Jordan Retreat: Petra

01/16/2021 through 12/13/2021
01/16/2021 through 12/16/2021
Intrepid Travel

Jordan Retreat: Petra

Looking for a short trip that combines history, traditional culture and a chance to challenge yourself to an active adventure? This journey through Jordan, comprising of three days of trekking and one day spent relaxing by the Dead Sea, ticks all the boxes. Begin with a trip to Dana Nature Reserve, where you’ll learn about the copper mining industry of the Roman Empire, as well as spending time with a local goat shepherd. From here you’ll trek through the ancient city of Petra, soaking up the history of the Silk Road, meeting local Bedouin villagers, and hiking along some of the world’s most famous trails.

Activities

  • Dana Nature Reserve – Feynan Cooper Mines Trail
  • Dana Nature Reserve – Lunch with a Local Shepherd
  • Little Petra – Hike from Ghbour Whedat to Little Petra
  • Little Petra – Ammarin Tribe Bedoiun Camp Visit
  • Petra – Hike through Archaeological Site
  • Petra – Guided tour
  • Umm Sayhom – Village Visit & Dinner with Local Family
  • Dead Sea – Visit and float

Highlights

  • Visit a Bedouin camp, which provides the local Ammarin tribe with a sustainable income from tourism and is vital for the preservation of Bedouin culture and the natural environment.
  • Enjoy dinner with a local village family who used to live in Petra and were moved out of the site after Petra became UNESCO heritage listed.
  • Hike along the unique Copper Mines trail in the Dana Biosphere reserve.
  • Have lunch with a local goat shepherd and learn more about his traditional way of life.

Itinerary

Day 1 Amman / Dana Nature Reserve / Petra
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Day 2 Little Petra / Petra
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Day 3 Petra
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Day 4 Petra / Dead Sea / Amman
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