Tuesday 12 November 2013

Trek it to Petra, Jordan

 Trek it to Petra

Imagine discovering on foot, some of the most remote terrain, trails and archeological treasures in the entire world. The 'Trek to Petra', recently ranked as one of the World's Best Hikes by National Geographic, combines a backcountry adventure across different terrain with unique views around every corner. Travellers can now marvel at the landscapes of ancient Jordan and head off the beaten track to grant them passage into the remote world of Bedouin that call the area home.

Tour operators in Australia are now offering tours to travellers wanting to experience the trek:

On the Go Tours – 9-Day Trek Petra Tour from $3,979 p.p. twin share

Leaving Amman, check out Jordan's Dead Sea, before heading south to Wadi Dana, Wadi Araba and Dana Nature Reserve.Against a backdrop of pristine and varied countryside, trek to the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rose City of Petra, entering Petra at themajestic Ad-Deir – the ancient city's largest carved façade.

Price includes accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 5 dinners, English speaking guide, 4WD logistical support and all relevant airport transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles, fees and permits. Flights/Visas are not included.

Exodus Travel – 8-Day Petra and Wadi Rum Trek from $1,365 p.p. twin share

Although this is a non-technical trek, one section will require good balance and a head for heights. The trek is five days from point to point and is low altitude. Throughout the trip, local Bedouin will accompany you and you will be camping as they do, under the stars. The trip will finish with a day visit to the ancient rock city of Petra. 

Price includes accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners and English speaking guides.
Flights are not included.

World Expeditions – 11-Day Jordan Dana Trek to Petra and Wadi Rum from $3,440 p.p. departing Amman, twin share

With experienced local guide and Bedouin crew, you trek from Dana Nature Reserve through remote canyons and alongside near-vertical gorges, enjoying wilderness camping in breathtaking wadis (oroases). You'll explore the colonnaded street of Petra, the theatre and the magnificent Treasury before travelling to Wadi Rum and the land of Lawrence of Arabia. Harsh and inhospitable, this raw but spectacular landscape is superb for exploration by jeep and on foot.
Price includes accommodation, transfers, 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners, all camping equipment, 4WD support,English speaking guides. Flights are not included. 

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