Trek to the hidden ‘Rose-Red City’ of Petra along ancient footpaths through spectacular desert, wadis (canyons), and jagged mountain terrain with nomadic Bedouins whose Nabatean descendants once controlled trade along these routes between the Far East and Africa. This five-day trek starts at Dana Village with a hike to the serene Feynan Ecolodge in the Dana Nature Reserve, finally concluding with arrival to the impressive Monastery via the back door of Petra—a route few travelers ever see, and one that enables Wildland Adventurers to explore this spectacular site almost exclusive of other tourists.
Led by Yamaan Safady, the native Jordanian guide who pioneered the route, the trek to Petra is fully outfitted with overnight accommodations in comfortable Bedouin tent camps, and hearty meals made from local ingredients from farms and herdsman in the region. At the end of each day lounge on large overstuffed pillows and colorful carpets under the canvas and camel hair tent sharing stories, food and laughter with the Bedouin crew. Beyond trekking to Petra, we explore impressive Roman ruins in Jerash, watch the sun set behind the red mountains and towering sand dunes of Wadi Rum, and relax and rejuvenate in the healing waters of the Dead Sea.