No visit to the kingdom of Jordan is complete without visiting the 2,000-year-oldlost city of theNabataeans. This ancient civilization carved the rose-red city of Petra into the mountains and it is aspectacular site. Accompanied by your own private driver; you’ll enjoy tailored attention on yourprivate tour so you can focus your mind on exploring this unforgettable city.
The Siq, path to Petra
Dramatic view of Al Khazneh (“The Treasury”)
Ad Deir (“The Monastery”)
Byzantine mosaic in the Byzantine Church of Petra
Obelisk Tomb and the Triclinium
The Silk Tomb
You will meet our driver at the hotel lobby between 6 a.m–8 a.m (your exact timing will be provided by
the support team, one day before the tour) after the entail greetings, you start your journey toward
Petra about 2:00hrs drive.
The British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) has listed Petra as “one of the 40 places you have to see before
you die,” and indeed we agree.
Petra is a city that was lost for centuries until its discovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig
Burckhardt in 1812. It is a city that inspired many a poet, John William Burgon being no different. Petra
inspired him to write, “it seems no work of Man’s creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!” The rocks seem to have a mind of their own, and you can sense something enchanting as you walk down the rock-lined corridor to the magnificence that awaits you.
On this day, a special guide will take you along
the same route many have travelled before and you will feel as if you’ve journeyed into another world. You get to explore a city carved into stone, walk through a dim, narrow gorge called The Siq, (a holy path filled with old and ancient relics of gods);
a sophisticated water system has been placed on both sides of the gorge. Much more will be revealed to you as you walk until you reach The Treasury. And just like Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, you will be mesmerised by what you see.
A whole city, carved from stone, will open up before you once you leave The Treasury. Everything is built
from the rock face—houses, theatres, tombs, and facades. As the sun casts its rays onto these places
and you watch other tourists stroll along discovering the hidden secrets of Petra, you will understand what life must have been like for the people living here—tranquil, bustling, and exquisite.
After a full day exploring Petra, time to return back to Aqaba, the drive once again will be around 2:00hrs