• Explore magnificent trails in Wadi Rum
    Explore magnificent trails in Wadi Rum

    Enjoy our high-quality trails in and around Wadi Rum.

  • Visit waterfalls and natural hot springs near the Dead Sea
    Visit waterfalls and natural hot springs near the Dead Sea

    Hike the Wadi Attun Hot Springs Trail near the Dead Sea and jump in natural hot springs.

  • Join us on great hikes near the Dead Sea
    Join us on great hikes near the Dead Sea

    Explore high-quality trails in and around the lowest point on earth.

  •  Explore new territory with the Hiking in Jordan guidebook
    Explore new territory with the Hiking in Jordan guidebook

    The Burial Mound and Oryx Trail is a fine example of the many new trails in the guidebook.

  • Visit Jordan's nature reserves managed by the RSCN
    Visit Jordan's nature reserves managed by the RSCN

    Hiking the grand canyon in the Dana Biosphere Reserve is a unique experience.

  •  Discover the deserts in Jordan
    Discover the deserts in Jordan

    Hike in the vicinity of the Bait Ali Lodge in one of Jordan's most impressive deserts.

  • Discover Little Petra near Wadi Musa
    Discover Little Petra near Wadi Musa

    Little Petra (Bayda or al-Beidha) is a unique historical site with great hiking grounds.

  • Learn more about Jordan's historic sites
    Learn more about Jordan's historic sites

    Explore the Mukawir Fortress ruins (Machaerus) with stunning panoramic views of the Dead Sea.

  • The world's largest collection of hiking in Jordan videos
    The world's largest collection of hiking in Jordan videos

    Browse the large collection of hiking videos on our website.

  •  See Petra off the beaten track
    See Petra off the beaten track

    Hike the Petra High Place of Sacrifice Trail to see more monuments than most tourists see.

  • Discover the deserts of Rahma in Wadi Araba
    Discover the deserts of Rahma in Wadi Araba

    Rahma north of Aqaba is a unique hiking area with stunning deserts rarely visited by tourists.

  • Hike near the Rummana campground
    Hike near the Rummana campground

    The Rummana Mountain Trail is a wonderful hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

  •  Explore magnificent trails in Jordan
    Explore magnificent trails in Jordan

    The Abu Barqa Dam Lookout provides stunning views over Wadi Araba and Israel.

  • Hike Jordan's tallest mountain (1,854 m, 6,083 ft.): Jebel Adami
    Hike Jordan's tallest mountain (1,854 m, 6,083 ft.): Jebel Adami

    The mountain affords a fantastic panorama over the vast desert mountain ranges of Saudi Arabia.

  • Hike near the castle in Ajloun
    Hike near the castle in Ajloun

    Walk through pleasant rolling limestone hills with terraced slopes and olive groves.

  • Discover the oasis in Wadi Ghuweir near Dana village and Feynan
    Discover the oasis in Wadi Ghuweir near Dana village and Feynan

    Walk in a canyon of tropical foliage as if you were wandering through a lost world.

  • Hike in the RSCN Mujib Biosphere Reserve
    Hike in the RSCN Mujib Biosphere Reserve

    Rappel the famous waterfall near the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea.

  • Discover hidden treasures near the Dead Sea
    Discover hidden treasures near the Dead Sea

    Explore the extraordinary Wadi Numeira with its hanging rock and long narrow passage (the Siq).

  • Explore Wadi Rum as Lawrence of Arabia
    Explore Wadi Rum as Lawrence of Arabia

    Discover the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trail near magnificent rock formations in Wadi Rum.

With this detailed guide, you save valuable time when you plan your hiking adventure in Jordan. Over a period of three years, the authors have explored and recorded over 400 km (248 miles) of astonishing hiking trails and walks in amazing landscapes.

Most trails can be completed in 4-6 hours as day trips from Amman, Wadi Rum village or Aqaba and are in and around Jordan’s main tourist attractions including Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea area.

 

High quality trails

Trails include the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and the Lawrence of Arabia Spring trails with magnificent views in Wadi Rum and the High Place of Sacrifice Trail with more monuments than most tourists see in Petra. Other highlights include the Wadi Ghuweir to Feynan Trail with its remarkable oasis and narrow canyon and the Wadi Mujib Malaqi Trail that has a waterfall near the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea.

 

Easy to understand custom-made hiking maps, trail descriptions and travel directions

The book provides easy to understand custom-made hiking maps, trail descriptions and travel directions. Users of the book also have access to a unique collection of 80+ tutorials, trail animations and hiking videos in HD format and interactive maps.

Although most trails can be completed without a GPS device, owners of the book can download 58 carefully recorded E-trails to maximize their time on the trail using GPS enabled smart phones and tablets.

 

Advanced planning tools

Users of the book also have access to the Day Trip Finder and the Itinerary Planner. These interactive planning tools provide hikers easy access to trail descriptions based on a large number of search criteria including hot springs, waterfalls, sand dunes, palm trees, historic sites, and other interesting places on the trail.

 

Next generation guidebook

The guidebook has been written with the independent traveler in mind, but is also a valuable source of hiking ideas if you plan to organize your holiday with a travel company. Travelers will find Hiking in Jordan and its multimedia resources an invaluable “next generation” resource guide to explore the country from a truly unique perspective.

 

The Hiking in Jordan Project

The guidebook was developed as part of a long term effort to support sustainable tourism in Jordan. The goals of the project are:

  • Promoting the hiking industry in Jordan and Jordan as a tourist destination;
  • Promoting the cultural heritage of Jordan;
  • Providing unbiased and accurate information about hiking trails (day trails only) in Jordan;
  • Educating the public on hike safety in Jordan;
  • Raising awareness of the beauty of the wadis and the importance of nature conservation;
  • Providing visitors unique and sustainable ways of exploring the country;
  • Producing the world's largest HD video collection on hiking in Jordan;
  • Producing a high quality and affordable hiking guide that is distributed internationally.

 

About the Authors

Chris Grant, Bsc (Hons)/LLB, is a biologist and was for two years senior advisor in the Wadi Rum Reserve in Jordan. He has traveled extensively hiking and wildlife spotting. He currently lives in Australia and works in environmental conservation.

 

 

Gregory Maassen, Ph.D., is a development professional who has implemented long-term technical assistance programs in Armenia, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, Macedonia, Botswana and Jordan. He was based in Aqaba, Jordan for three years where he frequently organized hiking trips to Petra, Wadi Rum and Rahma. He currently lives in South Africa and is working on a new hiking guide.

 

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