Jordan Active

C

This is not a long or sustained trekking holiday. It is a series of day-hikes, rides and other activities. You do need to be fit and active to take part. During the hikes we will walk for around 4 to 6 hours and on the approach to the Burdah Bridge in Wadi Rum, there will be some straightfoward scrambling on rock. For the canyoning, no previous experience of this activity is required, but a spirit of adventure is an essential. The biking is very straightforward on hard surfaced roads which are very quiet. At the time of year that you will be visiting Jordan (October through to May) it will not be extremely hot during the day. However, we might encounter day-time temperatures as high as 30 degrees centigrade and sun protection and adequate hydration are important considerations.

 

Price per person: US$1740

  • Action-packed fun-in-the-sun multi-activity holiday
  • Scramble to Wadi Rum`s Burdah Bridge
  • Canyoning down to the Dead Sea
  • Bike, hike and meet the local people
  • Camel ride and desert Bedouin camp

Itinerary

Day 1: Rendezvous at the group Hotel in Amman. KE Land Only package services begin with a single timed group transfer from Amman Airport to the group hotel.

Day 2: After a morning briefing from our guide, we travel to the Roman City of Jerash, one of the largest preserved Roman cities. Afterwards we drive to the Dead Sea to enjoy a unique floating experience, and we visit Mount Nebo. We stay overnight in a hotel in Madaba.

Day 3: An early start for our exciting day of canyoning. Lots of water fun as we follow a 12 kilometre-long canyon, negotiating a series of waterfalls by sliding, jumping and abseil to reach the Dead Sea. It will take around 6 to 7 hours to complete the canyon. Overnight in Madaba.

Day 4: A 10 minute transfer takes us the start of our cycling route. Using quiet back-roads we ride through small villages to the site of King Herod’s former palace. After lunch with a local family in the village of Mukawir, we leave the bikes and join our tour vehicle for the drive to Petra where we check in at our hotel.

Day 5: We start the day early with a visit to ‘Little Petra’, then hike the ‘back trail’ to the famous ancient city. We enter via a stone carved stairway (around 800 steps) down into the heart of Petra. After lunch, we will have a guided tour of the city. We spend a second night at the hotel in Petra.

Day 6: A 90 minute drive now takes us to Wadi Rum where we have a real desert experience, riding a camel to the magnificent Al Khazaali Canyon where we can see ancient petroglyphs. We then continue by jeep to our traditional Bedouin camp.

Day 7: After breakfast in our desert camp we drive to the trail head for our hike and scramble to the famous Burdah Bridge. The round tip will take us 3 to 4 hours, with fantastic views across the desert. After lunch, we drive to some huge sand dunes for some playtime! Finally we transfer (3 hours) back to Amman where we check in at our hotel.

Day 8: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at the hotel. A single transfer to Amman Airport is provided.

Detailed Itinerary 

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN AMMAN 

Rendezvous at the group hotel in Madaba. Two group transfers will be arranged from Amman Airport to the hotel in Madaba. These transfers will meet the arrival of the Royal Jordanian and British Airways flights from the UK and will normally depart from the airport at around 2300 hours on Day 1 of the trip itinerary and 0100 hours of Day 2 of the trip itinerary. Our representative will accompany the group on the 45 minute journey to the hotel. Our services begin with the overnight at the group hotel. Meals included: None

DAY 2Jerash, Mount Nebo and Madaba

After breakfast at the hotel and a briefing from our guide, we will drive north to Jerash. Dating back to the 3rd century BC, this largely Roman city is one of the biggest and best-preserved outside of Italy. Its colonnaded streets, baths, theatres, plazas and arches remain in exceptional condition and we will have plenty of time to look around the site with our guide. After our visit, we will head south through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea, which at 400 metres below sea-level, is the lowest spot on earth. Those who wish can take the opportunity to experience the unique floating experience that this very salty, 75 kilometre-long sea offers. From here, we drive up and out of the valley to our next overnight stop at a hotel in Madaba. En route, we stop at Mount Nebo (known as Pisgah in the Bible) which is the place from which the Bible says Moses viewed the Promised Land. There is indeed a fantastic view towards the west, with a vista that includes the Dead Sea, the West Bank, the Jordan River and (on a clear day) Bethlehem and Jerusalem. After checking in at our Madaba hotel, we go out to one of the town’s restaurants for dinner. Meals included: Breakfast (B)

DAY 3: Canyoning in Wadi Mukheries

We make an early start and drive down to the top of Wadi Mukheries, which is one of a number of rugged, steep-sided valleys that drop down to the Dead Sea. This one holds water year-round and our route follows a stream throughout. This is classic gorge exploration, involving a series of small waterfalls (3 to 7 meters high), with boulders to negotiate and pools through which we have to wade. The depths of the wadi hide secret pockets of vegetation and there is also a magical cave with stalactites of amazing shapes. The route is 12 kilometres long and will take us 6 to 7 hours to complete, including our stop for a picnic lunch. At the lower end of the gorge is a spectacular 20 metre waterfall, which we will pass by abseiling. A stop beside the plunge pool here gives us the chance for a swim and for a natural full-body massage. Remember to take a second pair of lightweight boots or trainers for this day, as they will get wet and may not dry in time for tomorrow’s activities. We finally reach the trail head on the Dead Sea road, where we meet our vehicles and drive back to spend a second night at the hotel in Madaba. (B,L)

DAY 4: Bike from Madaba to Mukawir

A 10 minute transfer takes us to the start of our approximately 42 kilometre cycling route. After being kitted out with our bikes, we ride south on the King’s Highway. The King’s Highway twists and winds its way through the heart of Jordan, connecting Madaba, Karak, Tafileh, Shobak and Petra. It is the world’s oldest continuously used communication route and is mentioned in the Bible. Although it is called a highway, it is just a local road with low traffic and we ride only a few kilometers on it, heading south, before turning off onto even smaller and quieter roads and tracks. Leaving the King’s Highway behind, we ride west on a hilly road through the villages of Bani Hamida. We reach the low hill on which stands the remains of King Herod’s ancient fortress of Machaerus, where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded. Hiking to the top of the hill, there is a wonderful panorama out across the Dead Sea. We then head to the nearby village of Mukawir, where our lunch is provided by a local family. Another chance for some local interaction and part of our responsible tourism effort to support the local communities at the places we visit. After lunch, we drive to Wadi Musa, the gateway to Petra and check in at a hotel. (B,L).

DAY 5: Petra ‘back trail’ hike

We will start the day early with a short visit to Little Petra, then start hiking the ‘back trail’ towards Petra, passing by the Monastery and taking the stone-carved stairway (around 800 steps) down into the heart of Petra. The back trail takes us across a mountain ridge that provides spectacular views of Wadi Araba. After a lunch break at one of the cafes in Petra, we will continue our exploration of the rest of Petra’s most important sites, including the Theatre, the Court and the Treasury. Finally, we will walk out through the kilometre-long cleft of the ‘siq’ to the Visitor Center in Wadi Musa. We spend a second night in our Wadi Musa hotel. (B)

DAY 6: To Wadi Rum

After an easy morning, a 90-minute drive takes us across the desert and towards the collection of sandstone mountains or ‘jebels’ that define the marvelous Wadi Rum region. The scenery becomes more majestic as we turn into the ‘valley’ of Rum Village. Passing the ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ formation on our left, we arrive at the village, where we meet our Bedouin hosts. As a slow-paced introduction to the desert experience, we will have a camel ride via ‘Lawrence’s Well’ and into the Al Khazaali Canyon. Walking into this magnificent canyon will reveal some ancient rock inscriptions. We then continue by 4WD vehicles to our traditional Bedouin campsite, leaving us plenty of time to settle down, relax and enjoy the sunset. Dinner tonight is a feast known as a ‘zarb’ – a traditional Bedouin dish of meat and vegetables cooked underneath the desert’s sand. We spend the rest of the night around the camp fire, exchanging banter with our Bedouin hosts and learning something about their culture. Overnight at a traditional Bedouin camp, with its central, black goats-wool tent. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: Burdah Bridge and back to Amman

Breakfast will usually be under way by 7 am and this consists of bread, sometimes heated on the fire, a choice of jams, cheese and halva, as well as eggs, either served as an omelette or hard boiled. Tea is supplied in quantity and Nescafe is also available. Anybody who wishes can pocket a snack for later. Usually fruit is available also for this. After breakfast, we will board our vehicles for the short drive to Jebel Burdah, which leads through Khor Al Ajram, a wide valley with magnificent cliffs and high sand dunes. On the way to Jebel Burdah, we pass a particularly fine and very old rock inscription which shows a camel caravan. This morning’s objective is the Burdah Bridge, a well-known landmark which is reached by way of relatively easy scrambling across open rock slabs. Our guide will show us the best route through a maze of blind alleys and dead ends. There are some steeper sections and you will need to use your hands at times. A jumble of rocks leads to a small plateau, through a valley and then over a steep slab. From here, we turn a corner into a hidden gulley that provides us with a wonderful view of the bridge above. Obligatory photo stop. We then climb a short, steeper wall and here the guide will use a climbing rope to safeguard our passage. Above, we will cross the dramatic Burdah Bridge – another fantastic photo opportunity. There are magnificent views from here, extending over the whole area of Wadi Rum. Back on the desert floor after a 3-hour round-trip, we meet our vehicles and have lunch in the shade. Fruit juice and tea/coffee will be waiting for us. Lunch is usually a lighter meal than supper, very often heavier on vegetables than meat. After a siesta, we will drive across to the biggest sand dune in the area, for an opportunity to take-off our shoes and run up and down its soft sand. Sounds childish, but lots of fun! Returning to Rum village, we say goodbye to our Bedouin hosts and set off on the 3-hour drive north to Amman, where we check in at our hotel. (B,L)

DAY 8: Depart from Amman Airport

Our services end with a single morning transfer to Amman Airport. For those on an evening flight out of Amman, there is time for a leisurely breakfast and to do some sightseeing. High above the city, the Citadel (site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon) is a good place to start, whilst the Roman Theatre, dating from the 2nd century AD and built to accommodate 5000 spectators, is also pretty impressive. At the heart of downtown Amman, the colourful souk is also worth a visit. (B)

If you would like to extend your visit in Jordan to spend a couple days at the Red Sea in Aqaba for example, please contact our team of adventure travel consultants.

 

Joining Arrangements and Transfers

Two group transfers will be arranged from Amman Airport to the hotel in Amman. These transfers will meet the arrival of the Royal Jordanian and British Airways flights from the UK and will normally depart from the airport at around 2300 hours on Day 1 of the trip itinerary and 0100 hours of Day 2 of the trip itinerary. At the end of the trip there will be a single group transfer from the group hotel in Amman to Amman Airport timed to meet the check in for the Royal Jordanian and British Airways flights back to the UK which departs at around midday. This transfer will be in the early morning of Day 8 of the trip itinerary. Our representative will assist with the transfers between the airport and the group hotel. If the arrival transfers do not work with your flights, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements at Amman Airport. The airport is 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Amman. Fixed price tan-coloured airport taxis are readily available outside the terminal exit doors. They charge a standard fare of JD20 for the one-way trip to Madaba. If the departure transfer on day 8 does not work for you, please let us know and we will quote you for a private transfer. There is an ATM and money changing facilities in the airport. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

 

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems (and nor should you!) but if for any reason you are unable to begin your trip as scheduled, please contact us immediately at one of the following numbers:
+962(0)7 7751 5919
+962(0)7 9755 9290
+962(0)7 9778 4433
+962(0)7 9553 6351

 

Services included

English speaking tour guide throughout the trip
Specialist canyoning and cycling guides
Cultural guide at Jerash and Petra
All entrance fees required by the itinerary
All activities as described in the trip details
All accommodation as detailed in the trip details
Meals as indicated in the Meal Plan

 

Services not included

Travel insurance
Visas
Some meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
Tips for local guide and other local staff and driver
Miscellaneous expenses – drinks and souvenirs etc.

 

Meal Plan

All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner are included in the holiday price (see the daily itinerary in the trip details for which days meals are included). Clients will pay directly for lunch and/or dinner while staying in hotels in Amman, Madaba and Wasi Musa (Petra). In practice this will amount to a total of 7 or 8 meals and we recommend you budget around $12 – 17 for each of these meals.

 

Food

Breakfasts can vary a little with the accommodation, but typically consist of labaneh (thick sour creamy yoghurt), hummus, cheese, beans, eggs, olives, za’atar (thyme, sesame seeds, sumac and salt), tea and coffee. Lunch on some days may be in the form of a picnic (sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruit and juice and tea) or a simple hot meal such as fresh tomato cooked with garlic, onion and olive oil. Dinner will again vary with the location, but we will aim to sample a variety of traditional Jordanian meals. Salad, rice, chicken, vegetables and yoghurt are usual dinner ingredients. In Wadi Rum, we’ll get to try the Bedouin ‘zarb’, a meal of meat and vegetables cooked under hot sand. Complimentary water, biscuits, cakes and fruits will be offered on most days.

 

Spending Money

Approximately USD$330 (or the equivalent in Sterling pounts or euros) should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses, including the 7 or 8 meals that you will pay for directly. You should carry your travel money in the form of currency rather than travellers cheques, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival at the airport in Amman. Sterling and US Dollars are equally acceptable in
Jordan. The unit of currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JD). On arrival, you will pay 40JD for your Jordanian Visa. That’s approximately $55 (or the equivalent in Sterling pounds or euros). You should also allow a total of approximately $70 (or the equivalent in Sterling pounds or euros) for driver, guide and trek crew tips. On this trip, you will pay directly for your lunches on Days 2, 5 and 8 and for your dinners on Days 1 (if you arrive early enough), 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. You should allow approximately $17 for each of these three meals. The cost of the Petra visit is included in the trip price. If you are intending to buy expensive souvenirs, you should budget accordingly (credit cards can be useful in this respect). Also, if you expect to buy considerable quantities of drinks or other refreshments, you should allow for this.

 

Guidance on Tipping

Tips are the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your local guide, drivers and other support staff. They do not form part of their wages. Terhaal pays its crews at the fair rates of pay. We advise our local staff that tips are a bonus and entirely dependent on the service that they provide. We recommend that you pay tips only where you receive good service. As a rough guide we suggest you allow a total of $70 (or the equivalent in Sterling pounds or euros) for tipping your crew. More detailed guidelines on tipping will be provided by your guide.

 

Group Leader and Support Staff

The group will be led by an experienced, English speaking Jordanian tour guide. There will be additional specialist canyoning guides and cycle guides as required.

 

Equipment

We provide an Equipment List for each of our holidays. These highlight any specialised equipment you will require and also act as a packing check list. You can find the Equipment List at the end of this page.

 

Baggage Allowance

During the trip your baggage will be carried by bus and by 4WD vehicles. The only baggage limit is that which is imposed by the airline. However, Jordan is a hot country and you will not require any heavy clothing, nor are you required to bring a camping mattress. We recommend that the weight of your packed trek bag does not exceed 15 kgs / 33 lbs as this will make transiting airports a much more pleasant experience for you.

 

Accommodation

During this trip the group will spend 2 nights in Madaba, 2 nights in Amman and 2 nights in Petra at tourist hotels. All accommodation is allocated on a twin sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. During our stay at Wadi Rum, we will stay at a fixed Bedouin Camp, but it is quite usual for group members to find a secluded spot in the dunes (or by the campfire if preferred) and to sleep out under the stars. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website.

 

A Typical Day

This is a diverse holiday, with nothing typical about the days. In the desert of Wadi Rum you can expect to rise early and by 7 a.m. breakfast will be under way and you will be able to make your way to the centre of the desert camp to pick up that all important first cup of tea or coffee. You will have plenty of time to get up and pack your trek bag which will be stored in the support vehicle. Bottled mineral water is provided throughout the time in the desert and you will need to grab a bottle before setting off. We will have 3 or 4 hours of activities, walking through cool canyons and across open rocky terrain, before finding a suitably shady spot in which to eat our lunch. Our traditional Bedouin camp at Wadi Rum has mattresses around a central area covered by matting where we can relax and take a cooling drink, with tea or coffee also available. Dinner is served around the camp fire. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the trip so far and for general socialising.

 

Group Members

Please note this is a KE Adventure holiday operated by Terhaal, Jordan adventure specialists. Terhaal operates and sells this holiday in conjunction KE Adventure Travel as this enables us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get the trip up and running quickly. The cosmopolitan nature of the groups will be an important part of the experience! The holiday will be led by an English-speaking guide.

 

Preparing For Your Holiday

The better conditioned you are the more you will enjoy your trip. We suggest that you adopt a sensible weekly exercise regime and fit in a number of long walks in hilly country to ensure you are in good shape.

 

Altitude

This holiday does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trip.

 

First Aid

A medical kit will accompany each group. You should also bring your own personal first aid kit, which should includethe items listed in the equipment list at the end of this page.

 

Climate

The best period for trekking in Jordan is in autumn through to late spring season, from October through to early June. Outside of this period it can be very hot, with temperatures, rising to 39 degrees centigrade in July and August. In October and in April, the maximum daytime temperatures are likely to range between 25 and 33 degrees Centigrade, falling as low as 10 degrees centigrade at night. Heading into November the temperatures begin to cool and by December/January, typical daytime maximum temperatures are around 12 to 15 degrees centigrade, falling as low as 5 degrees centigrade at night. In December and January it can even snow in Amman.

 

Visa Requirments

valid passport (with at least 6 months remaining validity) and a current Jordanian Visa are required. Nationals of certain countries – including all Western European countries, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan – can obtain visas on arrival at the airport in Amman. This visa costs 40 Jordanian Dinars (approximately $55 or the equivalent in Sterling pounds or euros) and must be paid in local currency. There are facilities for changing money at the airport.

 

Vaccinations

You should attend your own doctor and dentist for a check-up. Your doctor will have access to the most up to date information on the required vaccinations for the country you are visiting. In general we recommend vaccinations against the following: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis ‘A’. Yellow Fever is not required unless you are entering Jordan from a yellow-fever-infected country. Malaria prophylaxis is not recommended. A very good online resource is the National Health Travellers website at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

 

Booking Your Flight

We do not sell flight tickets. The dates and prices for this itinerary are LAND ONLY. Amman International Airport is the most convenient for transfers to the group hotel. Please refer to the ‘Joining Arrangements and Transfers’ section above for further details.

For those coming from the UK, Royal Jordanian and British Airways have flights to Jordan.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing ‘Guaranteed’ or ‘Limited Spaces’.

For worldwide clients, you can book your flights through a travel agent, directly with an airline, or online using a variety of travel search engines and consolidator sites. There are many websites offering deals on air tickets which can be booked directly online. In addition many airlines operate their own online booking facilities. If you are considering buying flights online, we recommend kayak.com. While Kayak.com does not sell flights, it quickly searches several hundred websites to find the best deals available.

 

Adventure Travel Insurance

Important notice.

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs,
air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you take out holiday cancellation insurance, as all deposits paid are non-refundable. Please ensure that your insurer is aware of your itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken. You will then need to advise us of your policy details and complete an Insurance Declaration Form.

CAMPBELL IRVINE DIRECT travel insurance is available to EU residents and will cover the majority of KE Adventure holidays. It has been designed to provide cover for activities normally excluded by other insurers such as trekking, mountain biking and climbing. Please note that certain activities may attract a higher premium.

TRAVELEX is a USA based insurer offering travel insurance which can be used by US citizens and US residents only. We, gernerally, recommend the “Travelex Select” package for our holidays. If your holiday involves using mountaineering equipment (ropes, harness or crampons), for climbing, you should consider the “Adventure Plus Pak” optional upgrade on the Travelex Select Plan. Please refer to the ‘Description of Coverage’ for a summary of the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the applicable Protection Plan.

 

Language

The official language of Jordan is Arabic. Using an alphabet very unlike your own, it is one of the most difficult of languages to learn. We do recommend that you take a pocket phrase book and learn some basics such as common greetings. Some Jordanians, especially those in affluent areas and those who work with tourists, will speak English and possibly French.

 

Hospitality

Jordanians are famously friendly and welcoming towards guests, especially in rural areas. It is quite normal for Jordanians to invite foreigners in to drink tea or have a meal in the family home. Meeting the local people in spontaneous encounters of this sort is one of the great pleasures of travelling in Jordan.

 

Electric Supply and Plug

The voltage in Jordan is generally 230v and the current is 50Hz. It is capable of taking part in this trip – this will also provide you with an
opportunity to make sure all your riding kit is tried and tested before you travel. Cycling is obviously the best activity to prepare for this trip, however, running, squash and swimming are also good for developing aerobic fitness and stamina.

 

Reference Books and Maps

Books

Jordan. Lonely Planet
Treks and Climbs in Wadi Rum. Tony Howard. Cicerone Press
Jordan – Walks, Treks, Caves, Climbs and Canyons. Taylor and Howard. Cicerone Press
Walks and Scrambles in Wadi Rum. Jordan Publishers

Maps

Jordan – Reise Know-How Verlag 1:400,000
Double-sided and detailed map, dividing the country horizontally just underneath al-Karak. Combines clear road and tourist detail with general relief indicated by contours, altitude tinting, mountain passes and peak heights.

 

Responsible Travel

We believe in low impact or ‘positive impact’ tourism. Broadly speaking, this means that we try to minimize the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit, while maximising the positive aspects of the encounter. Jordan is a small country with few natural resources. Water scarcity is a big issue in the region, so please go easy on the water. Terhaal designs these tours in a way that maximizes benefits for local communities. Whenever possible we hire local staff in the areas where we operate, and our guests stay in locally owned hotels. We also include some volunteering activities where appropriate, such helping farmers to harvest their olives. Terhaal also contributes towards efforts that strengthen environmental advocacy and the environmental education of Jordan’s children.

 

 

A Couple of Rules

 

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make your destinations such special places. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession. It is also unsafe to drink alcohol while out hiking / cycling, so please wait until you’re back at the hotel to enjoy a drink.

 

Feedback

After your trip we hope you will send us your photos and any stories or feedback you may have. Your feedback not only helps us to improve the trips, but also helps other travelers to decide on the right tour for them. We would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our feedback form, just follow this link: http://www.terhaal.com/feedback-form

 

Our blog

Our blog – ‘Treks & Trails of Jordan’ – is a collection of stories posted by a variety of people that reflect the natural, environmental and cultural aspects of Jordan. It is also a great way to give feedback and to share your Jordan experience with others. All you need to do is write one or two paragraphs about your trip with Terhaal, attach some photos if available and send it to us at this email: team[at]terhaal.com. You can find the blog here – blog.terhaal.com

 

Equipment

The following is a basic checklist to help you with your packing. We recommend using the layering principle of clothing for varying climatic conditions. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Approach shoes or lightweight walking boots which are suitable for scrambling
Pair of training shoes for the canyon day – these shoes are likely to get wet
Training shoes or sandals for sightseeing and camp use
Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)
Trekking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Underwear
Shorts
Travel pants
At least 1 long sleeve shirt with collar (for sun protection)
T-shirts
Warm jacket (eg. Fleece)*
Lightweight windproof / waterproof jacket
Swimwear
Sunhat
Warm hat (for chilly evenings in the desert)
Eyewear – Sunglasses
Daypack of approx. 30 litres / 1800 cubic inches capacity
Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)
Camera, film or memory cards, batteries
Washbag and toiletries
Antibacterial handwash
Small Towel
Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional

Sleeping bag liner
Trekking poles
Thermarest (a foam mattress is provided)
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Small padlock (too lock your KE trek bag)
Spare laces

Notes

*For trips in November, December and February when night-time temperatures can fall below freezing in the desert, we recommend a warm (down-filled or equivalent) jacket and thermal baselayers.
As Jordan is an Islamic country, modest dress is preferable in the towns and cities. Shoulders should be kept covered, and full-length trousers/skirts are recommended.

 

Disclaimer

The information in this document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and Terhaal.