Doitforcharity - Petra Trek 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!

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.

Event information:

Deposit: £199
Min. Sponsorship: £2,100
Dates: 5 days (4 nights) 5th - 9th October 2015
Register: Click here

Accommodation: A good standard of hotel is used with individual showers, when not camping.
Temperature: Usually 8-30C at this time of year however the temperature will vary but the desert is usually dry and clear.
What’s included: Flights and all interval travel, accommodation, all food while camping and most except 1 meal while in hotels, refreshments (water is scarce and primarily used for drinking), guides, a doctor and medical support. Camping equipment is also provided.

Activity level:
People from all walks of life will take part in this challenge and most people will be exactly like you. But it's vital that you train so that you get he most out of the trek. We will send you a suggested training plan and are on hand to help you with your training tips.


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.

Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the trip for me?

Definitely! This trip is suitable for people of all ages. The one thing everyone has in common is a sense of adventure and the desire to do something challenging for a great cause! Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life long friends.

How fit do I need to be?

People from all walks of life will take part in this challenge and most people will be exactly like you. But it's vital that you train so that you get the most out of the trek. We will send you a suggested training plan and are on hand to help you with your training tips.

How much do I have to raise?


Will I be able to raise the sponsorship?

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?


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 the traditional North African dish called the 'Tajine' which usually contains lamb and lots of veg!

What do I need to bring?

You'll need to bring with you a sleeping bag and sleeping mat but apart from that we will be providing everything. We'll send you a full packing list once you've registered

What will happen to my luggage on trekking days?

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 stay 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, 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.

Booking for this event has now closed.