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5-Day Trek Along Ancient Caravan Routes of Petra

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Embark on a 5-Day Trek Along Ancient Caravan Routes of Petra with Via Jordan Travel & Tours.
Explore the historical pathways and archeological wonders of Jordan’s Petra region on this 5-day trekking adventure provided by Via Jordan Travel & Tours. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural experience, guided by skilled local guides, as you uncover ancient civilizations, desert landscapes, and traditional Bedouin culture. Don’t miss this bucket list trip for a unique off the beaten path exploration of Middle Eastern history and heritage.

Tour overview

This private hiking trip begins and finishes in Wadi Musa, and we will pick you up from any Wadi Mousa location.

Tour Highlights

Wadi Qunai, Wadi Umm Hashba, Wadi Marwan, Siyyagh, Naqb Sleisel


Day 1: Jabel Al Aqeb to Wadi Qunai

Our journey begins at Jabel Al Aqeb, where we will embark on a trek through Petra’s ancient caravan networks. As we traverse through Wadi Qunai and Wadi Muslim, you’ll witness the untouched splendor of the surrounding wilderness. As the sun sets, we will set up camp in the breathtaking Shkarat Umm Said, allowing you to soak in the serenity of the desert.

Day 2: Wadi Umm Hashba Exploration

Get ready for a day filled with awe-inspiring sights as we delve deeper into Petra’s marvels. Journey through the spectacular Wadi Umm Hashba, where towering rock formations and rugged cliffs create a mesmerizing backdrop. Spend the night camping under the starlit desert sky at our Wadi Umm Hashba campsite, offering a perfect opportunity to connect with nature

Day 3: Naqb Qarun to Little Petra

Travel back in time as we explore Naqb Qarun and Jabel Qarun, tracing ancient trade routes and uncovering hidden gems along the way. Our tour continues to Little Petra and Wadi Marwan, where you’ll be captivated by the rich history and magnificent rock-cut architecture. Rest for the night at the charming Wadi Musa camping location.

Day 4: Energetic Siyyagh Trek

Prepare for an adventurous day as we traverse the lower reaches of Wadi Musa, taking in breathtaking sights and challenging terrain. Our path leads us to the enchanting Siyyagh, an ancient site shrouded in magic and mystery. As night falls, seek refuge in the peaceful surroundings of our Naqb Sleisel camping spot.

Day 5: Farewell to Petra

On our final day, trek from Naqb Sleisel to Little Petra, witnessing the changing landscape with each step. Say goodbye to the majestic Petra, carrying memories of this extraordinary experience that will last a lifetime.

This 5-day trek along ancient caravan routes of Petra promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience of historical exploration, cultural immersion, and natural beauty. So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to embark on a journey that will leave you enchanted and inspired. Book your adventure with Via Jordan Travel & Tours today and discover the hidden treasures of the Middle East.

The program includes

  • Meet and pick up from your lodging in Wadi Mousa.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation at the camping area.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites.
  • Meals.

The program does not include

  • Personal travel Insurance expenses.
  • Tips / gratuities.
  • Government tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
  • Optional excursions and activities (are subject to availability).
  • Any beverages with meals, unless mentioned and upon request.
  • Carriages and camel rides.
  • Extra costs due to unanticipated changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
  • Any other items not listed in the “includes”.

Tour options

  • Optional activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional private or onsite local guides.
  • Guides in languages other than English are available upon request and subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles are available upon request.

Changes overview

The itinerary may change due to unanticipated circumstances, factors beyond our control, or at the guide’s discretion.

Important notes

  • Staying Healthy
  • The time frame for this tour is approximate and subject to change according to the client’s preference.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to factors beyond our control and event of unforeseen circumstances or at the guide’s discretion.
  • In the event of an increase in fuel prices, Via Jordan Travel & Tours reserves the right to raise the prices for its services without prior notice.
  • Optional excursions and activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles available upon request.
  • Copies of your passports are required in advance to issue port permits (if needed).
  • You need to take your passport or a good quality photocopy of it with you.
  • Reservations made less than 20 working days before the start of the service may be subject to change.
  • Your booking is confirmed only upon the provision of 50% prepayment.
  • Using sufficient amount of sun protection lotion is essential for avoiding sun burn.

Dress Code

  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • In order to protect oneself from the blazing summer heat, you should use caps, sunscreen lotion, and loose, cool clothing.

Site topography

The sites are scattered out across a large region at various places and heights, therefore excellent walking shoes are required.

Walking distance

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

9 km / 9 hours

6 km / 9 hours

12 km / 9 hours

5 km / 8 hours

6 km / 7 hours

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