This will allow families with kids as young as 5 years old to enjoy their day out!
Abu Dhabi families will have the option to drive up on Friday night but will need to pay for the additional night obviously.
Drive up on Friday morning to RAK. Drop the kids by 9 am
Head over to join us for the hike.
You will all meet at ECOVENTURE in Ras al Khaimah and spend the night in the very comfortable, air conditioned dormitories.
If you like you can stay with your kids for the day and enjoy the activities with them. Kayaking/ Snorkeling, high ropes, and swimming pool.
Friday morning; Enjoy early breakfast together. Then Kids head to start their day of supervised activities, such as kayaking, wall climbing, obstacle courses and swimming.
Parents drive one hour to reach the trailhead, and join the group arriving from Dubai/Abu Dhabi by bus at 9 am.
5 hours, intermediate level hike.
PRICE: KIDS 450 each
ADULTS: 500 (INCLUDES THE HIKE)
Friday Overnight stay in the dorms. Lunch, hike and dinner and breakfast for adults.
Kid; all day of activities, dinner, breakfast 1 morning activity.
Friday afternoon: you will back in time to enjoy dinner and a smors bbq with the kids before bed.
SATURDAY MORNING; Parents and kids morning activities together, kayaking and snorkeling and swimming until NOON departure back to your city.
Charges include: 1 nights at Ecoventure, 1 day of entirely supervised activities and a morning of joint activities.
1 day hike including lunch.
Rates include 2 nights in the Ecoventure camp, all meals, departing Saturday after breakfast.
1 nights (both parents and kids) Full day of activities
Dinner on Friday, breakfast on Friday/Saturday
1 activity on Saturday morning with the kids (kayaking) and check out at 11 am.
Lunch on Friday
This event description will include the general information that you need to make before making your decision to hike. The detailed info including a kit list, exact timings and bus stops will be included in the Get Ready Email that you will get by email three days prior to the hike. There will also be a link added which will have the email information included in it.
You need to come with your backpack ready and filled up with minimum and 7 max liters of water. You should also have a pocari or isostar in there as well. (electrolytes)
This is a long hike so its a good hike if you have completed Jabal Qatar, and are doing fitness activities.
There are many scrambly climbs and steep scree slopes.
We test our trails just prior to doing the hike to ensure that things like borders won't be closed when we try to access the trailhead, or police don't chase us out of the area the day we decide to hike.
You will need to be ready to walk for around 6 hours much of it up steep slopes. You need hiking shoes and a backpack, and that's it.
The hike is on donkey and goat trails, and over a pass and back around in a loop.
Fitness is really important. Overestimating your fitness is dangerous for yourself and the group. Gym is great, but running is better to develop better endurance that you need to hike long hours, uphill. If you are a weekend warrior, doing anything less than hard workouts 3x per week, join the easy hike first. If its clear from the first hour that you are not fit enough to stay up at the pace of the group, you will be turned around and can get back on the bus.
You will need sturdy actual, real, certifiable hiking boots, (NOT trail running or trainer shoes!!!!!) a backpack and a camelback and will need to carry around 6 liters of water. You will be checked upon arrival to the bus and asked to go home if you do not have the appropriate attire.
No refunds for those that choose to test this rule. When in doubt, send a picture of your shoes to Amy or Dirk for approval.
Bank Transfer info:
UAE Trekkers FZE: [masked]
Go to any RAK Bank ATM machine and type in the account number and deposit the correct amount. Save your receipt, and send an email message with the hike you are paying for.
Online Bank Transfer:
IBAN: AE[masked] [masked]
Address of Bank: Tourist Club Area
Account name: UAE Trekkers FZE
Account number: [masked]
Those who have paid a deposit for any international trek with us in full will get a 25% discount for one or both days.
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: 10 days before the hike you can request a FULL refund. If you request after this time (March 9th, 2016) You are not entitled to a refund or credit.
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.