Jordan·April - May

JORDAN - THE AUTHENTIC

An authentic and unique experience where climbing, cultural heritage, and wilderness come all together.

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Overview

Climbers from all over the world dream about the sandstone peaks of the Wadi Rum area – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – but few of them have the occasion of transforming that dream into reality. The remarkable historical heritage, a warm climate, off-the-beaten tracks climbing routes, and extremely hospitable locals are just some of the many features that make Jordan a unique and authentic destination. Prepare to dive into the unknown for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the precious support and competence of the Bedouins of Wadi Rum – your guides of reference for the trip – who have decade-long history and expertise in climbing in the country.

Local Partners

Meet our local parters at the bedouin camp in Wadi Rum desert

Suleiman

Suleiman

Suleiman is a certified guide in Jordan as well as a solid rock climber. He opened many routes in Wadi Rum and he is the reference person for climbing in the area.

The Experience

Climbers from all over the world dream about the sandstone peaks of the Wadi Rum area – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – but few of them have the occasion of transforming that dream into reality. The Mapo Tapo team is as ambitious as that! Prepare to dive into the unknown for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the precious support and competence of the Bedouins of Wadi Rum – your guides of reference for the trip – who have decade-long history and expertise of climbing in the country. Your basecamp for the trip will be the Bedouin outdoors Camp - a small family camp inside the Wadi Rum protected area, just 7km from the Wadi Rum village. The camp is eco-friendly: the water is brought directly from the Lawrence Spring and the food is cooked by the local Bedouins.

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DAY 1

The arrival at the basecamp

Jump on the plane along with your fellow Mapo Tapo climbers and be ready to land in Amman –the Jordan city capital. Together we sightsee the breath-taking Jordan landscapes until the first meeting point is reached: Wadi Rum Camp.

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DAY 2

Climbing hard

After spending the night in the Bedouin camp, the sport-climbing can begin! We're off to experience some of the best crags of the Wadi Rum protected area, inaccessible without the precious guidance of the local Bedouins. After a full day of climbing, we're back to the camp, where we can shower, eat and drink some tea, resting for the next day.

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DAY 3

The Bedouin road

Be ready to follow the legendary Bedouin Road. You will hike and scramble your way through Jebel Burdah following the Bedouin hunting route, up to the famous rock bridge. Later you will set out camp and bivouac in the desert under the stars.

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DAY 4

Climbing harder

Good morning desert! We're off again for another adventure. We head back to the Wadi Rum camp and we're off for another climbing activity of the day.

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DAY 5

Road to Petra

On our way to Amman, we make sure to have a proper hike and tour in Petra – one of the “7 New Wonders of the World”. At night, we sleep in the Jordan capital.

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DAY 6

Departure (already!?)

After a good night's sleep and a warm shower, we're off to the airport, in time to catch our flights back home.

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group

Wadi Rum , Jordan

Jordan is a small country with a powerful historical heritage, and climbers know this well

Jordan is a small country with a powerful historical heritage, and climbers know this well. It was in this Middle East country that the first forms of climbing emerged, as nomadic Bedouins were scrambling sandstone peaks searching for animals to hunt. Today, alongside the then-formed “Bedouin Roads”, Wadi Rum offers sandstone rocks for both sport and trad climbing while maintaining its nomadic wilderness at the core. The country's cultural and historical heritage is exemplified by one of the world's most famous archeological sites, Petra. Half-built and half-carved into the rock, the city was inhabited since prehistorical times and has been ever since a crossroads for many cultures: paying a visit is a must!

Wadi Rum , Jordan

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Bedouin Outdoors

Bedouin Outdoors

Your basecamp for the trip will be the Bedouin Outdoors Camp - a small family camp inside the Wadi Rum protected area, just 7km from the Wadi Rum village. The camp is eco-friendly: the water is brought directly from the Lawrence Spring and the food is cooked by the local Bedouins.

Bedouin Outdoors

Bedouin Outdoors

Your basecamp for the trip will be the Bedouin Outdoors Camp - a small family camp inside the Wadi Rum protected area, just 7km from the Wadi Rum village. The camp is eco-friendly: the water is brought directly from the Lawrence Spring and the food is cooked by the local Bedouins.

Bedouin Outdoors

Bedouin Outdoors

Your basecamp for the trip will be the Bedouin Outdoors Camp - a small family camp inside the Wadi Rum protected area, just 7km from the Wadi Rum village. The camp is eco-friendly: the water is brought directly from the Lawrence Spring and the food is cooked by the local Bedouins.

Bedouin Outdoors

Bedouin Outdoors

Your basecamp for the trip will be the Bedouin Outdoors Camp - a small family camp inside the Wadi Rum protected area, just 7km from the Wadi Rum village. The camp is eco-friendly: the water is brought directly from the Lawrence Spring and the food is cooked by the local Bedouins.

Bedouin Outdoors

Bedouin Outdoors

Your basecamp for the trip will be the Bedouin Outdoors Camp - a small family camp inside the Wadi Rum protected area, just 7km from the Wadi Rum village. The camp is eco-friendly: the water is brought directly from the Lawrence Spring and the food is cooked by the local Bedouins.

What's Included

What's Included

A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners

5-nights accommodation

24/7 local bedouin guide

1/2 day hiking/scrambling

2 days of sport climbing

1/2 hiking in Petra

Airport transfers

Transport to activities

Accident Insurance

Head lamp (for the desert)

Sleeping bag (for bivouac)

Climbing Equipment

Contact us for equipment!

Everything not specified in the paragraph “what is included"

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

This is a climbing trip for autonomous climbers exclusively. We do not mind about your grade as much as your ability to be a fully independent climber. If you are unsure about your climbing level and you prefer to be guided or assisted in climbing, book onto one of our trips labelled 'Certified guide included' or contact us.

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we can not accept any liability. Rock climbing is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not to go outdoor alone. Contact us to organize a trip with a certified mountain guide instead.

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Dates

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JORDAN - THE AUTHENTIC

Jordan· April - May· 6 days

FROM$938/pp