SECTION 806 : FINAL CAMP TO AQABA
What’s App: +962 7 7099 1814
* When contacting Tourism Police for emergency identify that you are hiking the Jordan Trail, state your nationality, location and map name & number.
JTA office: +962 6 461 0999
(Working Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday- Thursday)
The last day, and its a good one! A vague path climbs up into granite mountains striated with basalt intrusions, soon reaching a sandy wadi bed which winds up towards the final pass and a view of the Red Sea. A long diagonal descent of a scree covered hillside follows (take care) before reaching the wadi bed. As it opens out, an industrial depot/car storage site is reached, but once past this and over the highway, a series of long open sandy wadis go all the way to the coast, nicest if initially walked along the intervening sandy ridges. A highway is passed along the way by going through a tunnel beneath it. Just before the sea, a small road is joined which passes by a few hotels before reaching the beach. Congratulations! Why not enjoy a swim!
Public and JETT buses travel several times a day from Amman to Aqaba
LOCAL CONTACTS / ACCOMMODATION
Bayt Al Aqaba Resort, +962799944797
THINGS TO SEE
- Red Sea
- Coral Diving
FOOD & WATER
- Grocery stores and restaurants in Aqaba
- None on route, only at end of trail at Red Sea
TIPS & SAFETY
- Loose rocks & scree over passes, good to have boots/shoes
- Pack a swimsuit or run straight into the Red Sea!
- Flash flood dangers – wadis are very wide, low risk
- Loose footing – both passes are loose gravel and some scree. Be careful and have good footwear.
- Dehydration/heat exhaustion – After heading downhill from the pass, it is hot in the summer with little shade on route. Some trees in valley and rocks on pass offer a brief respite.
Mobile Phone Coverage: First signal at final pass, where coverage for Zain and Orange returns