Hiking in Jordan: Trails in and Around Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea Area - With GPS E-Trails, Tracks and Waypoints, Videos, Planning Tools and Hiking Maps by Chris Grant Bsc, Dr Gregory F Maassen (Paperback / softback, 2014)
Plan your next holiday with Hiking in Jordan. With this detailed guide, you save valuable time when you plan your hiking adventure in Jordan. Over a period of three years, the authors have described in detail over 400 km (248 miles) of astonishing hiking trails and walks in amazing landscapes. Most trails can be completed in 4-6 hours as day trips from Amman, Wadi Rum village or Aqaba and are in and around Jordan's main tourist attractions including Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea area. Trails include the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and the Lawrence of Arabia Spring trails with magnificent views in Wadi Rum and the High Place of Sacrifice Trail with more monuments than most tourists see in Petra. Other highlights include the Wadi Ghuweir to Feynan Trail with its remarkable oasis and narrow canyon and the Wadi Mujib Malaqi Trail that has a waterfall near the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea. The book provides easy to understand custom-made hiking maps, trail descriptions and travel directions. Users of the book also have access to a unique collection of 80+ tutorials, trail animations and hiking videos in HD format and interactive maps. Although most trails can be completed without a GPS device, owners of the book can download 58 carefully recorded E-trails to maximize their time on the trail using GPS enabled smart phones and tablets. Users of the book also have access to the Day Trip Finder and the Itinerary Planner. These interactive planning tools provide hikers easy access to trail descriptions based on a large number of search criteria including hot springs, waterfalls, sand dunes, palm trees, historic sites, and other interesting places on the trail. The guidebook has been written with the independent traveler in mind, but is also a valuable source of hiking ideas if you plan to organize your holiday with a travel company. Travelers will find Hiking in Jordan and its multimedia resources an invaluable next generation resource guide to explore the country from a truly unique perspective. More Details: Explore over 400 km (248 miles) of hiking trails We have researched thousands of trail kilometers / miles to find the best hiking spots. Optimize your travel schedule in Jordan and make the most out of your holiday The majority of trails are in and around Jordan's main tourist attractions including Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea area. Travel independently with Hiking in Jordan Most hiking trails can be reached with a rmal rental car (2WD) and start and end at your car or drop-off point, making it easier to plan your trip. Hiking videos Prepare for your adventure with 80+ HD hiking videos and tutorials We have produced the world's largest collection of hiking videos in Jordan, so you kw what to expect on the trail. Animations The trail animations provide an overview of the surroundings of each trail. Interactive Maps Study hiking trails in detail with interactive maps. E-Trails for Your Compatible GPS Device We have recorded trails using the latest GPS techlogy in various formats for your GPS device. You can download 58 carefully recorded E-trails from our website to maximize your time on the trail. Video Tutorials The tutorials focus on hike preparation in the desert and staying safe on the trail in Jordan. Off the Record Join Chris and Greg during unexpected and funny events while they recorded trails in Jordan. Soundtracks Enjoy the music used for the hiking videos while you plan your hiking itinerary (released under Creative Commons CC BY-SA). Trail Photos Download our carefully selected photos from each trail for your projects. Itinerary Planner Check hiking statistics with the Itinerary Planner. Day Trip Finder Find day hiking trips from Amman, Wadi Rum Village and Aqaba.