Petra Charity Trek
9th - 13th October 2013
8th - 12th October 2014
Sponsorship level: £2400 2013 or £2,100 2014
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.
Depart the UK for Amman and transfer through the mountainous desert landscape to
our hotel in Petra for the night.
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
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
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 is free until we transfer back to Amman airport for our flight home.
There are still some places available on our next Petra Desert Trek.
about trekking availability now! while places still remain
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)
*Itinerary is subject to change
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?
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?
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 Moroccan 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
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
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 today. Places are extremely limited and get
snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!
Registration Fee: 199
Sponsorship Level: 2,100
Enquire about availability
NOW! while places still remain
|Your Petra Desert trek takes place:
9th - 13th October 2013
8th - 12th October 2014
|Book now for a deposit of just:
|Additional sponsorship to raise:
|Number of days:
||9 days(8 nights)
||A good standard of hotel is used with
individual showers, when not camping.
||Usually 8-30C at this time of year however the
temperature will vary but the desert is usually dry and clear.
||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.
Choosing Your Charity
We want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you. With so many
different charities out there you might not have a clear idea of who is going
to benefit from all of your time and effort.
Here at SkylineOverseas we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our
charity treks and bike rides, simply take a look at our list there is
definitely plenty of choice!
Weve given you a few examples of our most popular charities below to help you
decide but should you have a cause that is close to you or know of a cause that
you havent seen in our charity list then we can certainly contact them on your
behalf and arrange everything for you.
Some of the popular charities people with us chose to support include: (click on
a link to order your free information pack now)
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Your Local Hospice
With so much choice making a decision can take some time which is also why you
are able to order a free information pack on your chosen event and then decide
which charity to raise money for when you book.
There are a limited number of places available on our next Peru
Trek, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.