Important Information

Important Info

We’ve put together a list of important information about travel in Jordan. Have a look below.



Arrival information

All participants won´t have to arrange their own transfer from the airport to Casablanca or Marrakech. A Desert Viking representative will be welcoming all runners in the arrivals hall and direct you to the driver who will take you to the hotel in Casablanca or Marrakech.

Please provide your full flight details to us no later than four weeks before arrival. Kindly note that a short waiting time may occur at the airport.

Many flights arrive at night time, so keep in mind that if you arrive early on 11th of October, you may be in need of a pre-night, as the normal check-in time is at 15:00. A pre-night can be booked directly at the time of booking or at a later stage by emailing us.
If participants have decided to land in Morocco one day before the DVC and they choose to take the domestic flight on the 11th at 21:00 pm, our representative will assist them until they will take their domestic flight.


The 5-days tour can be booked either as a standard package tour, comfort package tour or a deluxe package tour.

The standard package stay the first night at the following 3 nights in Petra will be at Edom Hotel Petra

The comfort package stays the first night at the following 3 nights in Petra will be at La Maison Hotel.

The deluxe package stays the first night at the and the following 3 nights at in Petra.

For the Culture extension and last night for the Adventure extension, we use a 4-star Hotel in Amman.

Participants will have one night in Bedouin Tent or Star Tent in  (Both Bedouin Tent and Star Tent has private bathroom and shower). One night in Merzouga. And One night in a 4-star Hotel in Erfoud.


The temperature in early October is around 20 degrees Celsius and can reach up to 30 degrees Celsius (68 – 86 degrees Fahrenheit). Make sure you bring adequate sun protection.

In the mountain regions, rain occurs from November to April while the summer season and the eastern part of the country rarely sees precipitation.


Morocco is fairly relaxed towards people’s attire. We recommend that shoulders and knees are covered when visiting mosques.

Shorts are not often seen in Morocco while Petra, as a tourist destination, is used to visitors dressed in summer clothes. Uncovered bikini tops should only be shown at the beach or poolside.

Kindly note that during the Desert Viking Challenge you can dress like you would do at a normal race – just consider the heat and wear light-weight and lightly-colored clothes.


The currency in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). We recommend that you bring US Dollars or Euro and exchange upon arrival. Major credit cards are widely accepted.


Morocco uses a mix of the round 2-pin and rectangular 3-pin 220-volt electricity plugs. Some hotels, however, may have other types installed, so it is recommended to bring an adapter no matter where you travel from.


The Moroccan cuisine offers a wide variety of Afro-Arabic dishes and some “western”-style choices as well. Buffet selection is widely used at hotels and at restaurants near tourist sites. Most hotel restaurants also offer á la carte menus and room service.

Internet and phone

The international country code to call Jordan is +212. Roaming is available but expensive. Check with your cell phone provider regarding rates before you travel. The Internet connection can be purchased at most hotels.

Language and religion

Arabic is the native language in Morocco, but most speak French and English too. The dominant religion is Sunni-Muslim with minorities of Jewish.

Price level

A standard meal typically costs around 20 EURO and we believe daily costs can be kept to a minimum of 50 EURO per day.

Time zone

Jordan’s time zone is GMT.

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