Finjan is finally heading back to Jordan for a 4-day 3-night adventure.
We will explore the mystical, red-rock city of Petra, the martian desert of Wadi Rum and hike for an entire day through one of Jordan’s most beautiful flowing canyons – The Ghuweir River Gorge!
This trip is the perfect mix between hiking and sightseeing 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 at 08:00 where we will meet at the Israeli-Jordanian border (Rabin Crossing, Eilat). From here, we will head for a delicious breakfast in Aqaba and on 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 classic sites, we will also catch stunning views across the Arava Valley and into Israel from Jordan’s higher, mountainous area encircling the ancient, Nabatean city.
Day three will be a full, outdoor adventure through the Ghuweir River Gorge, one of Jordan’s heavenly flowing canyons. Palm trees line the ledges above the stream with beautiful sandstone creating a geological paradise. We will hike all day through the water and finish in the evening with a delicious BBQ meal outside.
After the BBQ dinner, we will make the drive to Wadi Rum and our camp for the evening. The camp features stand-alone tents with two beds per tent. This will allow us to get an early start the next day for our Jeep Tour in the back of pickup trucks cruising around the martian landscape and the red desert.
Post jeep-tour, we will make our way back to Aqaba and the border
This trip is an intermediate to advanced excursion. All travelers must have proper footwear for hiking on land and through the river gorge (no flip flops or crocs)
*** 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***
*** All of the information listed in the Terms and Conditions is liable to change due to the COVID-19 situation or any other factor that could impede upon our entrance to Jordan. Please read over the Terms and Conditions carefully and contact us if you have any questions.
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.
Prior to the trip, we will keep updating you with all the necessary information and changes per COVID-19 rules
For participants who would like a single room accommodation, there is an additional $70.00 which should be paid in cash in Jordan. This covers all three 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.
You will need USD/EURO/GBP or JOD for tips in Jordan (no need to exchange money in advance – the only time you will need JOD specifically is for the 10 JOD departure tax from Jordan)
Please email us with a copy of your passport for the visa process immediately.
(Photo credits to Dana Arazy)
Day 1 – May 12th
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 (3-4 Star Hotel )
Day 2 – May 13th
Breakfast at hotel
Petra exploration + special back-trail hike from Petra Monastery
Late Lunch (Mansaf!) – lunch NOT included in cost
Lodging and dinner in Petra-Wadi Mousa
Day 3 – May 14th
Breakfast at hotel and early departure to Wadi Ghuweir
Full day hiking through the Ghuweir River Gorge
Boxed lunch provided
Depart to Wadi Rum
Overnight in Wadi Rum
Day 4 – May 15th
Breakfast at Bedouin Camp
Jeep tour in pickup trucks exploring Wadi Rum and local sites
Return to Aqaba for quick lunch (time permitting)
Cross border back to Israel and in accordance with border policies
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 traveling. 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.
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