We will depart to the ancient city of Petra, JO, one of Jordan's best-known tourist attractions. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture, and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Petra, we will explore chunks of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheater, and a Roman colonnaded street. The intrepid can ascend either on foot or by donkey the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad Deir, a first-century-AD monastery. We will eat and spend the night at a campsite in Wadi Rum. Alternatively, guests may stay at a hotel in Petra.