Al-Nawatef Trail (Cave's Trail)
Tour Overview :
This circular trail leads you to ancient runes of Nabateans. Those white bubbly sandy dunes were structured by water and erosion over centuries. The ancient water springs gave the Nabateans the chance to settle in this part for the sake of cultivation. Nabateans have carved several caves into the sandy stone. This path takes you down to see the beauty of the area with local Bedouin tea break then crossing through the gorge from the bottom to the top to have panoramic scenery.
Path: Guided only
Duration: about 3Hours
- Hiking boots
- Drinking water
- Reserve tickets
- Guiding fees
- Refillable mineral drinking water
- Transportation back to the camp
Cost: 30$ per person (Discount for families more than 4 people)
The price varies according to the participant's number
Tips for sustainable travel on this trip
- Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no litters behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
- Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.
- Cultural respect:
- Some Jordanians especially women and the elderly object to being photographed so please ask first.
- Jordanians are very proud of their country and can be offended if you take pictures of anything ‘negative’ or suggestive of poverty. Photography in military zones and strategic areas like public buildings is prohibited.
- Handshaking is only between members of the same sex.
- It's polite to use only your right hand when eating something without cutlery and when handing money and small objects to someone else.
- It is common practice to remove one’s shoes before entering a mosque or someone’s home and you should tuck them under if sitting on the floor. It is respectful for women to cover their heads with a scarf when entering a mosque. Please note many mosques are not open for tourist visits.
- Generally men’s and women’s clothing should cover shoulders and be on or below the knee.
- During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking during daylight hours. Even chewing gum is considered haram. (forbidden). Although foreigners are not expected to follow these practices it is respectful to be discrete and not eat, drink, or smoke in general public.
- Making the effort to fit in is invariably appreciated so being aware of these aspects of cultural respect will assist you during your travels in Jordan.