Full Moon Desert Marathon Wadi Rum, Jordan
The run takes place in Wadi Rum a dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. IT in one of the world’s outstanding desert landscapes with breathtaking scenery. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Wadi Rum.
This is a protected area, described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like..."
The race starts around 6:30 PM just before sunset and is run across desert sand. As the sun sets and full moon rises you see a colorful display of rocks. As darkness approaches you are guided by torches. It is truly an amazing experience.
The Package Includes:
Day 1: Individual arrivals to Queen Alia International Airport, transfer to Amman Hotel for over night
Day 2: Transfer at 09:00 to Wadi Rum; this stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Hikers & Wilderness enthusiasts can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces; explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000 year old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store. You will have lunch at the Visitors’ Center in Wadi Rum
2-3pm Transfer to desert camp
Marathon starts at 6:30pm 42Km, 21Km and 10Km runs/walks (electronic timing) Pick up from the visitors’ center in Wadi Rum and transfer to your camp for dinner & overnight
Day 3: Transfer to the Red-Rose city of Petra for overnight. In the evening, you’ll go to Petra Kitchen and spend an evening learning how to cook some the typical Jordanian dishes and have fun in the process and then you’ll simply enjoy the fruits of your labor. Sahtein wa afiya (bon appétit)! Overnight in Petra
Day 4: Full Day Petra visit with a local English-speaking guide from the visitors’ center till Qasr Al Bint. Lunch at the Basin restaurant inside the Petra site, overnight in Petra
Day 5: Transfer directly to the Dead Sea where you’ll simply get to float & relax! Overnight at the Dead Sea
Day 6: Transfer to Amman to enjoy the day at leisure, overnight in Amman
Day 7: Transfer to airport for departure with full assistance.
Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
All transfers, as follows:
1-3 guests in an A/C three-seater car with an English-speaking driver, as per the program specified above.
4 guests in an A/C seven-seater mini van with an English-speaking driver, as per the program specified above.
All entrance fees to the mentioned sites as per the program.
One-day pass to Petra
A local English-speaking guide only in Petra as per the above program.
Accommodation sharing a double room on Bed and Breakfast basis at the above mentioned hotels.
Porterages at the airport.
Breakfast and Dinner at accommodation in Wadi Rum
Lunch at the visitors’ center in Wadi Rum.
Lunch at the Basin restaurant in Petra
Dinner at Petra Kitchen.
Race Entry with bib, trail safety personnel & torches and hydration on trail, the event t-shirt, welcome package, photo CD of the event, timing and trophy (if you win your particular category) bus transport to and from the event, tented accommodation in desert camp, all soft drinks, all beer, snacks and two meals (dinner & breakfast).
Visa for non-restricted nationalities: A tourist visa can be applied for on arrival at airports or borders, with the exception of King Hussein (Allenby Bridge), against a fee of JD20 (equivalent to around US$29.00). However, payment must be made in local currency (Jordan Dinars)
** Foreign Exchange counters are available next to the Immigration desk
Package price per person based on sharing a double room on bed and breakfast basis:
Please contact us for rates and details about our Basic Package and Options!
OPTIONAL TOURS in Wadi Rum:
• Hot Air Balloon ride • Ultralight Remos • Microlight • Cessna206
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