An extraordinary one-day adventure to the historical sites of Petra and Wadi Rum [2 of the top 10 Jordan landmarks] will leave you with memories of a lifetime.
You will start with the magnificent Petra – the ancient capital of the Nabataean Kingdom, one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world, Jordan’s greatest cultural and historical asset and discover its treasures with the help of our professional guide.
Then, we will continue to the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum the fantastic landscapes of which flashed in the movies “The Martian” and “Transformers”.
Hop into a Bedouin jeep and hurry to explore the local beauty – canyons, sand dunes, majestic mountains, impressive Nabatean rock inscriptions and the hut of British officer Lawrence of Arabia. When the fancy rocks begin to sway in your eyes, you will be led into a camel hair tent and treated to delicious herbal tea. While the hospitable hosts are baking the lamb in the sand, you can watch the sunset paint unearthly landscapes in different shades of scarlet.
07.00 AM, Amman
12 – 15 Hours
At 7.00 am, we will meet, pick you up, and start our 3-hour drive to the historical city of Petra.
Meet your guide at the Visitor’s Center and then start exploring Petra – one of the 7 Wonders of the World, undoubtedly the main treasure and the most popular tourist attraction in Jordan.
This huge unique city was carved by the Nabatean Arabs right into the rock mass more than 2000 years ago. The rocks around the city turn pink, dark red, purple or orange depending on the time of day. From the main entrance, you will pass through the Siq gorge, a huge crack in the rock, which is about 3 km long between the steep cliffs. The main attraction of Petra, the Treasury (al-Khazneh) is located at the very end of the Sik. Its façade can be seen in the finale of the famous “Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade”. But this stunning monument is only the first of Petra’s secrets.
Wasting no time, we head to our next destination, Wadi Rum.
This unique place was created without human participation. Only weather and winds “worked” here, creating monumental “skyscrapers”, beautifully described by Lawrence of Arabia, who called Wadi Rum “a godlike guttural space”.
Another name for the desert is Moon Valley. Many tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the views of unspoiled nature.
Our 2-hour Jeep tour of Martian landscapes and sand dunes will allow you to fully experience the charm of non-vain nature, reach the very heart of its mysterious chambers, protected from civilization by waves of endless sands.
A delicious dinner at the Bedouin camp will be the perfect end to an exciting day.
Finally, after a 4-hour drive, you will be returned back to your hotel or residence in Amman.