Explore the hidden canyons of Petra. Find your way through this immense area. Walk over Nabatean steps, find waterfalls and natural springs.. It’s fun, cool and takes you through wadi’s and canyons in Petra you would have never thought of. Go on a hike with a half day excursion in Petra. Or book your guide for a full day excursion in Petra along the best routes. 

PS: We also offer a full program with 5 days full of walking through these valleys!

Walking the backroad - Excursions in Petra
Walking the backroad – Excursions in Petra

Half day Excursion in Petra

Easy walks: +/- 8 km per day and steps to climb

Price: 

Guide: 70 JD / 99 USD per guide

Lunchbox: 7 JD / 10 USD

Backroad to Petra

Starts from the area of Little Petra (Beidha) Here you can spend some time visiting this small site before climbing up a spectacular trail with views over Wadi Araba and beyond until you reach the Monastery from where you can walk down the stairs back to the Visitors Centre.

* Additional Costs: 10 JD per 4×4 transfer up to 4 persons from Wadi Musa to starting point of hike.

Jabal al Khubta and Wadi Mataha

With this hike you will have the chance to see the Treasury from an unusual viewpoint. First, a trip to see the beautiful Royal tombs, some of the most impressively caved in Petra. Then we go up Nabatean steps, and climb up a riverbed to arrive near the top of Jebel al Kubtha, for fantastic views down onto the Treasury. The return will be via an alternative route, through a side Wadi called Mataha and past the old fortress, where if you have the energy, you can stop and visit.

Full day Excursions:

Full day excursions, “Advanced”: Between 10 to 15 km per day, off road tracks, scrambling and serious climbs

Costs:

Guide: 90 JD / 125 USD

Lunch box: 7 JD / 10 USD

High Place of Sacrifice and Jabal Khubta

Walk through the winding Siq to the beautiful Treasury, hike up to High Place of Sacrifice for the views. Descend via Wadi Farasa to hike up to Jebel Al Khubtha. With this hike you will have the chance to see the Treasury from an unusual viewpoint. First, a trip to see the beautiful Royal tombs, some of the most impressively caved in Petra. Then we go up Nabatean steps, and climb up a riverbed to arrive near the top of Jebel al Kubtha, for fantastic views down onto the Treasury.

Backroad & Wadi As Sharkiyye

A great way to spend a second day in Petra is to take the backdoor route from Little Petra. In the morning you will be brought by 4×4 to the starting point of the back-road that takes you to the Monastery. After walking down the steps from the Monastery, your route out of Petra will be along the pretty Wadi As Sharkiyye, up a meandering stream-bed, past pools of water and back to Little Petra.

* Additional costs: 20 JD for 4×4 transfer per 4 pax, between Petra and Little Petra.

Wadi Abu Ullyqa, Wadi Ghurab & Wadi Muaysra al Gharbiyye

This hikes starts from the second entrance to Petra. After a short walk down the hill, you’ll find the entrance to Wadi Abu Ullayqa. This stony river bed, passes through a small gorge with boulders to scramble up and possible pools (in springtime) to wade through before emerging into Wadi Ghurab. You have just done one of the ‘3 Valleys’ walks and now for the 2nd. A walk west, brings you to the entrance of Muaysra al Gharbiyye, a less challenging walk than the first, but equally beautiful surroundings though white rock domes and oleanders down a river bed to the Petra Basin.

Additional Costs: 5 JD to the second entrance of Petra per taxi taking up to 4 persons.

Um al Biyyara & Wadi Mataha

Your guide will take you up Um Al Biyyara, one of the highest climbs in Petra with some stunning views. After this arduous climb, you’ll exit Petra via a side route, through Wadi Mataha and up to the old fortress. From here it’s only a short walk back to the visitors Centre.

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