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!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Journey through the desert
Discover a tiny kingdom full of big surprises as you explore Petra. Weave your way through narrow canyons with colourful sandstone and dine on authentic Bedouin cuisine cooked under the sands of Wadi Rum. Whether you’re wandering caves with prehistoric carvings or following in Moses’ footsteps up sacred Mount Nebo, in Jordan, every moment becomes a fond memory.
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Day by Day
Embark on a scenic morning hike from the Dead Sea into a narrowing canyon. In Madaba visit remains of an ancient world mosaic map of the Holy Land created in AD 560.
After a traditional lunch in a 15thC stone village, hike the rocky Dana Biosphere Reserve terrain to learn about local traditions and endangered species.
Start at the Roman copper mines and explore the natural wonders of Wadi Ghuweir. Hike through river beds among giant palms and smooth rocky cliffs. En-route, enjoy a relaxing Bedouin-style picnic.
Step through the sandstone chasm that leads the way to the ancient city of Petra. At the end of the Siq, enjoy a marvelous view of the astounding Treasury, a Hellenistic facade carved in the cliffs.
From ‘Little Petra’, walk the paths of ancient Petra overlooking the Rift Valley. Up in the hills, end at the Al-Deir Monastery, a similar facade to the Treasury, yet larger. At sundown, explore Petra by candlelight.
Cruise over the desert dunes of Wadi Rum by 4X4 with your local Beduin driver to explore a fascinating history. Enjoy an easy canyon walk before celebrating your final evening of the trip over a magical feast.
After breakfast, we say goodbye. Choose to take a group transfer for your onward travel or extend your trip to stay a bit longer.
Dive deep into the legends of Petra.
The House Boutique Suites, Amman
Situated in the heart of Amman, The House Boutique Suites is a sizable and modern hotel providing convenience and ease to travellers on the move. Take in views of Amman from the rooftop bar and terrace, splash around in the pool, dine at the opulent restaurant or head out toward the hustle and bustle of the city.
Feynan Eco Lodge, Dana Biosphere Reserve
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.
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.
Kempinski Aqaba Red Sea, Aqaba
The newly built luxurious Kempinski Hotel is one of Aqaba’s finest accommodations, located on the magnificent Red Sea itself, yet close to all the quaint shops and restaurants of downtown. Kempinski Hotel Aqaba embraces local hospitality and nurtures it with precise European style of luxurious standards, coupled of course with the finest facilities and amenities.
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
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.
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
- Meals as indicated
- 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
Walking Poles & Waist Pack
Included with all walking trips are telescoping walking poles and custom-made padded waist packs, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. The walking poles get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, but the waist pack is yours to keep at trip’s end. See Equipment Details
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 Aqaba
You should arrive a day or two in advance of your trip to adjust and overcome jet lag. We highly recommend floating in the dead sea. At the end of your trip opt to spend a couple of days in Aqaba to relax in the laid back atmosphere. Enjoy a few days on the beach with some snorkelling or, you can easily cross the border into Israel to explore. In Israel, discover the valleys, canyons and, Dead Sea. Allow your curiosity to lead the way, the ancient history and complex politics make for a fascinating visit.
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