Hiking and Trekking


Paradise in Moab: The Amazing Wadi al-Hasa!

Paradise has been found in Wadi el Hasa! And this paradise is open again for hiking, and Finjan is heading there in June for three days of the best hiking in the Middle East. Join us in Jordan for an unforgettable adventure where we will be surrounded on all sides by hot and cold springs, flowing canyons of all colours and waterfalls abound!

If you are looking for the Garden of Eden, there is a good chance you will find it here in Wadi al Hasa also identified as the biblical Zered Stream. Our adventure will be full of continuous hiking in water, swimming under the falls and relaxing under the hot showers flowing from the mountains.

If you only do one multi-day trek in the Middle East, this is where you want to be and will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

This trip is limited to a small number of participants and is on a first come first serve basis based on payment. Travellers are required to send us a copy of their passport IMMEDIATELY for visa procedures and permits if we do not already have it on file.

Itinerary

Day 1 (June 7th) – Meet and border procedures at the Rabin Crossing (Eilat/Aqaba) + Hiking

  • 08:00 meeting at southern border crossing
  • Breakfast in Aqaba + buying personal food supplies for the 3-days
  • Drive to Tefile to begin the first day of hiking
  • Hike to the 1st Limestone Waterfall (the Medjoul waterfall)
  • Dinner and relax (you supply what you eat)

Day 2 (June 8th) – Hike Wadi al Hasa

  • First part full of boulders and some difficult terrain
  • Multiple water crossings (can reach waist high)
  • Sultaniya Springs (hot springs + cold springs and natural jacuzzi)
  • Hike via the massive sandstone canyons to Wadi el Qatara (full of side gorges for exploration)
  • Dinner and relax (you supply what you eat)

Day 3 (June 9th) – Hiking the Dolomite and lower-gorge areas

  • Submarine rock and dolomite falls
  • Through hiking via the limestone and sandstone canyons
  • Arrival to lower gorges full of pink and purple colors
  • Finish trail around the area of Safi
  • Cold drink + drive to southern border
  • Cross back to Israel

What’s included in the price?

  • Permit from Jordanian Authorities to hike in Wadi al Hasa (it has been closed for the last two years and we will be one of the first groups to hike it!)
  • Jordanian Guide
  • Jordanian security personnel
  • Full transport in Jordan
  • Visa procedures
  • Israeli group leader(s)

Not included…

  • Transports to and from the Eilat border (self arrival)
  • Exit tax from Israel (105 NIS)
  • Exit tax from Jordan (10 JOD – must be paid in JOD)
  • Tips to Jordanian team ($25 / person for all tips)
  • Food and water (no food included in the price – you can bring with you from Israel or buy in Aqaba)
  • Personal insurance
  • Gear

What do you need?

  • Camping gear (summer, light sleeping bag + pad) – No need for tent unless you want privacy!!
  • Backpack for hiking
  • Hiking sandals + socks OR sturdy sneakers (the hike is mostly in water with rocky terrain and boulders. Lots of gravel). In our experience the socks and sandals combo is best but sneakers will be fine
  • Food from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon (can buy cheaply in Jordan). We can provide stoves for boiling water
  • Water (just for the first day and second morning – after we will fill from the fresh springs)
  • 2 x 1.5 litre bottles for filling along the journey
  • Insect repellent
  • Hiking poles can be helpful for hundreds of stream crossing but not mandatory just suggested
  • Hat + sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Money for food and tips in Jordan

Your gear shouldn’t get too wet along the way but it may (especially if you tumble in the stream!). For this you can bring dry bags or ziplock bags for your phones, important items.

Refund and cancelation policy (special to this trip)

Due to the restrictions in place by the Jordanian authorities requiring special permits and a long evaluation for the visa process, we will have to implement a stricter return policy on this case.

Once final passport list is submitted to the Jordanian authorities, no refunds will be issued for any case. Everyone will be notified once this list has been submitted as there is no set time frame for this.

Up until the list has been submitted to the Jordanian authorities, Finjan will issue full refunds

Those who have spent time detained by the Jordanian authorities will not be permitted to come on this trip.

 

MEETING POINT

Each traveler is responsible for his or her own safety

Finjan does not provide personal insurance for it’s travellers. Please make sure you have insurance to travel in Jordan

For the last 10-years there has been a permanent security warning by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs advising against travel in Jordan. Travellers are entering with this knowledge

Finjan is not responsible for any sudden changes that may take place on the itinerary due to restrictions by the Jordanian authorities.

Refund policy is clearly stated in the event and Finjan will adhere to that policy

Travellers are responsible for their own transport to and from the Israeli border. Finjan will not wait for travellers who are late on the day of the trip

Participants must have a valid passport for at least 6 months to the expiry date from the time the trip begins on June 7th 2018.

TRIP DETAILS

Jun 07

MEETING TIME:08:00

COMPLETION TIME: 20:00

TYPE OF TRIP:Hiking and Trekking

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

COST: 1875 NIS ( ≈520 USD)
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What to bring:

  • Camping gear (summer, light sleeping bag + pad) – No need for tent unless you want privacy!!
  • Backpack for hiking
  • Hiking sandals + socks OR sturdy sneakers (the hike is mostly in water with rocky terrain and boulders. Lots of gravel). In our experience the socks and sandals combo is best but sneakers will be fine
  • Food from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon (can buy cheaply in Jordan). We can provide stoves for boiling water
  • Water (just for the first day and second morning – after we will fill from the fresh springs)
  • 2 x 1.5 litre bottles for filling along the journey
  • Insect repellent
  • Hiking poles can be helpful for hundreds of stream crossing but not mandatory just suggested
  • Hat + sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Money for food and tips in Jordan