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Jordan Retreat: Petra

From £655 for 4 days
Trip Overview

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.

Essential Info
Starts: Amman / Dana Nature Reserve / Petra
Ends: Petra / Dead Sea / Amman
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Walking, Remote Retreats
Trip Code: IEELP
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Jordan
What's Included


4 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included


4x4 Jeep,Private vehicle


Comfort style Bedouin camp

Trip 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 & Notes
Marhaba! Welcome to Jordan. Today you’ll meet your local host and your fellow travellers for the next four days. Your journey begins with an approximately three-hour drive to Dana Nature Reserve, where you’ll take part in a guided hike along the Copper Mines trail. Here you’ll learn about how vast deposits of copper were discovered, mined and processed for the Roman Empire. Explore long-forgotten mine shafts and visit nearby sites that are still visibly impacted by the ancient smelting process. Next, you’ll head to a nearby farm and enjoy lunch with a goat shepherd, where you’ll have the chance to learn a bit more about today’s local culture in the area. Later in the afternoon, continue your drive to the city of Petra, where you’ll have free time to explore and try some local delicacies for dinner, before retiring to your deluxe campsite for the evening.
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