Completion Time: 17:00
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Trip Type:Hiking & Sightseeing
Finjan is heading to Jordan for a 3-day 2-night adventure that will take you to the mystical, red-rock city of Petra, the martian desert of Wadi Rum and Jordan’s southern semi-mountainous, semi-desert region. Our trip will have an added hiking element for those seeking the path less traveled that goes far beyond the guide-book.
For centuries, the wondrous Nabatean city of Petra – an international mecca of trade – was lost to the world. It wasn’t until the 1800s that this city started to slowly work its way back into the contemporary history. During our time exploring this ancient wonder, we will seek to answer many questions that have yet to be answered about this unique civilization that faded into the throngs of history.
The first day will begin bright and early at 06:15 where we will meet at the Israeli-Jordanian border (Rabin Crossing, Eilat). From here, we will head for a delicious breakfast in Aqaba at one of our favourite local haunts. Then we will head to Little Petra where we will have the chance to hike around and set the tone for the following day in Petra. Our visit will also include a nice walk to an ancient Neolithic Village where we will get a look at life 6000 years ago.
Our second day will be a full day of exploring the lost city of Petra including the special back-trail hike from the high ‘monastery’ and back to the valleys around Little Petra. Besides getting to visit Petra’s main sites, we will also be able to catch stunning views across the Arava Valley and into Israel from Jordan’s higher, mountainous area.
We will finish the second day in the red desert of Wadi Rum under the stars at a lovely, isolated Bedouin camp. Our bellies will be filled with a wonderful dinner and the next morning we will head out for a day of riding in the back of jeeps across the red dunes in the back of pickup trucks. From there we will make our way back to Aqaba and the border crossing.
All hiking on the trip is rated an a moderate level and is suitable for all types of hikers and those that enjoy walking. Please contact us with any specific questions.
*** Please note that this trip is contingent on a minimum number of participants and can be canceled up until a week prior to the trip***
We will meet at the Rabin Border Crossing in Eilat at the designated time. Each participant is responsible for their own arrival and being on time.
For participants who would like a single room accommodation, there is an additional $35.00 which should be paid in cash in Jordan. This covers both nights together. If you are a couple and would like a shared bed, please let us know. Otherwise, all rooms will be 2x twin beds separated.
Upon registering for this trip, please let us know about your accommodation request (rooming preferences, etc) and about any food allergies or preferences.
Please email us with a copy of your passport for the visa process immediately.
Day 1 – November 28th
Border crossing from Eilat to Aqaba + Breakfast in Aqaba
Drive to Little Petra
Exploration of Little Petra and the Neolithic Village
Lodging and dinner in Wadi Mousa (3 Star Hotel )
Day 2 – November 29th
Breakfast at hotel
Petra exploration + special back-trail hike from Petra Monastery
Late Lunch (Mansaf!)
Drive to Wadi Rum and check into desert camp site
Day 3 – November 30th
Breakfast at campsite
Jeep tour and exploration of Wadi Rum in the back of pickup trucks!
Depart to Aqaba crossing – return to Israel
Please read the following policies carefully regarding refunds, cancellations and safety/security.
Refunds and Cancellations
This trip is limited in number of participants and requires a minimum number of participants for the trip to take place
All refund requests and cancellations must be sent officially to our email as listed on the homepage of this website. Participants can also issue requests by telephone. The policy listed below is non-negotiable unless stated otherwise by Finjan: Israel Unfiltered.
All participants are responsible for his or her own safety and we require that participants adhere to the laws of the country within which they are travelling. Finjan is not responsible for unlawful acts by its participants.
Safety and Security
Please check that you have proper insurance for travel in Jordan as this is not provided by Finjan.