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WWTW Wadi Rum Trek and Petra

February 22, 2025 - March 01, 2025

Trekking across Wadi Rum (aka the Valley of the Moon) is an exhilarating adventure through one of the most stunning desert landscapes in the world, characterised by dramatic sandstone mountains, huge cliffs, and of course, the vast expanses of easily identifiable orange sand. Not to mention breathtaking starry skies to sleep under.

Location

Jordan

Terrain

Desert

Difficulty

Challenging

Accommodation and Meals

Desert Wild Camping, Hotel

Duration

8 days

Meeting Point

Amman

Annual Leave

5 days

Group Size

Up to 20

Seasons

November to March

Walking Distance

100km

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More challenging than the Jordan & Petra Quick Dash, and the Wadi Rum Nifty Fifty, this trek really allows you to get under the skin of Jordan and to get deeper into the Wadi Rum itself. A visit to Petra is always amazing, and it is a great way to complete your adventure.
WWTW Wadi Rum Trek and Petra
Jonnie

Jonnie, an ex Marine, is a full-time International Mountain Leader. 

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The most amazing, life changing experience in one of the most spectacular places. Wadi Rum and everyone there…..thank you.

Steph D

I felt I had a truly authentic Bedouin experience in the Wadi Rum that will be with me always. I will be forever grateful to the Tribal Tracks team. With all the love and thanks, Kevin x

Kevin E

Nothing prepares you for the vastness, the remoteness, the stark beauty of this region and the unconditional friendliness of the local people.  A life changing experience.

Nancy H
Jo Shuttleworth

Tribal Tracks were amazing. Charlie’s guidance and advice both pre departure and during the Wadi Rum trek was always timely, informative and reassuring, this was particularly welcome due to the ongoing conflict next door in Israel. At all times, we felt that our safety was their top priority and not once did we feel that we shouldn’t have been there. I’d go again in a heartbeat. Jordan is a wonderful country, I’m so grateful to TT for providing such a life changing opportunity and ensuring our needs were catered for at every step ❤️

Jo Shuttleworth

Trip Highlights

Trek over challenging, desert terrain, wild camping in wonderful locations.

Better understand the culture and customs of the Bedouin, and learn how country borders divided a once Nomadic and free moving tribe.

Step back in time and learn about the ancient Nabateans, while exploring Petra, one of the world's foremost archaeological sites.

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At a Glance

Join Dick Turpin and his team on this fabulous Wadi Rum trek followed by a trip to the world famous Nabataean city of Petra. Imagine being transported to a land full of mysterious rock formations: burnt-red sandstone arches and steep-sided canyons, glorious sunrises, spectacular sunsets, and huge Arabian starry skies. Then imagine that you not only get to trek through this, but you do so with the Bedouin as guides, wild camping in jaw-dropping locations, spotting the odd camel, and

This Wadi Rum route, specially devised by Tribal Tracks with our Jordanian team, takes you through the best scenery of the Wadi Rum, accessing remote areas visited by few, camping in stunning locations and concluding with a visit to one of the wonders of the world, the ancient city of Petra, to see the jewel in the crown of the Nabatean past we have already seen in the Wadi Rum.

This is a very special trek, and we access areas that are very much off the usual route. This allows us to wild camp in amazing areas and experience spectacular sunsets that turn into huge night skies unpolluted by artificial light. The Wadi Rum has space, lots of it, and we are privileged to be able to cherry-pick the most scenic areas to camp in.

**International flights from London/Amman/London are not included in the price. We can help with your flight bookings if required.  International return economy flights are from £600 per person. **

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Itinerary

A truly magical trek through the stunning Wadi Rum and finishing with a visit to the famous Nabataean city of Petra.

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Dates & Prices

From To Nights Price Deposit Places Enquiry
Feb 22, 2025 Mar 01, 2025 7 £1795 £500 Places Available

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General Notes

It is important that you read the itinerary carefully, and take account of the rating we have given it.  

Although our challenges are not technical, they do require a good degree of physical fitness. The conditions will require stamina and strength, which you should recognise and train for. This will be a much better experience if you are fit and prepared. You should feel comfortable walking 6-8 hours per day.

In setting the maximum size of our groups, we take a number of factors into account.

Altitude, degree of difficulty, the terrain, the climate and time of year, all determine the maximum group size.  Sometimes it will be 20, sometimes it will be 8-14, but safety is always our priority.

The minimum number to participate is 2. You will be accompanied by a Tribal Tracks UK Leader, Mountain Leader qualified, as well as supported by our local, in-country guides.

It is a requirement of Tribal Tracks booking terms and conditions that each supporter must hold their own travel insurance which covers the trip and the activities they are doing.

We advise you to put insurance in place as soon as possible. Your insurance must be valid and in date, covering the entire period that you are travelling for, including the return journey home.  It should cover medical and personal accident risks, and should include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services, where appropriate. We are happy to help you if you have any queries about this or have any difficulties. 

Tribal Tracks has 100% Financial Protection and has a trust account with the Protected Trust Service, member number 5566.

This means that all client monies paid to Tribal Tracks are held in our dedicated trust account, which is supervised by an independent trustee. This means that in the very unlikely event that Tribal Tracks ceases to trade, your money is safe. For more information, please visit this link. Any flights booked for you by Tribal Tracks will be ATOL protected under our own ATOL certificate.

Tribal Tracks considers the safety of all of its participants and staff to be a top priority, and as such we have thorough safety systems in place.

In the event of an injury, we have an evacuation plan in place for all elements of the trek route. We do ask that you look after yourself during the trek in the following way, as this will help avoid unnecessary problems:

  1. Trekking is a major challenge so make sure that you are well hydrated throughout.  You will be provided with plenty of water so please ensure that you fill up your water bottles with at least 2 litres at breakfast and again after lunch.
  2. Don't let a hot spot become a blister! The moment you feel any rubbing, stop and apply some zinc tape.  This will ensure that the tape gets rubbed, not your foot.  If you don't do this, you will get a blister.  While blister plasters are good, it is better not to have a blister in the first place.  Please also tell the Tribal Tracks leader as they are very good with feet and can help you!
  3. Hygiene. It is very important to wash your hands before eating and after going to the bathroom.  If you can't wash your hands, apply lots of anti-bacterial gel.  The 'gold standard' is hand washing, followed by gel.
  4. Communication.  If you are not feeling well, or have any sort of issue, please tell the Tribal Tracks leader.  They are there to help and are very discreet.

We know that the unexpected can happen.

While you are away, things can happen at home and people may need to get in contact with you.  This can be tricky when you are in remote areas.  So, shortly before departure, we provide you with an Emergency Procedure document to distribute to your nearest and dearest.  This sets out how to contact Tribal Tracks and the steps Tribal Tracks will then take to get in contact with you.

It is really important that you are well prepared for your physical challenge and that you are confident that you will be able to fully participate.

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in the trek, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to step out of the trek. Although this is a very rare occurrence, by booking this trip you agree to section 11 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances, we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

At Tribal Tracks, Responsible Travel is enormously important to us, and our commitment to responsible travel is evidenced in every itinerary that we prepare.

Core to our business is the belief that holidays can and should be enjoyable to the traveller but should be conducted in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner which brings benefit to local communities. This is implemented through a variety of measures which can be found in our Responsible Travel policy - http://www.tribaltracks.co.uk/responsible-travel-policy. We encourage you to read this and to play your own part in travelling responsibly.

In a nutshell, almost everything!

  • Tribal Tracks UK qualified mountain leader;
  • All accommodation as specified in the itinerary;
  • Supporting in-country guides;
  • Logistical support crew;
  • All transfers by private minibus or bus as per itinerary, internal flights (if applicable);
  • All meals from arrival until departure, soft drinks, tea, coffee and drinking water;
  • Virtual pre-departure briefing;
  • Dedicated pre-departure support from a named Tribal Tracks director.

This is what you will need to buy/source yourself.

  • International flights from the UK (but we can arrange these for you at extra cost, which will be ATOL protected);
  • Personal travel insurance which should be valid and cover all activities in the itinerary;
  • UK international departure tax;
  • Immunisation costs;
  • Personal equipment and clothing on the kit list;
  • Tipping for local guides and drivers;
  • Single supplement (for sole occupancy of accommodation where available);
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellation and delays;
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Visas (where applicable)

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Optional Extras

Why not make the most of your time in Jordan by extending your stay to visit the Dead Sea, the capital city of Amman and its historic sites (including the Citadel) and the Roman city of Jerash? Jordan is full of history and there is so much to see. Contact us for details.


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