1: The Jordan Trail, Jordan
One of the most exciting and diverse new trails in the Middle East, the 400-mile Jordan Trail would take 35 days to complete the full length but can easily be broken down into more easily digestible chunks.
The route weaves through the lush forests of the north to the Dead Sea canyons, into the ancient cities of Karak and Petra, and to the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.
Each day is sure to bring something new, as the trail takes you on a journey through Jordan by foot. You’ll encounter ancient sites, walk in deserts, explore canyons, meet Bedouins cooking traditional bread underground, and drink plentiful cups of tea from locals welcoming you to their homes.