Hike the Jordan Trail

Petra, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan

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

Traveling Jackie
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7 reviews

$3400
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

Your Organizer


TJ
Traveling Jackie
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Jackie Nourse is the host of the international hit podcast JUMP with Traveling Jackie, and she is the founder of The Budget-Minded Traveler, an award-winning blog and community designed to encourage and equip US-Americans to travel overseas. She also hosts adventure trips and retreats for her audience, leads mentorship programs for women, and blogs about adventure travel and lifestyle at Traveling Jackie. She is a four-time study abroad alum, linguist (five languages and counting), and serial expat. Her work has been featured by Self, Business Insider, Forbes, and more. Find her at @travelingjackie and www.TravelingJackie.com.

Reviews

This trip far surpassed all of my expectations. It was different from any vacation I have ever taken. I am sold on adventure travel. Jackie planned so many different activities. It was great to step outside my comfort zone, push myself, and truly see what I was capable of accomplishing. It was truly amazing being around women that lifted each other up. Truly a special experience that I will always cherish.
I had a great time, the ladies in the group were amazing, I felt like I had known them forever, lasting friendships. The food was delicious, The acomodations were comfortably and the surrounding scenery breathtaking with the Cotopaxi volcano peeking through the hills.. Jackie is very genuine, a great planner, no wrinkles on the whole trip. Great adventure retreat, you won’t regret it. Waste no time, go book it!
Before I booked this trip, I read the reviews. Everyone said this was amazing, transformative. Now I'm a skeptic at heart so I take everything I hear with a grain of salt. But after going on this trip and meeting Jackie, I can confirm what everyone is saying. This retreat was AMAZING. The location was beautiful, the food was wonderful, the activities were well thought out, and I learned more than I thought was possible. I can't put into words how happy I am that I was able to take this leap. If you get a chance to go on one of Jackie's retreats, TAKE IT. You will not be disappointed.
We knew this would be the trip of a lifetime and it did not disappoint. Jackie's well-thought itinerary kept us going and excited the entire time. The guide she worked with was incredible. The accommodations were amazing. From the moment we stepped onto the bus on day 1 to the moment we departed the bus at the airport at the end, we were taken care of. Knowing we had nothing to worry about but being in the moment was the most satisfying experience, and not one we took for granted. The added bonus of her having a professional photographer took the worry out of trying to capture every moment and left us free to experience every second, which we did. We know that this will NOT be our last trip with Jackie; the effort and work she puts into her group trips is evident and the experience we had was one we will never forget. For anyone who doubts whether a group trip is for them, know that we did prior to going, but the group that Jackie brought together made the experience even more amazing. We cultivated friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you, Jackie, for giving us the chance to go to Patagonia!
This trip was everything I expected, and also completely unexpected. I have been wanting to do a trip to Patagonia for a while, and to go with Traveling Jackie was a real treat, since she is so obsessed with the area. She also paired up with one of the best tour guides I've ever met, Ro. He really made everyone feel comfortable and taken care of if anything went wrong. This trip pushed me, but in such great ways. It is definitely a physical struggle, and sometimes a mental one as well. We had outstanding weather in Chile on the W, and true Patagonian insane weather in Argentina. Each trail was a treat, but the people are what really made this trip. Everyone with a common goal, coming together from different walks of life, enjoying ourselves, together. And since I've eaten (drank?) the calafate berry, I guess I'll just have to go back!
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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 Ludtke on Feb 25, 2019
Awesome experience and people, would highly recommend!!!
By Shawn D on Jun 25, 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 Feb 19, 2018
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