, we will head out on the Madras Trail, tucked in the hills south of the Siq (1.5km; 1.5 hours hiking, difficulty level - moderate). From this back entrance, we’ll climb up to the High Place of Sacrifice with sweeping views of the Royal Tombs (3km, 4 hours hiking, difficulty level - hard). Afterward, you will pass many sites including the Renaissance Tomb, the Soldier Tomb, and then finishing at the Colonnaded Street in the Ancient Roman City in the heart of Petra. From the centre of Petra, you will have free time to further explore the magical site on your own or head back to enjoy the cave bar or get some rest. You can head back down along the Street of Facades and the main trail, or for the adventurous, there are several good options to explore – including Jabal Khubtha, Um Bayyara, and more. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Wadi Musa (Petra).

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning, we drive a short distance to visit Shobak Castle. The first of the Crusader Castles built in Jordan, it was constructed by Baldwin I in 1115 and surrendered in 1189 to the Great Salahdin. From Shobak we start our cycle on one of the most epic stages of the Jordan Bike Trail to Little Petra. Mostly on dirt tracks with a section of paved roads, this route leads us around the mountains of Dana and Petra with great views across the Jordan Valley. Lunch boxes will be provided on our way by a local family from Petra. Close to the end of the ride enjoy a visit to Little Petra – an ancient suburb of Petra. Tonight we will stay at a Bedouin camp, hidden behind the region’s typical sandstone mushroom rocks, where you will get a first-hand impression of the traditional Bedouin hospitality. Ride Stats: 46 Km; +945m; -1255m; Max grade: 16.4%; Avg grade: 1.1% Overnight: Bedouin Camp in Little Petra.

Meals:  B,L,D

Starting at approximately 1600m our trail winds down a pleasant descent to the village of Toghra where the pavement meets the dirt. Today’s cycle is a long descent off-road towards Wadi Rum followed by an enjoyable flat section on hard sand in the wide-open desert. Upon arrival in Wadi Rum, jump on a jeep safari to explore this World Heritage Site, traveling around Wadi Rum’s valleys, canyons, dunes, and deserts, discovering rock inscriptions, majestic views of mountains and landscapes, and narrow gorges. At each stop you have the opportunity to hike and scramble and explore in your own time. Ride Stats: 60 Km; +350m; -1200m; 45% off-road. Overnight: Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum.

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early breakfast, we’ll head out by jeep to Jabal Umm Ad-Dami near the southernmost point of the nature reserve and the border with Saudi Arabia. This moderate hike will take 2-3 hours (one-way) from the bottom to the top where amazing panoramic desert views await. After the hike, a desert cooked lunch will be served. Overnight: Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum. Walking: 6 hours hiking, difficulty level - moderate. Driving: 2 hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

Today, we will leave the desert and proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. You can spend some time floating in the salty waters, try out the ‘magical’ Dead Sea mud, relax by the pool, or pamper yourself with some spa treatments (at own cost) – the perfect cure if your legs are still tired and sore from all the hiking and cycling. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Amman. Note - It is possible to have a departure flight on day 7. If you choose to do so, we recommend a flight that departs at least after 7.00pm. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Amman.

Meals:  B,L

After breakfast at the hotel, make your own way to the airport or book an airport transfer with us (additional cost applies).

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 4 nights in 3 star hotels on a twinshare basis
  • 3 nights in Bedouin camp on a twinshare tent basis with communal bathroom facilities
  • English-speaking local guide (except on Days 1 & 8), cycling guide for the 2 cycling days, and local sightseeing guide in Petra on Days 2 & 3
  • support vehicle for the 2 cycling days
  • private transport
  • medical kit
  • mountain bike and cycling helmet (option to upgrade to e-bike at additional cost, subject to availability)
  • basic spares and tools
  • snacks and water while cycling
  • Wadi Rum 4WD tour
  • sightseeing as listed in itinerary (excludes visa cost and entrance fees covered by the Jordan Explorer Pass)

  • Jordan Explorer Pass- allows 2 consecutive days at Petra (approx US$109; must be purchased prior to arrival)
  • international flights and airport taxes
  • airport transfers
  • items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, beverages, tips etc
  • meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • tips and gratuities
  • visa costs
  • travel insurance
  • entrance fees for sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary

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Priceper person from

$1760USD

Options & Supplements*
  • E-Bike upgrade costUSD$200
  • Single SupplementUSD$310
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Jordan Hike & Bike trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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