Jordan trail – Accommodation stage 3 Karak to Petra

I’m walking 640km across Jordan, and the days are counting down remarkably fast. The point of the trek is not only to challenge myself but to raise funds for @MSF_UK as I’ve written about extensively, start at number one and work on through to ten. If you believe in MSF’s work around the world or simply like my blog please head over to my just giving page and donate a few Pounds, Euro, Shillings or dollars to the cause.

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Stage three passes through some beautiful scenery and natural environments as well as history dating back to the dawn of civilization and lucky hikers will get to experience Jordan under the stars or enjoy luxury lodge accommodation.

Karak – see previous post Accommodation stage 2

Wadi Al Mugair

Wild camping only

Tur Taboun

Wild camping only near to Jordan’s Longest cliffs which also offer some epic climbing

Wadi Hasa/ Burbeita

Camp site near to hot spring

Karaka

Wild camping only

Ais/Tafila

AirBnB has two entries for Tafila, but given both have Dana in their names I think they are a few Km’s off from where they should be, more careful research would be needed if you intended to break your hike here.

Ma’tan

Ma tan Eco Village – A network of interconnecting stone cottages sprawls across the side of the mountain blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment. Call 00962772372436 // 00962799435546

Wild camping just before Ma’tan

Dana

I’ve seen some stunning pictures of the Dana area and I’m looking forward to seeing it for myself.

Dana Guesthouse   Looks amazing and has even been written up in the Guardian news paper, B&B  £30 (00962 6461 6523, rscn.org.jo)

Dana House – $50 per night and that is all the info I can find on it, bookable through Airbnb

Dana Tower – Surprisingly good reviews for the price of $22 per night adn where I have been recommended to stay (07 9568 8853  or dana_tower2@hotmail.com)

Dana Moon hotel – $20 per night based on internet searches but I can’t find a contact, Dana Village, Main Street Governorate 66666, Tafilah Governorate, Jordan

Dana Reserve

Feynan Eco Lodge  A very upmarket lodge offering comfort and luxury from $150 – $200 email: reservations.feynan@ecohotels.me   or call 0096264645580 ext. 108.

Al Nawatef Camp has good reviews, and is towards the south of the Dana Nature reserve. $35 per night Call (+962 7 9639 2079)

Camping is forbidden inside Dana Reserve (from just below the village to beyond Feynan lodge); otherwise, camping is possible at the base of the mountains, with a good spot near Wadi al-Malaqa.

Ras al-Feyd

Wild camping spot in Wadi Sakakin and at end of day in Ras al-Feyd

Little Petra

Opportunities for wild camping in many places such as Qbour al Wahdat and Al-Farsha but the trail also runs past a few Bedouin camps. Towards Petra things start to become busy as we meet the tourist trail.

Rock Camp, is on the trail while Ammarin Camp and Seven Wonders Camp require a small diversion.

Rock camp can be contacted through the office – 0096265679050 or mobile at the camp 0092776066180 or email info@therockpetra.com.

Seven wonders camp is around $20-$50 per night with or without food included. Call 00962796941865 or use the website form. The reviews look on the balance very positive.

Ammarin Camp  is a sustainable community development project and costs from $24 with own tent to $100 with full board, 00962799755551/2 or email reservations@bedouincamp.net

Little Petra Bedouin camp, “Little Petra Bedouin camp provides Bedouin tent rooms with the coziness and comfort what any traveler might seeks” contact – info@littlepetrabedouincamp.com, +962 7 7633 1431

Petra/Wadi Musa

There is a lot to choose from:

Air Bnb has a lot of options around Petra and Wadi Musa from $14 to $140 and trip adviser has over 60 hotels so take your pick, but perhaps pick with care as there are reports on Trip adviser of AirBnB’s not being as they advertise and other hotels offering scam tours.

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Petra fig tree Villa Cosy villa in a quiet part of Wadi Musa, just a ten minutes walk away from the ancient and enchanting rose-red city of Petra from around $80 per night contact: +962 7 7909 2675 or email  info@petrafigtreevilla.com

*EDIT* I’ve arranged to drop a supply bag at the fig tree and Jolanda is more than happy to host hikers from the Jordan trail at her BnB. The fig Tree is now also listed on the Jordan trail website.

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