• Jordan
  • Trek
  • £349.00
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Located in the heart of Jordan lies the ancient city of Petra. Here’s your chance to explore this historic wonder as part of our new overseas trekking challenge.

  • Experience one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, filled with stunning scenery and breathtaking landscapes
  • Follow ancient Bedouin paths and hike across gentle hills, wadis and arid desert
  • Discover the ‘back door’ of Petra, the ancient Red-Rose City of the Nabateans
  • Take a photo outside the Treasury, one of Petra’s most iconic landmarks
  • Round off this nine-day adventure with a day relaxing at the Dead Sea

Plus you'll receive a free branded T-shirt! 

This challenge is bespoke to Help for Heroes and is organised and managed by our event provider, Discover Adventure.

The most rewarding journey I've ever taken... We raised nearly £40,000, but the true treasure was the camaraderie we forged. Step outside your comfort zone, meet inspiring people, and discover your potential."

Andy Morrisey

Past overseas trekker


To find out what is planned for each day, download the detailed itinerary below.

    Download Petra Itinerary

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    Training Support

    Build up your endurance ahead of this nine-day trek by doing some training and make sure you pack everything you will need. After signing up, you'll receive a kit list and a 16-week training plan, specially designed by the expert team at Discover Adventure.

    Our blog 'Best Ways to Prepare for an Overseas Trek' gives you a taster of how you can get ready for this walking challenge.

    Outside the iconic Treasury in Petra
    Get up close to the iconic Treasury in Petra - Andy Morrisey


    To register for the Overseas Trek to Petra, each participant must pay a registration fee of £349. 


    You pay the registration fee and the full amount to cover the cost of the trip.

    • The total cost of the trip is £2000 and is due on 1 August 2024. 
    • Fundraising to support the Armed Forces Community on top of this is still encouraged. £1000 is a good benchmark to aim for. 

    You will be provided with a Fundraising Guide that is specific to this Overseas Trek to Petra event. The guide contains information, advice and support to help you meet your fundraising total. We also have lots of fundraising ideas to get you started.

    Petra trek
    Grab some great photos in Petra - Andy Morrisey


    • Free Help for Heroes T-shirt
    • Scheduled return flights to London
    • All accommodation (generally twin share) tents and hotels
    • Meals as detailed in itinerary
    • Celebration meal
    • Discover Adventure leaders and doctor
    • Full vehicle support, local guides, cooks and drivers
    • 24-hour emergency UK back-up
    • Support materials (16-week Training Plan, Kit List, Fundraising Guide and Tracker)

    What's Excluded?

    • Travel insurance
    • Meals, as detailed in the itinerary
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Visa, if required

    Frequently asked questions

    If you are thinking of signing up for a hiking challenge like this, then it is understandable that you may have some questions. Take a look at our FAQs to find out more about the challenge.

    • Trek to Petra FAQs
      • You will be trekking over hilly, varied terrain with narrow rocky tracks, and some exposed sections. There is also some walking on soft, loose sand. Some climbs – and descents – are steep, particularly on the first day in the mountains; you should have a good level of fitness and stamina.

        You will trek approximately 95-100km on this trip overall.

      • At the start and end of the trek you stay in a good standard hotel (3-4*) on a twin-share basis. If you are travelling alone, you will be paired up with someone of the same sex and similar age – please let us know if you wish to share with a particular person.

        Whilst on the trek itself you will camp in two-man tents, with dining tents, camp-fires and fabulous views. We highly recommend peacefully sleeping under the incredible star-strewn night skies for at least one night – there’s nothing quite like it!

      • This trekking challenge is all about endurance fitness rather than speed. Try to train with your day-pack on your back and get used to drinking and carrying water during your training. Stick to the provided training plan. This trek is achievable for most people provided they train well in advance.


    If you have any questions our Events Team is on hand from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.


    Overseas Trek to Petra

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