Experience de résistance : The Jordan Trail

Jordan Trail lead

A travel experience that will remain embedded as your fondest memory for time immemorial. The Jordan Trail helps you explore Jordan in its real essence as it takes you on a long-distance hiking trail through the distinct bio-geographical zones across the region. From swamps and lakes to forests and drylands, rocky terrain to picturesque sunsets, from tracking footprints of a wolf in the wilderness to exploring archaeological riches at a UNESCO World Heritage Site… all this and much more. Read on to know more about the exclusive Jordan Trails.

The Jordan Trail is a long distance hiking trail that takes you on a journey through the history of Jordan and gives you an exclusive and personal experience of Jordan’s’ diverse culture. Traveling the length of the country gives you a chance to peel through the different layers of culture, to taste the varied cuisines of Jordan, encounter locals while walking and spending your nights in their homestays. It is also the perfect way to learn the history of Jordan and the different civilizations who have made their marks on the land. Find below the details of the thrilling 5-day Jordan Trail; if you wish to explore more about this exclusive experience, write to us at marketing@pinnacleconnect.in, or click here.

Jordan Trail camping
Day 1 – Dana village to Feynan. (18 km)

From the irrigated gardens around Dana to the scorching sand dunes of the Great Rift Valley, today’s walk takes you through one of most dramatic and diverse landscapes in the whole region. You’ll begin at Dana, 1200m above sea level, and head west into Dana valley with your trekking guides. The trail drops steeply at first and then levels into a more gradual descent through the Dana Biosphere Reserve towards the eco-lodge at Feynan. The reserve, Jordan’s largest, includes four distinct bio-geographical zones, which means that Dana supports an astonishing diversity of birds, plants, and animals. On your way down the valley you’re likely to see Griffin Vultures overhead as well as hyrax and copper-blue lizards on the rocks; if you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of an ibex or a desert fox, or see the footprint of a wolf in the dust. Overnight, camping at Wadi Ghuwair (Feynan area).

Day 2 – Feynan to Ras Al-Feid. (18 km)

From Wadi Feynan through the historic landscape around Feynan, where copper has been mined for some 3000 years. Mining reached its peak under the Romans, when thousands of slaves died here working the mines and furnaces, and millions of tonnes of ore were smelted into a metal that was exported all over the empire. As you walk out of Feynan you will see the mountains of slag that are the waste product of this ancient industry, as well as ruined buildings from the Nabataean and Roman periods. Beyond Feynan you cross a flat and stony desert, with the red ranges Jebel Sharah to your east and broad expanse of the Wadi Araba to your west. The terrain is essential flat, but you’ll need to cross several dry wadis or river beds as you make your way south. In the afternoon you’ll reach the camp set up by our crew at Ras Al- Feid. Overnight, Camping at Ras Al-Feid.

Jordan Trail river

Day 3 – Ras Al-Feid to Gbour Whedat. (16 km)

Along the river bed through dense vegetation, and will gradually climb up the hills following Bedouin shepherds paths, to uncover more of the spectacular views over the desert below. Overnight, Camping at Gbour Whedat.

Day 4 – Gbour Whedat to Little Petra. (14 km)

Between Gbour Whedat and little Petra you will pass many sites such as Ba’ajah ruins, siq Ba’ajah, the Nabataeans wine, olive presses, water tanks, wells and the Nabataean rock carved facades and then on to Little Petra. Overnight, camping at little Petra.

Jordan Trail camp

Day 5 – Little Petra to Petra. (14 km)

In the morning, we will hike to Petra, and enter the site from the Monastery (Al Deir). The soul-stirring, rose-red city of Petra is chief among Jordan’s archaeological riches, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans, an industrious Arab people who settled in south Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. You will visit the museum, Qaser El Bent, the court.

 

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