Petra Desert Marathon

7 Sep 2024

Adventure Extension 2024

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.
9-12 Sep | 4 days | 695 USD
  • Day 1 - 9 Sept: Little Petra - Monastery hike

    After a good nights rest and a spirit of achievement we are ready to start our Adventure Extension! 

    Our hike begins by the awe-inspiring "Little Petra," setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure. Our expert tourguide will enrich you with knowledge about the area and prepare you for the journey ahead.

    From there, we'll venture through the viewpoints of Wadi Mataha and Jabal al-Khubtha, guiding you to Petra's lesser-known back entrances.

    After exploring the Monastery, we'll make our way down to the iconic Treasury and emerge through the magnificent Siq. 

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch

  • Day 2 - 10 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 3 - 11 Sept: Wadi Mujib and Amman

    After breakfast in our camp 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 - 12 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

    Please note that the first night on the Adventure Extension will be an extra night in the same hotel in Petra as on your Tour Package. Hence a different price for Adventure Extension depending on what hotel you have chosen. 

    Prices per person:

    Shared double room: USD 695
    Single room supplement: USD +125

    Shared double room: USD 755
    Single room supplement: USD +235

    Supplement for Upgrade to shared double room at Star Tent: USD +100
    Supplement for Upgrade to single room at Star Tent: USD +200

  • Inclusions
    • 1 extra night in your Petra Hotel
    • 1 night in Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
    • 1 night in a 4-star Hotel in Amman
    • Transportation as per itinerary
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • 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”