North to South Package

12 Days 11 Nights

  • Day 1: Arrival – Umm Qais

    Upon your arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, our representative who will help you through formalities and assist you to your coach will meet you.

    Head North & Overnight in Umm Qais.

    Overnight at Family Stay.

    143 KM–2 Hrs 20 Mins

  • Day 2: Umm Qais – Ziglab

    It is the first day, so nice to begin downhill. Starting at the basalt ruins of the Decapolis of Um Qais overlooking the Sea of Galilee, we head down towards the

     Arab Dam, reaching Tel Mazraa’ at the water’s edge. We then follow the south side of the reservoir before climbing hills to a flat rich agriculture plain and.

     the village of Zabda. Beyond, we drop and follow Wadi Darraba and Quseiba to the west, finally heading south and crossing Wadi ET Taiyiba to the Ziglab Lake and Eco Park. A beautiful hike, especially nice in the spring.

    Hike Difficulty: Difficult

    Distance: 25.5 Km

    Time: 8 Hours Full Day.

  • Day 3: Ziglab – Bait Edis

    The way heads south from the Eco-park gate rising gently around hills directly above the sub sea level agricultural plain of the Jordan Rift Valley to which it briefly descends, passing by fields before rising into the hills. Continuing south, paths and tracks cross the hilltops before a good track descends SW to the hot springs and natural arch beyond which a country lane leads to the Greco-Roman ruins of Pella with the Rest House on the hill above and the Countryside Hotel and homestays in the village of Tabgat Fahl below. We continue up the side of the impressive valley of Wadi el Jirim directly behind the ruins to emerge through pine trees onto upland meadows. Still following the line of the valley up, now called Wadi Sir you pass the ruins of a Byzantine Church and on to the ‘Jesus Cave’ before heading for the village of Beit Idis.

    Morning start at 08.00

    Hike Difficulty: Difficult

    Distance: 22.4 Km

    Time: 8 Hours Full Day.

  • Day 4: Bait Edis – Rasoun

    Small lanes lead  out of the village and across the upper reaches of Wadi Sir to a road rising up though wooded countryside before descending NE into the beautiful and thickly wooded Wadi Zubia. depending on the season, there may be water in the stream. Follow the valley up until the trees thin out, revealing the cisterns and ruins of  Roman Qabla up to the left.

    A lane then goes up the hillside to where the main road is followed before descending a wooded valley and hillside and crossing Wadi Orjan to reach Rasoun village and homestays.

    Morning start at 08.00

    Hike Difficulty: Moderate

    Distance: 15.2 Km

    Time: 4- 6 Hours

  • Day 5: Rasoun – Ajloun

    Easy walking today, often on country lanes through the rural villages of Al Ayoun with opportunities for a pre-arranged lunch in one of Al Ayoun’s homestays.

     RSCN’s Soap House and Calligraphy house are also nearby for an interesting visit. Then the walk meanders over increasingly high semi-forested hills and past the ruins of

     the ancient church of Mar Elyas to the Islamic castle of Ajloun on its dominating hilltop with a Visitor Centre, cafes and hotels (currently rather mediocre) in the town

     below.

    Morning start at 08.00

    Hike Difficulty: Moderate

    Distance: 16.9 Km

    Time: 4- 5 Hours

  • Day 6: Ajloun – Dead Sea (Break Day)

    After breakfast, we will pick you up from Ajloun and Drive down to the lowest point of the earth (400m) Below sea level! The Dead Sea, Free time, and leisure at the Dead Sea & Overnight.

    88 KM – 1 Hr 35 Mins

  • Day 7: Dead Sea – Wadi Bin Hammad – Dana

    After breakfast, we will pick you and head south towards Wadi Bin Hammad.

    As soon as you enter bin Hammad, you shall see a new world with beautiful hanging gardens, palms and ferns growing wherever you might turn. You might even see orchids and even sugarcane! And a spectacular view of a hot spring falling into an artificial pool! Farther down, the cliffs are more visible, close together, and brightly colored, where you shall eye a spectacular arch where the overhang has joined. Continue to Dana for Dinner & Overnight.

    Dead Sea to Wadi Bin Hammad 102 KM–2 Hours

    Wadi Bin Hammad trail 11 KM–2 – 3 Hours

    Wadi Bin Hammad – Dana 113 KM – 2 Hrs 20 Mins

  • Day 8: Dana – Wadi Malaga

    Morning start 08.00

    After Breakfast our guide will meet you at your Camp to Start the hike.

    Starting from Dana Village Area and following the track down to the long valley of Wadi Dana. We will stop during the hike for a picnic Lunch and a cup of tea.

    Hike Difficulty: Moderate

    Distance: 21-23 Km Approx.

    Time: 8 Hours Full Day.

  • Day 9: Wadi Malga – Ras Al Fied

    Early start in the morning 07.00 – 08.00 Am

    Hike Difficulty: Difficult

    Distance: 13 Km Approx.

    Time: 06-07 Hours

    While hiking we will be passing the eastern side of smaller hills Jabal al-Hamra, Jabal Mahzan, and Jabal Barwas. With Wadi Araba to the West and the rising mountains to the East, gradually ascend the slope to also cross Wadi Barwas, Wadi abu Hamdtha and Wadi al-Jilf to reach a point near the shallow wadi, Climb up on this trail on switchbacks through the jagged rocky mountain outcroppings, and take a break to see the expansive view of Wadi Araba’s wash to the west below. Continue along the same path up a wide slot following the old bedouin route reinforced with bridges using Juniper branches and well graded switchbacks. The slot widens to the top where you reach the saddle called Ras Naqb Shdeid, offering breathtaking views in both directions. (The is the last phone signal before Jabal Safaha the following day.) We will be walking the old main route between Bir al-Saba and Shobak.

    Continue downhill, finding the same old path to the right side of the saddle, cutting the steep grade down at the top, and flattening up as it winds to the left to follow a small gully and meet perennial spring-fed Wadi Feid below. Turn right along Wadi Feid to access a pool above a large dry waterfall, great for cooling down and washing up.

  • Day 10: Ras Al Fied – Little Petra

    Early start in the morning, 07.00 – 08.00 Am

    Hike Difficulty: Difficult

    Distance: 20 Km Approx.

    Time: 06-08 Hours

    We leave Ras Al Feid along a rocky sandstone terrain. Throughout are spectacularly varying views of the barren desert landscape with surprise encounters of desert vegetation and animal life. Approaching Little Petra there are signs of increasing human habitation of Bedouin camps, sheep pens, and small agricultural plots. We enter a small sandstone canyon and wind our way through to the site of Beihdah.

  • Day 11: Petra Back Door Hike

    Early start in the morning 07.00 – 08.00 Am

    Hike Difficulty: Moderate

    Distance: 12 Km Approx.

    Time: 03-04 Hours

    Our Guide will meet you after Breakfast, you will be picked up from your camp and transferred to the Hiking start point for the Back Door to Petra.

    Petra via ‘The Back Door’ go pleasantly down Wadi Ghurab amidst sandstone mountains guarding the approaches to Petra. This way follows a Nabataean route out of the valley and skirting round the final mountain on a natural rock terrace.

    it narrows slightly before reaching a hidden plateau high above the impressive chasm of Wadi Siyyagh. Just beyond, carved into the cliff face, ‘The Monastery’ comes into view.

    Continue hiking and lead down into ancient Petra, before exiting past ‘The Treasury’ and through the famous ‘Petra Siq’ to the Visitor Center, After your visit, we will head back to Amman for overnight

  • Day 12: Amman – Departure

    After Breakfast we will arrange a transfer for you to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure

Includes & Excludes of this trip

  • Free Visa to Jordan for non-restricted nationalities (as per current governmental regulations, may change)
  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure.
  • Accommodation for 11 nights (01 night in Umm Qais, 03 Nights Camping in the north Day 2 – Day 4, 02 Nights Wild Camping Wadi Malaga & Ras Al Fied (Tented accommodation), 01 night in Ajloun, 01 night in Dead Sea, 01 night in Dana, 01 night in Little Petra, 01 night in Petra & 01 night in Amman)
  • Breakfast at the hotels’ main restaurants.
  • Lunches & Dinners from day 2 to day 5 Lunches & Dinners from day 7 to day 11
  • Local Guide from the North from day 2 to day 5 & Local Guide from Dana from day 7 to day 11
  • Local Specialist Guide in Petra
  • Program transfers in modern A/C vehicle.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sites in the program.
  • Portages at hotels and airport.
  • 1 small bottle of mineral water per person per day on board of vehicle.
  • Short horse ride in Petra (included in entrance ticket).
  • Tents, Sleeping Bags & Mattresses
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Flight Ticket (Air Fare)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Beverages.
  • Tips.
  • Private guide of any language.
  • Any meals not mentioned in the program. (Lunches, dinners, snacks…etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program.

Extra Excursions to consider

Cooking Class

Enjoy a class of our traditional food either in Amman or Petra

Camel Ride

Enjoy a ride in the largest landscape in Jordan “Wadi Rum”

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a majestic one-hour tour of Wadi Rum from 2,000 meters above

Diving in Aqaba

Enjoy a tropical location and diving  in crystal  clear  water

Extend your trip to the holy land