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Jordan Retreat: Petra

From £635 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
Trip Code: IEELP
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Jordan
What's Included

Meals

4 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

4x4 Jeep,Private vehicle

Accommodation

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.

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Departing: 3rd Sep 2020
Returning: 6th Sep 2020
£635pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Sep 2020
Returning: 13th Sep 2020
£635pp
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Departing: 17th Sep 2020
Returning: 20th Sep 2020
£635pp
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Departing: 24th Sep 2020
Returning: 27th Sep 2020
£635pp
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Departing: 1st Oct 2020
Returning: 4th Oct 2020
£635pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Oct 2020
Returning: 11th Oct 2020
£635pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Oct 2020
Returning: 18th Oct 2020
£635pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Oct 2020
Returning: 25th Oct 2020
£635pp
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Departing: 29th Oct 2020
Returning: 1st Nov 2020
£635pp
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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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