Junior Achievement Petra Trek, Jordan

Starts on: 22/10/2023

Join Junior Achievement on this amazing trek and sleep under the stars.

The Kingdom of Jordan sets the romantic scene of Bible stories, lost cities and Lawrence of Arabia, and more recently Indiana Jones! On this weekend trekking challenge in Jordan, you will witness at first hand spectacular desert landscapes, unspoiled wilderness, and archaeological remains steeped in history and culture. You will pass mountain scenery on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, canyons and gorges as we follow ancient Bedouin and hunter trails. Nights will be spent camping ‘Bedouin style’ in remote locations, and in the evenings you can enjoy and experience true Bedouin food and lifestyle, after watching the miraculous colours of the rocks changing as the sunsets.

Our trek starts at the ‘must see’ Petra. This unique ancient city was hewn from a towering rock wall; few of the imposing facades of its great buildings are freestanding. It’s hard to overrate Petra. There’s no other sight in Jordan, or perhaps the whole Middle East, as compelling. Once the capital of the Nabateaeans, a 3rd century BC Arab dynasty, Petra was forgotten for 1000 years and only rediscovered in 1812. Set in a deep canyon and only accessible through a narrow winding cleft (or siq) in the rock, Petra is carved from sandstone that takes on deep rusty hues interlaced with bands of grey and yellow.

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For more information or to sign up please contact Sue Cook on 666266 or email suecook@jaiom.im

Cost

£1,475 + airport taxes and a commitment to raise a minimum of £400 for Junior Achievement
Please note airport taxes and fuel surcharges are not included in the above (currently approx. £250 per person at March 2022).

To register for the trek you are required to pay a £275 deposit to secure your place. The deposit is not refundable once your flight has been booked, which is approximately 12 months before the trek.

Basic itinerary

Please note airport taxes and fuel surcharges are not included in the above (currently approx. £250 per person at March 2022).

What is not included

Whom is the trek suitable for?

This trek is classed as moderate/tough due to the heat. You need to have a good level of fitness but you can train to get ready for this trek.

Participants must be 18 and over.