Jordan Trail | 3 Ras Al Feid to Little Petra
The Jordan Trail is a continuous route crossing the entire country of Jordan, offering over 600 kilometers of trail and 36 days of beautiful hiking through diverse
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Hikes in the Region

 

1: Dana to Wadi Malaga

 

2: Wadi Malaga to Ras Al-Feid

 

3: Ras Al-Feid to Little Petra

 

4: Little Petra to Petra

DAY 3: RAS AL-FEID TO LITTLE PETRA

  • Distance: 22.8 km
  • Time:   6 – 8 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Difficult
  • Trail Difficulty: Difficult
  • Waymarked: No

To download the GPS track, click here.

Basic Info:

We leave Ras Al Feid along a rocky sandstone terrain. Throughout are spectacular varying views of the barren desert landscape with surprise encounters of desert vegetation and animal life. Approaching Little Petra there are signs of increasing human habitation of Bedouin camps, sheep pens, and small agricultural plots. We enter a small sandstone canyon and wind our way through to the site of Beihdah.

Transportation:

Ras al-Feid area accessible only by jeep; nearest village Jahayir is a 2-hour 4×4 drive away. No public transport to Little PetraWadi Musa has the nearest bus.

 

Accommodations:
Camping possible at Tor Asfur near beginning of stage, could camp in Qbour al-Wahadat area or al-Farsh area. A small guesthouse sometimes operates in Qbour al-Wahadat. Several Bedouin camps are in the area (Rock CampAmmarin CampSeven Wonders Camp). Rock Camp is on the route; Ammarin is nearby, 1.5km from Little Petra entrance

 

Things to See:
360 views from Mt. Safaha; Neolithic, Nabatean and Roman ruins throughout the stage; seashell fossils in sandstone; Little Petra and Siq al-Barid
Amenities:
 Water used by shepherds and in need of filtration is available at Qutla ruins after Mt. Safaha. Qbour al-Wahadat has a guesthouse which offers food and water when open, and the general area (as well as around the water treatment plant) is populated. Rock Camp (and Ammarin Camp on the detour) is closed now no water available. Water, bathrooms and snack shops at Little Petra
Local Contacts:

Eid Al-Azazmeh: 0779265511/0797075683 (Guide & Moving Support)

Abu Lu’ay Nawafleh: 0772177133/0772609093 (Guide & Moving Support)