At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Journey through the desert
Discover a tiny kingdom full of big surprises as you explore Petra, weaving your way through its narrow canyons and colourful sandstone, and dine on authentic Bedouin cuisine cooked under the sands of Wadi Rum. Whether you’re floating 1,350 feet below sea level in the Dead Sea or following in Moses’ footsteps up sacred Mount Nebo, in Jordan, every moment becomes a fond memory.
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Day by Day
Meet with your driver upon arrival at Queen Alia airport in Amman. After settling into our hotel, head down to the Dead Sea for a float in its salty waters and to reap the benefits of its black, mineral-enriched mud.
We'll feast our eyes on Byzantine mosaics in Madaba and lunch at the famous Haret Jdoudna restaurant. Then, we'll follow the footsteps of Moses and venture up Mount Nebo in search of the Promised Land.
Following the King’s Highway, we'll head to Wadi Dana. We'll stop for a traditional lunch, then continue to the Dana Biosphere Reserve for a hike and a lesson on the traditions of the local tribe.
We'll trek along the mystifying Wadi Ghweir, a sacred path that was once the hidden trail to Petra. We'll enjoy a Bedouin-style picnic along the way, complete with sweet tea and freshly baked bread.
We'll pass through the gates of Petra and wind our way through the Siq to the Al-Khazna. Diving deeper into the canyon, we'll discover other gems such as the Amphitheatre and Royal Tombs.
We'll journey through the narrow pathways of ancient Petra in search of the magnificent Al-Deir monastery, before hiking through the Sharah Mountains to catch stunning views of the Rift Valley below.
Experience the true meaning of 'Arabian Nights' as we camp in the desert of Wadi Rum. We'll motor past the red dunes and granite with a local Bedouin before feasting on a classic zerb dinner.
After breakfast, we’ll head to the Amman airport or downtown, depending on your onward travels. Consider a few extra days in the coastal town of Aqaba and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dive deep into the legends of Petra.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea
An absolute paradise, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar is situated at the lowest point on earth, right on the shores of the famed salt lake. It offers three luxurious enclaves set amidst gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools. Here olive trees mingle with palm trees, and every room has enchanting sea view balconies. View hotel website »
Feynan Eco Lodge, Wadi Faynan
Surrounded by multi-coloured mountains, this simple lodge blends seamlessly with the natural environment. At night, feel the awe of gazing through a telescope at the endless canvas of stars, or simply lounge on the rooftop terrace under the never-ending, star-lit vista. This hotel is pretty basic (by our standards) but we think it’s worth the amazing hiking. View hotel website »
Movenpick Resort Petra, Wadi Musa
Located at the entrance to the siq that leads into the city of Petra, the Movenpick Petra is the perfect base from which to explore the area. The building was designed by the recipient of the Agha Khan Award for Islamic Architecture. It features several restaurants, a swimming pool, and a fitness and wellness centre. View hotel website »
SunCity Camp, Wadi Rum
Nestled in the heart of the ancient Wadi Rum desert, SunCity is an elegant camp featuring 40 luxury tents. The accommodations are designed to offer both authenticity and comfort with stunning views of the desert and glimpses of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Mountains. Discover the tranquillity that immersing yourself in this vast wilderness can offer. View hotel website »
My guide was exceptional as well as the driver. They went out of their way to take me places and introduce me to locals, where I was surprised with tea and a horseback ride! The country is gorgeous and the people, amazing; it is my favorite country so far. I felt safe and happy there.—Cynthia Magnes
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The hikes on this trip range between 10 to 15 km (6 to 9 mi.). The hikes are on trails, but with rugged and rocky terrain. Appropriate footwear, such as hiking boots/shoes with good soles are a must! We will have hiking sticks to loan you should you desire.
“I go on a long walk once a week, and I don’t mind a little sweat.”
Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners
- Services of local guides and vehicle
- Detailed maps and water bottle
- Walking sticks
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop off
- Meet and assist upon arrival by B&R representatives
- Free visa (if arriving by air)
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Continue from Wadi Rum
Your trip ends with a 4-hour drive from Wadi Rum to the Amman Airport. There are a couple of logical ways to continue. You could hang back and spend a few days relaxing on the beach and snorkelling in the nearby Aqaba (the Kempinski there is fabulous). Or, you could spend a night or two in Amman, the capital of Jordan—we recommend the Four Seasons. You could also easily cross the border to Israel and visit the sights—we can’t recommend getting lost in the streets of Old Jerusalem enough!
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