The ‘Back Door Route’ into Petra, starting at Little Petra, traverses some spectacular desert and mountain landscapes. Without the crowds, it is one of the Jordan Trail’s most thrilling hikes with the mother of bygone treats at the end.
That said, it’s a difficult route to find and no wonder that Johann Ludwig Burckhardt did not find the ancient city by way of the Back Door high-level mountain route.
From high above the escarpment plateau on the eastern flank of the Arabah (Jordan) Valley, Petra is quite frankly invisible and unimaginable ….
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