Petra Desert Marathon & Half Marathon

Welcome to the Petra Desert Marathon!

For many years we have been selected as an official travel agency. This allows us to offer you GUARANTEED ENTRY in conjunction with travel package.

Visas – South African passport holders need a full valid passport with at least six months beyond the date of their arrival in Jordan. A visa is required for all visitors, and can be obtained on arrival. The current cost is JOD40 (equivalent to approx. R850).

Information on passports and visas


Date: 03 September 2022

Location: Jordan

Pricing: From R 20 720 per person

Embark on an Arabian adventure and run one of the most challenging desert Marathons on Earth. Petra Desert Marathon & Half Marathon is a small race with about 500 entrants and will take place on 3 September 2022.

Starting from the ancient cave city of Petra, the Marathon route takes runners on a scenic tour through the stunning mountain and desert landscape. Take part in a historic run, in remarkable settings. Explore the UNESCO-listed site while running a challenging desert Marathon that showcases the beauty of Jordan.

The Marathon event consists of a full Marathon and a half Marathon. The event is part of a 6-day tour package which includes social events, tours, hotel accommodation, entry pass for Petra and a dip in the Dead Sea. You can also extend your stay in Jordan with our tours suited for the adventurous or the cultural traveller.

We are delighted to be able to offer a five (5) night Accommodation and Marathon package.

Petra Desert Marathon 2022 package

Booking Form

Standard Terms & Conditions

Prices start from

Approx. R20 720 per person standard double share room

Approx. R26 240 per person standard single room


Approx. R23 920 per person Deluxe double share room

Approx. R31 520 per person Deluxe single room


Price includes:
o 5 nights’ accommodation
o Meet n greet on arrival
o Arrival transfer
o Scheduled Departure Airport Transfer (ARRIVAL times at Amman airport 05h00, 08h00, 13h00 or 18h00)
o Transportation as per itinerary
o English-speaking tour leader
o 3-day entry to Petra
o Meals according to itinerary
o Celebration dinner

Price does not include:
o Flight to/from Jordan (Amman)
o Visa on arrival (approx. JOD40)
o Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
o Beverages
o Personal expenses
o Tips for local guides and drivers (US$5 per person per day is recommended)
o Cancellation insurance due to illness or injury prior to departure
o Travel and health insurance (we strongly recommend you take out sufficient insurance)
o Race Entry (extra, see below)
o Optional tours (extra, see above)
o Anything not mentioned under “Price includes”


Marathon Entry Package: approx. R4 000.00 per person
Price includes:
o Entry to Petra Desert Marathon or Half Marathon
o English-speaking race officials
o Supplies on the route
o Official Race T-shirt, time taking & medal


o Nonscheduled transfer: approx. R1 440 per person one way
o Pre-night at Grand East Hotel Dead Sea – Standard: R1 280 per person in shared double room (single room surcharge approx. R 960)
o Pre-night at Mövenpick Dead Sea – deluxe: approx. R1 520 per person in shared double room (single room surcharge approx. R1 440)
o Post-night in 3* hotel in Amman: Approx. R1 200 per person in shared double room (single room surcharge approx. R800)