Hike the Jordan Trail

Petra, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan

JA
JUMP Adventures
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17 reviews
May 11 - 19, 2018
Group size: 5 - 10
Hike the Jordan Trail
Petra, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan

JUMP Adventures
  • Twitter verified
17 reviews

$NaN
May 11 - 19, 2018
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip

Join Traveling Jackie for a bucket lister of her own! Hike the Jordan Trail to Petra and float in the Dead Sea.

9 Days/8 Nights ✧ 10 Travelers ✧ 50 Miles ✧ Trip Photography Included

Jordan Trail

National Geographic rated the Dana to Petra section of the Jordan Trail one of the best multi-day hikes in the world. This is the exact section that we will be hiking! (About 83km = just over 50 miles total).

Petra

You’ve seen Petra before, think Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. We will end our hike in this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. (Leather Indy hat not included).

Wadi Rum & Dead Sea

After our long hike, we’ll go on a jeep safari in Wadi Rum followed by our grand finale at the Dead Sea. We will float, we will rub mud on our faces, we will relax in style after a week of hiking. We’ll have earned it!

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    From tents under the stars in the wilderness to the relaxing Dead Sea Spa, all accommodations are included. We’ll be staying in a different place each night, and this is part of the beauty of the Jord
  • Meals
    All meals are included from breakfast on Day 2 through breakfast on Day 9. Dinner on Day 1 is on your own, to allow for various arrival times and appetites after long travel days.
  • Guides
    Licensed, English-speaking guides will accompany us. Experience Jordan guides are well-trained, knowledgeable, and safety conscious.
  • Transportation
    Private transportation to and from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman is included on Day 1 and Day 9. Luggage will be transported to our next camp/hotel each day while we hike.
  • Trip Photography!
    We’ll be traveling with a pro adventure travel photographer to capture our moments, big and small, so that we can focus on being fully present with ourselves, each other, and our surroundings.
  • Drinks
    Beverages are not included, and alcohol will not always be available (this is Jordan).
  • Jordan Visa and Exit Tax
    Airport tax is usually included on air-tickets. Taxes subject to change with no notice.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Airfare, Baggage Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Hiking Gear
  • Meals Outside Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrival in Amman, Jordan

You will be met at Queen Alia International Airport and transferred to our hotel in Amman. Depending on time of arrival, additional activities can be offered for the day. No meals included on Day 1, but we will do a meet and greet at Maestro Music Bar & Restaurant at the hotel that evening. Day 2 starts early!

Overnight in Amman at Art Hotel Downtown.
Meals: None

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


JA
JUMP Adventures
17 reviews
Jackie Nourse (Traveling Jackie), a long-term solo traveler, podcaster, and blogger, founded JUMP Adventures to meet her listeners and readers OFF-line, IN-community, to travel through the most epic corners of the planet, together. From hiking in the depths Patagonia, to camping with Bedouins in Jordan, to biking the islands of Croatia, we've been taking the leap, pushing our limits and crushing bucket lists since 2016.

Reviews

I've waited a few weeks since returning from Croatia to leave a review. My reason for delaying is my inability to find the words to express the appreciation I feel for this experience. I've avoided group travel for quite some time due to previous group trips that left me feeling like just another warm body being ushered around a touristy destination - cold, impersonal, rushed. Would this be another disappointing memory? WOW, was this week so unlike any of those forgettable memories!!! From the first warm hellos and welcoming hugs in Split to the final teary goodbyes and parting hugs that I never wanted to end, I collected memories of every flavor and color and texture - shared belly laughs, thrilling downhill descents in tight formation, quiet conversations with new found friends on the sun deck or walking a forest trail, dancing and drinking and drinking and drinking, pushing my limits climbing a steep hill as we all shouted encouragement to each other, challenging my comfort level in the Adriatic's chilly waters, testing my diving skills during a swim break, feeling the wind on my sun-drenched face as we sailed among the Dalmatian islands, being skillfully led by carefully chosen guides (that quickly became friends), devouring all the fabulous food prepared and served with so much love by the daughters of our ship's captain, knowing that all the great moments were being captured by our intrepid photographer, watching the magical interactions between Jackie and her father (Yep, even her family joins her travels.), sleeping on the sun deck under a full moon in a quiet cove (Well, it was quiet once our dance party shut down.), and biking and biking and biking with glorious sunshine dancing on the sea stretching to the far horizons. I could go on but I'm caught up in the reverie of all these memories flooding thru my senses, so I'll end here with my fondest memory. On the first morning as we sailed to our first island port on Hvar, I recorded the pre-breakfast happenings as my soon-to-be family gathered on the lower lounge area. Smiles and laughter, wind-blown hair, the first entries of an artist's journaling, coffee being sipped - and as my camera captured this brief moment, I found Jackie's smiling face across the way quietly taking in the scene. The light in her eyes said it all. She truly takes great joy in sharing special destinations with likeminded adventurers. Thank-you, Jackie! During the entire week, she never interjected herself onto the center of the stage like 'This is all about me.' As any good host does, she crafted the experience, then allowed the events to flow organically. She was tested by the biking ascents as much as any of us. She pushed herself to dive off the boat in her own way. (If you've followed her podcasts at all, you know she has a healthy respect for heights.) She marveled in the sights of Split, Dubrovnik, Korcula (among the many) with us all as an active participant allowing our guides to guide and show and teach. Will I join another Jump Adventure? Hell, yes, I'm part of the Patogonia trek she's hosting in March 2022. 'Nuf said.
By Randy R for Croatia Bike & Boat Island Hopper Week 2! on 03 Dec, 2021
This trip far exceeded all my expectations. Jackie selected such a great bike company to use, and everything was top notch. The Pape Prvi and her amazing staff kept us warm, well-fed and entertained. The guides Senad and Lucija got to know us as people while still maintaining their professionalism and keeping us safe on the bikes. They went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Jackie was always there with a smile and a raring-to-go attitude. I give Jackie and the tour the absolute highest recommendation, and I will not hesitate to book with her again. She made this trip so special.
By Darla G for Croatia Bike & Boat Island Hopper! on 08 Nov, 2021
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The perfect trip for my first solo journey! As a listener of Jump podcast, I was almost guaranteed to find commonality with my fellow travelers, and I did. Jackie's groups are varied in ages and backgrounds, but everyone is ready for adventure and fun. The accommodations were comfortable, the food was plentiful and delicious, and everything was perfectly organized. Croatia is a welcoming country and the biking offered beautiful views of the islands that we explored. Our boat staff was wonderful and attentive, and our guides were phenomenal! Thank you, Jackie, for putting together a great experience!
By Rachel H for Croatia Bike & Boat Island Hopper Week 2! on 02 Nov, 2021
Fabulous trip! Great guides, beautiful rides, wonderful hosts on the boat. Thank you all!
By Laura K for Croatia Bike & Boat Island Hopper Week 2! on 02 Nov, 2021
Jackie's trips never disappoint. You can always expect beautiful scenery, fun activities, good food, and - most of all - great people. Be ready to gain some new friends and make memories!
By Ashley S for Croatia Bike & Boat Island Hopper! on 01 Nov, 2021
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Traveling with Jackie is awesome! Not only does Jackie do a fantastic job organizing her trips, getting to travel with someone you look up to is inspiring. I'll definitely be signing up for more of her trips in the future.
By Anastasia L on 25 Feb, 2019
Awesome experience and people, would highly recommend!!!
By Shawn D on 25 Jun, 2018
Jackie is an excellent retreat leader. I went with her on her women's adventure retreat in Ecuador, which she packed full of amazing activities in a gorgeous setting. The experiences she planned were unique, once-in-a-lifetime-level ones! With her trips, Jackie has thought about all the details so you don't have to. The Ecuador retreat was extremely well organized and well-run. Thanks, Jackie, for making my experience in Ecuador so magical!
By Jackie F on 19 Feb, 2018
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