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The iconic image of Jordan is of the great city of Petra set amid the endless dunes of the desert. The reality is far richer. While half the country is indeed covered by desert, the other half sits on the Fertile Crescent that stretches from the Nile Delta and down towards the Persian Gulf.
We spend 9 days trekking a desert route, crossed by the nomadic Bedouin people and their livestock for generations. We will be trekking over dry wadis, open sandy desert and rocky desert known as 'hamada', but also encountering hot springs, roman remains, crusader castles, neolithic houses and green valleys fed by streams, before reaching the incredible city of Petra.
The scenery will blow you away: by day the mesmerising shapes of the sandstone walls of the canyons and gorges come alive with the changing light, glowing reds and orange, and at night we camp in Bedouin tents and have dinner by candlelight whilst the incredible clarity of the desert sky provides an unrivalled view of the stars
5 great reasons to do the Jordan desert trek to Petra with 360 Expeditions.
1.Our wilderness expertise is not only restricted to mountains. Deserts have always featured high on our list of favourite places to explore.
2. Our long-standing guiding relationship with the Bedouin has allowed us to make an itinerary that highlights many local traditions and offers a great glimpse into Bedouin way of life.
3. Your guiding team consists of both a 360 Desert expert and a local Bedouin guide directly from the region. Together they not only keep you safe but will show you many aspects of this fantastic place that will be both informative and delightful.
4. At night you will sleep in traditional Bedouin tents, adding hugely to the feel of this unique experience. Or you can simply pull a matrass onto the sand and lie under the vast star studded sky.
5. The food is fantastic. Your camp support crew will travel ahead of you by four wheel drive to not only make camp but prepare fresh delicious meals, often Jordanian delicacies. Naturally all dietary considerations are carefully taken care of.