Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum (328 km)
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.
Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.
Ad Deir, or the monastery at the ruins of Petra, is nestled deep within the cliffs of the desert which keep the ancient city concealed, a secret oasis amongst barren sands.
Wadi Rum - Aqaba - Amman (321 km)
In the morning we will explore the desert around Wadi Rum by jeep for 4 hours. This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. We will see Nabataen inscriptions, Lawrence's Cave, Rock Bridge, and some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world. From there, we will travel to Aqaba, JO for a sunset cruise, snorkeling, and dinner After, we will return to Amman.
Wadi Rum, JORDAN
It inscribed as a mixed natural and cultural site, features a varied desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides and caverns.
Aqaba is the only coastal city of Jordan. The city's strategic location, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, has been historically significant for centuries and today, the port plays a primary role in the kingdom's economy.