Your first day hiking will start from Dana Guest House, 1,200m above sea level, and head west into Dana valley with your trekking guides. The trail drops steeply at first and then levels into a more gradual descent through the Dana Biosphere Reserve towards the eco-lodge at Feynan. The reserve, Jordan’s largest, includes four distinct bio-geographical zones, which means that Dana supports an astonishing diversity of birds, plants, and animals.
On your way down the valley you may see Griffin Vultures overhead as well as hyrax and copper-blue lizards on the rocks; if you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of an ibex or a desert fox, or see the footprint of a wolf in the dust. then meet our team where they will drive you to a nice place where you will camp for the night .
From Wadi Feynan through the historic landscape around Feynan, where copper has been mined for some 3000 years. Mining reached its peak under the Romans, when thousands of slaves died here working the mines and furnaces, and millions of tonnes of ore were smelted into a metal that was exported all over the empire. As you walk out of Feynan you will see the mountains of slag that are the waste product of this ancient industry, as well as ruined buildings from the Nabataean and Roman periods. Beyond Feynan you cross a flat and stony desert, with the red ranges Jebel Sharah to your east and broad expanse of the Wadi Araba to your west. The terrain is essential flat, but you’ll need to cross several dry wadis or river beds as you make your way south. In the afternoon you’ll reach the camp set up by our crew at Ras Al- Feid.
Between Gbour Whedat and little Petra you will pass many sites such as Ba’ajah ruins, Siq Ba’ajah ,the Nabataeans wine and olive presses, water tanks, wells and the Nabataean rock carved facades and then on to Little Petra, a smaller archeological site just north of Petra with similar Nabataean ruins (and far fewer tourists). Then continue following the timeline markers through history to the remains of a Neolithic village at the end you will transfer to your hotel in petra
- Entrance tickets to Dana Wildlife Reserve
- English-speaking guide
- Jeep to carry luggage
- Camping equipment
- professional cook
- All meals while camping
- transfer to the hotel at the end of the tour
- Mineral water
- Travel insurance
- Additional excursions
- hotel in petra and Dana
- Personal expenses
- Any items not mentioned above