Jordan, the country home to the World Heritage Site, Petra (the ancient city) has a brand new adventure on offer – the Jordan Trail. The trail which is a first in the region, snakes through 650 kilometers of this gorgeous country. The Jordan trail can be described as an adventure, sightseeing or historical tour as the route is not just physically strenuous traversing the stunning vistas of Jordan, but also takes you through extremely interesting places steeped in history! The monumental project had been in discussion since the early 90’s and has been brought to life by the Jordan Trail Association in 2017.
It takes a total of 36 days of continuous walking to complete the entire trail which goes from the north western hills of Um Qais to the Red Sea in the southern region of Aqaba. The trek is divided into 8 small parts, in which you can pick up routes which you want to cover, if you don’t want to walk the whole trail. The Jordan Trail Route & Map: Details
Guide to Jordan Trail Hike
- Remember to pack well for your trail, your clothes should protect you against rain and cold.
- Take extra care when buying shoes and backpack for your walk, both play a very important role in how smoothly your trek goes.
- Carry walking sticks and pay attention to weather forecasts.
- For more information on what to pack and what to avoid, check out this page – http://www.jordantrail.org/packing/
Daily hikes cost 18 JOD for locals and 30 JOD for other nationalities, which includes a licensed guide, lunch and water refill. The region hikes cost an average of JOD 350 and thru hikes (the entire 400 miles) cost JOD 3000. You can book those from the official website.
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