Wadi Rum is often touted as the place in Jordan for adventure and Bedouin culture.  But if you do some planning before time, you’ll find some exceptional cultural experiences around Petra itself.

Here are some photos of off beaten path experiences you might want to include when planning a Petra tour.

Hike through Siq al Berid, also known as “Little Petra” to this spot:

Bedouin man in Siq al Berid (Little Petra), Jordan

Have dinner in a Bedouin home wearing a “dishdasha”:

Dinner in a Bedouin home wearing dishdasha

Stay in those Bedouin tents…

in a Bedouin tent with guests-2

…and hike these mountains…


…with these guys:



Abu Mohammad on the Bedouin hike to Petra Jordan

Drink traditional yogurt from one of these:

Bedouin sa'en used for making yoghurt - Beidah, Jordan

(Ok, that one’s optional).

Skip the tourist traps and find an alternate route to enter Petra riding these…


Exclusive camel trek to Petra, Jordan

…with scenery like this…


The Monastery from Aaron's Tomb Jabal Haroun Petra - Jordan tour-193

…and enter Petra away from the crowds here:

the monastery petra


Leave a comment and tell us about your off the beaten path experiences.

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