Petra Desert Marathon

2 Sep 2023

Adventure Extension 2023

To experience the true Jordan, one must see its nature. Meet the Bedouins out in Wadi Rum, take a dip in the Dead Sea, and hike through canyons and gorges on this exciting extension.
4-7 Sep | 4 days | 695 USD
  • Day 1 - 4 Sept: Wadi Rum Desert

    Vast, echoing, and god-like is how T.E. Lawrence described the Wadi Rum desert, also known as Valley of the Moon, and now it’s our turn to get lost in this stunning desert and sleep under the stars.

    After breakfast we leave Petra and drive to the magnificent Wadi Rum desert. It was here the British army officer T. E. Lawrence gathered the Arab tribes to revolt against the Ottoman Turkish rule during World War I, a story that became world-famous in the movie “Lawrence of Arabia.”

    From the Wadi Rum Visitors Center, we change from bus to jeep and go on a tour through the desert, past sand dunes and incredible rock formations. After a cup of tea made by Bedouins, the tour ends with dinner and an overnight in a Bedouin Camp with the choice of a Bedouin Tent or a Star Tent.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Day 2 - 5 Sept: Dana Valley and White Dome Trail

    We enjoy breakfast Bedouin style before the jeeps bring us back to the Visitor Center where our bus will take us to the village of Tafilah. From here we set out for an 8 km hike through the Dana Valley – one of Jordan's premier nature reserves. The trail contours the huge escarpments of Wadi Dana and offers breathtaking views of the canyon-like valley while passing through terraced gardens. After approximately 4 hours, we'll reach Rummana Camp, from where we drive to our hotel at the Dead Sea for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch

  • Day 3 - 6 Sept: Wadi Mujib and Amman

    We have breakfast at our hotel and then enjoy a free morning at the Dead Sea. We drive to the Wadi Mujib gorge, in many ways similar to the Siq in Petra - narrow and with towering cliffs rising on both sides. Through the gorge runs the Mujib River and this unique nature reserve is home to over 400 species of plants, more than 100 species of birds and animals like the Nubian Ibex, Red Fox, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Cat, Caracal, Badger, Mongoose, Wolf and Arabian Leopard.

    We will see the Wadi Mujib on a 2-hour hike on the Siq Trail. This trail starts at the visitors center and then heads up into the canyon. We'll follow the course of the river, wading through the water, up to the base of a large waterfall. Along the way, we'll climb several smaller waterfalls with the help of fixed ropes, ladders, and our guide. Once we reach the waterfall, we can swim around in the pool at its base and even go behind the falls! Perhaps the best part, though, is after all the hard work is done - we'll float peacefully back out of the canyon on the river, and really have time to soak in the surroundings. Please note that while this hike is rated easy - moderate, the depth of the pools can vary depending on seasonal conditions. Thus, the nature reserve authorities require anyone going on this trail to be 18 years old and capable of swimming. 

    After leaving Wadi Mujib, we will head to Amman where we check in to our hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch

  • Day 4 - 7 Sept: Farewell Jordan

    Our adventure in Jordan is over and it’s time to bid farewell to this extraordinary country. Check out from the hotel must be completed before 12:00 in the afternoon. All participants are transferred from Amman to Queen Alia International Airport.

    Three transfers are available and ARRIVAL times at the airport are 05:00, 13:00 and 18:00. 

    It is possible to book a different transfer to Queen Alia International Airport if the above scheduled group transfers don't fit your onward journey (extra charge).

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Price Information

    Prices per person:

    Shared double room: USD 695
    Single room supplement: USD +150

    Upgrade to shared double room at Star Tent: USD 795
    Single room supplement at Star Tent: USD +250

  • Inclusions
    • 1 night in Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
    • 1 night in Standard Hotel Dead Sea
    • 1 night in a 3-star Hotel in Amman
    • Transportation as per itinerary
    • Local English-speaking
    • Entrance fee to Wadi Rum and Wadi Mujib
    • Meals according to itinerary
  • Exclusions
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Cancellation insurance due to illness prior to departure
    • Travel and health insurance (we strongly recommend you to take out sufficient insurance)
    • Anything not mentioned under “Inclusions”