Finding your way in Jordan is not always easy. Public transport is for most difficult to understand and not necessarily reliable. In addition, public transport routes are rarely in the vicinity of the hiking areas with the exception of irregular buses to Wadi Rum and Petra from Amman, Madaba and Aqaba. Driving by car is often the best way to find your way to the hiking trails.
The Hiking in Jordan website offers a number of additional resources. Below is a list of suggestions on how to use the interactive maps on the website:
Although there are many navigation apps available for the Android system, few free apps provide the ability to use GPS files. One such app is the MyTracks app by Google. This tutorial explains how to use the GPS files with this app.
When you surf the Internet, you'll find numerous codes of conduct and suggestions for hikers. We take hike safety very seriously and we hope you will do the same. We have adapted the "HikeSafe Hiker Responsibility Code" that focuses on six easy to implement principles.
Chris and Greg present hiking tips and discuss essential items they bring while hiking in Jordan. This episode elaborates on communication on the trail, GPS equipment, the importance of tea on the hike, hiking boots and comfort stops.
Chris and Greg present hiking tips and discuss essential items they bring while hiking in Jordan. This episode covers water and hiking safety, sun protection, space blankets and safety vests, whistles, lights and hiking poles.
Despite the inevitable ecological impact, hiking can be positive to the environment when done responsibly. In Jordan, the greatest benefit would arise if hiking activities were to compete with small farming activity and in particular the breeding of domestic goats.
Although often underestimated, hiking trails can contribute significantly to tourism development as is the case in Western countries and special hiking destinations such as Nepal, Switzerland and Jordan with our Hiking Guide.
Jordan is a country with a hot and dry climate. Situated on the Arabian peninsula, temperatures can rise above 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 50 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is limited and summers are long and hot.
Jordan is located in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel to the west and Iraq to the East. The country has a coastline of 26 km in the south near the port of Aqaba.