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Trek to ancient archaeological sites which are among the oldest in the Middle East.
You'll follow traditional trails of the Bedouin to the ancient and stunning capital of the Nabateans, or Petra as we know it today. With huge tombs and buildings set into the red sandstone formations and surrounded by spectacular desert, it is a truly unique place.
Camping under the stars enroute, you'll discover the famous wadis and become immersed in local culture, with the native Bedouin guiding your trek.
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Day 1: Travel
Day 2: Dana – Feinan Ruins (trek 13km)
Drive through a varied desert landscape near the small village of Dana where the trek begins - a strikingly colourful and diverse nature reserve of the same name. Camp next to the ruins of Feinan, an ancient Byzantine church dating back to 4000 BC.
Day 3: Feinan Ruins – Wadi Araba (trek 18 km)
Trek across hamada with beautiful jagged mountains rising up to the east. The route takes towards Wadi Barwaz, which lies at the foot of the mountains, for lunch. After a brief rest we head into the desert, where awe-inspiring views await.
Day 4: Wadi Araba – Ras Feid (trek 14 km)
A gradual ascent across stony desert brings us to the foot of the mountains. From here we start a steeper ascent up into the mountains which is a real challenge! This remote but beautiful region has spectacular views west into the desert. We follow a steep track which winds its way down to the river valley; the beautiful Sakakin canyon.
Day 5: Ras Feid – Shkaret Msei’d (trek 18 km)
A pleasant walk takes us back through the Sakakin canyon, before we gradually climb back up into the mountains along a trail used by the Bedouin. Take in the tremendous views across the mountain range and the desert beyond.
Day 6: Shkaret Msei’d – Little Petra (trek 16 km)
We head inland towards the ancient site of Little Petra, arriving amongst the simple rock-hewn temples and strange sandstone formations of the site. These are some of the oldest ruins in the Middle East, dating back 9000 years!
Day 7: Petra – Dead Sea (trek 18 km)
The day we have all been waiting for: the trek into Petra itself! The trek takes us to the Monastery, an impressive carved building, before we continue our guided trek to the centre of Petra itself. Here we find the Treasury, the most famous and impressive sight at Petra.
Day 8: Dead Sea Coast
The Dead Sea is at least 8 times more salty than the ocean, which means that you can float easily in the salty waters - an opportunity too good to miss!
Day 9: Travel
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