The Best of Petra and Wadi Rum
Day 1 – Arrival in Arava Border – Wadi Rum (D)
Upon arrival to Arava border meet and assist by Jordan Experience representative; then drive to Wadi Rum Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separates one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone. The faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals, and monsters. Wadi Rum, the valley of the moon according to Lawrence of Arabia; here you will have the opportunity to experience the Jeep tour 4×4 for 2 hours to explore the most spectacular sites of the area ending with a cup of tea made by Bedouins as a refreshing after your visit. Then drive to the camp for dinner and overnight. (Hotel: Mazayen Rum Camp)
Remarks: 02 hours Jeep Tour at Wadi Rum is included.
Day 2 – Wadi Rum – Petra Visit – Petra (B, D)
Breakfast at the camp then drive to visit Petra, There is no visit of Jordan will be complete without having seen the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, Petra. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. It’s a mystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia, and the Red Sea. About two thousand years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Empire.
The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible. The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way with the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, façades, tombs, monasteries, houses roads entirely the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List one enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: Al-Khazneh or The Treasury. Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi-colored walls will be revealed to you. Then transfer to the hotel in Petra for dinner and overnight. (Hotel: Petra Sella)
Day 3 – Petra – Departure from Arava Border (B)
Saturday after taking your breakfast, drive to Arava border for departure to your next destination.
Specification: The Best of Petra and Wadi Rum
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