Jordan - The Authentic Experience

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The Place

Named after the river which touches its western border, Jordan is a small country with a powerful historical heritage, and climbers know this well. Indeed, it was in this country of the Middle East that the first forms of climbing emerged, as nomadic Bedouins were scrambling sandstone peaks in search of animals to hunt. Today, alongside the then formed “Bedouin Roads”, Wadi Rum offers its sandstone rocks for both sport and trad climbing while maintaining its nomadic wilderness at core.

The country's powerful cultural and historical heritage is exemplified by one of the world's most famous archeological sites, the city of Petra. Half-built and half-carved into rock, the city was inhabited since prehistorical times and has been ever since a crossroads for many cultures: paying a visit to this world-known site is a must!  

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.

The full 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.

  • Day 1. 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.
  • Day 2. 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.
  • Day 3. 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.
  • Day 4. 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.
  • Day 5. 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.
  • Day 6. After the good night sleep and a warm shower we're off to the airport, in time to catch our flights back home.

A glimpse of what to expect

Our basecamp

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

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

What is included

  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • All breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners
  • 5 nights accommodation in the Bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert
  • 24/7 local Bedouin guide
  • 2 days of sport Climbing
  • 1/2 day of scrambling/ hiking/rappelling on Bedouin Roads (equivalent of European's Alpine routes)
  • 1/2 day hiking in Petra
  • Transfers to/from Amman airport, Wadi Rum camp, Petra and Amman
  • Equipment (but preferable to bring your own equipment)
  • Accident insurance ITA or ENG

What is excluded

  • Flights to Amman and back (ask us in case you need help!)
  • Head Lamp (recommended in the desert nights)
  • A sleeping bag for the bivouac
  • It is preferable to bring own climbing shoes, harness and belay device
  • Among the whole group, it is preferable to bring own rope and quickdraws - the Mapo Tapo team will facilitate the organization before the trip
  • Everything not specified in the paragraph “what is included"
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