Jordan trail – Stage 4 accommodation, Petra to the Red Sea

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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Well this might be a short episode!

Petra to the Red Sea


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 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.

After Petra, there is one home stay on the route Abu Sabuh homestay, kind of near the Humina road, no contact information. Prepare for dry and wild camps!

Wadi Rum is essentially one of the hottest (literally) tourist destinations after Petra. Folks flock here to experience the Bedouin camps under the stars as well as the majesty of the classic desert landscapes. Also means there are lots of accommodation options, but they also come with various scam warnings. Always go to the official tourist information center and don’t believe people who tell you other stories.

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Hiking the Jordan trail means I’ll have over a week under the stars at a fraction of the cost of a tour into the desert, I only hope I remember to enjoy the experience.

After Wadi Rum, there are no comfort stops until you reach the Red Sea, just keep walking, drop your roll mat and spend more time under the stars – while avoiding smuggler ….

The trail ends at the ocean and you have a couple of options – stay near the end of the trail, travel to Aqaba or a taxi back to Amman. I haven’t decided, perhaps because I can’t imagine getting to this place!

At the end of the trail, you end up very close to the “budget”Bedouin garden village which is a diving and snorkeling center. What a perfect way to relax. – around 50usd is the best guesstimate I have from the inter-webs.

Nearby there is a beach village of Tala – it looks posh, mostly with resorts rather than backpacker dives or cheap hotels. But also looks stunning, perhaps now is the time to spoil yourself!

Aqaba as the second city of Jordan has a string of famous names and resorts and also looks like luxury – I say go for it! but there are also some budget options.

And that’s that! take your tent and enjoy the stars…. Let me know if you have any other suggestions, prices, contacts

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*All prices have been converted to USD and are approximate. They could be out of date.
** Homestays without numbers may or may not still be operational

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