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Spring walking in Jordan, in style (and in private)

3rd April 2014 Print
Jordan isn't just desert

There is so much more to discover in Jordan than deserts and dunes, especially in springtime; valleys carpeted with colourful wild flowers, thickly forested hillsides, rivers flowing through deep gorges, towering cliffs and waterfalls, and the glittering Dead Sea.

Corinthian Travel has created a new, seven-night, private, chauffeur-driven walking itinerary to Jordan, which features some of the very best accommodation to be found in the country.

The itinerary can be enjoyed anytime from April to October and includes three walks of differing degrees of difficulty, and providing a chance to discover some of Jordan’s better – and lesser known – scenic and cultural attractions.

This first guided walk is 7km in length and is of moderate difficulty. The route is through an oak forest – with many panoramic viewpoints along the way. It ends at the village of Orjan where the women produce soap and oil using traditional methods.

A home cooked Jordan lunch will then be served at nearby Rassoun village, before a drive onto Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East, for a private, guided tour of the ruins, before returning to Amman.

The second walk on day five of the itinerary is from Dana to Wadi Feynan and is 14km long and taking from 5-6 hours.

The route descends to the floor of Wadi Dana through ever changing landscape, and then continues to the barren western edge of the reserve and the striking Bedouin-run Feynan Ecolodge. The hike is largely downhill and is of an intermediate level of difficulty.

The last of the three walks is self-guided and goes along the Wadi Mujib Siq Trail which takes 2-3 hours. A scenic journey along the eastern shores of the Dead Sea will bring you to the majestic canyon of Wadi Mujib and the start of the Siq trail which follows the course of the year round Mujib River between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. The hike is graded as easy to moderate.

In addition to the walking days, the itinerary also includes a guided tour of Petra (including a candlelight tour at night) a four-wheel drive trip to Wadi Rum – made famous by T.E. Lawrence – and a stay (and a chance to float) in the Dead Sea.

The holiday costs from £1545 per person (two sharing) which includes seven nights’ accommodation, some meals, all transportation, entrance fees and private guides.

For more information, visit

Corinthian Travel offers recommended tours and tailor-made itineraries to holidays in Egypt, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon, with dedicated expert guides, the finest hotels, and private sightseeing.

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Jordan isn't just desert