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Petra Trek 2016

5th - 9th October 2016

The Jordan Rift Valley with its' dramatically beautiful landscape really is an incredible place to visit... At the Dead Sea you will be at 400m below sea level? A truly fantastic 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 5533.

Day 1:
Depart the UK for Amman and transfer through the mountainous desert landscape to our hotel in Petra for the night.

Day 2:
Today we visit the magical and fascinating Unesco World Heritage Site of Petra, a city carved into the mountains and subsequently lost for hundreds of years. Trekking time approximately 4-6 hours

Day 3:
Our journey takes us through Little Petra, a Byzantine caravan station, to, the peak of Al Farch before we follow the Wadi Gnai. Trekking time approximately 6-8 hours

Day 4:
Today we embark on our final day of trekking. The landscape is flatter today crossing local farms and Bedouin sites arriving at the Dead Sea, 1388ft below sea level! Trekking time approximately 3-5 hours

Day 5:
Day is free until we transfer back to Amman airport for our flight home.

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 lunch on day 5), 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.

ATOL

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

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: Petra, Jordan

Registration Fee: £199

Sponsorship Level: £2150

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