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Petra Trek 2012

10th - 14th October 2012

Without a doubt the Jordan Rift Valley with its' dramatically beautiful landscape really is a place to visit. Did you know that at the Dead Sea you will be at 400m below sea level? What an experience!

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The whole area is surrounded by hills and mountains ensuring a stunning view. No journey to Jordan would be complete without a visit to Petra – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has been nominated by the BBC as one of the 40 places to see before you die.

The following gives you a brief taste of the challenge ahead but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511.

Day 1:
Fly London to Amman

Day 2:
Start the day floating in the Dead Sea – and live this magical moment where you float rather than swim in the world's largest expanse of salt water. This will refresh you for you afternoon trek in this beautifully mountainous region.

Day 3:
A challenging days trekking into the Petra mountains.

Day 4:
Trek to Petra, the ancient and spectacular city. Even its entrance is unique – through the Siq, a mile-long narrow gorge that leads into the city – and once you enter the city you will be faced by the imposing Treasury.

Day 5:
Fly Amman to London

Is the trip for me?

YES! Most people embarking on this trip will have never done anything like this before and will be just like you! Some people choose to bring friends or family but most come alone and make a whole host of new friends along the way!

How fit do I need to be?

You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to do this event. The majority of people who take part will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from this challenge training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan which we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice.

How much do I have to raise?

See below.

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What deposit do I have to pay?

£199

Can I extend my trip?

It is usually possible to extend your stay after the trip for a small administration charge and subject to availability, giving you the opportunity to explore some of this stunning country in your own time!

Will you help me?

YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!

What is the food like?

Fresh meat and vegetables are the staples on this trip - featuring traditional Arab dishes!

What do I need to bring?

We'll send you a full packing list once you've registered

Will you carry my luggage whilst I'm walking?

YES! Vehicles will take the group to the start of the trek and meet us at the end of each day. The vehicles carry all the luggage, food, water and camping equipment. You'll just need to carry those essentials like water and a camera!

How many people can take part?

The average group size is about 40 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

We will be camping whilst actually on the Trek and staying in hotels on our first night and last night.

What's included in the cost?

Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals (except celebration meal, and lunch and dinner on day 8), water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

How do I book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!


Location: Jordan

Registration Fee: £199

Sponsorship Level: £2400

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